Much has been written in the papers not long ago regarding the bingo industry struggling as a consequence of the anti cigarette law in Britain. Conditions have become so poor that in Scotland the Bingo industry has asked for huge aid to assist in keeping the businesses afloat. But will the web adaptation of this classic game present a salvation, or will it not compare to its land based opposite?

Bingo has been an familiar game usually enjoyed by the "blue haired" generation. Although the game recently had experienced a recent return in appeal with younger members of society deciding to go to the bingo halls in place of the clubs on a weekend. All this is about to get flipped on its head with the enforcement of the anti smoking law across United Kingdom.

No more will enthusiasts be able to puff on cigarettes at the same time marking off their numbers. Beginning in the summer of 2007 all public locations will no longer be allowed to permit smoking in their locations and this includes Bingo parlors, one of the most common areas where players enjoy smoking.

The outcome of the cigarette ban can already be seen in Scotland where smoking is already not allowed in the bingo parlors. Profits have dropped and the business is beyond a doubt fighting for to stay alive. But where have the players gone? Surely they haven’t cast aside this established game?

The answer is on the net. Gamblers are now realizing that they can bet on bingo in front of their computer at the same time enjoying a beverage and cigarette and still enjoy big cash rewards. This is a recent development and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course gambling on on the web is unlikely to replace the social part of heading over to the bingo parlor, but for a demographic of men and women the governing edicts have left a number of bingo enthusiasts with no option.