Much has been reported in the papers just a while ago concerning the bingo industry struggling because of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Things have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has called for huge tax breaks to assist in keeping the industry afloat. However can the online variation of this classic game provide a escape, or might it in no way compare to its real life opposite?

Bingo has been an enduring game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game of late had experienced a recent comeback in popularity with younger people deciding to visit the bingo halls rather than the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to be destroyed with the enacting of the smoking ban throughout United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be permitted to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. From 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 common areas where folks like to smoke.

The effects of the smoking ban can already be seen in Scotland where cigarettes are already forbidden in the bingo parlors. Players have plummeted and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for its life. But where did the players go? Of course they have not forgotten this age old game?

The answer is on the web. Players realize that they can participate in bingo using their computer at the same time enjoying a drink and cigarette and in the end, enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent phenomenon and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti cigarette law.

Of course wagering on on the internet is unlikely to replace the communal portion of going over to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of players the rules have left a number of bingo players with little alternative.