Will the Anti Smoking Law in England Take Bingo Players On to the Internet?

An abundance has been reported in the press not long ago about the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the smoking ban in Britain. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive tax cuts to assist in keeping the businesses afloat. However does the web version of this traditional game provide a escape, or might it in no way compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an enduring game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game lately had witnessed a recent resurgence in popularity with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo parlours rather than the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to change with the introduction of the cigarette ban all over United Kingdom.

No more will enthusiasts be permitted to smoke whilst dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public area will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favorite locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already banned in the bingo parlours. Numbers have dropped and the industry is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Surely they haven’t cast aside this established game?

The answer is online. Players realise that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and smoke and in the end, have a chance at huge jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on online is unlikely to replace the communal portion of going over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left a lot of bingo players with no alternative.

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