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Could the Anti Cigarette Law in England Force Bingo Players On to the Net?

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An abundance has been talked in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti smoking law in England. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry alive. But can the online adaptation of this classic game offer a salvation, or will it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an enduring game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had witnessed a recent increase in acceptance with younger people deciding to hit the bingo halls instead of the bars on a Saturday night. All this is about to be reversed with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law throughout Britain.

No more will enthusiasts be able to puff on cigarettes at the same time dabbing numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public area will not be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favored locations where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the cigarette ban can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo halls. Profits have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Obviously they haven’t cast aside this classic game?

The answer is on the net. People realize that they can play bingo from their computer while enjoying a beer and cigarette and still enjoy monstrous prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course playing on the web is unlikely to replace the communal portion of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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