Much has been stated in the press recently about the bingo industry being hit as a result of the anti smoking law in the UK. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big aid to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However will the internet version of this quintessential game offer a salvation, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo is an ancient game usually played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game of late had experienced a recent resurgence in popularity with younger members of society deciding to hit the bingo parlours instead of the clubs on a Saturday night. All this is about to change with the introduction of the cigarette ban around England and Wales.

No longer will gamblers be able to smoke while dabbing numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public location will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most popular locations where people enjoy smoking.

The results of the anti cigarette law can already be felt in Scotland where cigarettes are already banned in the bingo halls. Players have plunged and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Obviously they have not cast aside this enduring game?

The answer is on the web. Players are now realizing that they can enjoy bingo in front of their computer while enjoying a beverage and smoke and in the end, have a chance at monstrous jackpots. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on on the net is unlikely to replace the communal part of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of people the law has left a lot of bingo players with no choice.