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Can the Anti Smoking Law in Britain Take Bingo Players On to the Net?

An abundance has been talked in the papers just a while ago regarding the bingo industry struggling because of the cigarette ban in England. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive tax breaks to help keep the businesses afloat. However will the online variation of this quintessential game provide a reprieve, or will it in no way compare to its real life relative?

Bingo has been an familiar game generally played by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game recently had experienced a recent resurgence in acceptance with younger men and women deciding to visit the bingo parlors in place of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the legislating of the anti smoking law around Britain.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to puff on cigarettes while dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most common locations where people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlors. Profits have plunged and the industry is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Of course they haven’t cast aside this enduring game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers know that they can wager on bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and fag and still enjoy monstrous jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the internet can never replace the communal part of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the governing edicts have left a lot of bingo players with little alternative.

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