A lot has been written in the press recently regarding the bingo industry struggling because of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Things have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to assist in keeping the industry alive. However can the web version of this traditional game present a escape, or will it not compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an ancient game normally played by the "blue rinse" generation. In any case the game recently had seen a recent comeback in acceptance with younger members of society opting to visit the bingo parlors instead of the discos on a weekend. All this is about to be destroyed with the enacting of the cigarette ban across UK.

No more will enthusiasts be permitted to smoke at the same time marking numbers. From the summer of ‘07 every public place will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favored places where players like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo halls. Numbers have dropped and the business is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Of course they have not abandoned this classic game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers are now realizing that they can play bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a cocktail and cigarette and in the end, have a chance at big jackpots. This is a recent development and has timed itself almost perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course playing on the web will never replace the collective part of heading down to the bingo parlour, but for a demographic of men and women the rules have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no option.