Can the Anti Cigarette Law in England Force Bingo Players On to the Web?

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A lot has been written in the press just a while ago concerning the bingo industry struggling as a result of the anti cigarette law in the United Kingdom. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big tax cuts to help keep the industry alive. However does the online variation of this quintessential game provide a reprieve, or will it never compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an ancient game usually played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game lately had experienced a recent return in acceptance with younger people opting to go to the bingo parlors instead of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to be destroyed with the legislating of the anti cigarette law across UK.

Players will no longer be able to puff on cigarettes at the same time dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 every public area will not be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favored areas where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plunged and the industry is absolutely struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they have not abandoned this established game?

The answer is on the web. Players are now realizing that they can wager on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beer and cig and still enjoy monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the web can never replace the communal portion of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the rules have left a number of bingo players with little choice.

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