Could the Anti Smoking Law in the United Kingdom Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?

Much has been stated in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues because of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. However can the online variation of this quintessential game present a salvation, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar kin?

Bingo is an classic game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent increase in acceptance with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo parlours rather than the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to be reversed with the enacting of the anti cigarette law throughout Britain.

Players will no longer be able to puff on cigarettes while dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 all public areas will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite places where players enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the smoking ban can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already illegal in the bingo parlors. Players have plunged and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where have the players gone? Of course they have not deserted this enduring game?

The answer is on the internet. People realize that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a beverage and cig and still have a chance at massive prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has happened almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the web is unlikely to replace the social aspect of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the rules have left a lot of bingo players with no option.

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