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We Have a Winner - He is Jeff Miller Jeff Enjoys Bingo at Serb Hall Jeff Miller has been an avid Bingo player for 14 years. He enjoys Bingo with his dad Eugene, his sisters Linda and Vicki and his aunt Mary Ann. In 2005 Jeff’s mom Diane passed away, so his dad needed new Bingo partners. Well, the same group has stayed together ever since. Bingo is a great way to keep the family in touch, while doing a fun activity together. A welcomed break from the electronic cellphone based life we seem to live more and more these days. Eugene, Jeff’s dad stopped by and told us a little bit about himself. He taught High School mathematics for 30 years. Everything from algebra to calculus. So you might say that for Eugene, it’s all about the numbers. It was great to see how much Eugene enjoyed the Bingo outings. We had a chance to talk to Bessie Richards who is a well known volunteer at Serb Hall Bingo. Bessie wanted to remind the Bingo Bugle readers that American Serb Hall is located at 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. They play Bingo every Tuesday with doors opening at 5:00 PM and games start at 6:30 PM. They play 2 big sessions with a total of $3,000 in prizes. Serb Hall has a Cash Raffle and acres of FREE Well Lit Parking. Bessie was happy to tell us about the food that is available there. They offer soup every week, hamburgers, hot dogs and cold sandwiches. You can’t beat their selection of home made bakery and the bar is always open.

Above: Jeff Miller (right) receives his Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes winnings from Bessie Richards (left) Bingo Manager at American Serb Hall at 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. in Milwaukee. You can play Bingo there every Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Bessie reminds us that you can always get great food and refreshments at Serb Hall and Jeff says,”Bingo is about more than winning, Bingo is about enjoying the moment with friends and family.” That’s a great thought, Jeff. Serb Hall Bingo is a great place to do just that. Join him and his family at Serb Hall. Serb Hall Bingo is well attended. That is solid proof that they do a great job at running a friendly and fun Bingo game. Getting back to our Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes Winner, we asked Jeff how is his winning streak going at Bingo. He said he hopes that his sweepstakes win might improve his luck all around. He’s won a dozen or so times over the 14 years that he’s been playing. Jeff says, “I am here to have fun with the family. I’ve even tailgated with the family at Bingo Halls. I would prepare the meals and we would eat from the back of the car. I bought a Mini Cooper especially because it worked so well for Bingo tailgating.” Jeff really understands the value

of family. American Serb Hall and nearby St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral offer other family oriented activities. Serb Hall serves their world famous Fish Fry every Friday and don’t forget Serbian Days Festival 2019, August 23-25, 2019. Open Friday the 23rd 5-11 PM, Saturday the 24th Noon-11 PM and Sunday the 25th, Noon10 PM. You can’t beat the food and fun. Let’s recap. American Serb Hall at 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. is a great place to play Bingo every Tuesday. The volunteers and players are all friendly and fun loving. If you play Bingo there, you know what we mean. See their ad on Page 2 of this paper.

Wisconsin Edition Progressive Bingo Players Can’t Get Enough A very popular attraction at local Bingo Halls is the Progressive Jackpot Bingo Game. The prize money increases week to week as the degree of difficulty to win becomes easier at the same time. For example, to start out you may have to fill a card in 48 calls or fewer to win $500.00. If you fill the card in 49 or more, you may win a $200.00 consolation prize. The following Progressive Game might pay $750.00 by filling the card in 49 calls or fewer, and so on. If the jackpot doesn’t get hit in a few weeks, the stakes can run into the thousands of dollars. If you are interested in following the jackpot amounts available in our area, just check the Bingo Bugle of Wisconsin Website. Go to www.bingobugleofwi.com and click on the Progressive Jackpots tab. The halls offering Progressive Jackpots are listed there. You can find the next day of play, the estimated jackpot and the number of calls in which you must cover the card in order to win the big jackpot. Don’t miss out on the big money games. Play the Progressive Bingo Game.

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Horoscopes for July 2019 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): July offers you a chance to display your finest dramatic talents. You feel colorful and ready to burst with summertime vibrations Lucky Days: 5 - 13 Lucky Numbers: 25 - 57 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): You’re ready to show us a deeper understanding about patience. A longtime project you’ve nurtured is ready to remake your life in a radical way. Lucky Days: 9 - 11 Lucky Numbers: 31 - 41 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Your ruling planet Mercury is rubbing shoulders with troublemaking Mars. And you’re ready to unleash some disruption. Lucky Days: 9 - 18 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 58 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): You might have to fend off several

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): You’re willing to put in the grunt work that others avoid, and so, like the tortoise and the hare, you end up winning the day with persistence and attention to detail. Lucky Days: 6 - 12 Lucky Numbers: 45 - 59 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23) The full moon on the 16th offers you an opportunity to heal an old wound that has been haunting a friendship. Accept the apology and start anew. Lucky Days: 9 - 17 Lucky Numbers: 22 - 36 SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22): You must do the things you think you cannot do! This is the aphorism for you to follow in July. Lucky Days: 3 - 6 Lucky Numbers: 22 - 58 SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21): With Jupiter, the luck planet, in your sign, the old adage of: “Ask and you shall receive” is the predominant theme of your life right now. Lucky Days: 8 - 28 Lucky Numbers: 8 - 48 CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20):

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JULY 2019

WISCONSIN EDITION an instant! —Robbed in Michigan

Stolen Treasure Dear Aunt Bingo: I still cannot believe it, but I was robbed at Bingo!! No, I am not talking about prize money or a bad call from the caller. Someone stole one of the keepsakes I take to Bingo with me every week. It is a pretty little crystal paperweight I received one Christmas from one of my granddaughters, and I have always loved it. It is nothing fancy and certainly not expensive or an antique, but simply something personal and precious to me. Now some lowlife has put their dirty hands on it and taken it from the game table where I was set up to play. Even worse… this is a Catholic Church Charity Bingo!! Who does this? Who spots a senior citizen’s Bingo keepsake and waits for the right moment to swoop in and steal it? A sicko thief scumbag, that’s who! Let me say that I did not immediately assume it was stolen. I thought maybe I’d left it in my Bingo bag, but it was not there. My friend who was at Bingo with me also remembered that I had it on the table. I checked beneath and around my seat area in case I or someone else had accidentally knocked it off the table and onto the floor. Nothing. That’s when the worse occurred to me—someone had walked up and taken it! Thank you for listening to me. And please, warn your readers not to take anything that’s important to them to Bingo. It can vanish in

Dear Robbed: I used to be fairly carefree about the things I brought to Bingo. Then I began receiving letters from readers like you who’ve had sweaters, good luck charms, daubers, and all kinds of other items snatched from them. Now, I do not take anything to Bingo that I cannot live without, and only leave my belongings if there is a friend who agrees to stay put and watch them for me. In the future, I strongly advise you do the same. In the meantime, I hope you reported your missing item to the folks who run Bingo. While they are not responsible for the “theft” (and there is very likely a policy at the Bingo hall which warns players that if they choose to bring items to Bingo, they do so at their own risk), it is possible that your paperweight could turn up. It never hurts to let someone in charge know the situation and keep an eye out for you. —Aunt Bingo Dear Aunt Bingo: It has been some time since I’ve seen a Bingo poem in your paper. Here is my contribution.

VA, Medicare and Opioid Abuse Half of veterans who are enrolled in Department of Veterans Affairs health care also are signed up with Medicare Part D. What that means is they can get their prescriptions from either the VA or Medicare through a civilian doctor... or too often from both. Until now there has been no way to tell if a veteran was collecting opioids from both sources. A recent study looked at 200 patients who died and 800 others, categorizing them as VA only, Medicare only or both. Of these, 60 patients who died and 117 control patients had received opioid prescriptions from both sources. They had a much higher chance of dying from drug overdose than those who received drugs from only the VA or Medicare. Granted, these stats are from 2012 and 2013, but it does indicate a very likely pattern — patients

Three cheers for the Bingo callers, Helping with our games. Three cheers for the Bingo callers, We don’t even know their names. Three cheers for the Bingo callers, From you the fun begins. Three cheers for the Bingo callers, Thanks for our jackpot wins. Three cheers for the Bingo callers, Bless you for all you do. Three cheers for the Bingo callers, And all the other workers, too. —Lila G., Florida. 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



How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) — Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless return in the third of the animated series. Hiccup is now grown, and together with Astrid (America Fererra) and the rest of his pals, remains in charge of the dragon/man clan that is Berk, an island paradise that is rapidly being overrun with liberated dragons. A new threat appears, but so too does the yang to Toothless’ yin — a female Light Fury. As the goofy, super-adorable black dragon explores his feelings, a plan is hatched to move the whole group to the legendary Hidden Island, a mythical place where dragons can be free. Both dragon and rider will finally have their destiny revealed, and the path is emotional — this is the rare threequel with heart and a wonderfully fulfilling story. Isn’t It Romantic (PG-13) — Rebel Wilson plays a New York City architect, Natalie, who’s got a cynical view of romance: To wit, it’s nonsense and not for gals like her. After an encounter with a subway mugger leaves her unconscious, she wakes up in an imaginary world where she’s the star of the PG-13 show — musical numbers, censored curse words and all. How does she get back to the real world,

who are able to get painkillers from two sources just might use both. Now the VA and Medicare have hooked up with a program to monitor drug prescriptions, including opioids. The VA will be able to keep an eye on drugs prescribed by health-care sources outside the VA and will know if anyone has been prescribed double the amount. What the press release doesn’t say is just how the VA plans to monitor the drug prescriptions. Will it have access to a patient’s file at a civilian doctor? Will it have access to the Medicare computer? Or the pharmacy? Between the doctor, the pharmacy and Medicare, at what point will the VA know what’s being prescribed? And if a drug is doubly prescribed for a veteran, what is the VA going to do about it? The biggest question of all: Will this require new computer software at the VA? If so, it could take some time. and with a handsome billionaire suitor (Liam Hemsworth), does she really want to? It’s refreshingly funny, and re-teams Wilson with Pitch Perfect love interest Adam Devine, who plays Natalie’s best friend Josh. Both have great comedic timing, and for all the poking fun at romantic comedies, they sure did make a cute one. Isn’t it ironic? The Upside (PG-13) — Recently paroled and on the prowl for work (or trying to look like it), Dell (Kevin Hart) interviews for a position as caregiver to quadriplegic billionaire Phil (Bryan Cranston). He gets the job, and grudgingly takes it, and the two begin an unfolding friendship under the watchful eye of Phil’s assistant Yvonne (Nicole Kidman). Through this friendship, both grow and influence the other. It’s a story that’s been told several times, most recently in 2011’s French film The Intouchables. Although Hart and Cranston — and in her own way Kidman — are big personalities who can do justice to both comedy and drama, the story lacks a certain zazzle. The messages are predictable, but I think it’s still worth a watch. Trading Paint (R) — Father and son racers face adversity and a falling out when son Cam (Toby Sebastian) leaves dad Sam (John Travolta) to drive for a rival team headed by the slick Linsky (Michael Madsen). So, dad climbs behind the wheel once more to grind out the gears on his legend. I promise you’d have a funner 90 minutes in a car crash — it would probably be more exciting, and you wouldn’t have to hear Travolta’s Southern accent.


Unofficial Mayor Brings Bingo Luck Our town is too small to have a regular, full-time mayor, so once a year we elect an honorary mayor who serves for three days during our local festival. This year my friend, Laurie, ran and was elected much to our happy surprise. The mayor has few duties. She starts the parade which officially opens the festival, she announces where the rest stops are during festival, and, best of all, she opens the ongoing Bingo game which is held on the street near the Senior Center. I get very excited for this Bingo game as the prizes are excellent and festival goes on all around us while we play. The caller uses a loud speaker and still it is sometimes difficult to hear. There is no traffic noise, of course, but people can be pretty noisy especially when they are having fun. One group of about eight


JULY 2019 children formed up near our table and began playing ring around the rosie and laughing loudly. One pretty little girl seemed to be the spokesman for the group and our caller politely asked if they could take their game elsewhere. “But this is the very best place,” the little girl protested. Everywhere else there’s a stand or a band or somethin’. Can’t we please stay here?” None of us had the heart to make them leave so we put up with their noise and laughter and added it all up to festival. I had been on for several games and now was determined to win one for the gang as they say. The mayor came into view and stood behind me as I played. I won! I decided she had been my lucky person and begged her to stay on, but she said she had other duties and couldn’t just hang out with me. “I’ll get back to you if I possibly can,” she promised. “In the meantime, I’ve got to open the strawberry booth and then the lion tamer.” The lion tamer was of course a dressed up human, but the roars were real enough. They came from a recorder and were bad enough to scare the pants off the unwary. The two guys running the machine were laughing like crazy in the background, while the people in front jumped and some ran away. Our Bingo game continued happily enough, but we were squeezed between the children playing and the lion roaring. I found it very difficult to concentrate with all the other noise and finally decided to just relax and enjoy the whole crazy mess.

Laurie kept on with her duties and did not get back to being my lucky charm, but I was on twice more and found that very exciting. It then was time to break for lunch, which was sponsored by the Senior Center, and consisted of giant lamb and cheese sandwiches with Asian salad and a cup of ice cream for dessert. The sandwiches proved amazingly good. The lamb was sliced very thin but was piled on and the cheese was my favorite, hot Swiss. I’m afraid I made a pig of myself. “This is almost too good to be real,” said Kate, munching away. “I think I’d have come to festival just for this sandwich.” “And to see Laurie do her royal duties,” I added.

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Lucky Predictions for July 2019 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… RED brings it 4th-5th 7th thru 12th… Wait until the 12th! 13th thru 18th… Multiple chances 13th, 17th-18th 19th thru 24th… All systems are GO 22nd-23rd! 25th thru 31st… Lucky days 27th & 31st$ TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Winnin’ feels good the 2nd$ 7th thru 12th… Early the 7th (that’s it) 13th thru 18th… Hard card bets 15th-16th 19th thru 24th… BLUE does you right 20th$ 25th thru 31st… Something special 29th -30th

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Winning! (2nd-3rd) 7th thru 12th… Right on target 10th-11th 13th thru 18th… Not adviseable 19th thru 24th… Flying high 20th & 25th$ 25th thru 31st… Yr time to shine 29th-30th$$ LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Advantages 4th-5th$$ 7th thru 12th… Wind hits yr sail 8th-9th! 13th thru 18th… You got this 12th-13th 19th thru 24th… Totally HOT 22nd-23rd 25th thru 31st… Do YOU & win 31st$$ VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… BLUE for da win 2nd-3rd 7th thru 12th… Lucky week indeed!$ 13th thru 18th… Hard cards R HOT 15th-16th 19th thru 24th… Nuthin’ to brag about

LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… All day the 5th to win! 7th thru 12th… Possible the 9th 13th thru 18th… All good 13th & 18th$ 19th thru 24th… Not yet…sorry 25th thru 31st… In the clear 27th-28th $$ SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Got it goin’ on the 2nd$ 7th thru 12th… Focus on desires the 10th$! 13th thru 18th… Back in, load ‘er up 15th-16th! 19th thru 24th… PURPLE pays 20th-21st$ 25th thru 31st… Worth the wait 30th SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Rewards a plenty 4th-5th 7th thru 12th… Persuasive friend 8th-9th$ 13th thru 18th… YELLOW bags it the 17th-18th 19th thru 24th… Jackpot! 23rd 25th thru 31st… YES on the 31st CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Patience ‘til the 6th 7th thru 12th… Splendid! 6th & 10th 13th thru 18th…

Do what you know 15th-16th$ 19th thru 24th… Pleasant surprises 20th-21st 25th thru 31st… On top & staying there 25th-26th! AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… Ready to roll early the 1st! 7th thru 12th… Several chances 8th-9th$ 13th thru 18th… Worth your while 12th-13th 19th thru 24th… 1st in line WINS 22nd-23rd 25th thru 31st… GREEN=$$ 27th-28th PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… You make it look easy 2nd-3rd! 7th thru 12th… BLUE bundles it 10th-11th$ 13th thru 18th… Hang in there 15th-16th 19th thru 24th… Inspiring example 20th$ 25th thru 31st… Try your luck 29th-30th! Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.


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Keep Your Fingers Crossed Everyone knows I have no superstitions. So when my computer came down with a virus that time, I refused to believe it was just because it was Friday the 13th. I wasn’t concerned when my little department store computer started coughing and hacking and all my friends were reminding me that I should never use my computer on a Friday the 13th of the month, but as I said I am not superstitious. I was planning to change my password that day anyway, so it had nothing to do with the date. I will admit that I did cross the street when I saw that ladder today while I was walking the dog. I had to. Butch is a big dog and he saw that tiny poodle coming from the other direction. I may have saved

her life. Ladders don’t bother me, unless I am expected to climb one. I wouldn’t think of using seat 13 on an airplane, or any seat, on any date. I used to fly a lot till they banned smoking. Seat 13 was almost always available for “standby.” (For some reason I didn’t give up Bingo when smoking was banned.) My aged mother once started feeding a feral cat. The black cat showed up each day to eat and eventually, felt secure enough to go inside, and then began to enjoy mom’s affections. After my mom passed away, the neighbors continued putting food out for her cat. When the weather was starting to look like winter they wanted me to take the cat. I declined, explaining that I already have two kitties tearing up the furniture, pulling down curtains, and demanding my attention whenever I sit down to rest. I know what they say about mirrors. I have one that is attached firmly to the bathroom wall. It came that way with the house and I no longer need the one that comes with cosmetic compacts. Don’t need a mirror to put on a little lipstick after doing it all these seventy years. Now, that is settled once and for all. Time to run down the road to get my power ball lottery ticket for tonight and then I am off to the casino. Two Cadillac’s will be won today. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I only need one.

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Every so often, at this time of year, I make a suggestion that you play Bingo “on the road” while on vacation. Using any search engine on the Internet makes that increasingly easy. For example, let’s pick three cities, pretend we are either going to visit there or at least overnight there, while on vacation. My three picks are: Palm Springs, California; Charleston, South Carolina and Seattle, Washington. By going to a search engine and typing in the name of the city and the word “Bingo,” you’ll be surprised at the results. For example, going to Google and typing in, “Palm Springs, Bingo,” here is what I found. One of the listings was “10 Best Bingo Halls in Palm Springs, California.” This listing not only showed where Bingo is played in the city of Palm Springs – much of it in hotels and clubs – but also “major” Bingo at nearby Indian casinos. Typing in, “Charleston, South Carolina, Bingo” yielded the following: One site had the complete listings of Bingo in the entire state. Doing the same for Seattle, Washington, showed another list of “10 Bingo Halls” in the area. Additionally, with on-line mapping as good as it is now and easy to use, you can find the distance from your motel (or

wherever you are staying) to the nearest Bingo hall. Now, one word of caution, finding a Bingo hall on the exact night you are going to be in a specific city can be tricky. But, if you are as much a lover of Bingo as I am, you might want to change your travel dates to correspond with the nights in which Bingo is played in the city you are visiting. [Editor’s Note: You can also visit Bingo Bugle online to see if the market you are visiting has game listings at www.bingobugle.com/ bingofinder.html—and remember, Bingo information online is not always up to date, so be sure to call ahead if you are making a special trip to play bingo.] Some of the best times I have had playing Bingo while on the road, have been just that…“On The Road.” Remember when we went to a hall near the New Orleans airport that played Bingo every night? It was the Lions Bingo Hall. I went there two consecutive nights. By the way, the food was incredible. And, one of my favorite Bingo halls is also “On The Road.” It’s the huge Reflections Bingo on the north side of Phoenix. For my money, it’s one of the most efficiently run, friendliest and “tastiest” Bingo halls I have ever visited. But, let’s not forget the basement hall in my old grade school in Washington, Indiana, where I first played Bingo in 1957. And, if you remember, I play there when I visit my hometown. Yes, they are still playing Bingo after all these years. So, the moral: Play Bingo everywhere you can. Keep the game going, everywhere. Next time around: Bingo in the hospital.

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Taxing Issues Hi Guy, My best friend “P” and I split video poker jackpots for years...no issues ever. Then others decided to get in on the action. (Of course, we believe we double, triple or quadruple our chances with our group investment.) I hit a jackpot for a few thousand, split three ways between “K”, “P” and me. The next year, “K” hit a nice jackpot, split four ways. Well, the following year, at tax season, “K” came back to us and asked us to pay her $25 each. She proceeded to tell us that because of hitting that jackpot and having to claim it on taxes, she would have received $100 more back from her tax refund! She didn’t seem to care at all that I had to claim it when I hit! I explained she benefited much more from the group win than that $100 and she didn’t seem to worry about it when I had to claim it, and…who does that!? Who comes back on their friends a year later asking for money like that!? We were all upset and reluctantly agreed to pay her.  So, then we came up with a “’K’ tax rule.” From that point on, we take 20% off the

top no matter what tax bracket you’re in and no coming back on anyone at any time! To this day, I get upset thinking about what nerve she had and how terrible that situation was. The right thing to do would have been to accept the situation and ask us to come up with a plan for the future.  That would have made sense to everyone involved…especially under the circumstances! As one other person wrote: “S-A-D” to put a $25 price tag on friends and relationships. On a positive note,  a few years later, I had a dream that I hit this progressive jackpot in Tahoe. The good news is that my dream came true. I was splitting again with “P” and, yes, “K”. I hit $8,500 and was able to take $1,700 off the top for taxes then split the rest with my two friends…and I was happy to be able to do it! Taxing Situation Hi Taxing, Readers may recall that I had not planned on running additional letters on the topic of splitting Bingo pots with friends, but I found yours so intriguing that I had to pass it along. Your friend “K” does have a point—a sizeable Bingo jackpot can affect your bottom line and your tax return. But your point is an equally good one, which I, and others who wrote in noted: It isn’t fair to spring a change to the original agreement on your fellow players when it suits you. This is the reason why the world is overflowing with lawyers, judges and courtrooms. There will


always be someone who decides to reinterpret an agreement so that it works in his or her favor, creating the need for a third party to insure in writing beforehand so that this can’t happen, or settle the problem after the fact. Luckily, you and your friends decided to go along with “K’s” request and chip in the extra $25. (Not how I expected your story to go!) And, of course, now you all build in the 20% tax “lien” for all prizes which, 1. Covers you for the future and, 2. Gives the actual winner a bit more of the winnings for taxes or whatever else comes up. I think the bigger surprise is that you all continue to play Bingo together. As you wrote in your email: “To this day, I still get upset thinking about what nerve she had and how terrible that situation was.” But, in that moment, you managed to rise above it, seeing that it was worth $25 for you to put the matter to rest. Way to go! Clearly, you were the adult in the room and chose to be the bigger person. That knowledge should help you put the experience behind you and not let it upset you ever again. —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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Going Over the Non-Intuitive Plays Most of the basic playing strategy is logical to players. For example, players understand why they shouldn’t hit a 16 when the dealer shows a 6 upcard, or why they should split 8s against a dealer’s 5. However, some of the basic strategy is not so intuitive: like hitting a 12 against a dealer’s 3 upcard, or splitting a pair of 8s against dealer’s 10. I will examine a few of these non-intuitive hands and provide some justification for the proper, albeit not always apparent, basic strategy. Hitting 12 against Dealer’s 3 Upcard There is a “rule” in blackjack that says you should never risk busting your hand when the dealer shows a weak upcard. That may be true for most stiff hands but it’s not the case when you are holding a 12 against a 3. When you think about it, there are only four cards that could bust your 12 — a ten, jack, queen, or king. On the other hand, five cards will get you to 17–21 (a five, six, seven, eight, or nine). Therefore, more cards will get you into the safe 17–21 zone than will break you. The other factor that works in your favor is the dealer’s 3 upcard, which is not as weak as, say, a 4, 5, or 6 upcard (she will bust less with a 3 upcard compared to the 4, 5, or 6). The bottom line is that you will lose slightly less by hitting 12 against a 3 than by standing. Splitting 8s against Dealer’s 10 Upcard If I told you that playing an 8 twice, against a dealer 10, loses less money than playing a 16 once, would you believe me? Probably not, but guess what, it’s true. When you hit 16 against a dealer


JULY 2019 10, you’ll win only 23% of the time and lose 77%, meaning you’ll win about four hands out of every 17. This is why holding a 16 against a 10 is the worst hand in blackjack. However, when your 16 is a pair of 8s, you have an out, namely splitting, because now your chances of winning when you start each hand with a single 8 against a 10 are 38%. In both cases (hitting and splitting), you are going to lose money, but it’s still cheaper to win 38 hands and lose 62 on each 8 (by splitting) than to win 23 hands and lose 77 once (by hitting). Still not convinced? Here’s the simple math to prove this point. Hit: Bet $10 on the hand. Win 23 hands for a total win of $230. Lose 77 hands for a total loss of $770. After 100 hands, your net loss is $770 minus $230, or $540. Split: Splitting 100 hands of 8s creates 200 hands, with each hand starting with an 8. If you bet $10 on each split 8, you’ll win 76 hands (38% of 200), for a total win of $760. You’ll lose 124 hands for a total loss of $1,240. Your net loss is $480. Therefore, losing $480 (by splitting) is, I’m sure you’ll agree, better than losing $540 by hitting. Doubling Down 11 against Dealer’s Ten Upcard Basic strategy says to double down on 11 against a dealer 10. However, many players chicken out and hit instead because they are afraid that the dealer might have a pat 20. Well, did you know that when the dealer has a ten upcard (and doesn’t have a blackjack), he will wind up with a 20 roughly 33% of the time? Meanwhile, a player holding an 11 and taking one card (i.e., doubling down), has roughly a 31% chance of getting a 21 (by drawing a ten) and an 8% chance of making a 20 (by drawing a nine). In other words, you are considerably more likely to make a 20 or 21 with a one-card draw than the dealer is to make a 20. Moreover, think about this: if you draw a 7, 8, 9, or 10, and the dealer has the same card in the hole, you still win! Even though doubling lowers slightly your chances of winning (because if you draw a small card, you can’t hit again to improve your total) your monetary gain is still greater by doubling because you bet twice as much. Henry Tamburin is a blackjack and video poker expert and host of smartgaming.com.

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Queens, Crowns, and Fireworks! You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a show of strength and muscle; but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. –Erma Bombec Summer is half over and when I was teaching, I used to say it’s all down hill after July 4th. By that I meant it would soon be time to go back to school. I always opened up my classroom the first week of August, as there’s so much to do before the students come tromping in on the first day of the new school year. That first day was as exciting as watching fireworks; new faces, new procedures, new textbooks, new pencils, new book bags, and renewed hope for a wonderful year for everyone involved. The sentiment that summer is waning is still with me. These days we turn off the lights and watch the exploding July 4th fireballs on TV as we’re old poops and we admit it. One of our favorites to watch is the Capitol Fourth concert held on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol building. It features bands, music, and recording artists and always ends with spectacular fireworks over D. C.’s famous monuments. Locally in a nearby city, we have

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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!




500,000 Plus, Additional prizes up to $25,000

September 9 & 10, 2019

345 Entry Fee


for each event includes: entry into a fun filled two-day bingo event, with two $50,000 coveralls and two second chance coveralls for $20,000 with three chances on the coverall, one 9-on pack, a souvenir dauber, a gift and six food vouchers plus two free room nights*

With the purchase of Sunday at the rate of $3999 + taxes and resort fees.


1-800-331-5334 or 702-367-7111 Ext. 8863

1-877-636-7111 or 702-636-7111 Ext. 5611

1-877-489-4889 or 702-456-7777 Ext. 8377

Guaranteed winners everyday, every property. Complete Rules posted in each Bingo Room. Management Reserves all rights. Don’t let the game get out of hand. For assistance call 800-522-4700. Cancellation and refund restrictions apply, contact Bingo Room for details. © 2019 BOYD GAMING CORPORATION ®




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Bingo Cruise

11th Annual Wine & Vine Sat., Aug. 24, 2019 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Proceeds to benefit the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi’s new St. Francis Convent

New Location: Clare Hall 3470 S. Illinois Avenue St. Francis, WI 53235

Same Gig NEW Digs




Get Tickets at: www.winenvineosf.com


NOVEMBER 9, 2019

$65 Presale Buy 5, Get 6th Free: $325 Non-alcoholic: $40 Presale only by NOON 8/24/19 $80 at Event. Limit 500 Tickets Sold.



Tickets include samplings of: • Wine & beers available for purchase at Woodman’s Market, Oak Creek • Food and sweets from local restaurants • Non-alcoholic offerings of coffee, teas, soda & more Take your chance on the: • Wine Pull • Paint the Town Gift Certificate Pull • 50/50 raffle Bid on: • Handmade Pie Auction • Stock the Bar themed baskets

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BINGO TOURNAMENT & GAMING CRUISE $ Woodman’s Markets Proud to partner with the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi

more than 100,000 IN CASH PLUS A FREE CRUISE!

THIRTY YEARS of experience guarantees that the Bingo Bugle knows just how to bring you the best of Bingo.

Our courteous, friendly and experienced staff members offer early bird Bingo and special games in addition to the World Championship Tournament games.

(888) 352-2464



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