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Lorraine Gregory, Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes winner had nothing but great things to say about Elks Lodge #400 in Waukesha. She has played there ever since they started Bingo. When we asked her if she won at Waukesha Elks Bingo, she said, “I really have been pretty lucky here. I even won the Progressive twice in my Bingo career. I consider myself lucky, but win or loose, I really love playing Bingo.” “I love the Elks #400 too. The food is delicious and the people who run it are just the best”. We asked Lorraine her opinion of the Bingo Bugle. She said,” I read the Bingo Bugle all the time, I never throw it away and I read the whole thing. I like all the articles especially the lady who writes about the people who complain. I think that they do a fantastic paper. I won the sweepstakes once before, but I was out of town camping and didn’t see my name in the paper. I just want to wish everybody Good Luck”. Lorraine is a wonderful lady. We talked to Jason Somers and Ben Godlewski, both Past Exalted Rulers at the Elks. Jason told us about the family atmosphere at Waukesha Elks Bingo. The fact that Ben’s whole family gets involved really contributes to the friendly environment. Ben is the Bingo Chairman. We suggest you give Waukesha Elks Bingo a try, you’ll be glad that you did.
We incorrectly listed the date of the Relay for Life sponsored by the Senior Action Council of Kenosha. This special American Cancer Society benefit will take place on June 30, 2018. Doors open at 3:30 PM and Bingo starts at 5:00PM. Senior Action Council (at Moose Lodge) 3003 30th Ave. Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Above: Lorraine Gregory (right) is the happy recipient of this month’s Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes prize. She receives her winnings from Jason Somers (left) Past Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge #400 in Waukesha, WI. They play Bingo Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Doors open at 11:00 am and the games begin at 1:00 pm. They have a lot to offer with a full service kitchen and bar, 50/50 Raffle and Progressive Bingo. Their effort pays off in a successful Bingo with full pay outs. The Elks give back to the community. They are known for their Veterans outreach and programs for school children. Give Elks Lodge #400 at 2301 Springdale Rd. Waukesha a try, You’ll be back for more. See their ad on Page 6 of this Bingo Bugle Newspaper.
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The Bingo Bugle features the Poetry Corner in each issue of the newspaper. It is possible due to the work of the contributing poets who let us see the world through their eyes. Each provides us a perspective on their view of reality and sometimes fantasy. Their poetry makes us feel good. Thanks to Sue Davis Gabbay for Winter Haiku, Patty Hardee for Weekenders, Judy Podlesney for her Limericks, Raymond Maguire (Managing Editor of Vox Poetica) for Let’s Play Ball and “Why buy Soil, Make It”, Nathan Gunter for The Woman Who Runs a Successful Restaurant. Special thanks to Charlene James-Duguid our Poetry Curator for her many poems and for helping the Bingo Bugle in ways tangible and intangible. Thanks to those who make our outlook a bit broader, our thoughts a bit bolder and help us live our lives happier with laughter and a passion for poetry. We look forward to more.
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APRIL 2018 from your shell, plan carefully for maximum impact. First impressions count! Lucky Days: 7 – 17 Lucky Numbers: 21 – 26 LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): A change of scenery doesn’t need to involve an airplane–what’s crucial is a brand new way of thinking. Lucky Days: 5 – 19 Lucky Numbers: 12 – 58
Horoscopes for April 2018 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): Do you want power for power’s sake? Or do you have a unique skill that can truly revitalize a flagging enterprise. Lucky Days: 15 – 19 Lucky Numbers: 22 – 24 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): Your gentle nature imparts a subtle but magnetic pull on the objects (and people) you desire. Charm is your most effective tool. Lucky Days: 4 – 9 Lucky Numbers: 34 -38 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Don’t fret over planning; focus on what’s in front of you and let serendipity show you the way forward. Lucky Days: 14 – 23 Lucky Numbers: 9 – 46 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): The world is ready for you to emerge
VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): Practice your keen ability to discriminate this month as you shut one door and prepare to open a new one in May. Lucky Days: 5 – 21 Lucky Numbers: 19 – 38 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): Be prepared to take off your velvet gloves this month and lay down the law. Don’t sacrifice your peace of mind for the sake of being easygoing. Lucky Days: 18 – 23 Lucky Numbers: 44 – 48
CAPRICORN (DEC 22nd-JAN 20th): Taking a time-out this month will allow you to recalibrate and get back on a better path in May. Lucky Days: 19 - 28 Lucky Numbers: 4 – 55 AQUARIUS (JAN 21st-FEB 19th): You’ve been eager for new stories to share with friends and family and April is the month you reveal some extraordinary discoveries. Lucky Days: 11 - 14 Lucky Numbers: 5 – 59 PISCES (FEB 20th-MAR 20th): Even the most tolerant of souls become antsy and start smashing the crockery. Give yourself permission to break what’s necessary and throw out what’s already broken. Lucky Days: 3 - 20 Lucky Numbers: 36 – 51
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I would be interested to know what you think about this, and if you have any teachers (and parents) who read your column who would like to weigh in. My thanks. —Name and location withheld
Elementary Bingo Ban Dear Aunt Bingo: I am an elementary school teacher (grades 4-6) and for a long time have been a big believer in applying “play” to education— meaning that I use games, challenges and competitions as part of my teaching to make learning more fun for the students. A lot of the techniques I use are things people are quite familiar with, such as spelling bees, awarding “book points” for reading, earning stickers for completing assignments, and so on. The most popular for the kids are those that include a game of some sort with an element of competition; for example, timestables challenges where students compete and are eliminated one by one until there are a handful of “winners.” A favorite type of game of mine for teaching has been Bingo, for two reasons: First, I am a Bingo player myself and enjoy playing; and second, Bingo is very adaptable to a range of educational topics. Because Bingo is based on a grid pattern, the squares that make up the grid can be filled with numbers, words, phrases, pictures, etc. Depending on the subject being taught for a particular section, I like to include a Bingo game as part of the lesson plan to help reinforce key elements of the subject and award candy, stickers, ribbons or other prizes as the students progress. Sounds innocent, right? I thought so too—until I recently received several complaints from parents about the Bingo. After years of including Bingo in my lesson plans, suddenly this year I received comments from several parents that Bingo was a form of gambling and that including it in a classroom setting was inappropriate because it encouraged gambling. I tried to explain that there was no money involved, prizes were small and that I made sure every student got a prize. But these parents still felt it was wrong. One parent even noted that it was his understanding that I played Bingo outside the classroom for cash prizes, which might be affecting my judgment on this topic. (He had me there. I do know from experience that Bingo is fun!) Following these conversations, I spoke with a few of my fellow teachers and my principal, and together we came to the conclusion that using Bingo in the classroom was neither crucial nor worth a fight. I have since dropped it from my lesson plans.
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Dear Reader: In my opinion, insisting that Bingo be removed from your classroom is silly. Your argument is a good one; there’s no money involved, no buy-in or wagering, so for me making the connection to gambling is a real stretch. Plus, how is playing a game like Bingo any different from having a spelling bee or holding a footrace in gym class? In the case of your Bingo games, you are teaching a subject while making sure every student gets a prize. In a spelling bee or a race, there is one winner and multiple losers. Which sounds harsher? It’s doubtful anyone would fault you for making the decision you did. And it is always good to have parents who are engaged in and attentive to their children’s education—even when you may not always agree with their input. Maybe you can bring Bingo back for the next school year? —Aunt Bingo 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.
* If you dye your own hair, apply a border of petroleum jelly to the outside of your face at the hair line. This will keep those drips from staining your face. Apply some to your ears as well, and the back of your neck for the same reason. * Another nominee for removing antiperspirant stains: meat tenderizer. D.L. of Michigan writes: “Moisten the armpit area and then drag it through some meat tenderizer. Work it in, let it sit for five minutes or so, then launder in the hottest possible water.” * White porcelain sinks are so beautiful in a country kitchen — but boy do those food stains just pop! No sweat, though. Just sprinkle liberally and scrub with baking soda, and then spray on a little hydrogen peroxide. Rub and rinse. * Sources say that if you are having a hard time keeping your eating in check, the key is to plan ahead. At the beginning of the week, make a list of exactly what you plan to have each day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks. Then prep that food. Less decision-making midweek means less opportunity to make poor decisions. Good luck! * Rub a magnet along the shaft of your screwdriver to magnetize it and keep screws from dropping, which can be a real pain if you’re working in a tight spot or up high on a ladder.
Easier Discharge Upgrades Veterans who want to upgrade their military discharge now have help. The Department of Veterans Affairs, working with the Department of Defense, has created a new online tool. There are any number of reasons why a veteran might end up with a less-than-honorable discharge. Events that occurred due to traumatic brain injury, assault or harassment due to sexual orientation, and mental-health conditions such post-traumatic stress disorder are on the list. For those veterans who wonder if it’s worth the bother trying to upgrade, the answer is yes. You’ll be eligible for the benefits you earned. Go online to www.vets.gov/ discharge-upgrade-instructions to the How to Apply for a Discharge Upgrade page. Based on your answers to questions, this tool will walk you through whom
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DARKEST HOUR (PG-13) — Winston Churchill is front and center in this captivating retelling of the events surrounding his appointment to prime minister and England’s entrance into full-throttle war with Germany. Focusing on the short but explosive time frame between May 1940 and his “We shall fight on the beaches” address to Parliament weeks later, we follow Churchill as he wrestles with the viability of a political solution to the growing Nazi threat, while cementing the stone will of the people in defiance of German tyranny. Gary Oldman is electrifying as Churchill, going so far beyond believable that it’s no wonder he’s Oscar-nominated for his performance, while the film is nominated for both design and makeup (among other categories). It’s really everything you want in a historical biopic — tension, excitement and dramatics that keep you on the edge of your seat. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (R) — Seven months after the rape and murder of her daughter, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) needs an outlet for her frustration with local law enforcement. She finds it in three rented billboards; together they send a message to chief of police William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson): solve the case. The grief
you need to contact, provide the forms and give tips on appealing your discharge. To begin, click on Get Started and answer all the questions. There are a number of choices under why you want to upgrade your discharge. Undiagnosed PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury are likely to be the most common reasons. At the end of the questions you’ll get an initial reply. If it says you need to fill out a DoD Form 149, just scroll down to download it. If you did apply and were approved, you’ll be issued a DD215. But you’ll want a new DD214 to reflect the changes. Check the instructions for how to get one. If you never did get a DD214, apply at the Get Started link. Even if you don’t get an upgrade, you might be able to have your record changed via a Character of Discharge review process to “honorable for VA purposes.” But be aware, it can take nearly a year. Meanwhile, you still can ask for help for service-related conditions. they cause and the grief that caused them are the fodder for some dark, disturbing and yet seriously comic undertakings. Sam Rockwell plays the lawman’s second in command, a devout understudy with an angry attitude problem. Director Martin McDonagh plucked his billboard inspiration from real life, then wrote these parts tailor-made to perfection for their inhabitants, who shine as bright as Oscar gold. COCO (PG) — Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez) is 12-yearold musician in a family that has outlawed music for generations. On Dia de los Muertos, a twist of fate delivers him to the Land of the Dead, where he must find a family member to bless his return to the land of the living. Believing he may be related to legendary singer Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), he sets out to find his musical roots before time runs out. Gael Garcia Bernal voices Hector Rivera, who offers to be Miguel’s savvy guide through the back alleys of the vibrant, colorful world if Miguel will put up his photo in the living world — even the deceased cannot live forever if there is no one to remember them. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (R) — A famous detective. That distinctive mustache. A dead body. A lushly appointed train filled with potentially guilty characters. The only mystery is why it took Kenneth Branagh so long to resurrect such unforgettable material. Yes, it’s a remake, but with the exquisite talent aboard — Branagh as Hercule Poirot, with Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer — we can live with that.
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A Birthday Fit for a Princess Kate’s birthday rolled around again and I got together with Cliff, determined to make this the best celebration ever. First we had to think about a gift. Kate does not much like clothes and detests shopping for them, so that was out. She’s not much for gadgets, doesn’t want to change her laptop and that left us nowhere. I was hit with inspiration. “Jacobs Jewelry is having a sale,” I said. “Well, she’s not much for jewelry either,” replied Cliff despondently. “But let’s go look. Maybe we can find something she won’t actually hate.” So off we trotted to see what we could find. “Not rings or bracelets or necklaces,” I said. “She claims she has too many if them now. Maybe a brooch?” We looked and looked and I finally spotted the perfect thing. “A tiara,” I said triumphantly. “A beautiful, sparkly tiara. I think she would love it.”
Tiaras were definitely not on special sale, but we found a perfect one and split the cost so it wasn’t too hard on either of us. We had the store do it up very nicely and also found a card. “I’m going to get her a bouquet of yellow roses to go with this,” said Cliff. “And I will bake her a cake,” I added. On her actual birthday the next day, we planned to go to the local casino. “We’ll have two meals and play Bingo in between,” said Cliff. “I’ll bet Rod will spring for one of them.” “We’re going to the casino for brunch,” I told Kate. “So let’s get at it. I’m hungry,” Kate was happy as we waited for our meal. “Let’s give her her gift now,” I said. She pouted a little when she saw the Jacobs box but then she opened it and saw the tiara. “Oh!” she said. “A tiara! I’ve always wanted one! Put it on me, put it on me!” I did and she looked exactly as a birthday girl should look. “It will bring me good luck. I know it will.” After brunch we moved into the Bingo Hall where Kate preened in her tiara. “We have a birthday today,” announced the caller and everybody sang to Kate. But the wins weren’t coming our way until just before intermission when Kate won a giant prize on a blackout. “Well that means I can buy the next meal,” said Kate. “Oh, no,” said Rod. “You keep your winnings. Dinner’s on me.” We were a merry group, laughing it up heartily and then I announced we had a birthday cake waiting at home. “Oh, no,” said Kate. “I can’t eat any more. Even my tiara will be too tight.”
Bingo’s World Championship By Jeffrey Charboneau Special to the Bingo Bugle Departing October 28, 2018, from New Orleans, the 30th Annual World Championship Bingo Tournament & Gaming Cruise sails the Caribbean for seven fun-filled days with stops at the tropical ports of Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel aboard the majestic Carnival Dream. And as they sail, Tournament participants have a seemingly endless array of opportunities to win thousands upon thousands of dollars in fun and exciting ways. First, of course, is the Bingo Tournament, which this year will be awarding more than $100,000 in cash—and an additional $30,000 in prizes to be given away in six special Bingo games celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Bingo Bugle’s World Championship Bingo Tournament & Gaming Cruise. There will be one prize of $10,000, three prizes of $5,000, and two prizes of $2,500. All Tournament participants automatically qualify for the 30th Anniversary $30,000 Bingo Cash Giveaway. Then, of course, there is the $5,000 in extra prize money which will be awarded to the top winner of the tournament, along with a free cruise for two on the 2019 cruise (in a balcony cabin at no extra charge!). Plus, the World Championship Bingo Tournament & Gaming Cruise has partnered with the casino to offer a tournament players-only cash drawing every night, seven total, at 10:30 p.m. Each prize will be no less than
$100 per drawing, and every tournament participant is automatically registered, no buy-in required. Winners must be present to win. If the winner is not present, the money is rolled over into the next night’s drawing. On the last night, names are drawn until a winner is called. The casino will also have a drawing for free passage on one of Carnivals 7 day Cruises for which all participants are automatically registered. Again, you must be present to win. And let’s not forget about the annual Repeaters Party—a private celebration for all players who have been on more than one World Championship Bingo Tournament & Gaming Cruise—during which five Bingo games are played with a cash prize of $100 per game. Then, of course, there are the other optional gaming tournaments that offer close to $8,000 in total prizes depending on the number of players participating: Bingo Bugle Blackjack, with prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500; Texas Hold ’em Poker with prizes of $600, $400 and $250; and Sizzling Slots with prizes of $2,000, $1,500 and $750. The Bingo Bugle takes great pride in always paying out its guaranteed prizes. When it comes to taking home the cash, there’s no cruise like the World Championship Bingo Tournament & Gaming Cruise. Come experience it for yourself by phoning the Bingo Bugle Cruise Hotline (888-352-2464) or visiting us online at bingobugle.com/cruise.
19th thru 24th… Bank on RED 22nd-23rd 25th thru 30th… Multiple wins 26th-28th$$
Give the 18th a chance 19th thru 24th… You won’t be sorry 22nd 23rd 25th thru 30th… It’s magical the 27th!
13th thru 18th… Never doubt (14th & 18th) 19th thru 24th… RED’s about winning 22nd-23rd$ 25th thru 30th… Drinks are on you the 27th!
SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Fabulous chances 3rd & 6th 7th thru 12th… Slide into winning 9th-10th! 13th thru 18th… Long shot pays off the 18th 19th thru 24th… Right on target 22nd-23rd$$ 25th thru 30th… Play yr opposite thought 27th
PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Got it goin’ on 2nd-3rd! 7th thru 12th… Best guesses pay off 7th-8th$ 13th thru 18th… Must be present 16th-17th to win! 19th thru 24th… You hit the jackpot 20th-21st! 25th thru 30th… Amazing advantages 25th & 29th$$
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Allesandra reveals your lucky days for APRIL CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Get serious 2 win 1st-2nd!$! 7th thru 12th… Happy outcomes 11th-12th! 13th thru 18th… GREEN = luck 16th-17th$$ 19th thru 24th… You’ve got it made the 21st! 25th thru 30th… All except 27th-28th is worth it
ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… When yr hot, yr hot 4th-5th$$ 7th thru 12th… Get right on it 9th-10th! 13th thru 18th… Make it a good one 14th 19th thru 24th… Looks better on RED 22nd-23rd$! 25th thru 30th… Time out
LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Journey forward & win 4th-5th! 7th thru 12th… Hold that thought… 13th thru 18th… RED attracts $$ 13th-14th 19th thru 24th… Move in 4 da win 22nd-23rd!$! 25th thru 30th… A tad luckier 26th-27th$$
TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Go for it the 6th 7th thru 12th… Think & grow rich 11th-12th$$ 13th thru 18th… Possibilities 16th-17th 19th thru 24th… Do BLUE for the win 20th-21st 25th thru 30th… Look for GREEN the 25th
VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Awesome 2nd & 6th$$ 7th thru 12th… Your best bet, 7th-8th 13th thru 18th… Money multiples 16th-17th 19th thru 24th… BLUE or near water 20th-21st$ 25th thru 30th… All up to you 29th-30th $$
GEMINI: May 21 to June 21 1st thru 6th… Not exactly in the stars 7th thru 12th… Step up & play 9th-10th! 13th thru 18th… Beg or borrow to win 18th$
LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Primed for winning 4th-5th 7th thru 12th… PURPLE rewards 95th-10th$ 13th thru 18th…
SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 toDec. 21 1st thru 6th… Your idea’s best 4th-5th 7th thru 12th… Future’s bright 9th-10th$$ 13th thru 18th… In your favor 14th-15th 19th thru 24th… Yr eye’s on the prize 22nd-23rd$! 25th thru 30th… Friends push u to a win 27th!$ CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Better than expected 1st-2nd 7th thru 12th… GREEN surprise 9th-10th 13th thru 18th… Give ‘er a try 16th-17th! 19th thru 24th… Worth the wait, the 24th$$ 25th thru 30th… Luck’s on yr side 25th, 29th-30th! AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… All comin’ your way 4th-5th! 7th thru 12th… You lucky dog the 9th!$!
Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.
The Over Popular Password Do you ever wonder why we need so many passwords? It’s easy to see why we would need them for financial matters. No one wants the world to know they are almost broke. Husbands and wives want privacy about their secret little mad money accounts. We don’t want our kids calculating in their minds how much they might inherit. Other than that, why do we need a password, for example, to sign up for a daily crossword puzzle, or to play Bingo, Solitaire or Mahjong. All my friends know I am a crossword puzzle addict, and that I may, at any moment, ask them for a word that means “out to lunch.” Everyone knows I don’t answer my phone when I am reading the daily Bible lesson, or even the daily jokes. But alas, some of these apps are trying to make me use a password. Why would I want to hide all this valu-
APRIL 2018 able stuff behind a password? I resist! Yesterday I was browsing the weather page with my usual anxiety in the days between winter and spring, when all of a sudden, up pops an alert from my IP informing me that, to protect my privacy, they had emailed me a code to reset my password. “But I don’t want to reset my password,” I shouted into the phone. “I don’t even have a password. I don’t care who knows I check the weather every day.” For more than seventy years I needed no password on my landline in order to check my messages and nothing bad ever happened because of it. Today we call it voice mail and a password is required to listen to it on our mobile phones. I don’t know the password to get to my voice mail. Maybe I never did. The first thing I learned when it comes to voice mail is, if you ignore the order to put in your password, the recording will tell you to use 1-2-3-4. Works every time. Where is the security? It would help a little, maybe, if all the Internet Techs got together and agreed on vocabulary. The word “password” is one we all learned as kids building huts or tree houses. But every once in a while we get a command to enter our “pin “ (Is that a password? Or what?) Or maybe we will get a command to enter our security code. Could that be a password? Maybe one day we will need to know a password to get into the super market, school, or church, or even the house next door. The next generation won’t mind. They already know lots of passwords by heart.
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BOB ON BINGO By Bob Whittmore
An Expert I Met at Bingo The other day I ran into the most interesting woman at a small Bingo hall. She was sitting about ten feet from me at the next table. I first noticed her because I could hear louder and louder grumblings coming from her. At the intermission I went over and identified myself. I asked if she had ever read the Bingo Bugle. “Sure,” was her answer, “I read it all the time when I am back home in Las Vegas.” She told me that she never missed my column, but she had one complaint. “You seem to like loud halls, don’t you,” she stated. I told her I didn’t necessarily like loud halls, but that I could not stand to play Bingo in a place that seemed like a “library” or a waiting room at a funeral home. “You’re wrong about that,” she retorted. “The more quiet the better for me,” she added. She then lectured me for a good five minutes on the important aspects of the game. She talked about the beginnings of the game, since its origins in Italy. I thanked her for reading my column–which had given out the same info over the years. When I mentioned this she said: “I have known everything about Bingo… even before you started doing your column.” Finally, when she seemed to slow down and tire out, I got a word in edgeways. “So, what was all the grumbling about,” I asked? “This
place is too disorganized,” was her reply. She proceeded to list a litany of things she thought was wrong about the way the evening’s games were being handled. “Irregular calling of the numbers, poor explanations of the instructions, bad sound system, lousy food and a total sense of disorganization. I am used to playing at better places. This place is ‘Mickey Mouse,’ as far as I am concerned.” “Wow,” I thought, this lady doesn’t seem to like ANYTHING about this place, yet, I am having fun. I wonder why the total difference in perceptions. Suddenly the answer came to me. She is a naturally pessimistic person. She can find flaws anywhere...and, she has over-looked why she is there. She forgot the REAL reason she was there...to have fun. You see if you are a “fun person” you can enjoy just about anything. You overlook the bad parts and make the most of the good parts. This woman was in a room full of friendly people, playing the game she loves best and was still unhappy because things weren’t “perfect,” at least as SHE saw the definition of the word “perfect.” Next time: Why I love LOUD Bingo halls.
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Man about Bingo Hi Guy, Question: What do you call the male version of a Bingo diva? I’m asking this because I have noticed that on occasion you, Aunt Bingo, and other writers for the Bingo paper will run stories about activities in casinos and Bingo halls that focus on female characters who you elude to as Bingo divas—women who you feel deserve this label because they speak up for themselves, are not self-conscious about having fun, and enjoy getting reactions from people when they do something boisterous, silly, or out of the ordinary. Interestingly, I rarely if ever see similar stories about male Bingo players, although I have seen plenty who behave the exact same way. Is there a bit of sexism going on here? A woman who is outgoing and gets a kick out of a little public attention is a diva, but a man acting the same way is just a fun guy? This hardly seems fair. Not two days ago, some friends and I were at a large Bingo and there was a man there who was constantly flagging runners down to fetch him something from the kitchen or answer some loud (and often stupid) question about the games. A few times he shouted out rhyming words and phrases after certain numbers were called (22 “skidoo,” 77 “Sunset Strip,” and “dirty 30” come to mind), and then he’d glance around to see who was looking at him. It was all very diva and, honestly, way too much. The real stumper was that everyone—players and
APRIL 2018 management—just put up with it, and many seemed downright entertained by this dope. Others, like myself and my friends, found him completely irritating. You could almost see the daggers shooting from the eyes of folks who wished he would shut up already. Clearly this male diva was desperate for attention, whether it was through being “served” by the workers or stared at by the other players. And he certainly got what he wanted. If I ever walk into another Bingo and see him there, I’m doing a 180 and getting out of there. Enough Already, California Hi Enough Already, First up: The word you are looking for is “divo,” the male form of diva. I can’t speak for my fellow writers, but I can say that I actually have written a column or two in the past about Bingo divos. But you are correct that the divas have gotten considerably more ink. In the case of this particular fellow, I’m not sure he qualifies as a divo. You didn’t say anything about him having a special seat, it doesn’t sound like he treated the workers or other players subordinately, and it doesn’t appear that he complained about the caller, the sound system, the lighting, the air quality, the kitchen menu, etc. No, I think what you have here is your typical outgoing, socially inept, good-time Charlie who hasn’t a clue about how annoying he is. Either that, or he does have a clue but just doesn’t care. Either way, I’m glad he’s yours and not mine. —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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Blackjack Q&A Here are answers to questions that I received from blackjack players. Am I allowed to hit or double down on a blackjack hand if I consider it as 11 instead of 21? Some casinos will allow you to hit or double down a blackjack and others will not. It’s best to ask before you play. However, I would not recommend to double down on a blackjack in a normal game (it’s best to take the 1.5 to 1 payoff). However, in the first blackjack tournament ever held in Atlantic City, I lost to a player who doubled down on his blackjack hand on the last hand to beat me (he won his double down). Doubling was the only way he could end up with more chips than me (doubling his blackjack was a smart tournament play). Should you hit a hard sixteen against the dealer’s 7 thru Ace, if the 16 consists of three or more cards? You should stand on a 16 consisting of three or more cards only against a dealer’s 10. What do you mean when you say, “soft 19, soft 13, etc?” Could you please explain? A soft hand in blackjack is any hand that contains an ace counted as an 11. For example, an ace-6 is a soft 17. So is ace-3-3. If you were dealt a 2-5 and drew an ace, you would have a soft 18 hand. The soft hand in blackjack is played much differently than a hard hand (a hard hand either doesn’t contain an ace, or if it contains one or more aces they are counted as 1). For example, a 10-7 is a hard hand and you should always stand, whereas an ace-6 is a soft
APRIL 2018 hand and you should never stand. Why is it wrong to double down on hard 12 if the dealer has a bust card (4, 5, or 6)? Granted you risk busting, but even if you’re not counting, the odds of busting are less then 50% so doesn’t this mean you’ll win enough on your doubles to make up for the ones you bust on? No, you will never make enough when you double down on 12 against 4, 5, or 6 to make it a better play than hitting. On average, if you stand on 12 against a 5 you will win 42% of the hands and lose 58%. If you hit, you only win 40% of the hands and lose 60% of them. If you doubled down you would never do better then winning 40% of the hands and the times you break you would lose double your bet. Trust me that you will never make enough on the winning double down hands to compensate for the amount you lose when you break. Standing on 12 against 4, 5, and 6 is the better play because you will lose less in the long run compared to hitting, and much less compared to doubling. Would you ever double down on a soft 19 or should you always stand? In a double- and six-deck game where the rules specify the dealer must hit soft 17, you should double down on a soft 19 against a dealer’s 6 upcard. (In a singledeck game, you should always double soft 19 against a 6). How often does a player receive blackjack? What percent of the hands in the game does the dealer bust? What is the name of the game where all the 10s are removed? What does it mean by “mimic the dealer?” A player can expect to receive a blackjack once in every 21.92 hands (six-deck game) The dealer will bust about 28% of the time. The name of the game where all the 10s are removed is called Spanish 21. Mimic the dealer is a playing strategy used by some players in which they mimic the dealer’s strategy, namely, they hit on 16 or less and stand on 17 and more (which is not a recommended strategy). Henry Tamburin is the editor of Blackjack Insider Newsletter (www.bjinsider.com) and host of www.smartgaming.com.
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of a series of new investments to spruce up many parts of Las Vegas. The planned upgrade will increase the clarity and brightness of the overhead light show from 4.2 million pixels to 16.4 million. The Fremont Street Experience board is contracting with Danville, Illinoisbased Watchfire Technologies on the upgrade. PALMS MARQUEE GETS A MAKEOVER The marquee for the Palms Hotel on Flamingo Road, west of the I-15, will look quite different soon. The familiar 17-year-old tropicalhued sign is being removed in favor of a fully digital message board. A 120-foot-tall crane was used to start the demolition of the old marquee. The new signage is one of the most visible parts of what is a nearly half-billion-dollar renovation of the venue. LONG-UNUSED CASINO TO FINALLY OPEN There are published reports that the Fontainebleau Hotel, which has sat unfinished and idle since 2009 will eventually open in 2020. It will be called The Drew. The building has long served as what some call “The Poster Boy” for financial hard times in Las Vegas. The Drew will be a luxury facility, featuring a casino and approximately 4,000 rooms and suites. It will also be home to the Strip’s first-ever JW Marriott.
A Winner I Am! We remind ourselves on April 1st of how we are the other 364 days of the year. – Mark Twain Elephants do fly and the bird of happiness and good luck does occasionally poop on our head with a financial windfall. I am a happy camper as I recently scratched off a winning lottery ticket for a million-dollar win. Woo hoo! I am so used to complaining about my bad luck losing ways that it’s hard to absorb how my big win will change my lifestyle. I was sitting on our couch having morning coffee and scratching away as usual when I matched one of the winning numbers at the top of the card. Casually I scratched off the prize amount expecting a dollar or two. Yowzah! What to my startled eyes should appear, but the words ONE MILLION. Robert was beside himself when he found out because after years of not winning a thing, I was finally going to get even, and a whole lot more. It’s too bad we’re no longer married as our divorce was final in December and he will not get a share of my loot. All I have to say is TBFR as in too bad for Robert, hee hee hee. I was in Vegas last month and attended bingo at several places including Palace Station. All the
Stations have great payouts on their games and their cash ball jackpots increase weekly; $25,000 at the one I attended. Wish I could say I claimed it, but alas that was before this loser girl became a lucky lottery winner girl. The Station Casino group began in 1976 with a property called The Casino. After Bingo was added, its name was changed to Bingo Palace. Several expansions later and one more renaming and it became the current Palace Station that I love to visit. The entire Station group has at least ten major gaming and entertainment establishments and ten smaller casinos with over 20,300 slot machines, 350 table games, and 4,750 hotel rooms. And speaking of gaming tables, while in Vegas I rekindled my love affair with Pai Gai Poker. I played this live poker card game years ago, but had forgotten how much fun it is. The player is dealt seven cards and has to arrange them in a five card highest hand plus a two card lower hand. Then, it’s the player against the dealer. Lots of fun and my money lasted longer than it did at the video poker machines. All right. Time to set the record straight by writing, Poisson d’Avril! That’s how the French say April Fool and signify you’ve been pranked. Did you really believe I could ever divorce my honey of over forty years? Not in a million years; not to mention my winning a million dollars on a lottery ticket? I continue to wish for a win like that. Until next month, may Lady Luck blow you kisses as you dance out the door with dollars. Win big. And by the way, any time you’re in New York on April 1st, don’t plan on attending the April Fool’s Day parade. Press releases have been issued every year since 1986 for this non-existent parade. Contact me if you’re so inclined at email@example.com.
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