Can the Anti Cigarette Law in England Force Bingo Players Online?

Much has been reported in the press recently about the bingo industry struggling as a result of the anti smoking law in the UK. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge aid to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. But will the web variation of this classic game provide a escape, or will it never compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an age old game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had experienced a recent increase in popularity with younger people opting to go to the bingo halls rather than the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the enacting of the anti cigarette law across Britain.

Players will no longer be able to puff on cigarettes whilst marking numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 every public location will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favored locations where folks enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already illegal in the bingo halls. Profits have plummeted and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not deserted this classic game?

The answer is on the web. People know that they can enjoy bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beer and fag and in the end, have a chance at big jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on online is unlikely to replace the social portion of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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