Much has been stated in the press not long ago concerning the bingo industry being hit as a consequence of the anti smoking law in England. Things have grown so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested huge tax cuts to help keep the businesses from going bankrupt. However does the internet variation of this traditional game present a reprieve, or might it never compare to its bricks and mortar peer?

Bingo is an classic game usually played by the "blue haired" generation. In any case the game lately had witnessed a recent resurgence in popularity with younger men and women opting to visit the bingo parlors rather than the discos on a Saturday night. All this is about to be reversed with the enforcement of the anti smoking law all over United Kingdom.

No more will enthusiasts be able to smoke whilst dabbing numbers. Beginning in the summer of ‘07 every public place will not be permitted to allow cigarettes in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favorite areas where many people enjoy smoking.

The results of the smoking ban can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already not permitted in the bingo halls. Profits have dropped and the industry is absolutely fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Surely they haven’t given up on this familiar game?

The answer is on the web. People know that they can enjoy bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a beverage and cigarette and still enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the ban on smoking.

Of course gambling on on the web is unlikely to replace the social aspect of going over to the bingo parlour, but for a group of people the governing edicts have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no option.