Bingo Halls in Minnesota

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Bingo halls in Minnesota

In 2005, the Minnesota legislature made it easier for the game of bingo. This translated into an explosion of bingo halls across the state in over 70 counties. The new laws allow providers to offer unlimited game play to patrons. The only restriction is an eight hour limit per session. With over 100 bingo halls in the state of Minnesota, players will be able to find one near them.



Counties With the Most Bingo Halls

The county of Minneapolis leads the way with the most bingo halls, which include 10. Out of these, three are located in the city of Bloomington including Saints Bingo with play Tuesday through Sunday. Alexandria, Austin, and Duluth counties are next with four bingo halls each. The majority of counties have only one bingo hall.



Types of Hosting Organizations

VFWs, American Legions, Eagles, and Knights of Columbus top the list for hosting organizations. The VFW Hutchinson MN is an example with play starting after 5:30pm on Thursdays. Churches have regular play as well, although the number of bingo halls listed is less than the other hosting entities. Fire departments including their volunteer counterpart use their facilities for citizens to play bingo. In addition, there are several casinos in the state that have bingo including Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota, and Fortune Bay Casino in Tower, Minnesota.



Days and Hours of Play

Roseville bingo hall in Saint Paul, Minnesota is located in a storefront with daily play. In addition, from Thursday through Sunday they offer late night games with the last one starting at 11:00pm. There are also themed games on specific nights throughout the state. For example, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, at the VFW, they have Bar Bingo every Saturday starting at 2:00pm. Another option is Mega Bingo on Tuesdays at 6:00pm with a monthly beer special at VFW 10796 in Ham Lake, Minnesota.



Prices, Payouts, and Amenities

Each bingo hall has its own prices, payouts and amenities. As an example, Little Canada bingo hall in Little Canada, Minnesota has daily game specials. All sessions have $5 packs, however, there are other pack levels such as silver, gold and platinum. These packs have discounts that range from $10 to $20 off based on the specific level. They also have Bonanza Nights with $1000 payouts or 50% off admission.

For players who want inexpensive games, the American Legion 577 bingo hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, offers $1 and $2 tear sheets for coverall action.

Owatonna Eagles Club in Owatonna, Minnesota, has a bar and grill that offer players meals at nominal prices along with bingo and pull tab play.

Cowboy Jack's located in Plymouth, Minnesota, has 10 games every Thursday starting at 7:00pm. The last game is a progressive cover all.

The biggest payout can be found at the Bingo Emporium in St. Cloud, Minnesota, which reaches into the hundreds of thousands of dollar. However, they are in the process of relocating to a new facility, which means players will have to wait for these jackpots to resume.



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