When I was growing up I remember my aunt going to bingo every night of the week. She could tell you who had games on what nights and what the payout would be at each one. I remember one time she needed a ride and talked me into driving and she’d pay for my cards so I could play. I was in awe that they had a table reserved just for her and she needed it to accommodate all those cards she played on. I honestly don’t know how she kept up with them all.
Years later my mom got into Bingo and she’d go to the local church every Friday evening and get together with her friends and play. I don’t know how many cards she had but there were a lot, not as many as my aunt use to play on but still a lot of cards. Of course there were special cards you only used for 1 or 2 games but the rest of the cards you used for the rest of them. She also had her “good luck charms” that she’d line up in front of her and once a month they’d get new bingo balls and sell the old ones and that meant mom had to buy her lucky numbers. I myself didn’t care for bingo but once in a while I’d make mom happy and go with her to play. She’d be so proud.
Mom died before I got my first computer but I could imagine the fun she’d have with online bingo. I’m wondering if I’d even be able to use my computer with her wanting it all the time. I’m sure it would have taken the place of Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy. I not sure if my aunt would have been happy though, not having her 50 cards to play on at once.
I’ve played online bingo a few times at BingoPalace (doesn’t that sound like it should be in Las Vegas?) and find it’s easier to keep track of the numbers and concentrate than a loud bingo hall or church basement. Just like the live bingo halls at BingoPalace you can chat with other players by joining the chat games. They even have my favorite, relaxing Las Vegas game, Keno.
Oh, I forgot the best thing about online bingo, there’s no second hand smoke. I love modern technology.