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Will the Cigarette Ban in the United Kingdom Drive Bingo Players Online?

Much has been stated in the press recently regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti smoking law in the UK. Things have grown so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge aid to assist in keeping the businesses from going bankrupt. However does the net adaptation of this traditional game offer a escape, or will it not compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo is an classic game historically enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. For all that the game lately had undergone a recent return in acceptance with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo parlours rather than the clubs on a Friday night. This is all about to get flipped on its head with the enacting of the cigarette ban all over England and Wales.

No longer will enthusiasts be allowed to smoke at the same time marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 all public locations will no longer be permitted to allow cigarettes in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favorite places where people enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already not allowed in the bingo halls. Players have dropped and the industry is beyond a doubt struggling for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Obviously they haven’t abandoned this age old game?

The answer is on the internet. Players are now realizing that they can wager on bingo using their computer whilst enjoying a beverage and cig and still enjoy huge jackpots. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course gambling on on the web is unlikely to replace the collective portion of going over to the bingo hall, but for a group of men and women the rules have left a good many bingo enthusiasts with no choice.

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