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Can the Anti Smoking Law in England Drive Bingo Players On to the Web?

An abundance has been reported in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a result of the anti smoking law in Britain. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded massive tax cuts to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However does the net version of this traditional game provide a escape, or might it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar equivalent?

Bingo has been an established game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game recently had seen a recent increase in appeal with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo parlors in place of the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enacting of the anti smoking law throughout Britain.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most common areas where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlours. Players have plummeted and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they have not forgotten this enduring game?

The answer is online. Gamblers realize that they can play bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and still enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened almost perfectly with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on online is unlikely to replace the collective portion of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of players the rules have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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