An abundance has been stated in the press recently regarding the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in the UK. Conditions have become so awful that in Scotland the Bingo industry has demanded big aid to assist in keeping the businesses afloat. However will the internet variation of this traditional game present a salvation, or might it not compare to its real life peer?

Bingo has been an established game normally played by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game of late had witnessed a recent comeback in popularity with younger men and women deciding to visit the bingo parlours instead of the discos on a Friday night. All this is about to change with the introduction of the smoking ban all over United Kingdom.

No more will enthusiasts be allowed to smoke at the same time dabbing numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public area will not be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo halls, one of the most favorite areas where folks like to puff on cigarettes.

The effects of the anti smoking law can already be observed in Scotland where smoking is already banned in the bingo parlors. Profits have plummeted and the industry is literally fighting for to stay alive. But where have all the players gone? Of course they haven’t forgotten this enduring game?

The answer is online. Gamblers realise that they can gamble on bingo from their computer while enjoying a drink and cigarette and in the end, enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent development and has happened bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course wagering on online is unlikely to replace the social part of going down to the bingo hall, but for a demographic of men and women the governing edicts have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with little choice.