BINGO!!"... What a joy to holler it out when luck and the right numbers are called.

That's why so many of our members and non-members get so excited on Sunday Night, Wednesday at Noon and Friday Night, because it's time to play Bingo again at VFW Post 4008. It's a "roller-coaster" moment to realize the suspense is ended; you've got the winning card, and can relive the tension with a Big Shout of "BINGO"!!!!!! 

                                   Chairman                    Caller                  Head Cashier

                                   Mary Pratt             Sue Hickman           Sandra Rourke

                                                                   JoJo Kilgore

The History of Bingo

In the U. S., bingo was orginally called "beano". It was a country fair game where a sealer would select numbered disc from a cigar box and players would mark their cards with beans. They yelled "beano" if they won.

The game's history can be traced back to 1530, to an Italian lottery called "Lo Giuoco del Looto D'Italia," which is still played every Saturday in Italy. From Italy the game was instroduced to France in the late 1770s, where it was called "LeLotto", a game played among wealthly Frenchmen. The Germans also played a version of the game in the 1800s, but they used it as a child's game to help students learn math, spelling and history.

When the game reached North America in 1929, it became known as "beano". It was first played at a carnival near Atlanta, George. New York toy salesman Edwin S. Lowe renamed it "bingo" after he overheard someone accidentally yell "bingo" instead of "beano". He hired a Columbia University math professor, Carl Leffler, to help him increase the number of combinations in bingo cards. By 1930, Leffler had invented 6,000 different bingo cards. [It is said that Leffler then went insane.] A Catholic priest from Pennsylvania approached Lowe about using bingo as a means of rasing church funds. When bingo started being played in churches it became increasingly popular. By 1934, an estimated 10,000 bingo games were played weekly, and today more than $90 million dollars are spent on bingo each week in North America alone.

 Our Bingo Schedule

Sunday Night - Doors Open at 4:00 P.M. - Bingo Starts at 5:30 P.M.

Wednesday - Doors Open at 11:00 A.M. - Bingo Starts at 12:30 P.M.

Friday Night - Door Open at 5:00 P.M. - Bingo Starts at 6:30 P.M.

Kitchen will Open when Doors Open for Bingo

Bingo Rules for Post 4008

1.  All players must buy at least one packet to play bingo.

2.  Players cannot share a packet with other players.

3.  You must have the last number called; to bingo.

4.  Once a number is started it will be completed.

5.  The bingo caller will call the last number after bingo.

6. You can only use one color dauber per card per game,

if you need to change color notify a floor walker.

7.  No one under the age of 14 will be allowed in the bingo hall.

8.  All bingo games will be coveralls.

9.  No merchandise will brought into the Post during bingo to

be sold; if you do, you will be asked to leave.

10.  You cannot buy a single jackpot card if you do not have

at least one regular packet.

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