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Can the Anti Cigarette Law in the United Kingdom Take Bingo Players On to the Net?

Much has been talked in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for big aid to assist in keeping the businesses alive. However does the web version of this classic game provide a salvation, or will it never compare to its real life peer?

Bingo is an classic game normally enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. For all that the game lately had witnessed a recent resurgence in popularity with younger members of society opting to visit the bingo parlors rather than the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the legislating of the anti smoking law across Britain.

Players will no longer be able to smoke whilst marking numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most common places where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be felt in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the industry is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Of course they haven’t deserted this enduring game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers realise that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a beer and cigarette and still enjoy big prizes. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on on the net is unlikely to replace the communal part of heading down to the bingo hall, but for a group of men and women the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with no alternative.

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