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What Does Bingo Have in Common With Line Dancing? Our Winner Barb Our Sweepsakes winner, Barbara Cameron loves activity and is always on the go. The proof is in her Facebook profile. Line dancing, Bingo Playing Grandma. That sure explains it in a nutshell. She’s been playing Bingo for 30 years and her Bingo playing increased when she retired in 2007. She was disappointed to see Bingo shut down during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, but for the most part Line Dancing continued even if it had to be done outdoors. Barbara plays Bingo primarily at American Legion Post 416 at 6351 W. Grange Ave. in Greendale. They play Bingo there on Sundays with the doors open at 5:00 PM and Bingo starting at 6:00 PM they play on Tuesdays too with Bingo starting at 9:45 AM. She participates in a Line dancing group at the Knights of Columbus - South Milwaukee at 732 Badger Avenue on Wednesday mornings. While there, she picked up a copy of the Bingo Bugle and that led to her to sign up for the Bingo Bugle Casino Trip and turning in a Sweepstakes entry form from Page 11 of the Bingo Bugle Newspaper. Barbara told us, “If anyone wants to try Line dancing, they should stop by at one of the sessions and talk to the dance leader. You may just find something that you really like. There is even a Beginner’s Session on Monday night at American Legion Post 416 starting at 5:15 - 6:00 PM-General Session goes


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“I pledge to fight Richard “Dicky”Whiteclay 1958future - 2021 for our Richard White Clay, Sr., with Christian 63, passed away on Nov. and Clinic 16,kindness 2021 at Billings in compromise.” Billings, Montana. He was born on Feb. 26, 1958 in Crow Agency, Montana Please contact Richard to talk about the to Vernon and Carol (Toissues we face. bacco) White Clay, Jr. Email - Richard was a crusader for his people the Crow Native Phone - (406) 248-9951 Americans Montana and He is seriously concerned forofthe future Above: Barbara and her friends Line Dancing at the a dedicated family man. of our water, land, energy and education. Knights of Columbus-South Milwaukee 732 Badger Av- Dicky was a decendant of Hehealth knows thattoo. you are Chiefconcerned Pretty Eagletoo. and his enue. They have great fun and enjoy benefits Tribal Name was “Plenty Please join in this important work! from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM”. Post 416 from 10:30 to Good”. He lived up to both Barbara has a wealth Noon. Barbara introduced aspects of his background. of information when it us to Line Dancing Leadcomes to Line Dancing. ers Nancy Brust and Jan His slogan for his work was There is also Line Danc- Davie. Nancy leads the as follows: ing at Grobschmidt Senior sessions at Knights of Co- “I pledge to fight for our Cener in South Milwau- lumbus-South Milwaukee future with Christian kindkee Friday mornings from and Wilson Senior Center, ness and compromise”. 9:15 AM to 10:45 AM. Wil- Jan leads the Post 416 son Park Senior Center group. Well, Line Danchas Line Dancing Monday ing keeps them fit and mornings from 10:30 AM trim while Bingo keeps the to Noon. Thursday morn- mind sharp. That sounds ing Line Dancing is avail- like a winning combination able at American Legion to us. “My ancestor Chief Pretty Eagle (deahitsish) Above: Barbara Cameron (center) With her friends Line warrior Dance Leaders Nancy Brust (left)was and a Jan Davie (right). and diplomat.”

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Horoscopes for December 2021 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): Surround yourself with people who compliment your spiritual awareness. Gather with likeminded kin. Lucky Days: 10 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 33 - 56 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): If you are too far extended, too deep into a costly enterprise, now is the time to change things up (or pull out completely). Lucky Days: 8 - 9 Lucky Numbers: 34 - 48 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): You might need to cut lose some relationships that aren’t mutually supportive. The aim for your new year ahead is quality not quantity. Lucky Days: 12 - 22 Lucky Numbers: 8 - 14

LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): The full moon on the 19th supplies you with a burst of adrenaline that can carry you straight into a new project. Don’t squander the energy. Lucky Days: 22 - 25 Lucky Numbers: 10 - 29 VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): A complex situation at home requires the guidance of your intuition, not your intellect. Lucky Days: 7 - 12 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 51 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): Negotiation is going to be a big theme for you in the year ahead. Fine-tune your diplomatic skills. Lucky Days: 14 - 45 Lucky Numbers: 3 - 19


Lucky Days: 2 - 10 Lucky Numbers: 19 - 37 CAPRICORN (DEC 22nd-JAN 20th): It’s tricky to try and build something up while relinquishing other parts of your life. But you’ll continue to do both this month. Lucky Days: 8 - 12 Lucky Numbers: 51 - 58 AQUARIUS (JAN 21st-FEB 19th): Make sure that your desire to control is focused on what can be managed—and not whom. Lucky Days: 7 - 11 Lucky Numbers: 8 - 19 PISCES (FEB 20th-MAR 20th): Make a list of what you achieved this year and take time to celebrate all you’ve done. Lucky Days: 10 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 1 - 7

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Themed Bingo? Dear Aunt Bingo, Last week I had a rather disappointing talk with two managers of different Bingo games I attend. My friends and I had been talking about how much Bingo is the same week after week, and how it might be fun if the halls did themes for the games every once in a while—maybe holidays, Caribbean, Broadway, Hollywood, things like that. I volunteered to suggest it, and the response was: It’s too much trouble. Now I’m asking you. Don’t you think this is a good idea? Maybe announce ahead of time that a special theme Bingo is coming up, encourage players to wear clothes to match the occasion, and decorate the hall, serve food, and maybe give prizes based on the theme? What do you think? L.T.C., Maryland, via e-mail Dear L.T.C., I think this is a great idea, and

actually something I’ve seen Bingo halls do in the past. And even when only a small percentage of players participates, it ends up being a lot of fun for everyone. The problem is that it can also take quite a bit of work, and I can understand why a very busy Bingo manager who is struggling to keep workers on-task, equipment running, money counted, and games moving, might not be particularly enthusiastic at the suggestion of something else he or she must be responsible for. Here’s an idea: You volunteered to make the suggestion; why not volunteer to take charge of the theme night? Plan it all out ahead of time (theme, decorations, food, prizes, etc.), type it all up (including costs), and present your proposal to the manager—along with your offer that you and your friends coordinate it. A little tip: Don’t approach the manager during the hectic hours when Bingo is in session. Far better to revisit the idea during a day and time when the manager can give full, relaxed attention to it. Best of luck. Let us know how it turns out. —Aunt Bingo Share your views! Write to Aunt Bingo c/o the Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, WA 98070, or send to her editor at tara@bingobugle. 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.

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Recently, a federal grand jury indicted a Virginia woman for a whole raft of scams and fraud against veterans. Most disheartening is the fact that she was a former veteran. There was a long list of things she did. She had veterans apply for HISA grants, which are for doing work on their homes and making improvements. Not only did she not complete the work, she pocketed the money. Then she managed to have the income and retirement benefits of a veteran diverted into her own account. She took out loans in the elderly veteran’s name, with the money going into her pocket, and used the veteran’s credit and debit cards. In another scheme, she linked veterans with landlords, but kept the money they paid for security deposits and rent. The legal names for these are wire fraud and aggravated identity

theft and involved 27 victims. While a Department of Justice press release stated that “elder abuse and financial fraud targeted at seniors is a key priority,” nowhere in the sentencing does it call out the specific punishment for that. They carefully listed the types of elder abuse (physical abuse, financial fraud, scams, caregiver neglect, psychological abuse and sexual abuse), but don’t seem to have made it specifically part of this case. At the time of the indictment, this miserable excuse for a human faced a possible 20 years in prison, plus two years after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. In the recent sentencing, she got a mere 9.5 years. Why is that? Why do the powersthat-be think it’s OK to give much shorter prison sentences to these people? Where is the deterrent in talking about the “serious nature of these fraud schemes” when you don’t follow it up with serious jail time.


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The Way Down — This threepart documentary exposes The Remnant Fellowship, a Southern megachurch that seemed to follow the Scientology playbook of brainwashing, intimidation and guilt-based money-grubbing. The church was created and led by Gwen Shamblin, a diet guru obsessed with weight loss and big hair (and money, and power). The film was well into production when Shamblin, her husband and five others from the church were killed in a small-plane crash in Tennessee in May 2021. As such, two more upcoming episodes will be released in early 2022 to cover the fallout of the loss of the church’s leadership, including pending lawsuits. (HBOMax)

Invasion — A series of unexplained and seemingly random incidents, accidents and tragedies fall upon the planet. But the increasingly destructive events are soon determined to be interconnected, and their origin is not of the earth. Crashes, explosions, sickness, plagues; will it be the end of humanity? The 10-episode original series feels very “War of the Worlds ‘05,” but it stars Sam Neill, so there’s still hope. Premieres Oct. 22. (Apple TV+)

Life’s a Glitch With Julien Bam (16+) — Imagine being a wildly famous internet influencer when out of the blue, a “Back to the Future”-like car crash transports you and your best buddy to a parallel universe where you are now a big fat nobody but your friend is a world-famous rapper. Such is the plot of this four-episode German comedy series starring Julien Bam — an actual YouTube celebrity — and Joon Kim. While attempting to find their way back to their previous reality, the two gents encounter various misadventures from mistaken identity hijinks to an

Dopesick — In the mood for an emotional series about how corporation-encouraged opioid addiction has overtaken and destroyed America’s already financially depressed coal mining towns? Look no further than this original series based on a true story. In it, Michael Keaton plays Samuel Finnix, a local physician who believed the hype about Purdue Pharma’s painkiller, OxyContin. After widely prescribing the alleged miracle drug, he comes to realize he unwittingly contributed to the addiction and deaths of many of his patients. Dr. Finnix then joins the fight against Purdue alongside the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency. The cast also features Peter Sarsgaard, Rosario Dawson and Will Poulter. (Hulu)


These Boots Were Made for Barking Marla, Kate and I planned a boot shopping expedition to the city and oh-my did we ever find the most wonderful boots. We had agreed beforehand that we would limit ourselves to two pairs each, but that was very difficult. Marla bought some great faux crocodile ones and Kate found thigh-highs, while I went with fashion boots. We’d just carried our purchases to the car and were looking for a place to have lunch when Kate spotted an inconspicuous doorway that promised a Bingo game at 1:00. We quickly grabbed lunch and went off to play our favorite game. It turned out to be pretty crowded, but I like that as payouts are often percentages of the take. Our cards


DECEMBER 2021 were lucky right from the start. Marla and I were on for the first game; and although neither of us won, we felt good to be close. Kate won the third game and you would have thought she won a million dollars so happy was she. “That pays for one pair of boots,” she crowed. “Now I just have to fund the other pair.” I was delighted for her too, although I really wanted a win for myself. Before long we noticed a lady with a puppy in her purse. He was cute as a button with his head sticking out curiously. Naturally, at intermission we went to talk with her. She let the puppy out and he went straight for Marla’s new crocodile boots, growling and charging. The lady said “No, no! Bad dog!” several times to no effect. She tried putting him back in her purse, but he wiggled loose and continued barking and charging at Marla’s feet. The lady apologized and said maybe she would have to put him in the car until the end of the games. “Oh, I hate to have you do that,” said Marla bending down and trying to pet the excited little guy. “Maybe if we let him get a good close-up, he’ll calm down,” said the lady. Unfortunately, a closer inspection just seemed to rile him up even more. The games were about to restart and the lady finally managed to cram the puppy back into her purse and close the zipper most of the way.

We returned to our seats, ready for more action, which we got right away as I was on and more than ready to win. I didn’t, alas, and we went right on playing until the final blackout, when Marla was on early and we had high hopes. The puppy seemed to sense the excitement and started barking inside the bag. When Marla won, the lady let the puppy out again, and he went right for the boots again. Marla danced around, to keep the puppy at bay while her card was being verified. She finally got paid although it was a bit more difficult with the darting about. At last, Kate scooped the puppy up and handed him back to the lady, who unceremoniously dumped him back in the purse, and we took our winnings and our new boots straight home.



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Lucky Predictions for December 2021 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… Travel to win 3rd-4th$ 7th thru 12th… PURPLE for the win 7th-8th$! 13th thru 18th… Best shot you got 18th 19th thru 24th… RED card the 22nd$$ 25th thru 31st… Make it shine (31st) TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Right on the money (6th)! 7th thru 12th… GREEN’s on top the 10th$ 13th thru 18th… Bright beginning the 14th-15th 19th thru 24th… Try your luck 19th-20th$$ 25th thru 31st… Smile & win the 25th$! GEMINI: May 21 to June 21

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… BLUE looks good on you (1st) 7th thru 12th… It’s your call the 10th! 13th thru 18th… GREEN cards pay the 15th$ 19th thru 24th… Plan to win 19th-20th 25th thru 31st… Sure thang 25th or 29th!$ LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Slap down RED 3rd-4th$ 7th thru 12th… Mighty fine the 12th! 13th thru 18th… You got it! (17th-18th) 19th thru 24th… Sittin’ pretty 22nd$ 25th thru 31st… You’re inspiring 27th & 31st! VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… BLUE everything’s lucky (2nd)! 7th thru 12th… Not this time 13th thru 18th…


19th thru 24th… Can’t go wrong 19th-20th$! 25th thru 31st… Back in the saddle 28th-29th!

LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Great escape 3rd-4th!$ 7th thru 12th… Luck’s all yours the 8th$$ 13th thru 18th… Forecast 4 $$ good 17th-18th! 19th thru 24th… RED cards rule the 22nd$ 25th thru 31st… You’ve still got it 26th-28th$ SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Splendid, from start to end! 7th thru 12th… Game’s all yours 9th-10th$ 13th thru 18th… Ignore and resist 19th thru 24th… Pays to try 19th-20th! 25th thru 31st… Easy peasy 28th-29th$$ SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Stay on it 3rd-4th!$ 7th thru 12th… What’s not to like? (7th-8th) 13th thru 18th… Word’s on RED 13th$$ 19th thru 24th… Way to go the 22nd! 25th thru 31st… Happy winner 26th-28th$

CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Bet on it 5th-6th! 7th thru 12th… BLUE = rewards 9th-10th$ 13th thru 18th… Great goin’ 14th-15th!!$ 19th thru 24th… Slim chance 25th 25th thru 31st… Show up to win 28th-29th$! AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… Go the distance 3rd-4th$ 7th thru 12th… Got it goin’ on 7th-8th$$ 13th thru 18th… Lovely on RED 12th-13th$$ 19th thru 24th… A stretch the 22nd 25th thru 31st… PURPLE pays 27th-28th$! PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Cool move the 2nd$! 7th thru 12th… In gear & GO the 10th$ 13th thru 18th… Woot-woot the 14th! 19th thru 24th… Dream fulfilled the 20th$ 25th thru 31st… Open seas of success 28th-29th! Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.


Another Twelve Months of Memories Well, friends, here we are…in the final days of 2021. If you are reading this in a Bingo hall, please do me a favor. Look up and look around the room. Look at the decorations, the TV monitors (if your hall has them), the Bingo totals board, the employees and… most importantly…your fellow Bingo players. Don’t ever take Bingo for granted. If you are playing in a hall that is in a business, such as a Bingo hall in a casino or other gaming facility, the people who handle all the busy chores are employees of the facility. Even though it may be a job for them, most do their best to smile and make the game fun for US, even during the worst of times. Please THANK THEM. But, if you are playing in a charitable hall or non-profit,

DECEMBER 2021 remember, everyone is there because they WANT to be there, to volunteer. They are there to make sure that their charity survives and prospers and that YOU have as much fun as you can. There are really TWO kinds of Bingo out there. Both are important. But, both are very different. During my years in Las Vegas I spent nearly all my time playing Bingo at halls that were part of casinos. Now that I am back in rural Indiana, most of my Bingo experiences are in school cafeterias or Knights of Columbus halls or Moose Lodges or Elks Halls. It doesn’t really matter WHERE we play. What DOES matter is that we PLAY and we PLAY as often as we can. For many of us, these are tough times. It is “fun and games” that make us smile. It is the fun of Bingo and the thrill of winning (or almost winning) that helps us pass the time and to get away from the real world for an hour or two. Yes, 2021 hasn’t been the best of years. We all hope that 2022 will be better. But it is up to US to make that happen. Make a New Year’s resolution that you will bring a friend to Bingo, that you will thank the callers and the runners and that you will also help out the charity Bingo games in your area. And, if your hall does not please you: SAY SOMETHING about it. After all, we PAY for these games and we expect certain things. Just don’t expect to always win. Let that happen naturally. After all, we DON’T go to Bingo to win. We go to Bingo to laugh at our friends.

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Elks Lodge #46

Butler Parks & Rec January 15th 5:00 pm

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Otis Says . . . The Darndest Things Merry Christmas to all my Bingo Friends from Bingo Bugle Land, May the Blessings of the Christ Child and the Beauty of the Season be yours all throughout the coming year. Feliz Navidad, Frohe Weihnachten, Joyeux Noel, Buon Natale, Merry Christmas!

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Poetry Corner Regal Stag

by Charlene James-Duguid Celebrating their Mediaeval lineage, The companion harts Take stage. A modern fiefdom Relished with mighty timber, Elysian waterways, and lesser creatures at their call, The magical deer hold court. ‘More beautiful than ever I have seen.” The Lady of the manor decrees. The Lord, already convinced He has hoofed Royals on his land, proclaims with the surety of his ownership, “No Hunting here.” “They will abide with us, my Lady, Bring fortune and magic to our realm . Turn sad days to festive , no, lusty celebrations. Turn back the clock and make us young again.” Peace. The wonder of Peace. Then in a horrid moment, An errant shot rings out. Oh no, the poachers disturb the calm. In fear, the Lord and Lady steel themselves for the slaughter. The blood, the silent carnage of the brother bucks. Now all wishes will go unfulfilled.

Joys dashed. “But, but, but, look there my Dear,” Amazed the Lord. They are truly of magical birth with lives of beauteous perfection. Still standing their ground unafraid, Confident in their being, Content with their ways.” Slowly, without effort they begin A stylish gavotte through the glen. The Lady sighs, the Lord breaths easily Knowing the Visitors to their dominion Will return again.

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TRIVIA 1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the only country that ends with the letter Q? 2. LITERATURE: Which Truman Capote nonfiction book begins with the line, “The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call ‘out there’”? 3. MOVIES: What were the words on the hot-air balloon in which the wizard leaves Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz? 4. HISTORY: Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race? 5. MEDICAL: What condition is the result of a decrease in red blood cells? 6. MEASUREMENTS: How many tablespoons are in a 1/4 cup? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What do deltiologists study and collect? 8. TELEVISION: What is Netflix’s highest rated original series in 2021? 9. SCIENCE: What is a person who specializes in plant studies called? 10. FOOD & DRINK: Is eggplant considered a fruit or a vegetable?


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Stay Active by Volunteering Hi Guy, I am a retiree in northern California who decided to do some charity work in my community after retiring. There were many groups to get involved with— Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, literacy programs, and of course church and fraternal organization activities like charity Bingo. I’ve helped with a number of activities for various organizations

DECEMBER 2021 over the years, but my favorite remains volunteering to help with Bingo. I like it because there is minimal stress as far as what is expected of me (that falls to the Bingo manager, ha!) and there is a variety of jobs at Bingo that need doing. I can help sell the Bingo paper, set up tables and chairs, sell pull tabs, be a caller, be a runner, cook burgers and hotdogs— whatever needs to be done that they need help with doing, and that I am in the mood for. It is also good because it is social for the volunteers just like it is for the players. I have made many new friends in the hall and behind the scenes—which I never expected to happen at my age. At one point I had to have surgery on my right foot that laid me up for a while. It obviously meant that I had to take a break from my volunteer work until I was mobile again. I was very surprised at how much I missed going to the Bingo hall. It was one of the first places I returned to after I was up and walking again. My physical therapist told me that returning





to Bingo was actually part of my recovery because it got me moving around and exercising my foot. I am sharing my story because I am sure there are a lot of people who read your paper who are also retired and could benefit from getting out and volunteering. It will take some trial and error to find the charity work that suits you, but you will be glad you did it once you find the right one. I may be biased but I recommend starting with Bingo. Larry, via email Hi Larry, Thank you for your words of retirement wisdom—they couldn’t come at a more important time for charity Bingo, as it struggles to get back on its feet again after the Covid-19 pandemic. I recall when my Dad first retired. After being behind a desk for 40 years, he was thrilled to be able to take it easy and just “putter.” That lasted for about six months. Then he began feeling bored and non-productive, and began casting about for activities to engage in.


This included travel, gardening, woodworking, and volunteering at his church for a long list of activities. It made him much happier and made my Mom equally happy not having him underfoot all the time. Charitable organizations need all the help they can get. I hope you readers out there will learn from Larry’s experience and consider volunteering yourselves. It can be fun, social, and fulfilling. If you try something and hate it, you can walk away no-harm-done and try something else. Somewhere out there is your perfect volunteer fit for you, and I bet for our readers, that just might be Bingo! —Guy Hey guys! (And gals!) Write to: Guy’s Turn c/o The Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, WA 98070, or e-mail Guy directly at tara@ 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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Game Selection Quick Tips Part II With blackjack, game selection can be as important as knowing playing strategies. Continuing from last month’s, here are two more top tips for what you should be on the lookout for when you sit down to play. #2. Don’t Play on a table that uses a Continuous Shuffling Machine (CSM). Most players are used to seeing the cards shuffled by the dealer or by an automatic shuffling machine. Although a CSM is an automatic shuffler, it is not the same as traditional automatic shufflers. Here’s how a CSM works. The CSM is preloaded with either four or five decks of cards. After the dealer completes a round of play, they will load the just played cards back into the CSM where they are randomly mixed with the un-played decks. From the player’s perspective, every hand dealt from a CSM is like being a dealt a hand from a freshly shuffled deck of cards. From the casino’s perspective, their edge over players remains constant and card counting doesn’t work. With a CSM, the casinos have converted blackjack into a game like roulette where they have a house edge against all players constantly. What does all this mean for average players? Obviously, card counting doesn’t work with a CSM. But that only affects less than a tenth percent of the playing


DECEMBER 2021 population who are skillful card counters. No—the problem that affects all players is the 20% more hands dealt per hour or the increased speed of the game when a CSM is used. Because the house has the edge on every hand, the more hands a player plays per hour, the more the player will lose and the more money the casino wins. #3. Play games with favorable rules. The playing rules, including the number of decks of cards, are not always the same on all tables in a casino. You’ll often find a double deck game with a particular set of rules located next to a 6- or 8-deck game with slightly different rules. So how do you know which game is better? Here are some guidelines. If you’re offered a double deck game, the best rules would be to allow players to double down after pair splitting (DAS) and the dealer must stand on all 17s including soft 17 (s17). There should also be no restrictions on doubling down (i.e. you can double down on any initial two card hand). Unfortunately, this player-favorable set of rules are not too common and more than likely you will find DAS with h17 (the dealer must hit soft 17). The latter is OK. What you want to avoid is a casino that has a double deck game but doesn’t allow DAS, or limits doubling to only hard 10 and 11. That’s not a good game and you should avoid playing it. Likewise, the ideal rules for 6- or 8-deck games are s17, DAS, with either surrender or re-split aces and no doubling restrictions. Many casinos have switched from s17 to h17 on their 6- and 8-deck games. Given a choice it’s best to play with s17 (the house edge increases about 0.2% with h17 compared to s17). Do not, however, play any 6- or 8-deck game where they don’t allow DAS. So, as you can see, game selection is very important to your bottom line. Scout the tables, play only those games with good rules, and avoid any 6-5 or CSM games and you’ve taken a big step to improve your game.

What's News in Nevada . . . Drone Racing Championship The Drone Racing League will hold its championship race on January 5 to coincide with opening night of CES 2022. Twelve pilots will race high-speed, custom, FPV drones at 90 miles per hour around a custom-designed aerial racetrack at T-Mobile Arena. (An FPV, or first-person view, drone is one that’s piloted from the drone’s point of view, as if the pilot is riding the drone, rather than controlling the aircraft from the pilot’s perspective on the ground.) The press release says the event “will unveil groundbreaking technology, cutting-edge sports competition and visually stunning entertainment.” The race is open to the public, but ticket information had not been revealed at press time. Allegiant Announces Big Shows Billy Joel and Metallica will appear on back-to-back nights at the end of February. Heavy-metal rockers Metallica play Friday, February 25, with the hard-rock and blues band Greta Van Fleet opening. Billy Joel plays solo the following night, February 26. Circus Circus Food Court Opens Circus Circus has opened the food court it’s been working on since the spring. It’s right next to the buffet, occupying a portion of the original buffet space (the buffet, however,

is still as busy as ever, in half the space, with half the food). The food court has a Pick Up Stix, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Dairy Queen. Cosmo Ice Rink The Ice Rink at Boulevard Pool opened at the Cosmopolitan November 16th and continues through January 2nd for the 10th year. The 4,200-squarefoot rooftop skating rink made of real ice will host public skates and a number of special events, including holiday-classic films on the marquee, Benny the iceskating dog, a communal firepit, and fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Chicago Returns The 10-member classic-rock band Chicago will play the Venetian Theater again in February. It’s the fifth year in a row that the band will do a mini-residency at the Venetian. The six shows will take place on February 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, and 26, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50. LVA on YouTube You can now look for the latest in Vegas news from the Las Vegas Advisor on their very own YouTube channel. The channel covers a lot of ground, from the weather to all the latest gaming developments in Vegas and beyond.




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Bacon, Birds, and Bingo Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. -Anonymous Well, well, well. Here we are in the last month of 2021 and it’s time to celebrate and reflect. We celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukah, and many other ethnic holidays. We reflect on the past months and remember the joy and the grief of goals we achieved; others we didn’t. We mourn the passing of dear friends and family; we celebrate and welcome the births of children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and various other babies newly ushered into our world. That being recounted, now is the time to look ahead to a new year while taking note of a few lesser-known December dates. First, this is Bingo’s Birthday Month, so designated because in December 1929 Edwin Lowe, a traveling toy salesman played Beano at a carnival in Georgia. That encounter evolved into the bingo game we play today. Thank you, Mr. Lowe, from the over six million avid bingo fans in the U.S. alone. Who knows how many there are worldwide, although I do know that in Quebec, the game is called Kinzo, and in India it’s called Tambola and now you do, too. I’m betting that you also didn’t know that North Carolina forbids bingo games that last longer than five hours; prizes must be less than $500; and no alcohol is permitted. Uh oh, that means no margaritas for me which I enjoy while playing

bingo in Vegas. In Georgia it is illegal to give away any live animal, fish, reptile, or bird as a prize for, or as an enticement to, play bingo. I’m good with that because as someone famous once said Just show me the money. Next, Audubon’s 122nd Christmas Bird Count will take place Tuesday, December 14, 2021, through Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is an early winter snapshot of bird populations. Thousands of volunteers participate in this longrunning wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations, and to help guide conservation action. Birders interested in participating can sign up and join in through the Audubon website. I’m sure there are bingo loving birders out there who would enjoy this worthwhile activity as it helps alleviate stress caused by all the other December craziness. Lastly, December 26 is National Whiners Day and December 30 is Bacon Day. Rev. Kevin Zaborney created National Whiner’s Day in 1986 because he wanted us to be grateful for what we have instead of unhappy about what we don’t have. This day is to remind us that constant whining is the opposite of everything this joyous season stands for. On the other hand, I will never whine about bacon as I love it. Separate bacon slices, place them on a cookie sheet, set oven at 350 and timer for 20 minutes. Do not preheat the oven. When the timer goes off, check for desired crispness and if not done enough, give it another 2 or 3 minutes. Delicious and perfect every time with no fuss or muss. Until next month, may Lady Luck blow you kisses as you dance out the door with dollars. Win big. Contact me by emailing homemailbox@ to share your thoughts and wish me a happy birthday; one more reason I love December.

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Rules for The Bingo Bugle Monthly Cash Sweepstakes

Each month the Bingo Bugle of Wisconsin conducts a monthly “Sweepstakes” featuring a $100.00 prize for the winner. What follows are the rules of the contest. The Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes contest is open to everyone. It is a FREE contest. Entry forms are usually found on the next to last page of each monthly issue of the Bingo Bugle. Readers who are interested in entering the contest may cut or tear the entry from the paper, fill it out and officially enter by dropping the entry into the plastic Sweepstakes Entries” jug located at most not for profit Bingo halls. Some Bingo halls do not have an entry jug, but usually one the game volunteers will take your entry and get it to us. You may submit a copy of the entry form if none are available to you. If you prefer, your entry may be mailed to: Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes P.O. Box 371283 Milwaukee, WI 53237 If you mail in your entry, only one entry per envelope is accepted. Entry forms must be completely filled out to qualify. Entry forms

that are not completely filled out, do not qualify for the drawing. Enter as many times as you like, but please, take only one Bingo Bugle when you play. A random drawing is conducted each month from all entries received. Winners are announced each month in the Bingo Bugle. Winners must call 327-0705 prior to the 15th of the month in which their name is announced as the winner to claim their prize. Entries received after the drawing are held for the next month’s contest. Your chances of winning are determined by the total number of entries received prior to the drawing. By entering the contest, you grant the Bingo Bulge the exclusive right to use your name, photo and comments for publicity purposes. Winners not making themselves available for a photo will forfiet their prize. The contest is not “progressive,” that is to say, if the winner does not claim the prize prior to the deadline, the prize is not increased. The prize is always $100.00 payable via check. Please, don’t call the Bingo Bugle office to find out who the winner is, we won’t tell you. And, if it is you, you will be disqualified. Thanks for reading the Bingo Bugle and for entering our monthly Sweepstakes. Maybe one day soon, you’ll be our lucky winner.

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