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Might the Anti Smoking Law in England Drive Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Web?

Much has been written in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues because of the cigarette ban in the UK. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge tax cuts to help keep the industry alive. But will the internet variation of this traditional game provide a lifeline, or will it in no way compare to its real life peer?

Bingo has been an enduring game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game lately had witnessed a recent increase in appeal with younger members of society deciding to visit the bingo halls in place of the bars on a Saturday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the introduction of the anti smoking law across England and Wales.

Players will no longer be able to smoke whilst marking numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public place will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite areas where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already banned in the bingo parlors. Players have plummeted and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for its life. But where did the players go? Surely they have not forgotten this enduring game?

The answer is online. Players are now realizing that they can play bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and smoke and in the end, have a chance at monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the internet is unlikely to replace the collective portion of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a group of men and women the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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