Will the Cigarette Ban in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Web?

An abundance has been talked in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a result of the smoking ban in the UK. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. However will the net adaptation of this traditional game present a reprieve, or might it not compare to its land based relative?

Bingo has been an established game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had witnessed a recent resurgence in popularity with younger people deciding to visit the bingo parlors instead of the discos on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the legislating of the anti smoking law throughout UK.

No longer will players be able to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public place will not be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most common locations where folks like to smoke.

The effects of the cigarette ban can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already prohibited in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the business is absolutely struggling for its life. But where have all the players gone? Surely they haven’t given up on this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. People realize that they can participate in bingo using their computer while enjoying a drink and cig and still have a chance at massive prizes. This is a recent development and has happened almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course betting on on the net can never replace the collective aspect of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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