September 2019 Bingo Bugle Wisconsin

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She was born on a farm in Iowa, the youngest of 8 children, attended parochial school. She has been a member of St. Joseph’s Parish for over 50 years and worked the Bingo Snack Bar with her late husband Jerry and her good friend Shirley Stadler. Now, Sylvia Luther is our most recent Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes Winner and the greatest advocate for St. Joseph Parish Bingo. She says, ”It is the most wonderful, friendliest place in the world to play Bingo. The workers who volunteer here are friendly and helpful to the players.” Well, as far as what we’ve seen, Sylvia is 100% correct. We talked to Karen Streit who is the Bingo Coordinator and Supervisor for St. Joseph Parish Bingo S. 89 W22650 Milwaukee Ave. Big Bend. Karen has been involved with Parish Bingo for about 4 years, she said, “It is a pleasure getting to know our Bingo Players, some are members of our parish, some are members of the community and some come from far away, but they have one thing in common. They are all loyal Bingo Players. Bingo is as important as any other donation to the church. Bingo also contributes to the quality of life of the community. We want everyone who comes here to know that St. Joseph’s is a fun and welcoming Bingo.” We had a lot of fun when we visited St. Joseph Parish Bingo, Sylvia introduced us to some of her friends. We met her friend Bob Bartels who told us

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Above: Sweepstakes winner Sylvia Luther (Left) receives her winnings from Karen Streit (Right) Bingo Coordinator and Supervisor for St. Joseph Parish Bingo/Big Bend at S. 89 W22650 Milwaukee Ave. Big Bend WI. They are located just 1/2 mile East of Hwy 164 on Janesville Rd. By all accounts St. Joe’s Bingo is a great, friendly, fun place to play Bingo. See their ad on Page 2 of this Bingo Bugle newspaper and join Sylvia and her friends for some great Bingo Friday Fun. stories about his time vol- picked and I should call, unteering and the Sheeps- well I did and now I will head card games he played have a little extra money with the “other guys” and when I attend a wedding they would go out for an next month in Missouri.” early breakfast. One of his When we asked Sylvia if favorite things about Bin- she had a favorite part of go is, “It is nice when you the Bingo Bugle, she said, know everybody”. “I pretty well read all of the Our winner Sylvia told Bingo Bugle”. Everyone we us that she’s been play- talked to agreed and said ing the sweepstakes for that Bingo Players should years and was listed as the all read the Bingo Bugle winner in the paper once and enter the Sweepstakes many years ago, but she because you can’t win if was out of town and didn’t you don’t enter. see her name in the paper So there you have it, St. so she never got to collect Joseph Parish Bingo is the prize until now. “Karen a great place to play. See told me my name was their ad on Page 2.

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SEPTEMBER 2019 how thoughts and moods are interrelated. Try channeling your ideas into poetic or inspirational writing. Lucky Days: 3 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 11 LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): If you find yourself pushing into dangerous terrain regarding your financial budget, pause and enlist someone to help reign in your impulses. Lucky Days: 6 - 9 Lucky Numbers: 15 - 39

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VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): The cosmos is preparing you for a brand new world view come the fall. When that epiphany lands, be ready to engage. Lucky Days: 16 - 19 Lucky Numbers: 44 - 58

ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): There’s a need to focus on your health this month. Find a way to let your creative nature shore up your vitality. Lucky Days: 3 - 12 Lucky Numbers: 34 - 57

LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): If you keep bending to accommodate other people’s foibles you’ll feel drained this month. Don’t do it. Lucky Days: 2 - 28 Lucky Numbers: 4 - 44

TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): You’re seeking inspirational peers now, folks that understand your deep need for beauty—bland folks should not apply. Lucky Days: 12 - 30 Lucky Numbers: 14 - 52

SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22): It’s critical that you make way for the healing and transformative parts of your nature, exercise those gifts in all of your activities this month. Lucky Days: 16 - 27 Lucky Numbers: 3 - 23

GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): If necessary, hire a professional that knows how to quickly tidy up and remove clutter from your environment, it’s time to liquidate. Lucky Days: 18 - 21 Lucky Numbers: 3 - 8

SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21): Make an effort to be crystal clear with associates and partners, the cosmic weather in September has everyone grappling with disinformation. Lucky Days: 4 - 9 Lucky Numbers: 3 - 56

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What is it about the shadow side of life that holds so much power and mystique? You’re a good candidate to answer that question in September. Lucky Days: 4 - 9 Lucky Numbers: 22 - 59

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AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19): How to best reimagine what your future will be? Consider the words of Seneca: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Lucky Days: 8 - 19 Lucky Numbers: 36 - 52

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Bingo Binge Before Retirement? Dear Aunt Bingo: I have a book of Bingo gift certificates from a big local Bingo center I have gone to for many years. Recently my husband and I retired, and we are moving away soon to make our vacation home our permanent home. I took my book of certificates to the Bingo and asked to cash them in because I would not have a chance to use them all before we left. The people in charge said the certificates were not refundable, even though they have a cash value printed right on them. Do you think this is right? Any suggestions on what I should do about this? Tina G., Connecticut Dear Tina: Most retailers who offer gift cards and gift certificates have a list of exclusions that go along with them, and right at the top of the list is that the cards/certificates cannot be redeemed for cash, but may only be used for the purchase of goods and services. (I am actually quite surprised this isn’t printed somewhere in your certificated book!) While you can’t get cash back on them, you might consider spreading a little cheer by gifting them to a family member or friend, selling them at a discount to another player, or perhaps donating them to a charity (and possibly getting a tax deduction for your gift). Then again, there’s always the option of gathering together a few friends and binge-Bingoing your way through them before you leave town. What a fun way to begin retirement! —Aunt Bingo Dear Aunt Bingo: I’m curious if there are regulations that determine the


SEPTEMBER 2019 age limit of people who play Bingo. Specifically, I am talking about children in Bingo halls. I think kids should not be allowed at Bingo for two reasons. Foremost, I believe it is not good for them to be around gambling at such a young age. And Bingo is gambling! We all know that there is a definite physical/mental reaction when a player gets close to winning or wins. If kids are exposed to this same physical experience, might it not lead to potential addiction down the road? The second reason is a little more selfish: I find it hard to concentrate on my Bingo when there are young children sitting near me making noise and being bothersome. If a parent has not learned to control their kids, the last thing they should do is take them to a public place like a Bingo hall and expect those kids to sit still for hours on end while mom/dad plays. Kids want to be kids and sitting still in a chair for a long time is not what kids want to do! I think there should be a national law banning anyone below the age of 18 or even 21 from attending Bingo halls, casinos, racetracks and anywhere else gambling takes place. Concerned Adult, Arizona Dear Concerned: We receive letters on this topic regularly, and yours hits on the two key issues that come up most: Should children be permitted in Bingo halls to play Bingo, and should kids be allowed in Bingo halls because children tend to be fussy and noisy. As a kid who grew up playing Bingo, I found it a fun pastime that I continue to enjoy as an adult. As such, I have no problem with young people being allowed in Bingo halls to play. That said, I understand that many people do not agree with this, and that some states have regulations that ban young people of various ages from Bingo halls. I respect lawmakers’ desire to have such regulations and abide by whatever the law states. Kids who are not playing Bingo and who are well behaved are certainly welcome at my Bingo table. But the minute they start acting up they need to go. —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.

Honor Flights Needs Our Help The number of World War II veterans topped 16 million during the war. Now there are fewer than half a million still alive, all in their 80s and 90s. We’re losing over 300 WWII veterans each day. Most of them have never seen the memorial in Washington, D.C., that was built in their honor. Honor Flights Network, a nonprofit, works to change that. Since 2010, it has escorted 222,133 veterans to see the memorial, at no cost to the veteran. Last year HFN took 21,000 veterans to Washington. The one-day trips leave from a “hub” in most states and fly to Washington, where they visit the memorial dedicated to them, as well as the Vietnam and Korean memorials. These trips are scheduled multiple times a year. But it takes money and volunteers (guardian escorts) to pull it off, and there are over 38,000 veterans on a wait list.



Shazam (PG-13) — A die-hard foster kid (Asher Angel) who doesn’t rely on anyone is a searching for his mom, but what he gets is the full force of a wizard’s last-ditch effort to find a hero. After being roped into saying the wizard’s name, Billy Batson’s body transforms from a 14-year-old street rat to a strapping (and zapping) grown man powerhouse named Shazam, played infectiously on point by Zachari Levi. He enlists his foster brother to hilariously test the limit of his powers, and it’s all fun and games until a bad guy (Mark Strong) shows up with a problem only Shazam can solve. This is a superhero story that we desperately needed, about choosing your destiny even when it’s hard, and how opening your heart and letting yourself care for others makes you infinitely stronger for it. Breakthrough (PG) — Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) headlines as the believer of all believers in Breakthrough, about a mother’s resolute faith in the potential for her son to recover from a nearfatal slip into the icy waters of a Missouri lake. It’s a faithbased film, taken from the story of Joyce Smith (Metz) and her

We’re running out of time to get all the vets to Washington who want to go. There are programs to help more veterans get there. The Solo program is for those who have friends and family who can fund the air trip and hotel for one to three days. The Lone Eagle program is for veterans who are not near an airport hub. Once in Washington, the veteran and his escort will join the main group for all their activities. In addition, Honor Flights has expanded to include Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. If you can send money, please do. The address is Honor Flight, Inc., 175 South Tuttle Road, Springfield, OH 45505, or donate at (Don’t miss the video on the website). If you want information or can serve as an escort, call Honor Flight at 937-521-2400, or Jane Julian at 614-558-6220. If you have any medical experience, that’s a bonus, but there are many roles you can fill. adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz). There are miracles stacked on top of predictable miracles and, no spoiler alert needed, the kid makes it. Even so, the cast was good, from Metz and Josh Lucas as John’s parents to Topher Grace as the town’s new pastor. Mike Colter plays a first responder also subject to divine intervention. Teen Spirit (PG-13) — In an underrated bubble-gum fest, Elle Fanning stars (and sings!) as Violet, a British teen with a heck of a voice who auditions for a singing competition show. Her Polish immigrant single mother and working-class background appear to put her at a disadvantage, but some grounding assistance from an aging opera singer and her own sheer talent help this underdog rise through the ranks of the competition. You’ll root for her to outlast the mean girls and to outsmart the music-business leeches. You’ll sing along to the popular music. But you won’t be surprised at how cute it is. Little Woods (R) — A badlands town near the Canadian border holds two sisters captive — Ollie (Tessa Thompson), who is on her last week of probation following a drug trafficking bust, and Deb (Lily James), down on her luck and knocked up with a pregnancy she can ill afford to see through. Add to the list of woes their mother’s death and a house that’s on the verge of foreclosure. Ollie — always the responsible one — must decide whether to tempt fate by reentering the pill trade. It’s a strong directorial debut by Nia Dacosta, who touches on issues of health care and rural opportunity in this women-centric drama.


Road Trip? Let’s Go! Kate and I took off for a short driving trip to Montana. We had no particular destination in mind— just driving, enjoying the scenery and life. But, of course, one of the first things we came across was a casino—one that we had never been to, so we had to stop and see what it had to offer. A Bingo game was just starting in the front corner of the building and it featured doubles. We had no idea what that meant, but quickly did buy-ins and sat down to play. It turned out doubles meant that any game called meant you had to get double the win to win. The first was a straight Bingo, which meant you had to have two, which made the game last longer and turned out to be more fun in the long run. Kate was on for the very first game and that was exciting, but she didn’t win. We played two games and then another double came up. This time it was four in a


SEPTEMBER 2019 corner and took a long time before someone won. Kate struck up a conversation with the players nearest us and learned they, too, were just out driving for the day, had seen the casino and stopped to play. They were from Idaho, their names were Lorna and Jack and they loved casinos as much as we did. They had a code message between them. It was “let’s go” and it applied to all things they did, like meals out, road trips and big purchases. They turned out to be so much fun, we knew we had made new friends. At intermission Kate treated us all to a drink—coffee for them, tea for me. I have gone off coffee. I figure I’ve drunk my share in my lifetime and it now tastes pretty vile, but others enjoy it so what the heck. Into the second half, we had more doubles coming up—a diagonal was first and I was on for it. Then Jack was also on and our competition was more fun than the whole game. I chanted the number I needed—then so did he and when someone else won we laughed and laughed together. So our great good time went for the rest of the day. How lucky, I thought, that we had run across this lovely, compatible couple. They would surely come to visit us and we them and be friends forever. Then came the last game of the day. It was a double bingo plus one line and all that constituted a blackout. There was no on-the-way game, so we settled in for a rather long session. Suddenly Jack got hiccups. There was nothing apparent that set them off. They just started and appeared to be going on indefinitely. We tried all the recommended cures— holding breath, drinking from the

wrong side of the glass, a quick scare—nothing worked. “Switch cards with me,” I demanded suddenly. “Don’t argue—just switch.” I didn’t really know what I was doing, but something drastic had to happen and right now. Jack handed me his cards reluctantly. “I don’t know what this is all about,” he said, handing me his card, but his hiccups had stopped and that was what I was counting on. The next number was his. We saw it in the screen and then held our breath to see how many other winners there were. And there were no others! Jack had won alone. We hugged each other and carefully handed the card to the attendant to check. “And all without the hiccups,” I said happily.

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Lucky Predictions for September 2019 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… Opportunities peak 5th-6th $ 7th thru 12th… Pot ‘o GOLD 10th-11th 13th thru 18th… Be daring & win 15th-16th $!$ 19th thru 24th… Choice is yours 19th or 24th 25th thru 30th… Few more chances the 25th TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Wait, it gets better 7th thru 12th… You’re on a roll 7th & 12th$$ 13th thru 18th… Try your luck 17th-18th! 19th thru 24th… BLUE bags it 20th-21st 25th thru 30th… Best in show 26th

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Abundantly yours 3rd-4th$$ 7th thru 12th… More in store the 12th! 13th thru 18th… All good 17th-18th 19th thru 24th… Happy hunches 22nd-23rd$$ 25th thru 30th… Ventured/gained the 30th LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Good timing 1st & 6th$$ 7th thru 12th… Not just now 13th thru 18th… Got it goin’ on 15th-16th! 19th thru 24th… WowWowWow 24th (&25th) 25th thru 30th… Friend’s idea 29th$ VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Grand rewards the 3rd$ 7th thru 12th… Wisest choices 7th-8th 13th thru 18th… You’re unstoppable 17th-18th! 19th thru 24th… BLUE luck 22nd-23rd

LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Surprise them all 5th-6th$$ 7th thru 12th… Very exciting 10th-11th! 13th thru 18th… Nada 19th thru 24th… Right up yr alley 19th & 24th 25th thru 30th… Do-able big time 28th-29th$ SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Work it good the 3rd$! 7th thru 12th… Take it all home 7th & 12th 13th thru 18th… Not likely 19th thru 24th… Enlightened picks 22nd-23rd$! 25th thru 30th… Keep it up the 30th SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Early start <to win> 1st 7th thru 12th… Persevere 9th-10th$$ 13th thru 18th… Astonishing on RED 15th-16th! 19th thru 24th… All eyes on you 24th-25th$$ 25th thru 30th… Extraordinary 28th-29th CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… $$ loves you the 3rd 7th thru 12th… Hard cards are hot 7th-8th$ 13th thru 18th…

Holy moulah 17th-18th! 19th thru 24th… Nope 25th thru 30th… Worth trying’ 26th & 30th

AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… Find ways to play 5th-6th$ 7th thru 12th… Magic awaits! 9th-10th 13th thru 18th… Luck be a lady 15th-16th$$ 19th thru 24th… To fold or not to…(fold) 25th thru 30th… You call it 28th-29th PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Jammin’ PURPLE 3rd-4th$ 7th thru 12th… Plan to win the 12th! 13th thru 18th… Gratifying 17th-18th$$ 19th thru 24th… Patience pays 22nd-23rd! 25th thru 30th… Seriously good 30th$$ Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room



Venting Before Bingo It’s time for the children to be thinking of the start of school and I assure you teachers are thinking of it, too. It should be a happy and exciting time for anyone connected with school. When I entered the teaching profession in 1953, we didn’t worry about how to prepare the children for a school shooting. How do we teach them the value of honesty, obedience and respect for their parents and their elders? Many teachers today are attending a conference looking for the answers to these very questions. I’d gladly give up a Bingo game or two, to attend one of them. I would bring up the matter of the Ten Commandments. They made sense for the times of Moses, for our times and for all the times in between. They made so much sense that many civilizations including our own based their laws on the Ten Commandments.

So why, I wonder, do we put a person in prison for stealing, and fire a teacher who teaches, “Thou shalt not steal?” Why do we execute people for murder yet forbid our schools and courtrooms from posting “Thou shalt not kill”? Why do we cringe at the foul language coming from the mouths of children as they exit the school bus? Would a teacher dare to discuss the commandment that deals with such things. It surely is possible to teach the principles without promoting his or her personal religious beliefs. Ah yes, the conveying of moral ideals is the duty and privilege of parents, but that parental guidance should be reinforced in the classroom where the child spends the larger part of his or her day with a teacher that has been trained to teach. About once a year I like to get on my soapbox. So far my publisher lets me get away with it, but my space is limited. I feel better now for these moments of venting. I am off to Bingo now and I will be kind to all I meet. If they give me more papers than I paid for I will do the right thing. I won’t say any naughty words or attack the caller if I don’t win. And if some woman’s car won’t start when it’s time to leave, I’ll stick around and make sure she is safe waiting for help. On the way home I’ll say a little prayer in appreciation for all those good teachers in grade school who taught me the essence of the Ten Commandments and never tried to sign me up in their church.

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BOB ON BINGO By Bob Whittmore Volunteer, and Play to Save Bingo Some months ago, one of the smaller, independent Bingo halls in Las Vegas nearly dropped Bingo. Originally, there were only three sessions a night at the hall. This was the casino where I got the “Bingo Bug” the first time I lived in Las Vegas. Originally, the venue had only three sessions a night. It had no other choice. It shared an area with the casino’s Sports & Race Book and had to play “musical chairs” with that activity. Then, in 2002 an addition was made to the casino and a fullsized Bingo room was added. Soon, Bingo was being called from morning until night. Now, at last check, the hall has reduced its Bingo games to only four a day: 11am, 1pm, 7pm and 9pm. On weekends, though, two more sessions are added. The closing of Bingo halls and the cutbacks on games each day is symptomatic of what is happening to Bingo in some areas. Even in the United Kingdom, where Bingo (since the Second World War) has become an important part of life for many, some halls have closed. One example is the venerable Mecca Bingo Hall in London. Before its recent closing, it was a place of good times, heckling and a lot of kibitzing between players.

Like many Bingo venues in England, the Mecca was once a movie theater. In the 1950s when television started motivating people to stay home and NOT go to the cinema, thousands of theaters closed their doors. Many were converted to Bingo houses. Here in the States, a huge and very popular Bingo venue in Lafayette, Louisiana, closed in the past year. The hall was called Metro Bingo. For a long time, it was a staple just off Interstate 49 in that city. When the hall closed just before Christmas of last year, there were rumors that it would be replaced…eventually. The new venue for the game we all love best is opening this year in Lafayette. Johnston Street Bingo is scheduled to open in the former Crystal Cottage building. The new owners are planning major renovations to the old facility. So, Bingo IS alive and well in most places, but in some, even in Las Vegas, we are seeing cutbacks. In Lafayette, Louisiana, it was “saved, in the nick of time.” There is a temptation to say: “Well, that’s the way it goes. You win some, you lose some.” But, if you really love Bingo, you can’t share in that attitude. It is the customers (and in most states the volunteers) who keep Bingo alive. And, the customers and the volunteers are US. Let me hear from you at: Next time: Let’s check out the mailbag.

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SEPTEMBER 2019 left playing because everybody else will quit. Then where will the Bingo games be? RL, Minnesota

Hack Attack or Just Lucky? Hi Guy, I do not want to sound like one of “those people” who sees conspiracies everywhere, but I can’t help getting a suspicious, uncomfortable feeling at Bingo when certain “select people” who are much too friendly with the gaming staff walk away again and again with the biggest prizes of the night. You will probably say that favoritism isn’t possible and that everything is computerized nowadays so nothing unfair is going on, but I have read plenty of stories about how easy it is for “hackers” and others who are good with computers to change how these machines operate. Would it really be so difficult for someone to “rig” the machine to favor certain numbers, and therefore select people, resulting in wins not being even and fair? It just seems a little too coincidental for the winners to be the same folks again and again. If it keeps up, Bingo will only have this handful of “friendly favorites”

Hi RL, Let me begin by saying that part of your concern is valid—hackers absolutely have made their presence felt in Bingo halls. During a Bingo session in a hall in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada earlier this year, ball monitors suddenly began broadcasting an X-rated video. Scandalous! The incident was ultimately blamed on a prankster who hacked into new technology that had recently been installed at the Bingo hall. The culprit was never caught. It’s important to note, however, that this episode had nothing to do with the Bingo console’s operation—the hacker simply found a way to bypass the console’s connection to the wall-mounted monitors and send a video signal to the monitors directly. As for the Bingo console’s operation, no matter how digital it becomes, the balls in the windowed chamber remain actual, not virtual, and are still tumbled by a steady blast of air, extracted through a chute and removed by hand. A camera at the mouth of the chute shows the ball on the monitor as it comes up from the chamber. It’s pretty tough to imagine espionage that could thwart such a system, or anyone willing to take a stab at it—especially considering that the goal is nabbing $100 bucks from 100 eyewitnesses in a Bingo hall.


As far as a Bingo operation assisting “friendly favorites,” you will need to explain to me how they know what numbers are on the favorites’ cards and how they get the winning balls to come up the chute. Magic wind? Magnets? Invisible wires? That’s pretty tricky stuff. —Guy Hi Guy, I rely on the Bingo monitors when I play Bingo because I sometimes have trouble discerning the numbers when they are called over the loudspeaker. The volume is loud enough, but the electrical version of the caller’s voice sometimes gets garbled when I listen. The reason I’m writing is that sometimes I’ll get to Bingo and the seats I need near the monitors are already taken. My eyesight isn’t the best, so the distance from the monitors where I have to sit is very important. What would you suggest I do in order to get the seat I need? Paul M., Nevada

to the monitors. In that case, I suggest that you might get yourself a doctor’s note explaining that you require special seating for medical reasons. The note should help, but it should not be used as a weapon to push people around and get your way. If you share it with a Bingo worker or the manager, it will get them on your side and hopefully encourage them to help you find the seating arrangements you require. —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 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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The Blackjack Life: Part One Nathaniel Tilton was a regular guy with a regular job when he read the book Bringing Down the House. Tilton was in awe of the idea that a group of MIT students was able to beat Vegas for millions. He decided that he wanted to do what the players in that book did. This decision changed his life as he dove headfirst into the life of an elite professional card counter, playing for high stakes on weekends in casinos in Connecticut, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas, while he worked a “regular” 9-5 job during the week. He chronicled his five-year journey into the world of card counting in his book The Blackjack Life. Here are excerpts from an interview I conducted with Nathaniel. When did you first make the decision to be a card counter? In November 2005, I attended a card-counting seminar that was taught by Semyon Dukach, a former MIT blackjack team member. Afterwards, a few students agreed to get together to practice the techniques. Initially, we all struggled and most of the students didn’t return for the second practice session. However, I kept trying and eventually my skills improved. It was at that point that I fell in love with the game and wanted to become elite with the craft. How did you learn blackjack strategies and how long did it take? I dedicated my free time over 3-4 months to master the individual skills, and it took a few more months to feel comfortable putting them all together. For example, I spent a whole week memorizing the basic playing strategy using


SEPTEMBER 2019 flash cards. Eventually, I was able to write down the correct basic strategy decision for 80 random hands, without error, within two minutes. I practiced keeping the running count with a deck of cards daily. Even driving to work, I’d look at the license plate of the car in front of me and keep the count (A36 873 was plus 2, in the Hi-Lo system). I even memorized 100-plus index plays, which are deviations to the basic strategy based on the count. The world became my blackjack table because I was determined to become an expert at the game. How and when did you first meet your playing partner D. A.? At Semyon’s seminar. There were about eight students, but he and I connected right away. After others stopped coming to practice, it was just the two of us. We spent hours talking about blackjack, sports, investing, and life. Were you nervous the first time you and D. A. played blackjack as a card counting team? No, excited. We had worked very hard at perfecting our skills, and we knew that we were prepared. Back then, we were red-chippers ($5 minimum), playing full tables, and the action moved slower than we expected. It was actually a little anticlimactic. You were working a regular job during the week and playing blackjack professionally on the weekends without anyone knowing it. How did you manage to keep your clandestine avocation a secret? My friends were all married with children and I was a bachelor, so my weekends were free. I told some close friends about my blackjack avocation, but I always worried about others thinking that I was just talking a big game. Therefore, I just decided to keep that part of my life to myself. What was the reason you formed a two-man team rather than playing solo? It happened organically, really. It was not my intent to attend Semyon’s seminar to find a teammate and turn pro. However, with a partner, we pushed each other to get better, and I don’t think I would’ve gotten to where I did if I played solo. We also found creative ways to attack the game as a team, rather than individually. Besides, you need someone to high-five after a big win! Can you briefly describe a few of the playing techniques that you and your partner used when you played?

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One technique we used was to strategically position ourselves behind two tables and simultaneously keep the count at both tables as spectators. When the count became favorable, we would enter the game with big bets or signal our partner, who would enter the game with big bets (known as call-ins and wonging). We also signaled at the table while playing and used balanced betting (i.e., wagering different amounts, but having the correct combined wager based on our advantage on the hand). Shifting in and out of these and other strategies that we perfected, we were able to stay under the casino radar so we could get on top. Our goal was to not only master the science of the game but also to master the art of the game.


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What's News in Nevada . . . LONG CONTRACTS GET SHORTER After Celine Dion’s highly successful “residency” at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (a run that became the Number One show on the continent) it would appear that future “residency” plans for other artists are not as ambitious. Dion’s long run earned half-a-million dollars a year. It saw performances from 2011 to 2019. Several stars have indicated that they would like to stage a “long” run in Las Vegas, but not as long as Dion did at Caesars. They have a different idea of “residency.” SPEAKING OF ‘RESIDENCY’ Memories are still alive of the days when Elvis Presley “invaded” Las Vegas and stayed for a while. According to published reports, Elvis–complete with traveling backup band, two vocal groups and a full orchestra–made his Vegas debut at the former International Hotel (now the Westgate) fifty years ago this summer. He stayed for a month. Now, the highlights of those performances will soon be released on a multi-CD set. Eleven of the Elvis shows are contained in their entirety. A 52-page booklet is included. ‘LA CAVE’ EXPANSION COMPLETED Its official name is the La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at the

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Grandparents Day Grandchildren are the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS. -Anonymous It’s hard to believe that Robert and I are grandparents. And since time flies, it’s also hard to believe that our two lovelies are in their 20s. The younger is a fiery redhead most of the time with intermittent do overs of purple, pink, or green hair. Her older sister is a leggy brunette who had no interest in learning to drive until we prodded her into it around age twenty. They both have tattoos of which we are not fans, but hey, it’s just ink after all. One day they’ll look back and say, “What the heck were we thinking?” We probably won’t be around to remind them we said, “We told you so,” but they’ll remember and our warning will echo in their brains forever after. Ah, sweet grandparent revenge from the beyond! That being said, we do love them dearly and appreciate their uniqueness however it’s expressed. Whenever we hear, “We love you, grandpa and grandma,” we feel immeasurably blessed. So, dear readers, I hope whether you are grandparent or grandchild, you celebrate Sunday, September 8, which is Grandparents Day by spending time with each other. The forget-me-not is the holiday’s official flower so I’m reminding you

to forget each other not. You can go to bingo together. That’s what Robert and I did recently with our oldest. No one won a thing, but the time we spent together was priceless. And speaking of bingo, I’m finally off that losing streak of which I often write. I recently won $100,000 in a Vegas bingo. Yes! Yes, I did! No, it’s not an April Fool’s Day prank because it isn’t April. I was sitting at a front table with my red daubers and luckies displayed in front of me when my number popped into the monitor. Yes! Bingo, bingo, bingo, I yelled and spilled my coffee at the same time. I probably deafened the person playing next to me, but I was so excited I couldn’t sit still. I jumped up on the table and did a happy dance. Yeah, right. Liar, liar, pants on fire. If you believe that I actually won mountains of moolah, I have a bridge that Pinocchio and I would like to sell you. It was just my version of celebrating National Big Whopper Liar Day, September 21st. Since 1988 every third Sunday in September liars are celebrated in New Harmony, Indiana. I don’t live there, but I’d like to visit a place where big time liars compete to impress judges with their exaggerations and storytelling. In other words, they do what I do occasionally and they win prizes for it. Cool beans. I read that on average, people are lied to somewhere between 20 and 200 times per day! Also, that 60% of people can’t go ten minutes without lying. Also, that people are more likely to lie when they’re writing than when they’re talking face-to-face with someone. Uh oh! As a writer, I better be careful or my nose will get so long it will enter a room five minutes before I do. LOL. Until next month, may Lady Luck blow you kisses as you dance out the door with dollars. Win big. You can E-mail me at homemailbox@ and I’ll email you back promptly. No lie

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