I am a 40 something year old bingo player and I love it! I have loved bingo since I was a little girl watching the older ladies playing. I also have loved hanging around older ladies all my life. I never really played with kids that were my age as they were very mean to me. That is another post for another time.
Anyway, I came to find out that there is a bingo hall all over Los Angeles and beyond. I also, found out that a good friend of my Aunt’s named Bea had been playing at this one in particular called Buckingham Heights Bingo! Well, I went a few years back and really sat with Bea and she showed me everything I needed to know to play the game well.
Let me tell you there is more to bingo than meets the eye. You have all kinds of ways to bingo just to name a few: double bingo on the 3 cards called Triple Double, there is Bonanza, there is Double Action, also different ways to bingo. Sometimes you have to bingo with 2 cards or 3 cards or 6 cards! It is so much fun to play. I always post about my winnings because I get so excited. It can be hard to win. But now they have little pull tabs like a lottery. Just one pull tab costs $1 so you get a pull tab with a number on it and you can win $1199, $500, $250. I have yet to hit that $1199! But one day it will happen. Because as Bea says you have to be in it, to win it!!!
Now, to the winning and losing part. I have lost more than I have won but when I do it is very exciting let me tell ya. Did I mention that I have also tried other places here in Los Angeles to play? Well, I have tried In & Out Bingo but the payout is kinda small, you don’t buy packs here you buy by the game which is $1 each. I have tried a few in Burbank also.
But, my favorites are Buckingham Bingo and The Bingo Club off of the 605 fwy. I go sometimes on Friday or Saturday nights. Lots of fun. They also have $1 sheets, pull tabs and call very fast. I hated it the first time I went, but now that I understand what I am doing, I love it. Great place to play. Buckingham seats about 300 people and The Bingo Club seats about 750 people. The Bingo Club is everyday!!! Buckingham is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Now every bingo hall has a lovely area where they cook food for us, I love getting Nachos while I play or a nice big wet burrito with red sauce. Then a nice good desert like lemon cake or pie. Makes winning all the better. I also, must have my hot chocolate which the Bingo Club has plenty of, just sitting in a container very hot. I am happy to say I have my favorite table and seat that I sit in every Sunday and I am loving playing bingo. I am not a club person so this in my club. I love bingo. Do you play bingo anywhere or have a favorite game that you leave the house to play?