Might the Anti Smoking Law in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

An abundance has been reported in the papers recently concerning the bingo industry being hit because of the cigarette ban in Britain. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big aid to assist in keeping the businesses afloat. However will the web adaptation of this traditional game present a escape, or might it not compare to its real life peer?

Bingo has been an age old game generally played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game lately had seen a recent resurgence in acceptance with younger people deciding to hit the bingo halls rather than the clubs on a Saturday night. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the introduction of the anti smoking law around Britain.

Players will no longer be able to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. From the summer of ‘07 all public places will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favorite places where many people like to puff on cigarettes.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlors. Players have plummeted and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Obviously they have not given up on this familiar game?

The answer is online. Gamblers know that they can play bingo from their computer while enjoying a beverage and smoke and still enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing on the net will never replace the communal part of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of players the law has left a number of bingo players with little option.

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