miplet
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March 1st, 2013 at 1:03:02 PM permalink
Bingo used to be my main form of gambling until I started playing cards and craps. It was a cheap way to spend 2.5 hours and be guaranteed that you won't run out of money before you were done. Last night was one of those nights where funds were kind of limited, but I needed entertaining for a few hours. So my mom, grandpa, and I decided to go play some bingo. We always split any winnings, so there is good chance of winning at least a little.

Game #5: Hard way bingo or hard way block of 6 onto the 4-5-6 was where I had my first bingo. Since it was a game along the way, it pays just $25.

About 7 minutes later: game #7 crazy 6 (6 daubs on the top and bottom lines). This game goes kind of fast. If you "Back Your Pack" (an extra $1 when you buy in) and bingo in 7 numbers or less, you get an extra amount (a progressive of 50% of the "Back Your Pack" sales). When you "get on" in this game, there are 5 numbers that you can bingo with. I didn't bingo in 7 numbers, but $100 is still $100. :+)

Fast forward 80 minutes to game #23: Bonus Split. It's a $1 extra game that pays a percentage of sales (a lower % for bingoing on the top card and the highest for bingoing on the bottom card) and a bonus amount if you bingo a certain number or numbers. I got my bingo on the bottom card for $215!

And that was my fun night at bingo. Now I should do some analyzing of when "Back Your Pack" becomes +ev. Also a bonanza game to analyze. That should keep me busy for a while.
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TIMSPEED
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March 1st, 2013 at 1:09:05 PM permalink
Sweet!
Truthfully, before I turned 21, I went to the Indian Casinos (18+) and one in particular, I went every wednesday for Bingo...$25 for 3 hours of entertainment/brain challenge...funny part was, like my 3rd time in, I hit a $1000 bingo (split with someone else though, doh!)
I played it for a few months afterwards...but I never bingo'd again, lol.
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
Ayecarumba
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March 1st, 2013 at 1:30:46 PM permalink
Paying extra for the electronic cards is totally worth it to me. The first time I played, I got the dauber and tried to keep up with all the numbers flying around. It wasn't fun. Now, I just kick back with my cranberry juice, and wait for the "one away" tune to play.

The best part of Bingo is the blue hair's groaning, and under the breath cursing when someone finally hits the coverall.
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miplet
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March 1st, 2013 at 1:43:13 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Paying extra for the electronic cards is totally worth it to me. The first time I played, I got the dauber and tried to keep up with all the numbers flying around. It wasn't fun. Now, I just kick back with my cranberry juice, and wait for the "one away" tune to play.

The best part of Bingo is the blue hair's groaning, and under the breath cursing when someone finally hits the coverall.


Just the $100 winner was on paper. Once I went to an "All You Can Daub" session for $10. Slow poke me playing 18 cards at once was very entertaining. I normally daub 9, 12 at the most.

When I won the $215, my grandpa didn't realize it was me that won and was doing the grumbling.
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TIMSPEED
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March 1st, 2013 at 2:24:42 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Paying extra for the electronic cards is totally worth it to me. The first time I played, I got the dauber and tried to keep up with all the numbers flying around. It wasn't fun. Now, I just kick back with my cranberry juice, and wait for the "one away" tune to play.


Nah, "computers" aren't fun! You just sit there and watch! :p
"one away" = "cased" (if you miss it)

Miplet,
Are they a 6-on card or a 9-on?
I'm tossed...when it's a 6-on, 2 cards is too few, but three are almost too many, but somehow when they're 9-on, 2 cards is perfect (18 games)

Interesting Side Note: JANugget is the only "casino" in Reno that still has Bingo...
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
miplet
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March 1st, 2013 at 2:32:30 PM permalink
Quote: TIMSPEED

Nah, "computers" aren't fun! You just sit there and watch! :p
"one away" = "cased" (if you miss it)

Miplet,
Are they a 6-on card or a 9-on?
I'm tossed...when it's a 6-on, 2 cards is too few, but three are almost too many, but somehow when they're 9-on, 2 cards is perfect (18 games)

Interesting Side Note: JANugget is the only "casino" in Reno that still has Bingo...


The only thing that's a 6-on would be a buy in pack. Everything else is a 3-on except for bonanza and speed are 1-ons.
“Man Babes” #AxelFabulous
Paradigm
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March 1st, 2013 at 4:19:00 PM permalink
Excellent Mips! And family fun to boot.....I wish my parents would head to the casino with me, let alone my remaining 94 year old grandma!
miplet
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March 1st, 2013 at 4:31:15 PM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

Excellent Mips! And family fun to boot.....I wish my parents would head to the casino with me, let alone my remaining 94 year old grandma!


My grandpa is 87. Last week my sister and her boy friend joined us. I do most of my gambling with my mom. At the Crazy Moose, they have a high hand promotion on Sundays, Tuesday, and Thursdays. Sometimes we both go and try to knock each other off the top. (Ha, Ha. My quad 3's bumped your Aces full of Kings off.)
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miplet
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October 14th, 2013 at 4:18:26 PM permalink
Yesterday was my Mom's birthday, so we (my sister and her boyfriend, my mom and I) decided to go to play bingo. For some reason people started getting mad after our third bingo. Evil words were being said by the time we got to our 7th. Total winnings: $334. Errr no need to mention how much we spent because we "won" right? lol
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October 14th, 2013 at 5:03:37 PM permalink
Quote: miplet

Yesterday was my Mom's birthday, so we (my sister and her boyfriend, my mom and I) decided to go to play bingo. For some reason people started getting mad after our third bingo. Evil words were being said by the time we got to our 7th. Total winnings: $334. Errr no need to mention how much we spent because we "won" right? lol



I've never played Bingo before. I have become intrigued since the Wiz actually studied this and posted his research at his odds site. On my next trip starting Nov 2, plan on playing some bingo. Either Plaza or Sams Town.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"

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