Much has been stated in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry singing the blues because of the anti cigarette law in the UK. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded huge aid to help keep the businesses alive. However will the internet version of this classic game present a reprieve, or will it never compare to its land based equivalent?

Bingo has been an classic game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game recently had undergone a recent comeback in appeal with younger men and women deciding to hit the bingo parlours instead of the clubs on a Saturday night. This is all about to change with the enacting of the smoking ban throughout United Kingdom.

No longer will enthusiasts be permitted to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 every public place will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their venues and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favorite areas where folks enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already not permitted in the bingo halls. Profits have plummeted and the business is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Obviously they have not given up on this age old game?

The answer is on the internet. Players realise that they can wager on bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and smoke and still enjoy monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing on the internet can never replace the communal part of going down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of players the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with no option.