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Denis
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Bingo

Post by Denis » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:19 pm

One of the activities on the Town Hall list from the community was Bingo. Does anyone know someone who might be interested in organizing a regular Bingo game to benefit FCA?

We'd have to get some basic supplies. I came across this site, which sells supplies for Bingo and has a some helpful info, such as charts of several different Bingo game patterns.
www.jackpotbingosupplies.com

There's also the issue of prizes, whether cash or otherwise.

Also important: there are very specific laws regarding Bingo. See Vermont Statutes Title 13, Chapter 051, Subchapter 002, Section 2143...

Denis
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Re: Bingo

Post by Denis » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:39 pm

Someone mentioned that it may be possible to call a bingo game using an online resource instead of acquiring all kinds of supplies. I wasn't sure what may be available online but agreed to look into it. After a bit of looking, it appears there's not much out there...

Here are a couple sites that call numbers or generate ball numbers:
https://letsplaybingo.io
https://www.bingoport.co.uk/bingo-caller
https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ ... rator.html

There is an app called "Bingo Caller Machine" that is made in the UK and available for a variety of computer/tablet types. Reviews of it are not very good.

Personally, my opinion is that Bingo would be more successful and enjoyable without technology. Relying on technology like computers and an internet connection only increases the chance of something going wrong.

Lynne
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Re: Bingo

Post by Lynne » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:00 am

My opinion is that bingo would most appropriately be run by church or rec. council, not arts council.

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