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Could the Smoking Ban in Britain Force Bingo Players On to the Web?

An abundance has been written in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big tax breaks to help keep the industry afloat. However does the web version of this traditional game provide a salvation, or will it never compare to its bricks and mortar kin?

Bingo has been an enduring game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game lately had undergone a recent increase in popularity with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo parlours instead of the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the smoking ban all over United Kingdom.

No more will gamblers be able to smoke whilst dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public location will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favored areas where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlors. Profits have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not forgotten this ancient game?

The answer is on the web. Players know that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a drink and cigarette and still enjoy massive cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course betting on on the net is unlikely to replace the communal portion of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the governing edicts have left many bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.

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