Can the Smoking Ban in Britain Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

A lot has been talked in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry struggling because of the anti smoking law in England. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to help keep the industry alive. But will the web adaptation of this classic game provide a reprieve, or will it not compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an classic game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game lately had undergone a recent return in acceptance with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to be destroyed with the enacting of the smoking ban across England and Wales.

No longer will gamblers be permitted to smoke whilst 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 parlors, which are possibly the most favored areas where people like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already prohibited in the bingo parlours. Profits have plummeted and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Of course they haven’t given up on this established game?

The answer is on the web. Players realize that they can enjoy bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and smoke and still have a chance at huge jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the web could never replace the collective part of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of players the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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