Could the Anti Smoking Law in England Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

A lot has been reported in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry struggling as a result of the smoking ban in England. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry alive. However can the internet version of this classic game offer a salvation, or will it not compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an classic game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game of late had witnessed a recent return in acceptance with younger people opting to hit the bingo parlors in place of the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the introduction of the smoking ban throughout United Kingdom.

No more will gamblers be able to puff on cigarettes while dabbing numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public location will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already not allowed in the bingo halls. Profits have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not given up on this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers are now realizing that they can participate in bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and smoke and in the end, have a chance at massive prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course betting on on the net can never replace the communal portion of going down to the bingo hall, but for a group of players the law has left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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