Might the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Force Bingo Players Online?

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An abundance has been reported in the papers recently concerning the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the anti smoking law in Britain. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to help keep the businesses afloat. However does the online variation of this quintessential game provide a escape, or will it not compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an enduring game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game lately had witnessed a recent increase in appeal with younger men and women opting to go to the bingo parlours rather than the discos on a weekend. This is all about to change with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law all over UK.

Players will no longer be able to smoke whilst marking 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 favorite places where folks like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo parlors. Players have plummeted and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Of course they haven’t deserted this familiar game?

The answer is on the internet. People know that they can participate in bingo from their computer while enjoying a beer and smoke and in the end, have a chance at big jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing on the net is unlikely to replace the social part of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a group of men and women the law has left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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