Will the Anti Cigarette Law in England Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

Much has been written in the press not long ago about the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti smoking law in England. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However does the online variation of this classic game offer a reprieve, or might it not compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an enduring game usually played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game lately had experienced a recent increase in appeal with younger members of society opting to hit the bingo parlors in place of the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the smoking ban around Britain.

Players will no longer be allowed to puff on cigarettes while dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public locations will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most common areas where folks enjoy smoking.

The results of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already banned in the bingo halls. Profits have plummeted and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Obviously they haven’t deserted this established game?

The answer is on the net. People know that they can participate in bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and smoke and in the end, have a chance at massive cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the web can never replace the social aspect of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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