Might the Anti Cigarette Law in England Drive Bingo Players On to the Web?

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A lot has been talked in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues because of the cigarette ban in England. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to help keep the businesses afloat. But can the net variation of this traditional game provide a lifeline, or might it not compare to its real life peer?

Bingo has been an classic game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had witnessed a recent resurgence in acceptance with younger men and women opting to hit the bingo halls rather than the discos on a weekend. All this is about to be reversed with the introduction of the cigarette ban all over United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke whilst marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 every public place will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favored locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlors. Profits have plummeted and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they haven’t deserted this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. People know that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and cigarette and in the end, have a chance at huge prizes. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the net could never replace the collective part of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left many bingo players with no option.

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