Bingo halls raise New Year’s stakes

Dec 27, 2005 2:04 AM

Count down to the New Year with big bingo games and gifts galore.

Start with a free 2006 pocket calendar from Sam’s Town on Tuesday, December 27. The gift will be given out at all bingo sessions beginning at 9 a.m.

Suncoast and Gold Coast will feature a $30,000 New Year’s Eve big bingo bash on Saturday, December 31, with the doors opening at 8 p.m. Buy-in for $60 for 20 games of bingo with jackpot bingo prizes ranging from $500 to $5,000. Most games will offer a $1,000 or $2006 cash prize. Extra 6-on packs are $15 each with a maximum of five extra allowed per person. Bingo will begin at 9:30 p.m. for the first session covering games 1-10 followed by an intermission and the second session will start at 11 p.m. taking you right into the New Year with games 11-20. Tickets are now on sale at the Gold Coast or Suncoast bingo cages or by calling ahead to reserve tickets by phone.

Return to either casino on Sunday, January 1, New Year’s Day and play at any session to receive a free 2006 Pocket Date Book. The gift will be available to all players at all sessions while supplies last.

Most Station Casinos will also be offering some big bingo play for New Year’s Eve. Santa Fe Station will play 17 games paying out $250 or $500 on all games and $5000 in coveralls. The buy-in is $30. Boulder Station will play an 11 p.m. session with doors opening at 9:45 for $15,000 in cash prizes. Buy-in is $40. Palace Station will put $10,000 up for grabs on New Year’s Eve for a $25 buy-in. $12,500 in prizes will be given away at Texas Station during a 17 game session beginning at 11 p.m. for a buy-in of $30 per person.

Jerry’s Nugget in North Las Vegas will be offering a chance to win $50,000 on New Year’s Eve at the 9 p.m. session with a $2,000 guaranteed giveaway.

Play any session on New Year’s Eve day at Fiesta Rancho or Fiesta Henderson and pick up a free Windsor 500 pocket calendar.

One lucky bingo player will win a new car, compliments of the Plaza and Western on January 3. The two downtown casino bingo rooms have joined together for this great promotion by offering one drawing ticket from now through January 3 when you play the Plaza’s 9 a.m. or 11 p.m. sessions or the Western’s 10 a.m. session. On January 3, at 8:15 p.m., one lucky winner will drive away in a brand new Mini Cooper car. The drawing will be held in the Plaza’s Triple Crown Ballroom. The winner must be present.

As a reminder, all bingo promotions are subject to change. Gift giveaways are available at all sessions (unless noted otherwise) to players who purchase a minimum bingo buy-in ($3-4 in most casinos) and are limited to quantities on hand. Play early in the day to guarantee yourself a gift.

Until next time, may you ring in the New Year with a "B-I-N-G-O!"