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Will the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Internet?

A lot has been written in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hit because of the smoking ban in England. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge aid to help keep the industry afloat. However can the online version of this quintessential game provide a escape, or might it never compare to its land based relative?

Bingo is an ancient game usually played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had undergone a recent comeback in popularity with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo parlours in place of the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to be reversed with the enforcement of the anti smoking law throughout United Kingdom.

No longer will enthusiasts be allowed to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public location will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most favorite places where folks like to smoke.

The outcome of the smoking ban can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlors. Profits have dropped and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they haven’t deserted this classic game?

The answer is online. People know that they can bet on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beer and cig and still have a chance at massive cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the net can never replace the collective part of heading over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of people the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with little option.

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