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Can the Anti Cigarette Law in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Players Online?

An abundance has been reported in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a result of the anti smoking law in Britain. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for big aid to assist in keeping the businesses afloat. However does the web variation of this quintessential game provide a lifeline, or might it never compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an age old game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game of late had witnessed a recent comeback in popularity with younger members of society opting to go to the bingo halls in place of the bars on a weekend. All this is about to be destroyed with the legislating of the anti smoking law all over Britain.

Players will no longer be allowed to smoke at the same time marking numbers. Starting 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 common locations where people like to puff on cigarettes.

The results of the anti smoking law can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already barred in the bingo parlors. Numbers have dropped and the business is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Obviously they have not forgotten this classic game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers know that they can play bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and smoke and still have a chance at big prizes. This is a recent phenomenon and has timed itself almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the internet is unlikely to replace the collective part of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of men and women the law has left many bingo players with no alternative.

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