Could the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Net?

Much has been reported in the papers just a while ago about the bingo industry being hurt because of the anti cigarette law in England. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry afloat. But will the net adaptation of this traditional game offer a lifeline, or might it not compare to its land based kin?

Bingo is an enduring game normally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had seen a recent comeback in appeal with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo parlors instead of the clubs on a Saturday night. All this is about to be destroyed with the introduction of the anti cigarette law across England and Wales.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke whilst marking off their numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public area will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favored places where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo parlours. Profits have plunged and the industry is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Obviously they have not given up on this classic game?

The answer is on the net. People are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and in the end, enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the web could never replace the collective part of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of players the rules have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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