The Win Condition
It is important to start a discussion of the rules with how to win.
In our bingo hall, you must call Bingo on the last number called. You forfeit the win if the next number has already been called. For example, we call N33 – and that is your winning ball. You fail to yell “BINGO!”, and the next ball, G50 is called. Your winning card is no longer valid.
Please use LOUD voices to yell Bingo!
If we have “letters” as the pattern, unless otherwise indicated, they must be vertical.
We also sponsor an amusing award for when you call bingo, but didn’t actually have it.
Regular bingo games can be won with a straight or diagonal line, four-corners, “postage stamp”, and “Crazy V” placements. We have illustration printouts as well as indicators on the board.
Only one bingo per card will be counted. Note that there are multiple cards on a single sheet of cards.
Winning on N33
If you win a regular game with N33 being the last ball, you win an extra $10! Unfortunately, we have to limit this benefit to games that have only one winner.
Good Neighbor Games
These are regular games that have a special twist for the winner. The pot remains the same, but if there is ONE winner, then each neighbor will win $5! Neigbor status is restricted to left and right of the player, across is not considered a “neighbor” for these games.
Very Important Player Status
On the first regular game with a single winner, they win “VIP Status” for the evening. This means that the ball they went out on is their “VIP Number” and whenever that number reappears during regular games, we give that VIP a VIP Dollar!
It is not redeemable for cash, but can be exchanged for any goods in our bingo hall (to include bingo, pull-tab games, and food and beverage). If used for food or beverage purchases, it cannot generate change, and cannot hold credit for partial uses.
Special bingo games can rotate – please look to the pads or the board for indications.
We have a special jackpot game where you need to fill the card in a certain number of balls for the week. The number is announced before play begins. If you do not make it by the specified number, you will still win one of the largest pots of the night, but it won’t be that special jackpot. You’ll just have to try again next week.
This is a special game played as the very first game of the evening. It is a fill-the-card game.
At the beginning of the evening, the ball caller will pull a random assortment of balls to a pre-set number of balls, and players will use the lighted screen to fill out their Bonanza cards. The number of balls increase per week until a player has Bonanza before we start “playing” (calling until someone has a full card).
Here’s the special part about Bonanza! You can buy one Bonanza card for $1. If you are dissatisfied with your card after you have filled in the pre-pulled numbers, you can bring the card back up and exchange it for a TWO NEW cards by paying an additional dollar. But notice, you got three cards for only $2. You can do the same thing with those two cards with an additional $2 ($1 for each exchanged card) and we will give you FOUR NEW CARDS!!! If you did opt for that, you would have had SEVEN PLAYED CARDS FOR JUST $4! What a deal!
We also provide additional side-games that can either be instant win, holds, or are played alongside our special games. The most common type of games we carry:
Pull Tabs – these are a mix of instant win and “hold” cards. Sometimes you win the dollar amount printed on the card, others may have a red number and the card will say “HOLD”. For these games there is a jackpot winner (usually around $100-$300) and we announce it after all the tickets have been sold.
Smokin’ Hots – These games are similar to the pull tabs above since they may have instant winners. However, these games may contain special cards that you play with bingo. These are announced when we play and call the numbers. Typically, there are three bingo numbers that need to be called for a Smokin’ Hot, but there are lucky ones that only need two, and sometimes only one number!
Lucky Dabs – This is a crowd favorite! These are playable cards that you will dab alongside your special bingo game (and they are announced). When you dab all the numbers on the card, YOU WIN! Every one is a playable card, unlike Smokin’ Hots.
Lightning Rounds (aka The Quickie)
The Quickie is played in rapid succession to fill the card. The ball timer is not utilized on this round. The bingo caller will draw the balls as soon as they appear and announce them and a mark is placed on the card. This repeats until there is one or more* winner(s).
* There may be winning cards announced on the same ball call. In this event, the prize money will be split among the verified winners.
You Pick ’em
You Pick ’em is an easy game, and it requires a little extra heavy lifting on the player’s part.
If you elect to play this game, you fill out a small card with three 3×3 grids and fill any number (1-75) in any of the spots. There is a free space in the middle. You must fill one of the grids to be considered to have one You Pick ’em.