Can the Cigarette Ban in England Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

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An abundance has been reported in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the anti smoking law in England. Things have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big aid to assist in keeping the businesses afloat. But can the internet variation of this traditional game offer a escape, or will it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an classic game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had undergone a recent return in acceptance with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo halls instead of the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to change with the enforcement of the cigarette ban around United Kingdom.

No more will gamblers be permitted to smoke while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public place will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favored places where players like to smoke.

The effects of the cigarette ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already prohibited in the bingo parlours. Players have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Of course they have not abandoned this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. Players are now realizing that they can enjoy bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and fag and still have a chance at huge cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the internet is unlikely to replace the collective part of going down to the bingo hall, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with no option.

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