Like usual, the holidays are big days
for bingo players in Las Vegas, and there are two major ones, St. Patrick’s
Day and Easter, this month. Station Casino’s, (Boulder, Palace, Texas,
Santa Fe and Sunset,) will be giving away a free calculator/clock/calendar to all players on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17. They all
will also have a surprise gift giveaway on both Sunday, March 24, and again on
Easter Sunday, March 31. Texas will also give out a deck of official Texas
playing cards with a minimum bingo buy-in on Tuesday, March 19 at all
Bingo is alive and well according to
the Bingo World 2002 industry and trade show held last week at the Riviera
Convention Center. Besides the fancy new daubers and bingo novelties, it appears
that the wave of the future will be directed towards an increase in computer
products, like TED’s, (The Electronic Dauber.) There will always be die-hard
paper fans, and surely that’s here to stay, but soon there will be new
computer products with larger display screens capable of displaying four or more
games at a time. There are even table game set-ups that allow players to play
video poker along side their bingo game! Behold the future of bingo!
Jerry’s Nugget has
a St. Patrick’s Day $50,000 Big Game Bingo session at 9 p.m. If you hit the
“Go for the Green” Coverall in 46 numbers you win the 50 grand! You can
still win $25,000 if you hit it in 47 or 48 numbers, $10,000 for 49 numbers, or
$5,000 for hitting it in 50 numbers. On Easter Sunday, bingo players at the 3
p.m. session will be rewarded with a fresh baked treat to take home from their
Not to be outdone, $35,000 will be
given out in payouts at the Castaways on St. Patrick’s Day. The buy-in
for the special event is $50 and includes play in two sessions, at 7 and 9 p.m.
The latter of the two sessions includes a $10,000 coverall. Players all day will
receive a green stuffed logo teddy bear as a gift too.
Bingo players at the Gold Coast or
Suncoast get complimentary “Pot O’ Gold Daubers,” at all sessions
on Saturday, March 16 and a free logo Frosty Mug on Sunday, March 17.
Earn triple bingo points at both locations all month too. (Earn nine
points for every dollar spent in bingo, rather than the usual three.)
Porcelain gifts will be given out at Terrible’s
during the Easter weekend. Collect a painted egg at the 5 p.m. session on
March 28 and a porcelain doll at the 1, 3 and 5 p.m. sessions on March 31.
All the regular disclaimers apply to
gift giveaways. A minimum buy-in is required, one gift per person per session,
and supplies are generally limited to those on hand while they last. Arrive
early to get a good seat and your gifts!
May the luck of the Irish be with you,
and until next time . . . May you all shout ÂÃ‚ÂÂÃ‚ÂÂÃ‚ÂÂÃ‚ÂÂÃ‚ÂB-I-N-G-O!