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Can the Smoking Ban in the UK Take Bingo Players On to the Net?

An abundance has been reported in the papers just a while ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti smoking law in Britain. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But will the web version of this traditional game present a salvation, or might it never compare to its real life relative?

Bingo is an established game normally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had experienced a recent return in appeal with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo halls in place of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be reversed with the introduction of the smoking ban all over United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke while marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public area will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most common places where players like to smoke.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlours. Numbers have dropped and the industry is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Of course they haven’t deserted this classic game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo from their computer while enjoying a drink and fag and in the end, enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing on the web could never replace the collective portion of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a group of players the law has left a good many bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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