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

An abundance has been talked in the press recently concerning the bingo industry being hit as a result of the anti smoking law in England. Conditions have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for massive tax cuts to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. However can the internet version of this classic game provide a reprieve, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar relative?

Bingo has been an familiar game usually enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game recently had experienced a recent return in acceptance with younger men and women opting to go to the bingo halls rather than the discos on a Friday night. This is all about to change with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law all over United Kingdom.

No more will enthusiasts be permitted to smoke whilst marking numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public places will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most popular places where people like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already illegal in the bingo halls. Numbers have plunged and the industry is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Obviously they haven’t deserted this ancient game?

The answer is online. Gamblers are now realizing that they can enjoy bingo from their computer while enjoying a beverage and fag and still enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course betting on online can never replace the communal portion of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of men and women the governing edicts have left a number of bingo players with no alternative.

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