Online Bingo News - February 2007

ACCA Bingo Pays Out Huge Jackpot and Plans Holiday Activities
Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Aside from the big wins in their Powerball Bingo games, December 1st was also a birthday celebration at ACCA Bingo Hall. ACCA Bingo is also sponsoring a Christmas Party for local pre-teen children on December 23rd.

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Longaberger Basket Bingo to Help Just for Kids Foundation
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Cecil Van Dyke, Executive Director of the Just for Kids Foundation organized a Longaberger Basket Bingo Event to offset the operational costs of their 2 centers. They hope to raise around $3,000 for the cause.

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FarePak Incident Victims Win 100,000 Pound Jackpot Prize
Monday, February 26, 2007

A group of friends from Fife are now celebrating their 100,000 pound Jackpot prize from the National Bingo Game. The members of the group had promised each other that if any of them won, they would share it with the group.

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Bingo Halls File Suit Against Louisville Over Smoking Ban
Sunday, February 25, 2007

A group of Louisville Bingo Halls filed a lawsuit on December 6, 2006 against Louisville officials claiming that the smoking ban in Louisville violates both the state and federal constitution.

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Triana VFW Bingo Continues After Alabama Court Bans Sweepstakes Machines
Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Triana VFW Charity Bingo Hall is not affected by the recent Alabama court ruling against sweepstakes machines because they have genuine electronic bingo machines, not sweepstakes machines.

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North Dakota State House Decides to Keep Bingo Halls Smoke-Free
Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The North Dakota State House has decided to keep the smoking ban on bingo halls in place. The appeal to reverse the ban was defeated in a 47-42 vote.

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Evansville Indiana Deliberates Whether or Not to Allow Smoking at Bingo Games
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A fire that damaged a school in Evansville, Indiana, has raised the question of whether smoking will still be allowed at bingo nights. Diocese officials in Evansville are still deliberating the matter.

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Robbery Fails to Stop Bingo Games in New Brighton
Monday, February 19, 2007

A robbery failed to deter bingo players from carrying on with their games on January 29th. The hooded robber grabbed a tray of bingo money before making a hasty exit through the front door.

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Two Sisters Over Sixty Sentenced to 63 Months for Bingo Misconduct
Sunday, February 18, 2007

Rita Tipton and Gloria Williams were sentenced to over 5 years in prison for bingo related offenses. The two were also ordered to pay $32,000 and $48,000 respectively for their back taxes.

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Scottish Smoking Ban Prompts Gaming Group Gala Coral to Rethink Tote Partnership
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Gaming group, Gala Coral claims that profits in the area have dropped about 15% since the smoking ban in Scotland. Gala Coral added that if nothing is done to rectify the situation, many bingo halls will close.

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Multimedia Games Inc. Suffers Fourth Quarter Profit Loss
Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Video Lottery and Bingo Machine Maker, Multimedia Games Inc. announced that they have experienced a loss in this year's 4th quarter profits, while replacing their old machines with the new Class II Bingo Machines.

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Orangeville and District Bingo Hall Closes Due to Smoking Ban
Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Board members have decided to close the Orangeville and District Bingo Hall due to poor performance. It was a difficult decision for them, knowing that most of the community's charities rely on the money raised at the bingo hall.

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Fort Frances Bingo Hall to Close Down Permanently December 31, 2006
Monday, February 12, 2007

The Fort Frances Bingo Hall in Ontario, Canada announced that it will be closing permanently due to economic reasons. Linda Larocque, VP of the Fort Frances Bingo Association said that they are shocked by the news.

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Jane Stevens Wins 100,000 Pound Bingo Jackpot at the National Bingo Game
Sunday, February 11, 2007

Jane Stevens won the 100,000 pound Jackpot Prize of the National Bingo Game at the Mecca Bingo Hall in Exeter. She plans to buy a new home and pay off the mortgage on her old home with her prize money.

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Recent Research Reveals Elderly Play Bingo for Cognitive Benefits
Thursday, February 08, 2007

Recent research conducted by reveals that many people over the age of 50 have begun playing bingo in the hope that it would improve their attentional skills and keep their memories sharp.

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Video Bingo Profit for Children's Museum in Hammond
Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Hammond City Council voted 4-1 to donate 25% of video bingo taxes to the construction of a Children's Museum in Hammond. Councilwoman Montecino stated that they are searching for an appropriate site for the museum.

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Parliament to Consider Sunday Gambling and Bingo in Ireland
Wednesday, February 07, 2007

British Government Officials announced that they are considering amending the current law in Ireland which states that bookmakers and bingo halls must be closed on Sundays, as a result of the intense lobbying of bookmaker groups.

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Britain's Bingo Halls Accommodate Smokers and Non-smokers Amidst Smoking Ban
Monday, February 05, 2007

Britain's Bingo operators are preparing for the smoking ban to be enforced in England and Wales next year. Some operators are installing portable handheld devices to allow customers to continue playing their game during a smoking break.

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Two Grandsons of Bingo Caller Sam Pisano Continue Bingo Calling Family Tradition
Sunday, February 04, 2007

After Sam Pisano died, his grandsons, Mike Pisano and John Brillantes stepped into his position of being the regular bingo caller of the Park Avenue Seniors Apartment Bingo game every Tuesday night.

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Bridgeport Hispanic Center Debuts With a New Bingo Hall
Thursday, February 01, 2007

The new Hispanic Center of Bridgeport opened on December 21, 2006. Aside from the various activities in the center, it will also serve as Bridgeport's new bingo hall.

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