Might the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?

Much has been stated in the papers not long ago about the bingo industry struggling because of the anti smoking law in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive aid to help keep the industry alive. But can the internet version of this quintessential game offer a escape, or will it in no way compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo has been an classic game generally played by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game lately had undergone a recent comeback in appeal with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo parlors in place of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to be reversed with the legislating of the cigarette ban all over United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public location will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most common places where players enjoy smoking.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already banned in the bingo parlors. Players have dropped and the business is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Of course they haven’t deserted this ancient game?

The answer is on the web. Players know that they can gamble on bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a drink and cig and still have a chance at monstrous prizes. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the internet is unlikely to replace the collective part of going down to the bingo hall, but for a group of people the rules have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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