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Could the Anti Smoking Law in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Enthusiasts Online?

A lot has been talked in the press just a while ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues because of the anti cigarette law in England. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big tax cuts to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However does the net adaptation of this quintessential game offer a salvation, or might it not compare to its real life equivalent?

Bingo has been an established game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game recently had undergone a recent return in acceptance with younger people opting to go to the bingo parlours in place of the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the cigarette ban all over Britain.

No longer will players be permitted to smoke whilst marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 all public places will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlours, which are possibly the most common locations where players like to puff on cigarettes.

The outcome of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already prohibited in the bingo parlors. Profits have dropped and the business is absolutely fighting for its life. But where have all the players gone? Certainly they have not given up on this age old game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers are now realizing that they can participate in bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and fag and in the end, enjoy big jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing on the net can never replace the communal part of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the rules have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no option.

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