Could the Cigarette Ban in the UK Take Bingo Players On to the Internet?

A lot has been talked in the press not long ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in England. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to assist in keeping the businesses alive. However does the net adaptation of this traditional game present a salvation, or might it in no way compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an ancient game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game lately had experienced a recent increase in popularity with younger people opting to visit the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the cigarette ban all over United Kingdom.

No longer will players be allowed to puff on cigarettes whilst marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public area will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most popular areas where people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlors. Players have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they haven’t forgotten this enduring game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers realize that they can participate in bingo from their computer while enjoying a beer and fag and in the end, enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course playing on the net is unlikely to replace the social portion of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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