New Players Info

              Welcome New Player

On behalf of Winner’s Bingo, home of the Lethbridge Community Bingo Association I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Hall. My name is Carol and I am the manager of the Association.  If you have any questions please ask the volunteers. If they are unable to help you please ask for the advisor or the cashier and they will be very pleased to explain things to you.  Our early birds begin in the afternoon at 12:15 and in the evening at 6:15.  Each session is approximately 3 1/2 hours long, if you play all the games.

 

Here are a few tips: 

You must purchase a minimum of $3.00 on the regular games to play bingo.  The average New Player can usually handle a 6-Up card.  A 6-Up regular is $6, a 6-up Gold is $12 (Pays double) and a 6-Up Combo is $11 (Regular/Gold/Plus). The plus portion of the card on the combo card pays 2.5 Times the regular payout. If you wish to play your cards on a Gecko (Electronic Bingo) then you must purchase a minimum of $12 on the regular games after all discounts. Once you have your minimum purchase you can play the progressive pots and extra games if you wish, but you do not have to.

TELL THE CASHIER YOU ARE A NEW PLAYER WHEN YOU GET TO THE TILL

AND THEY WILL ASSIST YOU.

 

 EXTRA GAMES

Early Bird Games are played on a 6-up booklet ($4) or a 9-up booklet ($6) and are purchased from the cashier with your regular game books. Individually 6-up cards can also be purchased from a volunteer in the cashier cage for $1 for each. They start at 12:15 pm and 6:15 pm

Intermission Game is played right AFTER the intermission break. It can be purchased from the cashier in a booklet that has both early birds and intermission cards or individually from a volunteer in the cage that sells them for 6-up ($2) or 9-up ($3).

Winners Wish Game is played directly after Early Bird #2 Game.  It is played on a 3-Up card ($2) which must be purchased from the cashier.  If you win this game you will win your receipt value up to a maximum of $100. This game is also played in conjunction with our BIG BOARD GAME.  If you win on a number which has not been marked off on our BIG BOARD GAME yet you get to mark off that number and you win the corresponding prize.

Double Action is played directly after the Winners Wish Game and right BEFORE the regular games.  It is played on a 1-Up card ($1) which must be purchased from the cashier. There are 2 numbers in each square if either number is called mark the entire square (both numbers are not required to be called to mark the square). The game is played to a blackout.

Rapid Double Action is played directly between page 2 and page 3.  It is played on a 5-page 1-Up card ($5) which must be purchased from the cashier. There are 2 numbers in each square if either number is called mark the entire square (both numbers are not required to be called to mark the square). The game is played as any 2 lines.

Odd/Even Progressive Game is played as an Odd/Even Game.  The sellers in the RED Aprons sell it and they cost $1.00 for a 2-up card.  Behind the caller, there is a sign by the clock that will say Odd or Even.  Whatever that sign says was the pre-called number and that is what you mark on your 2-up card. The game is played to a blackout.

Bonanza has a 46 number pre-call, which you will see on the three smaller boards around the hall.  The sellers sell the cards in the RED aprons.  The cards are $1.00 for a single card. The Bonanza game is played after the jackpot game and is played to a blackout.

Pay Me Game-This game is played directly after Page 4 of the regular Games and right BEFORE the intermission break.  It is purchased from the sellers in the RED aprons.  It is a peach or red 2-up card and it cost $1.00.  At the beginning of the event, the caller will call 3 wild numbers and post them where it says Pay Me on the wall to the callers left. For the 3 wild numbers that are called, you will mark all the numbers on your peach or red 2-up card that END ONLY with those three wild numbers.  It is played to a blackout game. The winner of this game will also receive a FREE package for the upcoming Mega Event.

PROGRESSIVE POTS

ALL POTS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE CASHIER WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR BOOKLETS.

Loonie Pot #1- Cost $1. You must enter this with the cashier when you purchase your booklets. A wild number will be called at the beginning of the event and posted to the caller’s right. If you bingo on that number in your regular game booklets on the first 2 games of any series and the pot hasn’t already been won that event then you win the Loonie Pot #1 progressive amount.  The cashier/advisor will come out and check your receipt to make sure you have entered into the pot and if you have you will be paid what the pot is worth that event. You must fill out a piece of paper that will be brought to you with your name, address, phone number and sign the bottom of it.

Loonie Pot #2- Cost $1. You must enter this with the cashier when you purchase your booklets.  A wild number will be called at the beginning of the event and posted to the caller’s right.  If you bingo on that number in your regular game booklets on the last game of any series and the pot hasn’t already been won that event then you win the Loonie Pot #2 progressive amount.  The cashier/advisor will come out and check your receipt to make sure you have entered into the pot. If you have you will be paid what the pot is worth that event.  You must fill out a piece of paper that will be brought to you with your name, address, phone number and sign the bottom of it.

Match Mieker - Cost $1.  If you bingo on the same number as the number of balls called and you have purchased the Match Mieker pot from the cashier and the pot hasn’t already been won that event then you win the Match Mieker Progressive Pot.  (Eg. Bingo on G 48 on the 48th number)  This pot cost $1 per event and is good on all regular games and must be purchased from the cashier.

Double Action- Cards are $1.00 per card which must be purchased from the cashier. The pot will be capped at $5,000. If you bingo in 35 numbers or less until the pot has been capped you will win the progressive pot. Once the pot has been capped the number required will increase by 1 with every $1,000 added to the reserved pot. Once the second Pot has been capped there will be a No Number Limit playoff 14 days after for the first pot.

Rapid Double Action- Cards are $5.00 for a 5-page booklet which must be purchased from the cashier. There is no capped pot for this game. If you bingo in 9 numbers or less you will receive this progressive pot. You can win this pot on any of the 5 pages.

Odd/Even Progressive Game- Cards are $1.00 per 2-up and are purchased from the sellers on the floor in the RED aprons.  The pot will be capped at $5,000.  If you bingo in 10 numbers or less until the pot has been capped you will win the progressive pot.  Once the pot has been capped the number required will increase by one for every $1,000 in the reserve pot.

Progressive Jackpot Game- Purchase a 6-up grey card from the cashier for $2.00 to qualify for this game.  It is played on page 8 along with your free 3-up grey charity card that you may have received when you purchased your cards. If you bingo in the required amount of numbers of the PJP card then you win the pot. If the Pot is capped ($2500 in the am and $5,000 in the pm) then you will receive the capped prize and we will continue for a Jackpot winner for that event. If the pot has not been capped and is won then that player will receive the event payout AND the PJP total.   This card will also be treated as a regular card so any game that you win on this card-whether you bingo on the number or not-you will be paid as a regular card winner. The caller will slow down for this game.  The PJP can only be won once per event.

Bonanza Bonus- Cards are $1.00 per card and are purchased from the sellers on the floor in the RED aprons. There is no capped pot for this game. if you bingo in 46 numbers or less you will receive this pot. Once the pot has reached $7,500 it will go up 1 number for every $1,500 added to the pot.