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Can the Anti Smoking Law in the UK Drive Bingo Players On to the Internet?

An abundance has been stated in the papers recently concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a result of the cigarette ban in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But does the net variation of this traditional game offer a lifeline, or might it in no way compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo is an classic game generally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game of late had undergone a recent increase in popularity with younger people deciding to go to the bingo parlours rather than the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to be reversed with the enacting of the cigarette ban throughout Britain.

Players will no longer be allowed to puff on cigarettes while dabbing numbers. From the summer of ‘07 all public places will not be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, one of the most favorite places where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo parlors. Players have plunged and the business is absolutely struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Obviously they have not given up on this classic game?

The answer is online. Gamblers know that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and smoke and still enjoy massive cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the web is unlikely to replace the collective portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the rules have left many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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