July 13, 2007
Today, my daughter Robyn and I are going up to the Baltimore area to play BINGO. Why travel 70 miles just to play Bingo? Well, in Virginia, the laws governing Bingo are so twisted that it's pretty much a pain in the ass to play.
The state of Virginia thinks it has to protect it's citizens from big gambling so they have these rules for Bingo:
- Bingo can only be played for charity not profit.
- No entity can hold Bingo more than 2 days a week and if it is a double session, that counts as the 2 per week maximum
- No regular Bingo game can pay more than $100.00
- No Jackpot game can exceed a $1000.00 pay out, including a winner take all game.
I don't have a problem with the charity aspect of the laws, but the limits are rediculous in this day and age. Going to a local charity Bingo, cost about $40 just to get in an play a decent amount of cards. Right next door in the state of Maryland, I can spend $25.00-$30.00 for more cards and that includes a computerized Bingo game as well. Oh, did I mention that the pay outs for the game I'm going to tonight range from $500-$1300 for a regular game.
So, tonight we journey to Glen Burnie, Maryland to visit Bingo World to try out hand at bigger prizes for less money. Wish us Good Luck....Bunny
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