Some of you may not know that we started out as a Bingo Hall. Yes, almost 23 years ago the doors of the original Bingo Hall opened under the name “Touso Ishto” meaning “Big Money.” At the time, the place seemed huge, and for being in the middle of Thackerville, Oklahoma, it was. Not surprisingly, most people had no idea this city even existed in Oklahoma (today, some still have no idea where it is). On August 31, 2006, Bingo made the move to its current location. Before that, it was located in what is now the Poker Room. This move almost tripled the size of the Bingo Hall - it went from 12,750 square feet to 30,750 square feet!
We are very lucky to have loyal Bingo patrons. These players take the game seriously. After all, a lot of money is on the line! Our Bingo players are known to arrive several hours early to get their special tables and their special seats. If you see a person entering the Bingo Hall with a suitcase it’s because that is where they stow their Bingo supplies, which is sometimes enough supplies for a year’s worth of Bingo! Good luck charms, such as rabbit feet and troll dolls, are usually kept in the suitcase as well. You’re about to find out how much money you can win playing this game, and I think that will shed some light as to why these players do as much as they can for good luck.
Bingo games are played every Friday through Sunday. The amount of money that can be won ranges from $100 to $2,000, however, we do have special events coming up where you can win quite a bit more. These special Bingo games fall on the weekends of March 7-9, April 4-5, and May 2-4, 2014. We will provide more information as the dates near, so be on the lookout. Also, we currently have a Pick-8 Progressive Jackpot worth $110,000! Your eyes did not deceive you - I said $110,000! To win, you pick 8 numbers out of the first 20 balls called and the jackpot could be yours. The jackpot resets at $20,000 once it is won. Not too shabby for Bingo, right? To find out more details, please see a Bingo employee.
This game is very important to us. It is how we evolved into the magnificent casino we are today, and we take great pride in that. We have nearly a thousand seats in our Bingo Hall and would love to see every single one of them taken, but get here early so you can get that lucky seat!
Thank you for reading this and stay tuned for next week when I will be talking about how you can become a millionaire playing another game of ours! Have a great week, folks!