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May 2021

Our Sweepstakes Winner Loves Wisconsin Sports, His Grandchildren and Moose #49 Bingo

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We are happy to report that our Sweepstakes Winner is a loyal Bingo Player and Bingo Bugle reader. He is Michael S. Albert and you can regularly find him playing Bingo at Moose Lodge #49 located at 5476 S. 13th St. (13 & Grange) in Milwaukee (414) 2814444. Michael is retired from Caterpillar in South Milwaukee. When he started working there it was Bucyrus-Erie. He loves retirement because he says now every day is a Saturday and he makes the most of it. His interests include fishing, bowling, Bingo of course, some friendly gambling in the valley at Potowatomie Hotel and Casino, but most of all he enjoys spending quality time with his grandchildren. He even has one who was recently born in Manchester, England and that family is moving to Ireland. Talk about an International Grandpa. He has 8 grandchildren in all. When it comes to Bingo, Michael loves the competion. He says, “The most excitement comes when you get down to the last number, THE FEELING IS GOLDEN”. And he said, “Feel free to quote me!”. Michael is also a fan of the city of Franklin. As of next week, he will have lived there for 40 years. He moved there in April of 1981. Just talking to him you get the definite impression that he loves life and just about everything that comes with it. He said, “I’m 67 and I want to live to 135 so I’m about half way there”.

Make Sure Pioneer Bingo is on your list! Above: Our Sweepstakes winner Michael Albert (Right) receives his winnings from Joe Chmielewski (Left) The Governor in charge of Moose Lodge #49. Michael really enjoys playing Bingo there on Sunday afternoons. You should join them. Read the Moose Lodge #49 advertisement on Page 2 of this Bingo Bugle newspaper. Mike loves the State of Wisconsin and all the sports teams, but baseball is his all time favorite - Go Brewers Michael reads happy to fill us in on “what’s the Bingo Bugle cover happening” at Moose #49. to cover. He thinks,”The He said they are just as Horoscope is a Trip!”. He busy as ever serving the never misses playing the community with Bingo Crossword Puzzle and he among other things. He sends a special thanks to thinks its a lot of fun. We asked him if he had their faithful Bingo Playany advice for his fellow ers who stuck with them Bingo Players, what he through the pandemic. said seemed pretty solid Moose did a great job stayto us. “Get out there and ing open through most of enjoy yourself. Play Bingo it. See their as on Page 2. and win some money”. What will he do with his Sweepstakes Winnings? Knights of Columbus Maybe he’ll spend some #1709 South Milwaukee at Potowotamie Casino 732 Badger Ave. South and win even more. So it Milwaukee, Mondays Sales sounds like a good idea to 5:00 PM Games 6:00 PM Their ad is on Page 6 go a meet up with Michael on Sunday afternoon at St. Francis Lion Club Moose Lodge #49 at 13th 3476 E. Howard Ave & Grange and play some St. Francis - Every Friday Progressive starts at 6:30 Bingo. When we went to visit PM - No Children Allowed with Mike we ran into our Masks Required - Page 2 Read the old friend Joe Chmielewski The Governor of Moose Bingo Bugle for Lodge #49. Joe is always Returning Games!

Pioneer Bingo is great! You can play Pioneer Bingo at the United Senior Hall 4515 W. Forest Home Ave. Greenfield, WI 53219 Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM and Every Saturday at 6:00PM. They play a progressive game, serve free treats, Pull Tabs, Raffles, Great Music, Attendance Prize, 50/50, Bingo Supplies, Huge Snack Bar, Awesome Pizza, and an ATM Machine available. Due to current regulations they don’t allow children under 16 years of age. Watch the Players Guide for Pioneer Bingo. For info: (414) 327-2847


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MAY 2021 this month comes from the most unlikely of sources. Lucky Days: 9 - 14 Lucky Numbers: 49 - 52 LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. Lucky Days: 2 - 19 Lucky Numbers: 46 - 58

Horoscopes for May 2021 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): See what it’s like to be motivated by moods and reveries rather than your go-to impulse to jump (and worry about the fallout later). Lucky Days: 2 - 9 Lucky Numbers: 54 - 57 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): The impulse this month is to clear out skeletons in the closet, not get lost in regrets or what ifs. Lucky Days: 7 - 29 Lucky Numbers: 43 - 50 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Committing 100% of yourself to anything or anyone can sometimes frighten you, but at this moment, it’s time to a risk and discover your new path forward. Lucky Days: 5 - 7 Lucky Numbers: 9 - 21 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): Listen for instructions from an unseen source, the guidance you seek

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): Don’t fall prey to over analyzing or overintellectualizing this month, try to find the sweet spot between criticism and praise. Lucky Days: 11 - 24 Lucky Numbers: 34 - 37 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): Here’s advice to take to heart from a fellow Libra, Jimmy Carter: “Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.” Lucky Days: 12 - 19 Lucky Numbers: 28 - 43 SCORPIO (OCT 24th-NOV 22nd): Find a pastime or job that provides you with a constructive channel for your intense love of mystery. And mystery solving. Lucky Days: 23 - 27 Lucky Numbers: 7 - 45 SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23rdDEC 21st): Time to round up new information—facts and figures—that will move you into a new vocational opportunity (or educational pastime.) Lucky Days: 6 - 11 Lucky Numbers: 19 - 33 CAPRICORN



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Goodness Prevails Dear Aunt Bingo, (This letter is in response to several points in a previous column about stealing). First, regarding the woman whose dauber was stolen…I just wanted you and your readers to know that there are still honest Bingo players out there. I carry my daubers in a small metal lunch box to Bingo here in Las Vegas. I’ve lived here for 44 years and have been playing Bingo for that many years here. I was very upset when I was home and discovered that I had left the box on the chair at the Bingo parlor. I don’t play every day, but the next time I went the box had been turned in to the Bingo managers by a Bingo player and they remembered that it was mine, so they held onto it till the next time I went. I was very pleased. Second, it was mentioned in another letter about monitors that show the Bingo ball as it is called. In Las Vegas now, you don’t see the “actual ball” that is called on the

monitor; everything is done using a computer and you see a digital facsimile. Of course, if you want, you can sit up close to the caller and see the balls as they bounce around in the chamber. I’ve never had any doubts that everything is fine with the new type of monitors. I did enjoy the older way better, but the world is all computers now. I just feel that some people are lucky at Bingo and others not. My husband was very lucky at Bingo. We would always play the same color of cards and the same amount and he would Bingo lots. I, on the other hand, wouldn’t. Now that he is gone, I still enjoy playing Bingo, but will go months between winning and then usually will split with several in the room. That’s just Bingo. It’s still fun! Name withheld, Las Vegas, Nevada Dear Vegas, It’s good to hear that your Bingo lunch box was returned to you. It had to be a huge relief. Your story reminded me of the time I left a thick envelope of coupons at the grocery checkout and didn’t realize it until hours later. When I returned to the store, I was dismayed to see that the cashier was gone for the day but delighted when I found out she had turned in my envelope at the customer service desk where it was safely waiting for me! These little experiences reinforce our belief in the innate goodness of our fellow human beings— something we need to keep in mind when the less good among us get up to no good. —Aunt Bingo





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News on Debt Repayments The Department of Veterans Affairs, which recently announced an extension of home loan forbearance, has now added to the list of available financial help. Due to the pandemic, debt collection of VA benefits overpayments and medical copayments has been suspended until Sept. 30 for those debts incurred after April 1, 2020. The VA will notify veterans of the status of their debt, but while you wait on that communication from the VA, the particulars can be found online. Go to manage-va-debt/ and sign in with your DS Logon, My HealtheVet or accounts. If you don’t have an, you can create one right there on the page. Once logged in, you’ll be able to check on debts for GI Bill or other education benefits, disability compensation or veteran pension. (Family members cannot use this tool.) You’ll find information on the



It’s officially spring! But depending on where you are in our lovely nation, you could be experiencing decidedly un-springlike weather -- False Spring, Second Winter or even The Pollening, which is where I am now, covered in a fine yellow dust. The plants and flowers are waking up from their slumber and getting ready to put on a show. If you’re not there yet, here are a few movies featuring delightful greenery to help put you in the mood. Greenfingers — Very loosely based on a true story, this little British gem centers around the unlikely tale of Colin Briggs (Clive Owen), a close-mouthed lad serving out his sentence in a minimum-security prison. He accidentally discovers he’s quite successful at raising flowers, and

amount and status of the debt, what you can do about it and any letters the VA has sent you. Once the payment suspension is lifted at the end of September, repayment will be made as painless as possible. You’ll have four choices: 1) monthly offsets (they hold back a certain amount of your benefits), 2) small monthly payments (if you don’t get benefits), 3) you make a compromise offer and pay a smaller amount, or 4) the debt is waived. For the last two, you’ll need to fill out a Financial Status Report (VA Form 5655). When you visit the debt management page, be sure to click the plus (+) signs. They open up much more information under each question. If you need help from the Debt Management Center, call them weekdays at 800-827-0648, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. They’re apparently slammed with calls and suggest you call Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, or from 2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. is assigned to be supervisor of the prison garden, along with his cellmate Fergus (David Kelly). Their collective success gets them noticed by local celebrity (Helen Mirren) and a bid at the Hampton Court Flower Show. A Little Chaos — As King Louis XIV’s chosen architect for the gardens of Versailles, Andre La Notre (Matthew Schoenaerts) wants something spectacular. He finds it in the designs of Sabine De Barre, a female gardener and designer, played by Kate Winslet. The pair overcome court intrigue and their own personal demons to create life and emotion and magic from earth and plants and water. Edward Scissorhands — Johnny Depp plays the titular Edward, a humanoid creation of the Inventor (Vincent Price). Tragically, the Inventor dies before he can fix Edward’s hands, which are made from many pairs of scissors. But Edward is wholly innocent and sweet, so when he is discovered in a Gothic mansion and brought into suburban America, he uses his scissor hands to, among other things, trim the neighborhood hedges into elaborate topiaries. The Karate Kid — It’s a rough move from New Jersey to Reseda, California, and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) sets out to make friends the best way he can. Unfortunately, the local dojo is populated with no-good bullies, who make a beeline for Daniel. Enter Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), who not only takes Daniel under his wing and teaches him self-defense (and self-respect), but has an unforgettable, Okinawa-flavored oasis parked in the middle of what looks like a junkyard, where Daniel gets to train and work.


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It all started one day on our way to Bingo. We stopped by the gas station to fill up and I went in to pay while Kate put in gas and cleaned the windshield. I stepped aside to let an elderly lady go ahead of me, as Kate wasn’t quite done filling up. I was thinking about buying a lotto ticket, but the little old lady bought one first and got an instant win of one thousand dollars! “That ticket should have been mine,” I said to Kate, getting back in the car. “Why ever did I let her go first?” “Because it was the polite thing to do,” replied Kate. “Just like our momma taught us.” We laughed but the incident rankled a little. I don’t easily give up on what I think is rightfully mine. Driving on, we entered the freeway at a difficult spot and were just barely able to miss an accident

MAY 2021 in the process of happening. The car ahead of us was sideswiped by a car on the freeway and they both spun off onto the merge to a sound almost too terrible to recall. Kate deftly kept out of everyone’s way and we drove on, not wishing to add to the immediate congestion. As soon as possible, she pulled over and began to shake as the aftermath of what had almost happened hit her. We switched places so that I could drive, and she could regain her composure. “Do you want to go home?” I asked. “No,” she said. “Let’s go on and play Bingo. I need to do something fun after that.” I agreed that diversion could only help and besides we had both been looking forward to this particular session. Boys and Girls Club Bingo was offering a very special game time with numerous prizes in addition to the regular money payoffs. One prize in particular that Kate especially wanted to win was a trip to Las Vegas to be drawn for at intermission. She stood in line to buy in while I went to find places for us to sit. The hall was crowded, and I looked up to see Kate talking animatedly to a man in line behind her. She seemed to have formed a new friendship and brought him with her to where I was waiting. “This is Michael,” she said “and it’s his first time at Bingo so we’re gonna help him get started.” Michael was a tall, balding man with bright brown eyes and a big smile and difficult to picture being

on his own. “I have a girlfriend,” he explained, “but she works nights and I get tired of television and just hanging around the house, so I thought I’d try Bingo.” “Good idea,” I said, and we helped him get his cards organized and loaned him a dauber. “Where’s your drawing ticket?” asked Kate, rummaging through his stuff. “It’s red and you have to put your name on one half and put it in the basket.” She helped him do this while I filled out ours. She also helped with his pick 8 and filled in the numbers for him as he didn’t have a clue. The games started. I was on for the first blackout, which I didn’t win. Kate was on for the second game, also a non-winner. This was the way the evening went. One or the other of us would get on but someone else would win. It was pretty frustrating. When the pick 8 game came up, Michael won with the numbers Kate had selected for him. He thought he ought to share with us, but Kate wouldn’t hear of it. “It’s your first win,” she said. “You have to take it all or the goddess of good luck will scorn you forever.” He looked a little skeptical but kept the money. Then came the drawing for the Las Vegas trip. Two workers carefully stirred the tickets and a lady was asked to draw one. She read out the number slowly and it was Michael’s! He jumped up and held his ticket high with excitement. “You’re supposed to yell Bingo!” I said, so he did so repeatedly.

1st thru 6th… Get to it 2nd-4th! 7th thru 12th… RED hot 7th-8th $$ 13th thru 18th… Fired up to win 17th-18th $! 19th thru 24th… In it 2 win it 22nd-23rd$ 25th thru 31st… Back 2 business the 31st

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WISCONSIN EDITION Kate said, “That ticket was the one after mine. I had another almost win today. What a drag.” “Don’t forget, you also avoided a nasty accident,” I reminded her. “And, maybe Michael and his girlfriend will use this trip for their honeymoon.” We learned later they did.

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Lucky Predictions for May 2021 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… 1st in line 2nd-4th$$ 7th thru 12th… GO 7th-8th & 12th! 13th thru 18th… RED card win 17th 19th thru 24th… Back off & chill 25th thru 31st… Grand moments 27th & 31st! TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Avoid 2nd-4th / all else good 7th thru 12th… Sort of (late the 9th) 13th thru 18th… Lookin’ good the 15th$ 19th thru 24th… Try your luck 18th-19th 25th thru 31st… Get busy 28th-29th!

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Here comes $$ 5th-6th! 7th thru 12th… Mildly enticing 10th-11th 13th thru 18th… Try your luck 15th-16th 19th thru 24th… Cut a deal the 20th$ 25th thru 31st… Not in the cards LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Not worth it 7th thru 12th… Make it happen 7th & 12th! 13th thru 18th… You get ahead 17th-18th$ 19th thru 24th… Doing it right 22nd-23rd!$ 25th thru 31st… Someplace else 26th-27th$$ VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Best only the 1st$ 7th thru 12th… Super chance the 10th

LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Certain advantages 2nd-4th$! 7th thru 12th… Multiple wins the 12th$$ 13th thru 18th… Big jump ahead the17th 19th thru 24th… Comes together nicely 22nd! 25th thru 31st… Lucky break the 26th! SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Hard cards rock the 1st! 7th thru 12th… Nothing of consequence 13th thru 18th… Decent returns the 15th 19th thru 24th… Born to win 19th & 24th! 25th thru 31st… Lucky chances 28th & 29th$ SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Worth a shot 3rd-4th 7th thru 12th… Make it last 7th-8th! 13th thru 18th… Wishes are granted 13th-14th$ 19th thru 24th… Get busy & win 22nd-23rd! 25th thru 31st…

Wads of dough the 30th$$

CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Vision of $$ the 6th 7th thru 12th… Stick to your plan the 10th! 13th thru 18th… Take a back seat for now 19th thru 24th… Expect to win 20th & 24th$ 25th thru 31st… The trend continues 28th-29th! AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… It’s all on YOU the 4th$$ 7th thru 12th… Toss the dice 8th or 9th 13th thru 18th… Winning streak 13th-14th$$ 19th thru 24th… Lovely chances 22nd-23rd! 25th thru 31st… Save it for RED 26th-27th$$ PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Advantageous 1st or 6th$ 7th thru 12th… All together winning 10th-11th 13th thru 18th… Terrific intuition the 15th!$! 19th thru 24th… Endless chances 24th$$ 25th thru 31st… Don’t give up 28th-29th! Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.


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From the Mailbox I want to thank everyone during the past twenty years or so who has taken the time to write to me at: I love hearing from all of you. And, as you know I use much of what you send me in my column. So, that is what I am doing this time around. A former Marine named “Gunner” wrote to say: “Bob, I remember a long time ago you talked about the popularity of Bingo in other countries. Can you brush us up on that again?” Certainly, “Gunner.” There are lots of reports on the Internet about Bingo. It is more popular in most of the world that many of us realize. For example, we have always known that in Britain it’s a big deal. I remember in one column talking about how during World War Two the Red Cross and other “morale” groups cheaply printed Bingo cards and passed them out with pencils so soldiers could play.

After the war, as many British cities rebuilt, some of the old movie theaters were converted to Bingo halls. In the 1950s and early ‘60s nearly every British neighborhood had a Bingo parlor. Then, the game became so big the central government stepped in and started regulating it. Even today, it is estimated that in Scotland one out of every five persons plays Bingo. That’s 20 percent of the population. In many parts of the world, on-line Bingo has become the rage. The months during which it wasn’t safe to congregate boosted the concept. Japan is huge into this. Always a land of new technology, Japan has become a real international center for Bingo online. Italy, the birthplace of the original “carnival” game BEANO–which evolved into Bingo–remains home to thousands of halls and gaming parlors. It is extremely strong in parts of rural Italy where Bingo is almost always a part of any street fair or neighborhood celebration. In many countries of the world, such as the United Kingdom, where the concept of “drag queens” is a more accepted part of the culture than here in the United States, Bingo has struck up an interesting kind of marriage with “drag.” In many cities, the major Bingo event of the week is a raucous session of Bingo with the caller, a local personality in drag, yells out the numbers – sometimes with Don Rickles-style insults. For years, in Dublin, Ireland, in the largest gay and lesbian

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tourists alike. Remember, Bing IS supposed to be fun. So, keep the e-mail coming. I love hearing from you. Next time: Remembering someone special.


The Bingo Bugle Writing Contest

Our readers tell us that they like to read the front page articles about our Sweepstakes Winners. Here is your chance to write about yourself or one of your Neighbors at Bingo. If you write about a Neighbor be sure to get their written permission to write about them. Submit a copy of the permission along with your article. Bingo Players are interesting people who live exciting active lives, some have a unique hobby or skill. We’ve heard about uncommon jobs, exciting careers and other attributes that our readers enjoy reading about. The rules of the contest include: Age Limit - All Ages are Welcome to Enter Subject Matter - Write About A Bingo Neighbor Length - Text to fill a 1/4 Page in the Bingo Bugle Include - Written Permission of your Subject and Your picture or a picture of your subject All articles submitted by Midnight on June 1, 2021 will be judged by a panel of independent professional writers. The winner will be announced in the July edition of the Bingo Bugle, the winning story will be published and the writer will receive $200.00. Send it to: Bingo Bugle Neighbors P.O.Box 371283 Milwaukee, WI 53237 OR Email it to:

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There once was a fine girl named Fran

Desperate to find a good man She searched high and low And finally found Joe, But Joe was engaged to dear Ann.

Ï know what I’ll do”plotted Fran, “Now that I’ve found a good man

I will lure him away from his dear fiancee,

With my teeny bikini and tan”. Ann got wind of Fran’s plan

And sensed something amiss with her man.

So with her keen eye she decided to spy On that hussy who trapped her dear man.

A tussel was had in the sand

Between our fine Fran and dear Ann

Then under a tree where both women could see That two-timing Joe kissed Miss Nan!

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Bingo Brawling Dear Guy, At Bingo last night, two women players got into an argument about something. At first, they just were sitting and arguing in low voices. Then their voices got louder and louder. One of them stood up and started jabbing her finger in the air as she shouted, then the other one did the same. Finally, one slapped the other then they grabbed each other’s hair and really began to wrestle. A couple of male volunteers ran over and grabbed hold of them and pulled the them apart. When they did, the two women turned on the men and began screaming at them. The women were told to leave the Bingo hall, which they did together muttering and complaining the whole way! I was told later that the two women were, in fact, sisters,

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Your Crash Course in Blackjack The objective in blackjack is to beat the dealer’s hand. You can do this in one of two ways: by either having your hand total higher than the dealer’s hand, or by not going over 21 when the dealer subsequently goes over 21 (going over 21 is known as “busting” or “breaking”). Therefore, if you have 18 and the dealer has 17, you win. If you stand on 12 and the dealer busts, you win. The cards count their face value in blackjack. Picture cards count as 10, and an Ace counts as either 1 or 11 (initially the Ace counts as 11 but if you draw more cards, and the hand totals more than 21, then the Ace can be counted as 1). The total of any hand is the sum of the card values in the hand. When you win a hand at blackjack, you are paid even money (i.e., if you bet $5 and win, you are paid $5). The only exception is a player’s blackjack, which is paid either 3-2 or 6-5 (avoid the games that pay 6-5!) if the dealer doesn’t also have a blackjack. If your hand and the dealer’s hand have the same total, this is known as a push, or tie, and you neither win nor lose your wager. Card suits have no meaning in blackjack. The dealer must act on his hand by house rules (i.e., he has no playing options). If his hand totals 16 or less, he must draw another card or cards. If his hand totals 17

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WISCONSIN EDITION their hole card to see if they have a blackjack. Now that you know how to play, it’s important that you learn how to win. For starters, you need to learn the basic playing strategy (or use a basic strategy card when you play). Playing blackjack for the first time is like learning how to ride a bicycle. It looks scary at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be off and running. I wish you good cards and much fun! Henry Tamburin is a blackjack and video poker expert and hosts

What's News in Nevada . . . GET INTO VAN GOGH “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,” a digitally immersive and virtual reality Van Gogh exhibit that has been traveling around the world made its first North American appearance in Las Vegas last month. The show takes place in the 7,000-square-foot Portal, Area15’s projection-surrounded room designed for exactly this kind of art presentation. According to the press release, “The timed experience, encompasses 35 minutes mapped specifically to fit the PORTAL, and allows visitors to feel as though they have stepped into the famous artist’s masterpieces.” The show runs through July 5, with GA tickets starting at $35 (discounts for military, seniors, locals, and children). VIP tickets, which include the VR experience, can be added for $10. FAST FOOD HALL Resorts World has released details about its fast-food hall, which will be called Famous Foods Street Eats. Comprising sixteen stalls in a big 24,000-square-foot venue, most stalls will feature Eastern foods, with a few serving up Western. The centerpiece will be a 16-seat bar and the separate de rigueur speakeasy will be hard to find. The Eastern selections will include Chinese dumplings, Hainanese poached chicken, Peking duck burritos, Chinese clay pots and noodles, Filipino lechon (whole pig), Indian curry, Thai beef, Japanese yakitori and sushi, Taiwanese bubble tea, and Singapore sundries. The Western choices will be fried chicken, barbecue, and Italian. The center bar will offer a self-pour and automated beer system; the name of the hidden speakeasy is Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den.

BIRTHDAY WINS One lucky Colorado resident, Emma, hit big on her birthday at Arizona Charlie’s on S. Decatur Blvd., winning $50,343 on the 34th number, B13, while playing Charlie’s Double Progressive during the 7 p.m. session this past spring. And a California man, in Vegas to help a buddy celebrate his birthday, hit a jackpot for $892,574 at the Cosmopolitan on a National Lampoon’s Vacation progressive slot machine around the same time. SAY I DO AT DENNY’S File under: only in Vegas. Denny’s flagship diner at Neonopolis downtown is offering a special: For $199, you can get two Original Grand Slam breakfasts (a $15.98 value), plus a wedding ceremony, silk bouquet and boutonniere (available in red, white, pink, or yellow), Champagne toast, Pancake Puppies wedding cake, and two wedding T-shirts. Denny’s wedding chapel opened in 2012, though it took several months for the first wedding to actually be performed there; it features a photo booth with Vegas-themed props and a full bar for toasting your vows after the service. ROCKSTAR BAR Located at the Las Vegas Golf Center on Las Vegas Blvd. S. right across from Town Square, the newly openend Rockstar Bar has a classic-rock theme and vibe. For opening weekend, a Journey tribute band and an ‘80s rock band played to a capacity crowd. Rockstar also has numerous TV screens to watch the games, an outdoor patio that overlooks the golf, a sport-bars menu, and craft cocktails.


Cashballs and Hotballs Gardening in the nude is a lot cheaper than buying a scarecrow. –John Wagner Robert and I were recently in Vegas. Did we play Bingo? Did Nancy break her long-time losing streak? Yes, to both, although my wins were small, I got to yell Bingo again after a dry spell that seemed to be never ending. As for Robert, well he won a Hotball/Cashball Bonus at the Plaza in downtown Vegas. We knew how the Hotball worked, but had no idea what the Cashball Bonus promotion entailed. After Robert yelled Bingo on the Hotball with another player, we expected to share the Hotball loot equally. However, when the gal came to pay him, he got several hundred more than we expected due to the Cashball Bonus promotion. According to the rules, the first ball out on the first game is the Hotball. After the Hotball is pulled, the next four numbers out are that session’s Cashball Bonus Balls. Winning on the Hotball number and catching any of the four Cashball Bonus Balls anywhere on your card, you can win: 4 out of 4 – $2,000; 3 out of 4 – $1,000; 2 out of 4 – $500; 1 out of 4 – $100. Whoop, whoop and a big thank you to Kimmy, Doreen, and Ty who run the Plaza Bingo and were super nice to old poops like us who sometimes need extra help figuring out new games or procedures.

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