Do's And Don'ts Of Playing Bingo

by Administrator 30. November 2018 18:00

Bingo is a fun-filled game that is thoroughly enjoyed by people of various age groups throughout Texas. However, to make the most out of the game; in terms of fun and the incentives it offers, there are certain things that should be done and others that should be avoided. 

Do’s of playing bingo

  • Arrive early: Regular players arrive at least one or two hours prior to the start of a bingo game. Arriving early is important for preparing for the game. You get to choose a seat of your liking, prepare your cards, set-up your good-luck trinkets, grab a snack and so on. By the time the game starts, you will feel composed and ready to play.
  • Prepare: Preparation for a bingo game involves things like bringing some essential materials such as dauber pens, tape or glue-stick, a cushion for added comfort, etc.  The glue-stick or adhesive will be handy if your table is slippery. These supplies will help in keeping your game board secure to ensure that you do not miss a potential win.
  • Choose a seat: Smart players know the value of choosing a seat that is close to the caller. Not only will you hear the combination called better, you may even be able to get a glimpse of the next ball. A good seat minimizes the chances of missing out on a combination.
  • Be alert: Bingo halls are a great hub for socializing and making new friends while enjoying a game. However, when the game is on, be alert and don’t get distracted with ongoing chatter and murmurs. During a game, your full attention should be on the announcer.
  • Prepare cards: If you are playing a game of bingo that requires specific patterns, take time to mark your cards accordingly. This should be done with a highlighter.
  • Learn the lingo: Take time to educate yourself on the bingo lingo. This will help you match up to the expert players and not feel lost and confused.
  • Take breaks: All bingo halls have schedules for games and breaks. Utilise the breaks to go to the bathroom, do some snacking, stretch or simply walk around. Taking a break clears your head and helps you focus better.

Don’ts of playing bingo

  • Don’t talk during the game: Once the first number is called, make it a point to talk less and focus more as you may miss a number while talking.
For enjoying a game of Bingo, visit Texas Charity Bingo Halls that are operational at numerous locations in Texas.  Visit https://www.texascharitybingo.com/ for further details.

 


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Bingo: A Sociable Hobby

by Administrator 29. October 2018 20:51

Feeling connected to others is a vital requirement for human beings. However, socializing need not be confined to formal environs only but can also be done in informal setups like at bingo halls, libraries, travelling in groups, music classes and so on. Talking of bingo specifically, it’s one of the most-liked sociable hobbies out there. If you are craving the company of like-minded people or are simply feeling lonely, your nearest bingo hall is where you should be. So, bingo is an exciting hobby to nurture if meeting new people and old friends is what makes you tick.

Following are some great benefits of adopting bingo as a hobby:

  1. Socialization: There’s a reason behind calling bingo a sociable hobby. It’s a game that brings people from different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, etc. together under one roof. The environment in a bingo hall is always light and fun-filled. People can be seen making new friends, laughing, screaming in excitement, playing as a team and simply having a gala time with both new and old faces. No wonder it’s a favorite amongst women who yearn to step away from their mundane chores and socialize.
  2. Fun And Enjoyment: The whole energy during a game of bingo is coupled with immense fun and enjoyment. While striving to win jackpots or gifts, people are 100 percent involved in the game. They go through a roller coaster of exhilarating emotions that leave them feeling refreshed and energized. Along with fun come monetary and physical rewards in the form of cash prizes and exciting gifts.
  3. Play For A Good Cause: This wonderful sociable hobby extends its benefits to the whole community. Most bingo halls use it as a medium of raising funds for a charitable cause. The funds collected are distributed to public service organizations who further utilize them to help the needy.
  4. Mental Exercise: Keeping oneself engaged in hobbies like bingo does wonders for the mental faculties. Players feel agile, alert, focused and even notice an improvement in memory. Social interaction has been shown to be beneficial in terms of boosting mental health. It is often recommended as an effective antidote to feelings of depression and loneliness.
  5. Rejuvenation: Humans are social animals who thrive well in environments that promote interactions with others. Playing bingo has a rejuvenating effect on the mind and body. One feels fresher and more energetic after an exhilarating game of bingo.
  6. Non-Intimidating Environment: The best part about playing bingo is the environment in bingo halls. There’s no bias of any kind amongst the players. It’s perfect for socializing as everyone’s there for fun and frolic.

Texas Charity Bingo has numerous bingo halls all across Texas that organize exciting bingo games. For more information, log on to http://www.texascharitybingo.com/


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Facts About Bingo Daubers

by Administrator 18. September 2018 15:03

A bingo dauber is a pen used to mark the numbers being called during a game of bingo. Daubers can also be called dabbers or dobbers. They are an intrinsic part of bingo as a tool, an accessory and for some even their good luck charm.

Listed below are some interesting facts about daubers that every avid bingo player should know:

  • Characteristics Of A Dauber: A special characteristic of a dauber is a distinct round circle they make which looks like a bingo chip. It is a little plastic bottle with a sponge-tip that is filled with non-toxic and non-staining ink. Daubers usually contain around 45 ml of ink but are also available with a capacity of 80-120ml of ink which can last from 4 to 8 sessions of bingo without being re-filled.
  • History: Bingo originated in Italy in the 1500s and spread to parts of Europe in 1700s. During this period, players marked their cards with beans. In the early 20th century, when bingo made its way to North America and gained immense popularity, people progressed to using cards with sliding windows and brightly colored plastic disks. It was in the late 20th century that daubers came about.
  • Types Of Daubers: Daubers are available in a variety of themes, colors and shapes to suit different personalities. They can also be customized to reflect your personality. There are disposable daubers, novelty daubers, plain daubers, daubers with different nibs e.g. simple round nibs or nibs with the shape of the sun, stars, moon, etc.
  • A Good Bingo Dauber: A good dauber’s ink is transparent and flows freely. One should be able to see the numbers after they’ve been marked. The dauber should be a big and colorful one. In the end, it should feel good to you.
  • Types Of Inks For Daubers: In addition to the affordable standard bingo ink, one can also use fluorescent daubers in magenta, purple, pink, aqua, lime green, coral, teal, orange, etc. These colors are a favorite among younger players. The colors are non-toxic and can be safely used by players who have kids around. An interesting observation regarding daubers is that the color used by many players is purple.
  • Where To Get Daubers From: Daubers cannot be found at stores. They are available at bingo halls and on online portals as well.


Texas Charity Bingo has numerous bingo halls all across Texas that organize paper card and electronic bingo for bingo players. For more information, log on to http://www.texascharitybingo.com/

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Steps To Play Bingo Effectively

by Administrator 21. August 2018 13:40

Bingo is often considered a game of luck. However, there are certain factors which make some players more effective than others. Players who take these steps seriously and follow them religiously have greater chances of winning. Anyone interested in raising the bar of success at the next bingo game can do so by following the following steps:

  1. Prepare: The first and foremost step to a successful bingo game is to prepare yourself for the game. This requires the player to arrive at least half an hour before the game starts. There are players who arrive one or two hours prior to the beginning of a session. On arriving, purchase your cards, relax and talk to those around, have some refreshments and set up your space. Everything you may need during the game should be close by e.g. your phone, a drink, etc.
  2. Arrange Important Supplies: Supplies like highlighters, bingo daubers, masking tape, glue stick, and even lucky charms can greatly increase the chance of success in the game. Bingo daubers help players mark the numbers which have been called. Masking tapes help secure the cards together so that you don’t have to waste time adjusting them. With all your essential supplies around, you are likely to be less distracted.
  3. Choose A Seat: It is believed that choice of a seat in a game of bingo has a huge impact on the performance of player. It is best to sit close to the caller. This will help you remain focused and listen to the numbers clearly. Try to sit on a seat with minimal distraction in order to stay away from talkative players and friends.
  4. Be Alert: It is crucial to remain alert during a bingo game as missing out on even one number has the potential of pushing you further away from winning. A little bit of light exercise prior to a game of bingo can be helpful in stimulating your senses. Also Take scheduled breaks.
  5. Useful Strategies: There are certain strategies for making a bingo game more effective. Some strategies are:
  • Play with more cards or buy few cards and play more games.
  • Use a highlighter to mark your cards in special pattern games.
  • Choose cards with not many common numbers
  • Select cards with an even distribution of numbers and a symmetric order (Granville’s strategy)


Texas Charity Bingo has numerous bingo halls all across Texas that organize fun filled games for bingo enthusiasts. For more information, log on to http://www.texascharitybingo.com/

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by Administrator 28. July 2018 17:39

Bingo phrases are the soul of a bingo game. They add life to the numbers and an air of excitement in a bingo hall. The phrases are cheeky, witty and fun to hear, no wonder they are on the tips of expert players.

Here are some of the most common and interesting bingo phrases used during a game of bingo.

  • 9. Doctors’ Orders- This interesting phrase is derived from military language. It is believed that 9 PM was when pills that were given by doctors to soldiers during World War II, as it was the latest the army and naval officers could make appointments.
  • 11. Legs Eleven:  As clear as it looks, legs eleven is a phrase used to describe the number 11 which resembles a pair of long thin legs. There’s an element of fun attached to this phrase in comparing the legs of the actual player with 11’s legs!
  • 13. Unlucky For Some- The number 13 is associated with bad luck in many parts of the world. The words, “for some” are used because there are few players who feel that this number brings them lots of cash and joy!
  • 16. Never Been Kissed: This phrase tells the tale of two lovers and it is also called Sweet Sixteen based on a song sung in 1932 by the Blue Mountaineers.
  • 25. Duck And Dive- This animated phrase uses the number 2 with reference to a cute duck who dives away on seeing 5, a snake.
  • 44. Droopy Drawers: A funny phrase, Droopy Drawers is used for this number because it resembles a pair of trousers that look like they have slipped down a person’s legs. This phrase is sure to ignite bursts of laughter during a bingo game!
  • 53. Here Comes Herbie: This phrase is derived from a car featured in various Disney films since the 1960s. Its bonnet has the racing number 53 hence the phrase.
  • 56. Was She Worth It? Refers to the high cost of marriages in the 50’s which was 5 shillings and a sixpence. It is a cheeky phrase asking whether the amount is worth a wife!
  • 57. Heinz Varieties: Heinz condiments have the number 57 which is used to describe the variety of products produced by the sauce manufacturer.
  • 83: Ethel’s Ear: The connection between this number and the phrase can be deciphered by observing the number. 8 is supposed to resemble a fat lady and 3, her ear.
  • 88. Garden Gate/ Two Fat Ladies- This number has two phrases to represent it. One is rather funny. The number 88 depicts two curvy ladies standing next to one another. Garden gate is also used because it simply rhymes with the number.

To play exciting bingo games, visit Texas Charity Bingo halls at various locations. For more information, log on to http://www.texascharitybingo.com/

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