Could the Cigarette Ban in the UK Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

An abundance has been talked in the papers just a while ago regarding the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the smoking ban in the UK. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge aid to help keep the industry afloat. But does the online version of this classic game present a salvation, or might it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an enduring game historically played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent comeback in appeal with younger people opting to hit the bingo halls instead of the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the anti cigarette law across UK.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke at the same time marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public areas will not be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favorite locations where folks like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already prohibited in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plummeted and the business is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Of course they have not abandoned this enduring game?

The answer is online. Players know that they can participate in bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and cig and still have a chance at monstrous jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course playing on the net is unlikely to replace the collective part of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left a good many bingo players with no choice.

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