Can the Anti Cigarette Law in England Drive Bingo Players On to the Internet?

An abundance has been reported in the papers not long ago about the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. But will the net adaptation of this classic game provide a reprieve, or might it not compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an established game generally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had undergone a recent comeback in appeal with younger men and women opting to hit the bingo halls rather than the bars on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the smoking ban across United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be able to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public place will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most popular locations where people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the business is literally struggling for its life. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not cast aside this age old game?

The answer is online. Players realize that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a beverage and cigarette and still enjoy massive jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course betting on on the net will never replace the collective part of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the law has left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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