Online Bingo News - September 2006

Whites Seeks Zoning Variance to Continue Bingo Games
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Whites School of the Arts Community Developmental Programs fate of running bingo games as charity fundraisers hangs on the zoning boards decision regarding the zoning problem of the youth center to be decided on July 27, 2006. The main problem lies in the fact that the youth center lies in an ar ...

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Female Bingo Players Create World Cup Widows Club
Sunday, September 24, 2006

6 bingo playing women who had the mutual dislike of the world cup, decided to band together to create an online website that is designed to help wives and girlfriends to cope up with this stressful month. Membership does not limit to the female gender but rather some of its members from around the w ...

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Bingo Halls in Northwest Indiana Implement Smoking Ban
Saturday, September 23, 2006

Bingo halls in Northwest Indiana have begun implementing smoking bans. Both St. Michaels Catholic School and St. Francis Xaviers Catholic Church said that they do not regret their decision even though it means that they will suffer losses to their revenues and attendance.

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Missouri Reaches 25th Year of Legal Bingo
Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Bingos 25th anniversary in Missouri is just as important as the anniversary of the interstate system and McDonalds. Bingo has come a long way from its 14th century origin as Italys lottery, Lo Giuoco del Lotto DItalia, to the 1981 legalization in Missouri.

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Monday, September 18, 2006 is a new online bingo website which caters mainly to the predominently female clientele. It also contains reviews of all websites that can be found in the United Kingdom. The sites are tested and reviewed by a team of testers and rated based on their findings.

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Unexpected Growth for Online Bingo Industry in Britain
Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Online Bingo Industry in Britain is experiencing a boom with the increase of people who prefer playing online in the comforts of their home rather than going to a traditional bingo hall to play., is one of those sites that are hoping to cash in on the successes of the online bingo ...

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Boys and Girls Club Finds New Bingo Venue
Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Boys and Girls Club, according to interim director Sullentic, is considering moving its bingo operations to the National Cattle Congress fairgrounds. It suspended its bingo operations in June because it was no longer profitable for the club.

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10,628 Pound Bingo Jackpot Win
Friday, September 15, 2006, an Online Bingo site in Britain, recently paid out their second big jackpot win. The lucky player, Angela E., won a whopping 10,779.03 pounds after just spending 4 pounds on playing bingo.

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A Last Chance for Rank
Thursday, September 14, 2006

Rank owned Hard Rock cafes located all over the world are up for grabs in the market. Rank is disposing of its assets because of poor business outlooks and things are not looking bright for the company right now.

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Bingo Game Held to Benefit Charities
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Queer Humboldt, which is Humboldt Countys resource for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will hold its annual 'Bingo With A Twist' fundraiser for the second year in a row. The event will benefit two charities that the group picked, HIVkids and the planned Alzheimers Center in the ...

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Buy-out Firm Leads in Hard Rock Cafe Sale
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

One of the leading potential buyers for Ranks Hard Rock Cafe is Permira, a buyout firm. Talks between the two parties have already begun, but there is no final decision yet on the part of Rank, owner of Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino, regarding the matter.

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Rank Puts Hard Rock on the Market
Monday, September 11, 2006

The Hard Rock Cafes, which Rank owns, are being considered for sale by the company which could fetch them 500 million pounds. Rank said that the reason for the sale is their desire to focus on the gaming industry instead.

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Bingo Card Thief Captured With Help of FBI
Sunday, September 10, 2006

Detective Mike McGuffey receive a strange phone call telling him to watch an episode of Americas Most Wanted featuring criminal Warren Lee Back. Back was involved in several crimes including robberies, bingo parlour theft and hold-ups of check-cashing stores in different areas in Indianapolis. He wa ...

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Smoking Ban Takes Toll on Scottish Bingo Halls
Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The harsher effects of the smoking ban are beginning to show in Scotland after its implementation almost three months ago. Bingo establishments are folding up faster than expected because of huge drops in revenue because of the ban.

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Bingo Loving Grandmother Hits the Jackpot
Monday, September 04, 2006

A bingo loving grandmother from Chorley won the jackpot prize of 47,000 pounds from the Mecca Bingo Club on Talbot Road where she usually plays. When asked for a comment about her huge win, she said that she could not ask for a better birthday present than this.

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Mecca Bingo Feels the Smoking Ban Impact
Saturday, September 02, 2006

Mecca Bingo, owned by the Rank Group, suffered a 14% revenue drop since the implementation of smoking ban in Scotland. Mecca explores some new strategies to counter the drop in revenues and convince bingo players to remain loyal to their bingo halls.

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