Turn Of The Century Bingo
- General Info:
- Bingo is played in halls. Bingo rules and payouts and play variations vary from place to place. Bingo brochures detailing particular games, rules and payouts are usually available at each respective location. Basically, players buy cards with numbers on them in a 5 x 5 grid corresponding to the five letters in the word B-I-N-G-O. Numbers such as B-2 or 0-68 are then drawn at random (out of a possible 75 in American Bingo, and 90 in British and Australian Bingo) until one player completes a 'Bingo' pattern, such as a line with five numbers in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal row on one of their cards and wins the prize. There are many possible patterns to play for. See here examples of bingo patterns (link opens new window). A bingo Card contains 24 numbered spaces and one free space (blank), with which you play BINGO. The numbers are assigned at random on each card and are arranged in five columns of five numbers each by five rows (5 x 5 = 25 in total including the blank square). Bingo ticket. The numbers in the B column are between 1 and 15, in the I column between 16 and 30, in the N column (containing four numbers and the free space) between 31 and 45, in the G column between 46 and 60, and in the O column between 61 and 75. Players have thousands of unique (unduplicated) cards to choose from. Some manufacturers print unduplicated series of 6,000 cards. There are also series of 9,000 cards available. Hard cards and Flimsy cards have a series number printed on them. For example, card number 1252 will always have the same numbers in the same spaces. When you win, you stand up and shout "Bingo!"
First time I played Bingo in many years. Stopped into play at Turn of the Century. Not only was the whole place dirty, it had a bad odor of mildew in the building which hits you as you walk in the door.
Their staff is rude, tables are dirty as well as trash cans and kitchen should have county health inspect it. I would not suggest eating or drinking any thing from an old Bingo hall that still serves snowballs and candies made in the '50's. The kitchen staff is loud and serves dime store quality food that one could by acrossed the street at 7-11.
Most of all I would not recommend this hall to anyone. It is in a lower income community with security guards. Building has a list of hours when it is open but have heard from others that have played there that they have to wait for staff to show up. Huge disappointment and I will continue to spread the word not to go there.