An abundance has been stated in the press not long ago regarding the bingo industry being hurt because of the cigarette ban in England. Conditions have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge aid to help keep the industry from going bankrupt. However will the net variation of this classic game present a salvation, or will it not compare to its land based kin?

Bingo has been an familiar game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. However the game lately had undergone a recent increase in appeal with younger men and women deciding to go to the bingo parlours instead of the bars on a Friday night. This is all about to change with the legislating of the anti smoking law all over United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be able to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. From the summer of 2007 all public locations will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most favorite places where people enjoy smoking.

The effects of the anti cigarette law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlours. Numbers have plummeted and the industry is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where did all the players go? Certainly they haven’t abandoned this age old game?

The answer is on the internet. People know that they can gamble on bingo from their computer whilst enjoying a beer and fag and still enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened just about perfectly with the anti cigarette law.

Of course gambling on on the internet can never replace the collective part of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of people the law has left a number of bingo enthusiasts with little alternative.