Who runs the Bingo Sessions?
The Bingo Company has 7 different non-profit organizations that run their own sessions. They play progressive jackpots as well as Pull Tabs and other winning games.
How much does it cost to play bingo?
Every session has a $10.00 buy in and $1.00 per pack. You can also purchase extra Double Actions as well as Progressive. PHD’s can be purchased to play too.
What is a PHD?
A PHD is a portable handheld device that is an electronic bingo card. Each club charges differently for use of these devices. Package deals are available per club.
How do I pay for bingo?
All groups accept cash. Some may also accept checks. Please check the schedule or contact the hall to verify what methods of payment are accepted. An ATM is available.
How old do I have to be to play bingo?
By state law, a person over 18 must buy and accept any winnings.
How long does a bingo session last?
A bingo session will last on average 2-2 ½ hours. If a club holds an early bird session, that can add an additional half hour to your stay. Midway through the session the club will offer a 10-minute break to stretch or visit the snack bar.
Can my children come to play with me?
Every group allows children 8 years and older to accompany an adult.
Do you have a player’s card?
The Bingo Company does offer a player’s card. This card rewards an individual for playing by accruing 15 points per session you play. These points can be used for purchase of food and merchandise at the snack bar. They cannot be used for purchase of bingo cards, however. Each player is required to have a separate players card. Come by the snack bar and they will be happy to register a card for you.
Do you host birthday parties?
We do not host birthday parties. In the state of Colorado, the clubs hosting bingo are required to be non-profit organizations, so The Bingo Company cannot charge for this service. If you would like to recognize a birthday, call the club in advance to see if there is something they can offer.
How will I know if I have bingo?
The pattern you have daubed on your card will match the pattern of the current game being played. This pattern will be announced prior to playing and is displayed on the flashboards. If you are using an electronic unit, it will notify you when you have won.
What do I do when I get a bingo?
Yell “Bingo” and a club representative will verify your card numbers. Don’t be shy – yell loud. You will get paid for you winnings immediately for most games. Sometimes a club must issue the winnings via check for larger pots.
Is there a winner of every game?
Yes, every game has a winner. If there is more than one winner, the cash payout is split evenly amongst the winners.
Are my winnings taxed?
In the state of Colorado your winnings are not taxed up to $1200.00 If you’ve won over this amount the club will issue you a W-2G form for your tax return.
Can more than one person win a single game?
Yes, if more than one player has matched the pattern at the same time, there is more than one winner. The cash payout for the game is split evenly among the winners.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Outside food is not allowed in the hall.
What is a progressive jackpot?
A progressive jack is a jackpot that builds per session based on headcount and a percentage of the buy in. It grows over time and can max out at $15,000 in the State of Colorado. Each club will hold a “must-go” to give away this progressive at a point in which they determine. Must-Go’s may or may not be announced by a club. Check our website for known must – go sessions.