Much has been written in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry singing the blues because of the anti smoking law in England. Things have become so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to assist in keeping the industry from going bankrupt. However will the web adaptation of this classic game present a salvation, or will it in no way compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo is an ancient game normally enjoyed by the "blue rinse" generation. However the game lately had witnessed a recent resurgence in acceptance with younger people deciding to hit the bingo halls in place of the bars on a weekend. This is all about to be reversed with the legislating of the cigarette ban across Britain.

No longer will players be allowed to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of ‘07 all public places will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favorite places where people like to puff on cigarettes.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already barred in the bingo parlours. Players have dropped and the industry is literally fighting for its life. But where have the players gone? Obviously they have not deserted this established game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers know that they can wager on bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and cigarette and in the end, enjoy massive prizes. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened just about perfectly with the ban on smoking.

Of course playing on the web is unlikely to replace the communal aspect of heading down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the law has left many bingo enthusiasts with no option.