On March 1, 2007, a state employee was responsible for blowing the whistle on an ongoing illegal bingo game held at a department store in Milwaukee.
A group of women were all regular bingo players at a bingo night held at the Boston Store Cafe located in the Southridge Mall. They had been playing the "illegal" bingo game for almost 12 years now. The players usually buy dinner at the cafe to play bingo and the prizes come from the Boston Store.
An employee working for the State Division of Gaming read about the bingo game in the newspaper and then immediately informed the police and the state officials.
Greendale Police Chief, Rob Dams, stated that he feels sorry for the bingo players. Generally, they do not look for activities that moms and senior citizens attend to pass the time, but when a complaint is filed by the State Department of Gaming, they have to act on it.
The main problem regarding bingo at the Boston Store is that the bingo players need to pay in order to play. According to the store managers of the Boston Store, they did not have an inkling that the bingo games held in their store were considered illegal.
Monday, March 26, 2007