Online Bingo News - January 2007

Bigelow Aerospace Center to Launch Space Bingo Game on New Genesis II Module
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Las Vegas, Nevada's Bigelow Aerospace Center is preparing the new Genesis II module for its launch next year. The ship will contain a bingo set that monitored by mission control, as well as live insects like cockroaches and ants.

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Guam Golfers Join Pacific Games Fundraising Using Bingo
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Guam National Golf Federation is holding bingo games to raise money needed for the upcoming Pacific Games in Samoa. The doors of the Guam International Country Club open at 5:30 p.m. and the bingo game starts around 7:15 p.m.

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Bingo Nights Enable the Marching Band to Continue Playing
Monday, January 29, 2007

The Band Parent Association of Toms River High School East Marching Raiders Band usually runs bingo games every Monday at the East Dover First Aid Squad Building in Toms River, mainly in order to financially support the band.

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80 Year Old Former DHSS Care Home Inspector Becomes Bingo Caller at Wayside New Road Care Home
Sunday, January 28, 2007

Gordon Hayward, a former DHSS Inspector of care homes, is now the bingo caller at the Wayside New Road Care Home on bingo nights every Wednesday. He says that it is very fulfilling to see the residents of the care home happy and enjoying the game of bingo.

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51,000 UK Pound Bingo Winner Shares Her Winnings
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Bernadette Shepard, a cook who won 51,000 UK Pounds playing bingo at the Buckingham Club kept her promise to share her winnings with her frequent companions, her sister in law and friend.

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A Basket Bingo Event for the Shippensburg Men's and Women's Swimming Team
Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Shippensburg Men's and Women's Swimming Team announced that they will host a Basket Bingo event on March 25, 2007. The proceeds will be used to help pay for out-of-town competitions.

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Delaware Officials Implement No-Smoking Policy in Bingo Halls and Restaurants
Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The main supporters of the smoking ban have finally succeeded in ensuring that the air in Delaware County will be clear from now on. The smoking ban will be implemented in businesses of the area, such as bingo halls and restaurants.

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Bingo Event at Hawkeye Hall Benefits Local Wrestling Club in Virginia
Monday, January 22, 2007

Family members of the Christiansburg Blue Demon Wrestling Club volunteer on bingo nights every Friday and Saturday at Hawkeye Hall in order to help pay the expenses of the Wrestling Team's out-of-town matches.

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Burnley Landscape Gardener Wins Jackpot at Gala Bingo
Sunday, January 21, 2007

A landscape gardener from Burnley is the lucky winner of the 53,000 Pound Jackpot Prize at the National Bingo Game at the Gala Bingo Hall in Burnley. He was able to achieve a full house in just 43 numbers.

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Bingo Hall Recently Converted into Community Gaming Center Looks to Gain Slot Machine Profits
Thursday, January 18, 2007

With their conversion into a Community Gaming Center, Langley Bingo Hall believes now is the time to compete against casinos for a piece of the profits. They will be the first British Columbia Bingo Hall to introduce slot machines.

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Bingo Players Foil Robbery Attempt in Edmonton Bingo Hall
Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Employees and regular players foiled a robbery attempt at Fort Road Bingo last Wednesday, December 27, 2006. After the man fell through the roof of the bingo hall, they pinned him down until police arrived at the scene.

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Smoking Ban Viewed as a Threat to Bingo Parlors of England and Wales
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The introduction of the smoking ban in England and Wales is seen as a threat to bingo halls. A similar law in Scotland has caused a significant decline in bingo businesses, even leading to the closing of some halls.

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Fort Rouge Legion Bingo Hall Dismisses 13 Employees
Monday, January 15, 2007

The spokesman of the Legion Bingo Hall, Doug Fisher, said that due to dwindling revenues, they could not accommodate their employees' request for a wage hike and were thus forced to let 13 employees go.

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River City Bingo Association Stresses the Social Benefits of Bingo
Sunday, January 14, 2007

President of the River City Bingo Association, Gord Hulburt, said that they want to get people interested in the social benefits of bingo. They have made special rooms with excellent ventilation systems so that smokers and non-smokers can co-exist peacefully.

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Macon County Sheriff David Warren Implicated in Bingo Lawsuit
Thursday, January 11, 2007

Nonprofit organizations in Macon County filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Warren. The lawsuit alleges that Sheriff Warren has authorized rules that have helped VictoryLand monopolize bingo gaming in the county.

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PacificNet Incorporated Unveils Electronic Bingo Machines
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

PacificNet Incorporated announced that their Take1 Electronic Bingo Machines will be launching onto the gaming market. According to Chairman/CEO Tony Tong, many bingo halls have tested their machines and are perfectly satisfied with the product.

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VFW Post Features Bingo and Other Events for the Community
Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Ladies Auxiliary Post at Lake Butler not only hosts Bingo every Thursday night, but they also have a cancer table where members can bring items that will be raffled off and the money earned donated to cancer research.

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Bingo Resumes at St. Thomas by the Sea
Monday, January 08, 2007

Bingo Games at the St. Thomas Catholic Church will start again on December 28, 2006. All proceeds will be given to Mary's Shelter, an organization that houses pregnant women and provides them with a safe haven.

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Fontana Breakfast Lion Club Hosts a New Year's Bingo Party
Sunday, January 07, 2007

The Fontana Breakfast Lion Club will be offering breakfast bingo to their players on January 1, 2007. According to Frank Bruce, Bingo Chairman at the Lion Club, it is their way of thanking their players for supporting them throughout the year.

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No Smoking Rule Imposed on Good Shepherd School Bingo Nights
Thursday, January 04, 2007

Bishop Gettelfinger of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville announced that starting January 2, 2007, they will not allow smoking in diocese facilities. They want to prevent any other occurrences like the fire that raised the school last week after Bingo night.

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Cartoonist Plays Bingo with Syndicated Cartoon Submissions
Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Aaron Johnson has utilized his submitted syndications so that he can play a bingo game. He sent requests to several syndicators in an attempt at syndication and has created a bingo card to show the results.

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Abilene City Council of Approves Smoking Ban
Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Abilene City Council has unanimously approved a citywide smoking ban in Abilene to begin on January 3, 2007, despite objections from concerned citizens during the meeting. The ban will prohibit smoking in bingo halls, bars, restaurants, city parks, concerts, and county jail.

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Iowa Department of Gaming Probes Bingo Losses at Boys and Girls Club
Monday, January 01, 2007

As The Gaming Department of Iowa investigates the financial problems that brought down the Boys and Girls Club, they are focusing particularly on the anomalies found in the clubs bingo activities and record keeping.

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