Can the Anti Cigarette Law in the UK Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

An abundance has been talked in the press not long ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the anti smoking law in Britain. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge aid to help keep the businesses afloat. However does the online variation of this classic game present a escape, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar kin?

Bingo has been an classic game usually played by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game of late had undergone a recent comeback in popularity with younger people deciding to visit the bingo parlors instead of the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to be reversed with the enacting of the anti smoking law across Britain.

Players will no longer be able to smoke while marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 all public places will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favored places where players enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already prohibited in the bingo parlours. Players have plummeted and the business is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they haven’t abandoned this familiar game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers realize that they can bet on bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a beverage and fag and still enjoy big prizes. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the web is unlikely to replace the social portion of going down to the bingo hall, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with little option.

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