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Can the Anti Cigarette Law in England Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

Much has been written in the press not long ago about the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti smoking law in the United Kingdom. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested massive tax cuts to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However does the web variation of this traditional game provide a salvation, or might it in no way compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an established game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had witnessed a recent increase in appeal with younger people opting to visit the bingo parlors rather than the discos on a Friday night. This is all about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the anti smoking law across Britain.

No more will gamblers be able to smoke while dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 every public place will not be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favorite places where many people like to smoke.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Certainly they haven’t deserted this familiar game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers realise that they can bet on bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a beer and fag and still have a chance at big jackpots. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened almost perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course betting on on the web will never replace the collective part of going over to the bingo parlor, but for a group of people the rules have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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