Bingo gets progressive at Station Casinos

Jul 10, 2001 12:16 AM

Bingo has gone progressive at Station Casinos. By linking play at five of its casinos, Station boosted its Jumbo Bingo jackpot to six figures.

The first game of every session is a coverall for a minimum $100,000 first prize. The entry fee is $1 per game and players may enter as often as they like. The coverall games are rotated among Palace, Boulder, Texas, Sunset and Santa Fe Stations, with live telecasts broadcasting the game to each of the other locations. Fiesta and Reserve do not participate.

As of last week, the Jumbo Bingo prize topped $119,000.

Bingo is a proven draw at locals-oriented casinos. When Arizona Charlie’s briefly shut its bingo parlor last year, daytime casino action fell sharply. When the game was reinstated, the crowds returned.

Other locals casinos such as the Castaways and Binion’s Horseshoe counter Station’s progressive game with a Bonanza coverall that has run as high as $230,000.