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Could the Smoking Ban in Britain Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

An abundance has been talked in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big tax breaks to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. But will the net adaptation of this classic game offer a reprieve, or might it not compare to its bricks and mortar opposite?

Bingo is an classic game historically enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had undergone a recent return in popularity with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a weekend. All this is about to change with the enacting of the anti cigarette law all over UK.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke whilst dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be allowed to permit smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most common places where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo halls. Players have plummeted and the industry is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Surely they have not cast aside this age old game?

The answer is online. Gamblers know that they can participate in bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and cigarette and in the end, have a chance at massive jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the web is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of people the governing edicts have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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