Can the Smoking Ban in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Net?

Much has been stated in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti smoking law in the United Kingdom. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge aid to assist in keeping the businesses alive. But does the internet variation of this traditional game provide a escape, or might it not compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an age old game generally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had seen a recent increase in appeal with younger people opting to hit the bingo parlors rather than the bars on a weekend. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the anti smoking law across UK.

No longer will enthusiasts be allowed to smoke while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public area will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favorite places where people like to smoke.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo parlors. Players have plunged and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they haven’t forgotten this familiar game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers realize that they can play bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and fag and in the end, enjoy monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the net will never replace the communal aspect of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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