Might the Smoking Ban in Britain Take Bingo Players Online?

A lot has been talked in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry struggling because of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However can the web variation of this quintessential game offer a reprieve, or might it not compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo is an classic game historically played by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game recently had experienced a recent resurgence in acceptance with younger people deciding to visit the bingo halls in place of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the anti smoking law across Britain.

No more will players be allowed to puff on cigarettes while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public area will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most popular locations where folks like to smoke.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlours. Players have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they haven’t deserted this age old game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers realize that they can play bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and cig and in the end, enjoy big prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing online is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the law has left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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