In Bismarck/Mandan, someone just won $50,000 playing bingo!


AND THIS GUY WON $50,000! Picture of Big Win Bingo Facebook page

That’s a big check to play bingo. It appears to have happened at Sidelines Sports Bar in Bismarck with Big Win Bingo sponsored by MATPAC Wrestling. I’m not here to promote any particular bar or charity, but winning $50,000 is big news in the bingo community.

I have a long and difficult relationship with BINGO!

I started working in bars when I was twenty-one. When I started bingo, the game was played in places like VFW or bars in small towns. It was quite unknown and downright hated in most blue collar bars. I remember when a charity I worked for decided to start playing bingo to attract crowds after five years at the Capri Bar in Minot. (an honorable mention in ND Dive Bar Survey)

The first day of bingo almost caused a bar clearance fight.

Yet a month later, the old bingo foes were there with their dobbers and Camel Lights. Having moved into the hypnotic malaise that is the bingo bar. Yes, I couldn’t stand it then and I can barely tolerate it now. Maybe it’s after calling bingo year after year to the same people hoping to get their money back.

Winning $70,000 playing bingo could recoup a good chunk of that money.

Someone shared this information with me, so I thought I’d share it with you to share with your favorite bingo fanatics. This was posted before the “big win” on Big Win Bingo Facebook page.

Tuesday is another chance to win one (or both) of our Big Win Bingo jackpots. We will play nine bingo games starting at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at Sidelines Sports Bar in Bismarck.
Game 5 is up to 55 numbers for $50,000 and Game 9 is up to $70,000!!!

Now the catch is that you usually have to get your bingo in 55 numbers or maybe even 54 numbers, but I’ve seen such low power cuts for a lot less jackpot money. I just thought I’d spread the word. Apparently they play on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Come early to be there forever. Also, don’t forget to tip your bingo visitor. I don’t really know why that’s a thing, but I always liked that part.

Good luck! I probably won’t see you there.


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