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Will the Cigarette Ban in Britain Take Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

Much has been reported in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues as a result of the anti cigarette law in the United Kingdom. Conditions have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for massive aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. However does the web variation of this classic game provide a escape, or will it in no way compare to its land based peer?

Bingo has been an ancient game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game lately had seen a recent resurgence in appeal with younger members of society opting to go to the bingo halls rather than the bars on a Friday night. All this is about to change with the enacting of the anti cigarette law all over UK.

No longer will gamblers be permitted to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public areas will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favorite places where players enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plunged and the industry is absolutely fighting for its life. But where did all the players go? Of course they have not cast aside this established game?

The answer is on the web. People are now realizing that they can gamble on bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and in the end, enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself just about perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course wagering on on the net is unlikely to replace the social portion of heading over to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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