Could the Anti Cigarette Law in England Drive Bingo Players Online?

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Much has been stated in the press recently regarding the bingo industry being hit as a result of the smoking ban in Britain. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However does the web version of this quintessential game provide a escape, or will it not compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo has been an age old game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game recently had experienced a recent return in acceptance with younger members of society deciding to hit the bingo halls rather than the clubs on a weekend. This is all about to change with the legislating of the anti smoking law throughout UK.

No more will players be able to smoke while marking numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public location will not be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favorite places where folks enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo parlors. Numbers have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they have not forgotten this established game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers realize that they can play bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a drink and cigarette and still have a chance at huge prizes. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the net can never replace the social part of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of players the law has left many bingo players with little alternative.

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