Could the Cigarette Ban in England Take Bingo Players On to the Net?

An abundance has been stated in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in the United Kingdom. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive tax breaks to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However will the internet adaptation of this traditional game offer a reprieve, or will it in no way compare to its real life equivalent?

Bingo has been an ancient game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game recently had undergone a recent comeback in acceptance with younger men and women opting to go to the bingo halls instead of the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to be destroyed with the legislating of the anti smoking law across United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke whilst marking numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most common places where many people like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlours. Numbers have dropped and the industry is literally struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Obviously they haven’t cast aside this classic game?

The answer is on the web. Players know that they can play bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and smoke and in the end, enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course wagering on online is unlikely to replace the communal portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the rules have left a lot of bingo players with no alternative.

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