Might the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Drive Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

An abundance has been stated in the papers recently concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But can the online version of this classic game present a salvation, or might it never compare to its real life equivalent?

Bingo is an enduring game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game lately had experienced a recent increase in appeal with younger people deciding to go to the bingo halls rather than the discos on a Saturday night. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the anti cigarette law around England and Wales.

No longer will players be able to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public places will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favorite places where folks enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already prohibited in the bingo parlours. Profits have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Obviously they have not deserted this ancient game?

The answer is on the web. People are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a beverage and smoke and still have a chance at huge prizes. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the web can never replace the collective part of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the rules have left a good many bingo players with little option.

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