Online Bingo News - May 2007

Alaska Looking to Repeal the Smoking Law Approved in April
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Stomp the Ban has gathered signatures to present to the city council of Anchorage, Alaska aimed at repealing the smoking ban approved in April before it comes into effect on July 2007 next year.

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Bingo Fundraisers Held By Expat's Voice to Benefit E-2 Visa Holders
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Expat's Voice is a non-profit organization aiming to change the law in the United States regarding the children of E-2 Visa Holders. They will be holding a bingo event to raise needed funds in support of their efforts.

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Turkey Bingo Event at Douglas High School to Benefit Scholarship Programs Proves Successful
Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Turkey Bingo Event, organized by the Carson Valley Kiwanis Club on November 18, 2006 was a great success. The Douglas High School Key Club helped out at the event. Their efforts will benefit Building Tomorrow in Kampala, Uganda.

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Former Bingo Addict from Morgantown Jane Skavinsky Becomes Gambling Addiction Counselor
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Jane Skavinsky, a former bingo addict from Morgantown, is speaking out about her past experience after embezzling $250,000 to support her bingo addiction. She is now a counselor for former gambling addicts like herself.

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Armed Robbers Raided the Gala Bingo Hall in Brighton
Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Gala Bingo Hall located on Freshfield Road in Brighton was raided again by armed robbers in just a span of three months. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.

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Robbers Steal Bingo Profits From the Our Lady of Czestochowa Church
Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The profits from the bingo games at the Our Lady of Czetochawa Church were stolen by 2 robbers on Sunday, November 19, 2006. Two suspects were apprehended while a third remains on the loose.

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Bingo Playing Grandmother Found Guilty In Marijuana Case
Sunday, May 13, 2007

61 year old Leticia Villareal of Arizona will be sentenced on December 18, 2006 for possession of illegal drugs in her car. She trafficked drugs to support her bingo habit.

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Armed Robbers Steal Cash From Virden Bingo Hall
Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The RCMP of Virden is looking for the 2 men that robbed a bingo gaming facility in Virden on Sunday, November 26, 2006. The robbers were able to get away, despite being pursued by people from the bingo hall.

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Judge Rules that Bingo sa Barangay is Lawful in Baguio
Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Judge Esteves declared that Bingo sa Barangay activities of the Association of Barangay Councils in Baguio are legal and binding under the constitution, which states that every Local Government Unit has the right to conduct activities to raise funds.

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Mecca Bingo Halls Hit Hard by the Smoking Ban in Scotland
Monday, May 07, 2007

On December 7, 2006, the leisure and gaming group, Rank, offered further evidence that their Mecca Bingo Halls are suffering from the effects of the smoking ban. In turn, this has affected Rank's overall performance and profits.

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Gloria Williams and Rita Tipton Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Bingo Fraud
Sunday, May 06, 2007

Gloria Williams and Rita Tipton were sentenced to 63 months in prison on the charges of 1 count of conspiracy, 2 counts of mail fraud and 3 counts of tax evasion last September 21. 2006.

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South Lockport Fire Hall Ends Bingo Games on December 31st
Thursday, May 03, 2007

The South Lockport Fire Hall will hold their last bingo games on December 31, 2006. St. Cyr, one of the volunteers at the bingo game said that they will stop permanently on January 1, 2007 when their bingo license expires.

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Valerie Hargrave Wins 200,000 Pounds in National Bingo Game at the Opera Bingo Club in Workington
Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Valerie Hargrave won the 200,000 Pound Jackpot Prize at the Opera Bingo Club in Workington. According to Graves Cumberland, operator of the bingo hall, the Opera Bingo Club is considered one of the luckiest bingo clubs in the country.

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Opening of New Bingo Hall Buckingham Bingo in New Hall Lane Preston
Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Buckingham Bingo in New Hall Lane Preston will be opened on March 8, 2007. Buckingham Bingo has spent around 4.1 million pounds in constructing the bingo hall in New Hall lane.

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