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Christine Yarranas had no idea that she won the Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes until another Bingo player asked her about her last name. When she told her, the other lady said, “You won the Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes, you better call them and confirm your prize.” Well she did and that brings us to Waukesha Elks Lodge #400 located at 2301 Springdale Rd. in Waukesha. They play Bingo Every 2nd & 4th Sunday. The doors open at 11:00 AM and the games begin at 1:00 PM. They play 2 $1000 Sessions plus Progressive Bingo, a 50/50 Raffle in the 2nd Session and they have Pull Tabs Food - Soda and a FULL BAR. Just like Christine says, “I love it here because they do so much for charity and they’re so friendly.
Above: Jason Somers (left) Bingo Committee Vice Chair and Past Exalted Ruler of Elks #400 presents Sweepstakes winnings to Christine Yannaras (right). Christine is a big fan of Waukesha Elks #400 Bingo and the Bingo Bugle, she especially likes to read about the people who win money. Now she is one of them. She has a message for her fellow Bingo players, “Please come and play Bingo, it helps a lot of charities.” We couldn’t agree more. Check out Waukesha Elks #400 Bingo advertisement on Page 4 of this Bingo Bugle Newspaper and join Christine for some exciting Bingo at Waukesha Elks Lodge #400 on Springdale Rd. Waukesha.
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Above: Carol Walters won the Big Progressive Bingo totalling $6,387 at Waukesha Elks Lodge #400 by filling the card in 53 numbers called. In last months issue of the Bingo Bugle we discussed the popularity of Progressive Bingo games in our area. In the meantime, we’ve seen some big winners. The picture above shows the happy winner at Waukesha Elks Lodge #400 at 2301 Springdale Rd. The maximum number of calls for eligibility to win the big jackpot was 60 and Carol the winner did it in 53. Good job Carol. Another jackpot was won at Milwaukee Elks #46 at 5555 W. Good Hope Rd. The lucky player filled the card in 45 numbers when the max number was 55. Wow what a win. The next Progressive Jackpot that looks ripe for the winning is St. Luke Parish Bingo at 18000 W. Greenfield Ave. in Brookfield. As of the time of the writing of this article, the prize is estimated at $3,500 in 61 numbers called or fewer. The next chance to win this prize is August 4, 2019. Bingo starts at 6:00 PM. If joining the excitement sounds good to you, check out the Progressive Jackpots tab at www.bingobugleofwi.com.
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AUGUST 2019 and control play out in all of your relationships. Lucky Days: 19 - 26 Lucky Numbers: 14 - 29 LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): You’ve got yourself spread too thick right now. Try to monitor how much of yourself you’re giving away. Practice conservation. Lucky Days: 16 - 29 Lucky Numbers: 13 - 49
Horoscopes for August 2019 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): Change your attitude about the niggling details of life. Sometimes it’s the ho-hum, ordinary side of things that offers the greatest satisfaction. Lucky Days: 8 - 16 Lucky Numbers: 1 - 41 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): The universe has singled you out to shake, rattle and roll. Put your faith in the power that is guiding you step-by-step (even though you can’t know the destination). Lucky Days: 24 - 28 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 45 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Channel your mental energy into a story, blog, book, play, or poem– anything that involves the art of writing. Lucky Days: 4 - 18 Lucky Numbers: 7 - 21 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): This month you’ll discover how power
VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): Slow down, pause and ponder the many wonders of the world that surrounds you. Take comfort in the simple things. Lucky Days: 7 - 12 Lucky Numbers: 5 - 12 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): How to best impress a newfound love interest? Get rid of excuses that hold you back from showing off your charm. Lucky Days: 7 - 9 Lucky Numbers: 14 - 46 SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22: This is a good month to dig deeper and look for new solutions to the financial difficulties that hamper your lifestyle. Lucky Days: 3 - 16 Lucky Numbers: 26 - 28 SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21): The world needs your unique style of optimism that’s fueled by your strong connection to magic. This is the month to share it. Lucky Days: 2 - 13 Lucky Numbers: 8 - 61 CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20): Want to improve the world at large?
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Bitchin’ Kitchens Dear Aunt Bingo: Please do your fellow Bingo players a good deed by passing along the suggestion that Bingo halls (some, not all) serving refreshments make a little more of an effort regarding the quality of the food they serve? I understand that menus may be limited, but that doesn’t mean that the soda cans have to be warm, the coffee must taste burnt or the hotdogs have to be shriveled and rubbery and served on buns it looks like someone sat on. Of course, the focus of Bingo is the games and not the kitchen. But isn’t the bigger picture about player comfort? That includes seating, lighting, air quality…and absolutely the food. Some friends and I recently went to a first-time Bingo experience at an Orthodox church on the other side of town. The games were pretty standard, but WOW! What a kitchen! They served many typical foods—burgers, fries, etc.—but also had an unusual lamb dish, a kind of cheese dumpling, and some other unique food items. It was so fun to discover these foods and get a chance to try them. And they were ultra-delicious! It completely changed our Bingo experience and my friends and I talked about the food the whole drive home. We have also added this Bingo to our list of regular games, completely because of that surprise menu. This church has four new customers because of their kitchen. Other Bingo halls should think about doing something with their kitchens to help bring them more players, too. Ellen T., Colorado, via email Dear Ellen: The Bingo hall kitchen is one of those great player inducements many game sponsors don’t recognize or fully utilize. Looking back, several of my alltime favorite Bingo experiences
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AUGUST 2019 were memorable because some type of meal or food item was part of that experience. (And yes, I AM a foodie!) One example was an Italian festival where there was an amazing selection of Italian dishes to choose from and enjoy along with live music and other activities—including two Bingo sessions in a community hall. A group of us went early, loaded up on meatballs and stuffed shells, and took our plates with us to eat during Bingo. My Bingo paper wound up a little saucy, but legible, and all in all it was a great, carb-loaded good time. At another Bingo that I attended on a chilly fall afternoon, the kitchen offered several crockpots brimming with homemade soups and chili. It was a glorious, tummywarming surprise and I made sure to sample every one of them. Still another hall I attended while on vacation had a special table set up with a range of homemade baked goods and preserves you could buy and enjoy during Bingo or bag up and take home with you. I bought a caramel-apple dumpling to enjoy during Bingo and a loaf of cracked wheat bread (still warm enough that it steamed the inside of the plastic bag it was in) and a jar of apple-walnut preserves to take home. Heaven! All these Bingo experiences took place 10 or more years ago but remain vivid in my mind because they were so amazing. I have plenty of others as well, all created by resourceful Bingo sponsors who had the vision to bring a little something extra to their games by way of the kitchen. Please note, I have absolutely no problem with kitchens that serve up scrumptious burgers and fries or fragrant cups of coffee with freshly made donut-shop donuts. Sometimes that’s exactly what hits the spot. But an unexpected, Bingosponsored bowl of beef stew with corn bread or heaping plate of breaded calamari is the stuff players will remember, and make a point of returning for time and time again. —Aunt Bingo Have you ever had an unforgettable Bingo-hall dining experience? Write to Aunt Bingo at one of the addresses below and share what made it so memorable! Share your views! Write to Aunt Bingo c/o the Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, WA 98070, or email her at STENGL456@aol. com. Be sure to include your name and address (you can request that your name not be published), as typically she will not include anonymous letters in her columns.
A Message From a Rescued Soldier Were you in Binh Duong, South Vietnam, in May 1969? Were you part of the crew of a 1st Cav airmobile near Lai Khe? Under fire, did you swoop in and pick up two severely injured 1st Infantry soldiers and whisk them to safety? A truck full of soldiers had rolled over a land mine, killing five of them immediately. Chances are you made so many rescues that you don’t remember. And even if you do remember picking up two seriously injured guys outside Lai Khe, things were moving so fast and furious that you didn’t catch their names. But one of them definitely remembers you. And he has a message. That soldier — his name is Rich Newcombe — thinks about you every day. Rich made it to the
hospital alive, thanks to you, where he spent eight months. Since then he’s had a good life, finishing college, working and marrying. On the 50th anniversary of the day you rescued him, he sent a letter to a number of newspapers across the country, hoping you would see it. He says, “I hope that you survived as well and have had the same happiness that you have given me to enjoy all these years.” He knows and appreciates the risks you took to go in and get him. My own father was 1st Cav back in the day, and he wore the yellow insignia on his shoulder with the diagonal black stripe and the horsehead. Knowing what he was like, I wasn’t at all surprised when I read that those who rescued Rich (and so many others during the war) were 1st Cavalry, one the Army’s most decorated combat divisions. If you were part of that airmobile crew that rescued Rich, thank you... and welcome home. out-bizarre him, and the whole shenanigans were filmed by a director (Harmony Korine) with a taste for the absurdly disturbing, this would be the result. It’s gonna get crazy.
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Wonder Park (PG) — June (voiced by Brianna Denski) and her mother (Jennifer Garner) create fanciful, detailed stories involving an amusement park run by animals. Then her mom gets sick, and June’s hustled off to camp by her dad. Rebelliousness takes her off the bus to camp and into the woods, where she’s sidetracked en route home by the living, albeit dilapidated, Wonder Park. With the help of a pair of beavers (Ken Jeong and Kenan Thompson), a porcupine (John Oliver), a boar (Mila Kunis) and a narcoleptic bear (Ken Hudson Campbell), June will need to rescue a chimp who is magically able to architect June’s imagination into reality. I thought the sad, sick mom angle was unnecessary and really at odds with the fun of an amusement park setting, but my kids blissfully glossed over that part and thought the movie was OK. The Beach Bum (R) — Epic debauchery and hedonist hullaballoo are afoot in the tale of Moondoggie (Matthew McConaughey), a writer and South Florida character whose antics are financed by a wealthy wife (Isla Fisher). If you imagine McConaughey at his wide-eyed stoner weirdo best, and then imagine he challenged a few actor friends (Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill) to attempt to
Slaughterhouse Rulez (NR) — It’s hard to beat Shaun of the Dead for a horror comedy, but director Crispian Mills (Fantastic Fear of Everything) reteams with Simon Pegg to give it his prep-school best with this tale of a boarding school employing questionable fracking practices that rile up a den of demonlike creatures which then terrorize the student body and teachers alike. Starring a clutch of English A-listers — Michael Sheen as school headmaster, the aforementioned Pegg as a teacher and even Nick Frost as a landsquatting activist — our heroes are Asa Butterfield as a bullied misfit, the hardy new kid Don (Damian Cole) and school “goddess” Clemsie (Hermione Corfield). It’s not unseating the champion, but I thought it was pretty cute, if not terrifically scary. Hale County, This Morning, This Evening (NR) — RaMell Ross directs, produces and collects moments large, small, dramatic and pedestrian in rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of about five years. It was nominated for an Academy Award and the Independent Spirit Award, plus a winner at Sundance, and it’s not hard to see why. You’re lured into the vignettes, piqued by title cards with questions and commentary, and while the documentary itself is not a linear story, we do get a slightly concentrated look at three lives — Daniel, who played high school basketball and goes off to college; Quinn, fellow ballplayer and young father; and Boosie, the mother of Quinn’s children.
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Bingo Heats Up This is the time of year when the weather and I go into the doldrums. Everything is hot and not worth doing and the only thing that cheers me up is a good game of Bingo. So Kate hauled me off to the casino where the temperature is reasonable, the food delicious, and the games just right. When we arrived, a Bingo game was due to start in twenty minutes which just gave us time to buy in and get settled for an exciting game. The first pattern was a straight Bingo, no free space so those of us who had already daubed our free spaces were in trouble. I had a Bingo right away, but it included the free space so I had to look elsewhere. I had finally cooled off and felt normal, but not Kate. She was still hot under the collar and wanted some action, right now! I could not help her so kept my eyes on the screen and my Bingo card, silently cursing my daubing of the free
AUGUST 2019 spaces. Someone at our table won, which was encouraging. The next game was the Big L, which is a favorite of mine and I was glad not to have the free spaces in the way. I was happily daubing when, next to me, a dauber suddenly exploded. Ink flew everywhere, right on me, and my cards. The game was interrupted while workers came to clean me up. I was somewhat put back together and given a new set of cards and the games went on. Right away, I could see that my new packet was lucky. I was on for the small “h” and went on to win it, but had to share with two others. The next game was the small square, which I like also, but was not terribly good at. It is the numbers around the free space and not difficult to keep track of. My neighbor of the exploding dauber grew very excited and I could see that he was on. He literally bounced up and down on his chair. I got so involved with his game that I almost missed mine. Yup, I got a Bingo and disappointed my neighbor terribly. The next game was the Big X, which I like a lot. This time it was Kate’s turn to be on and she does not do anything quietly. She stood up, chanting the number she wanted and sort of jigging up and down, waiting for the next number to be called. She waited a long time, but no one else won and she finally did, sharing with three others. It was now time for the big game of the day. We bought extra cards, getting hyped and ready for the big payout. Kate stood for the start of play, but I think that only makes you hotter and kept my seat, while the numbers began to roll out. This was a blackout, of course, with a big picture frame as an on-the-way
game. I wanted Kate to sit down and play normally, but she would not, preferring to stand. At first she was ahead at our table, although neither of us had time to assess others’ cards; then she fell behind making a fuss as she did so. It was up and down with her in this final game. When I learned she was on for the big picture frame, I began chanting her number as well—hoping double forces would bring good luck. And it did. Kate won the big picture frame and had to share with only one other winner, which made for a pretty nice prize. Then we went on for the blackout, which neither of us won. We had, however, successfully defeated another very hot day and won a little in the bargain. We drove home, feeling happy and complete.
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Lucky Predictions for August 2019 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… Spring in yr step the1st$$ 7th thru 12th… GOLDEN opportunity: 9th 13th thru 18th… Step out to step up the 14th! 19th thru 24th… RED leads the way 19th 25th thru 31st… Winnin’s good 28th! TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Smart timing the 2nd$! 7th thru 12th… Wait until the 11th 13th thru 18th… BLUE’s yr color: 17th 19th thru 24th… You know yr good 21st$$ 25th thru 31st… Multiple advantages 26th & 30th!
CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Intense, but ends well the 2nd! 7th thru 12th… Sliver of a chance (7th) 13th thru 18th… Go with da flow: 16th$ 19th thru 24th… Picks up nicely the 21st$$ 25th thru 31st… Worth yr time 25th or 30th! LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Downright lucky 1st, 4th & 5th$! 7th thru 12th… Bet w/RED 9th-10th 13th thru 18th… Wait for better times 19th thru 24th… Helluvuh victory the 24th! 25th thru 31st… Right on the $$ 28th VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Got it goin’ on the 2nd$ 7th thru 12th… Show up 2 win 11th$ 13th thru 18th… Break time 19th thru 24th… Back in da game 21st$!
LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Passionate PURPLE 4th-5th$ 7th thru 12th… Luck fills yr pockets 9th-10th! 13th thru 18th… Totally likin’ it the 14th 19th thru 24th… You’ve still got it: 23rd$ 25th thru 31st… RED has your # the 28th SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… GREEN = $$$ the 2nd 7th thru 12th… Tricky but worthwhile: 7th 13th thru 18th… Falls into place the 16th$! 19th thru 24th… Hang loose 25th thru 31st… Your name’s on it 25th-26th$ SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… You be winnin’ 1st & 5th! 7th thru 12th… RED triumphant 9th-10th$ 13th thru 18th… Multiple chances 14th$$ 19th thru 24th… Be 1st in line the 19th! 25th thru 31st… Get outta town the 28th$! CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Pockets overflow 2nd & 6th! 7th thru 12th… Concentrate the 12th$ 13th thru 18th…
Whimsy pays off 16th 19th thru 24th… Sweet! (21st) 25th thru 31st… Hang back til 29th-30th$$
AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… Dang, you’re good 4th-5th! 7th thru 12th… Chunk of $ on RED the 9th 13th thru 18th… Rake it in 14th$$ 19th thru 24th… Go for it the 19th 25th thru 31st… Best not to PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Full of surprises the 6th$ 7th thru 12th… You got this the 11th$ 13th thru 18th… Good choices 16th$! 19th thru 24th… Big one comin’ the 21st! 25th thru 31st… Something new 25th-26th$$ Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room
Political Blackmail? If you are like me and have a computer, even the old-fashioned one that you put on a desk, you have been getting a whole lot of begging letters lately. It’s nice to know there are people just like me who can’t stand to know that great leaders are losing out for lack of campaign funds. All they wanted was three dollars. Lately, however, some of the begging letters are beginning to look familiar: same message, same printing style, and the same sad message that it’s doomsday if they don’t meet their deadline by midnight tonight. The only difference is the candidate’s name. Well, I did notice they upped the ante to five dollars now and I am beginning to wonder if someone,
somewhere is using the money to play Bingo or go to the casino instead of giving it to the candidate. They are starting to blame me that a guy named Kelly is falling behind his opponent. I don’t know Mr. Kelly, but it sounded like a good old Irish name and maybe a relative of mine, so I sent the three dollars. It would be kind of fun to boast that one of my kin was elected to some public office and I helped, even though I’m not particularly interested in Arizona politics. But now Kelly is still one percent behind. The post I opened today started out “WE’RE SORRY MARK KELLY BUT BEV GARGES FAILED YOU.” I hung my head in shame. Then I realized he never got the three bucks I sent him, because it was all he needed to come out ahead. I went to a whole lot of trouble to make sure he got it by midnight. I haven’t been signing any petitions or greeting cards. I say I don’t think they serve a useful purpose, but the truth is I don’t know how to sign my name on an electronic device. Just now I received a note telling me how disappointed Mr. Trump was that he didn’t see my name on his birthday card or a check. Election day is still a few weeks away and I have decided that I have done my duty as a loyal American; from this day forth I am going to send “thoughts and prayers.” Prayers are something every candidate can use.
I hung my head in shame
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TRIVIA 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the traditional stone associated with July birthdays? 2. MUSIC: In what state was singer-songwriter Tom Petty born and raised? 3. LITERATURE: Who wrote the short story called The Sentinel, which provided a starting point for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey? 4. HISTORY: What was the only state that George McGovern won in the 1972 presidential race? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest country in South America? 6. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of pelicans known as? 7. GOVERNMENT: Who was the longest-serving U.S. House Speaker? 8. MOVIES: Who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the movie Silkwood? 9. FOOD & DRINK: What kind of food is thrown at the annual food fight festival held in Bunol, Spain? 10. BIBLE: Who were King Solomon’s parents?
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Bravo to Barb Hi Guy, Now retired and residing in Las Vegas, and being a Bingo player for 50+ years, I’m an expert on sharing Bingo winnings. Living in Buffalo my entire life, I and various friends went over the Peace Bridge to Ft. Erie, Ontario, Canada for Bingo. I drove my dear friends Shirley and Barb and a “friend” of Barb’s—Cheap Cathy. Shirley and I declined to participate in a four-way split, so Barb and her friend agreed they would split. Barb won game 3 and gave her friend $50 from the $100 she won. Here’s the best (worst) part: The so-called friend won the coverall for $1,000 but wouldn’t split it because she felt the big game should not be covered, only every other game. Barb was almost in tears and Shirley and I both let this witch have it! I wanted to leave her in Canada and let her call a cab with her winnings. Barb wouldn’t let me. We obviously drove home in silence. I never saw this awful woman again, but these other two dear women were in my life over 40 years.
I have split with friends over the years, but only if they are close in the amount to what I spent— usually $100 per session. I have often won on my own and given them their buy-in money. “Steamed,” the person who wrote to you, is absolutely right in his feelings and should ignore his terrible cousin who hopefully has the Bingo curse on her for the rest of her sad life. Buffalo Bob, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hi Bob, I keep telling readers that we’re wrapping up the topic of splitting pots at Bingo, then another great email like yours comes in and I just have to share it! It continues to astonish me what the Greed Gremlin does to some people—or the cockamamie excuses they come up with for reneging on a verbal agreement to split the pot. “The big games should not be covered, only every other game?” We must give props to Cheap Cathy for thinking on her feet and coming up with that excuse. This, compounded by being yelled at by you for being so greedy, and then riding home in your car—clearly, this woman is made of stone…or at least her heart is. Interestingly, you and Shirley must have picked up on something about this woman when you chose not to go in on the four-way split with her. I can only imagine if you had; it would have been a long, complicated endeavor for her to get her greedy butt back across the Canadian border and home to Buffalo. Kudos to your friend Barb for having a kind heart and not letting
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you leave Cheap Cathy behind. That took real class. And thumbs up to you for allowing Barb to make the final decision and be the bigger person. —Guy
Hi Guy: I am a Bingo director and recently got into a clash with one of our Bingo workers after it was brought to my attention that he had accepted a tip from a jackpot winner. Ours is a charity Bingo and receiving tips is against state regulations. He said that he had read in the Bingo Bugle that tipping was OK. Would you please clarify that this is not always the case? Thank you. FG, New York, via email Hi FG: It feels like I’m stating the obvious, but here you go: Bingo workers, please check with your gaming manager whether it is permissible to accept tips from players! That said, don’t Bingo workers— volunteer or otherwise—go through training before they begin working the games? If not, they should. If so, it seems fairly obvious that tipping policy should be included in that training. P.S.: I got a real chuckle out of the fact that your worker used the Bingo Bugle as an excuse to take a tip. Nice try! —Guy Hey guys! (And gals!) Write to: Guy’s Turn c/o The Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, WA 98070, or email Guy directly at Tonder22@ aol.com. Be sure to include your name and address (you may request that your name not be published), as typically Guy will not include anonymous letters in his columns
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To Split, or Not to Split Always split aces and eights. That is one of the golden rules for blackjack players, but not according to a friend of mine. He insists that splitting eights against a dealer up card of 9, 10, or ace is crazy because you are probably going to lose anyway, so why double your loss by splitting? Although my friend’s logic appears to make sense it is flawed. Here’s why. W h e n you split in blackjack, you must bet more. That is a fact. The strategy of pair splitting, then, only makes sense if you end up either winning more or losing less in the long run vs. standing or hitting. Losing less is often a hard concept for blackjack players to grasp. For example, you can expect to be dealt a 12 through 17 hand about 43% of the time you play blackjack. No matter what strategy you follow, the dealer will, on average, win more hands than the player will (with only one exception: a 17 vs. a dealer’s up card of 6). Thus the best a player can do in a losing situation is to use a strategy that will allow him to lose less in the long haul. This is, in fact, the situation with a pair of eights against a dealer 9, 10, or ace. If you hit the eights (or 16), you will lose on average about $52 for every $100 bet. That is quite a hefty loss, but not to be expected because you are a big underdog when you hold a 16 against a
AUGUST 2019 dealer’s strong up card of 9, 10 or ace. However when you pair split, you break up your 16, double your bet, and play two hands of 8. A computer analysis of this situation shows you will lose about $43 per $100 bet when you split 8’s. This is still a losing proposition from the player’s perspective. But, notice by splitting you’ve won just enough split hands to reduce your overall loss $9 per hundred dollars wagered. In other words, you are better off playing two hands starting with a count of 8 on each than playing one hand of 16. To be sure, sometimes when you split a pair of 8’s against say a dealer 10 you will lose both split hands. You might even hear some comments from the dealer or fellow players about why you should have stood or hit. Forget about them. Just remember that in the long run, which means after you are dealt many pairs of 8’s against that dreaded 9, 10, or ace you will wind up losing less than if you stood or hit. Follow the basic strategy and always split 8’s no matter what the dealer shows. Thankfully my friend always splits aces. You would think that every blackjack player would automatically split aces. But recently I observed a young player pass on splitting aces because “she was afraid to bet more on the hand.” I even offered to make the bet for her at no risk (if the bet lost she owed me nothing). But it was like talking to a wall. She insisted on hitting the pair of aces and drew two tens and broke. She was mumbling incoherently when she left the table, knowing full well that if she had taken my offer she would have had two hands of 21 (by the way, I was card counting and the count was positive, indicating she had a good chance of drawing tens to her aces.) It used to be standard casino policy that when you split aces you would get one and only one draw card to each split ace. Sometimes the player would draw another ace and was stuck with a hand of 12. Nowadays many casinos allow players the opportunity to re-split aces. In the above example the player could have split her third ace and played three hands. Re-
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splitting aces is a favorable player rule that adds about 0.06% in the player’s favor. It doesn’t look like much of an edge, but every bit helps so always re-split aces! Follow the golden rule and always split eights and aces no matter what the dealer up card happens to be. Splitting aces will result in significant gains for the player. Splitting 8’s for the most part is a defensive play that will cut down on your losses. But keep in mind you will lose your fair share of hands when you split 8’s, but if you were to hit or stand, you would on average be losing more money. It’s the smart play to make when you play blackjack. Henry Tamburin, Ph.D. is the author of the Ultimate Guide to Blackjack and host of smartgaming.com.
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Alligator Teeth and Lucky Charms Real friends don’t get offended when you insult them. They just smile and call you something even more offensive. —Anonymous In this column I have often written about my bingo losing streaks. They are ongoing with sporadic big wins here and there. Don’t get me wrong, those big wins are wonderful. However, the long losing streaks in between the big wins gobble up my gambling budget faster than a fly escapes a fly swatter. And since my gambling budget includes my casino visits, I sometimes have to curtail my excursions until Lady Luck decides to pay me a visit. By far, playing bingo is the cheapest way to scratch my gambling itch and still give me a chance to fatten my wallet. Playing bingo provides an exciting evening with social interactions that all of us seniors need. I’m lucky in that most of my lifelong friends also like bingo and casinos; not that we don’t indulge in other activities. Together, we have traveled the globe to exotic places; dined on fine and not so fine cuisine; cried on each other’s shoulders and laughed gleefully at some of the ridiculous antics in which we’ve participated. Therefore, because I love my friends and cherish our times together, I want to note that Sunday, August 4th is Friendship Day. This holiday was initiated by
Hallmark cards founder, Joyce Hall, in 1930. He, yes, this Joyce is a he, wanted to promote and boost greeting card sales for his company; so, he came up with greeting cards to specifically celebrate friendships. Five years later in 1935 the United States formally established Friendship Day to be held on the first Sunday in August. So here we are in 2019 with a designated day to celebrate our friends and mutually appreciate all of those we hold dear to our hearts. As for Hallmark Cards, they produce a variety of over ten million greeting cards a day and the company’s products are sold in more than one hundred countries. Also, in case you didn’t know, Winnie the Pooh was named Ambassador of Friendship in 1998 by the United Nations and is charged with representing and promoting friendships around the world. So, dear readers…Invite your best friends to enjoy a night of bingo with you. If they have never played, no problem—teach them, it’s easy to do. Before the games start, give each friend an inexpensive good luck charm to aid in winning. Dolphin, elephant, and frog charms are commonly known to summon good luck. In fact, ancient Romans believed frogs brought good luck into your home and attracted true friends, so keep that in mind when choosing your charms. Pigs are also good because as Germans say Schwein gegabt. This translates as had pig, but figuratively means good luck is at hand. Lastly, in Africa, alligator teeth are valued, as it is believed the teeth bring good luck to gamblers. The ones I found on line are priced at five dollars and upward. Maybe one of my friends will buy me one of those dudes and end my long losing streaks. Until next month, may Lady Luck blow you kisses as you dance out the door with dollars. Win big. E-mail me at homemailbox@roadrunner. com to become my email friend. And if I find a bunch of alligator teeth on sale, I might even send you one.
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Rules for The Bingo Bugle Monthly Cash Sweepstakes
Each month the Bingo Bugle of Wisconsin conducts a monthly “Sweepstakes” featuring a $100.00 prize for the winner. What follows are the rules of the contest. The Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes contest is open to everyone. It is a FREE contest. Entry forms are usually found on the next to last page of each monthly issue of the Bingo Bugle. Readers who are interested in entering the contest may cut or tear the entry from the paper, fill it out and officially enter by dropping the entry into the plastic Sweepstakes Entries” jug located at most not for profit Bingo halls. Some Bingo halls do not have an entry jug, but usually one the game volunteers will take your entry and get it to us. You may submit a copy of the entry form if none are available to you. If you prefer, your entry may be mailed to: Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes P.O. Box 371283 Milwaukee, WI 53237 If you mail in your entry, only one entry per envelope is accepted. Entry forms must be completely filled out to qualify. Entry forms
that are not completely filled out, do not qualify for the drawing. Enter as many times as you like, but please, take only one Bingo Bugle when you play. A random drawing is conducted each month from all entries received. Winners are announced each month in the Bingo Bugle. Winners must call 327-0705 prior to the 15th of the month in which their name is announced as the winner to claim their prize. Entries received after the drawing are held for the next month's contest. Your chances of winning are determined by the total number of entries received prior to the drawing. By entering the contest, you grant the Bingo Bulge the exclusive right to use your name, photo and comments for publicity purposes. Winners not making themselves available for a photo will forfiet their prize. The contest is not “progressive,” that is to say, if the winner does not claim the prize prior to the deadline, the prize is not increased. The prize is always $100.00 payable via check. Please, don't call the Bingo Bugle office to find out who the winner is, we won't tell you. And, if it is you, you will be disqualified. Thanks for reading the Bingo Bugle and for entering our monthly Sweepstakes. Maybe one day soon, you’ll be our lucky winner.
The Bingo Bugle’s
MONTHLY CASH CONTEST ENTRY Christine Yannaras was our latest Winner. She plays Bingo at:
Waukesha Elks Lodge #400 2301 Springdale Rd. Waukesha, WI (262) 717-9488 You could be a $100 Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes winner. Just check the rules above, fill out the form below, and enter the sweepstakes. Then, make sure to check the Bingo Bugle to see if your name is listed as the winner. If your name is listed, make sure to call in by the deadline.
Please complete this entry form and deposit it at your favorite Bingo Hall, or mail to: Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes P.O. Box 371283 Milwaukee, WI 53237
Name:_________________________________ Date:_______________ Telephone Number:_________________________________________ Addresss:___________________________________________________ City: _______________________State:________ Zip_____________ email:______________________ Where did you get your Bugle?___________________________
Please check your age group: _____18 to 35 _____36 to 55 _____56 & over Thanks for entering!
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