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Could the Anti Smoking Law in England Take Bingo Players On to the Internet?

by Heath on Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

An abundance has been stated in the papers just a while ago about the bingo industry being hit as a result of the smoking ban in Britain. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge tax breaks to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. But will the net adaptation of this quintessential game provide a reprieve, or will it not compare to its bricks and mortar kin?

Bingo is an age old game historically enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game of late had experienced a recent return in appeal with younger people deciding to hit the bingo parlors in place of the clubs on a weekend. This is all about to be destroyed with the enforcement of the anti cigarette law all over Britain.

Players will no longer be permitted to puff on cigarettes whilst dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public locations will no longer be allowed to permit cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo parlors, which are possibly the most favorite areas where folks enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be looked at in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo halls. Numbers have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt struggling for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Certainly they have not cast aside this enduring game?

The answer is on the web. Gamblers are now realizing that they can participate in bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and still have a chance at monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on cigarettes.

Of course gambling on on the net will never replace the social part of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of players the law has left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no choice.