Can the Smoking Ban in Britain Drive Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

A lot has been stated in the press just a while ago concerning the bingo industry being hurt because of the cigarette ban in Britain. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. But does the online version of this traditional game provide a salvation, or might it not compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an ancient game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo parlours in place of the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to be destroyed with the enacting of the smoking ban around UK.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public place will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favored places where people like to puff on cigarettes.

The outcome of the smoking ban can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already banned in the bingo parlours. Players have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Surely they have not deserted this age old game?

The answer is on the net. People realise that they can bet on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and still enjoy monstrous prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on on the web is unlikely to replace the communal portion of going down to the bingo hall, but for a group of players the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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