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Can the Anti Cigarette Law in Britain Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?

A lot has been reported in the papers recently regarding the bingo industry being hurt because of the anti smoking law in Britain. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big aid to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. But can the internet variation of this traditional game offer a reprieve, or will it not compare to its real life kin?

Bingo is an classic game historically played by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game recently had undergone a recent increase in acceptance with younger members of society deciding to hit the bingo parlors rather than the discos on a weekend. This is all about to be destroyed with the enacting of the anti cigarette law throughout England and Wales.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to smoke at the same time marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public place will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most favored locations where folks enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already forbidden in the bingo halls. Numbers have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Surely they haven’t deserted this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. People realize that they can play bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a beverage and cig and in the end, enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on on the net is unlikely to replace the collective aspect of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the rules have left a lot of bingo players with no choice.

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