Could the Anti Cigarette Law in England Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?

Much has been stated in the press recently concerning the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the smoking ban in the UK. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. However will the web version of this quintessential game present a reprieve, or might it never compare to its real life kin?

Bingo has been an ancient game historically enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game lately had undergone a recent resurgence in popularity with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo parlors instead of the bars on a Saturday night. This is all about to change with the legislating of the anti cigarette law all over UK.

No longer will gamblers be able to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public area will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most popular locations where folks enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Surely they have not cast aside this age old game?

The answer is on the net. Players know that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a drink and cigarette and in the end, have a chance at big jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the net could never replace the social aspect of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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