Big bingo blast

Jul 9, 2007 4:17 AM

By H. Scot Krause

It’s time for another big Bingo Gala, this time at South Point Casino. The $120,000 Bingo Gala will be held two days, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 6-7. The bingo jackpots for this major event begin at $500 during the warm-up games and from $1,199 to a whopping $25,000 mega-coverall game. A total of 32 games will be played each day.

Tickets for the 2-day event are $150 and $25 for extra 6-on packs up to a maximum of eight extra packs. The standard $150 entry fee includes a 6-on pack for both days of all Gala Games, two breakfast and dinner buffets and complimentary daubers. Seating, which is reserved by advance registration only, is limited to the first 640 guests who purchase tickets for the event.

The doors will open at 9 a.m. each day with the warm-up games beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed by the Gala games at 12:30 p.m. Register before Aug. 1 and receive a $25 slot credit bonus. There are no refunds after July 26.

Every Saturday in July, play bingo at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder or Decatur for a chance at $777 cash bonus. Play on a validated pack and win the bonus on a corresponding ball selected at the sessions. The bonus will be available at all sessions on Saturdays only at both locations.

The Gold Coast and Suncoast are running $5 and $10 Friday nights at the 9 p.m. sessions during July. The $5 pack game winners will collect $250 and $10 game pack winners will receive $500, and three Coverall games will also be included. See the complete details in the bingo rooms at either casino.

For a $4 buy-in, don’t forget about the "Gorilla with a Basket" plush giveaway at Santa Fe Station’s bingo room on July 15.

On Tuesday, July 10, at Sam’s Town, pick up a pair of battery-operated power scissors with your bingo buy-in at all sessions. Tuesday, July 17, will be a mystery gift day.

Fiesta Henderson has a calendar/photo frame giveaway scheduled for Sunday, July 15.

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.