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Could the Anti Cigarette Law in England Take Bingo Players Online?

A lot has been reported in the press recently concerning the bingo industry struggling because of the cigarette ban in Britain. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive aid to help keep the industry alive. However can the online adaptation of this classic game present a reprieve, or might it never compare to its land based relative?

Bingo has been an classic game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had undergone a recent comeback in acceptance with younger people opting to visit the bingo parlours instead of the discos on a weekend. All this is about to be reversed with the enacting of the anti smoking law across UK.

No longer will gamblers be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public areas will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most common places where players like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo parlors. Numbers have plunged and the industry is absolutely struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Obviously they have not abandoned this age old game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers are now realizing that they can play bingo from their computer while enjoying a beer and cigarette and still have a chance at massive prizes. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on on the internet is unlikely to replace the communal portion of going over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the law has left many bingo players with no option.

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