Bingo News: Healthcare, Seniors & Smoke


Put down your bingo daubers and pay attention to this. There’s a lot of interesting things happening in the world of bingo and this week we’re covering interesting things going on in the land-based world.

From great news of impressive donations to health centers thanks to Bingo games organized by great non-lucrative organizations in Canada, to an interesting and smokey problem which will end the bingo fun for a community in Phillipines. Let’s take a look at what the Bingo News are for this last week of March.

Hospital receives $5,000 donation thanks to bingo

It’s not just bingo players who love bingo. Those who have never played the game have reason to celebrate in Bowmanville, Canada. The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 178 has handed a $5,000 check to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. While that might not seem like a lot for hospital care, every little bit helps. And it isn’t the first time that the hospital has received a donation through the branch.

So far this year, the hospital has been the recipient of $35,000 in donations, all generated through the branch’s Wednesday bingo nights. Thanks to the generosity, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has been able to buy mattresses for patients and add much-needed equipment to the Regional Eye Centre at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.

Seniors’ Center shuts down bingo night

Not all the news from Canada is great. A recent seniors bingo program was recently shut down at Minoru Seniors’ Center in British Columbia. The reason? Declining attendance that led to a loss instead of revenue generation.

The center is planning to shuttle players to an alternative site to play, but we don’t think that’s fair to seniors who are used to having fun in the comforts of their own home. Perhaps a quick computer course and some online bingo might be in order.

Bingo hall’s plans go up in smoke

Bingo halls are commonplace at some malls in the Philippines, but thanks to a recent decision by SM Supermalls, one bingo parlor at SM City Fairview in Quezon City is being asked to leave.

Smoking is permitted inside the bingo hall, but a petition signed by 1,300 people means that bingo players are going to have to smoke and play elsewhere. Apparently, cigarette smoke was making its way from the bingo hall to the toy store right next door.

If these bingo players who suddenly have no place to play want to smoke, we recommend staying indoors and hopping online to Yes, we know. Shameless plug. But it least they can enjoy bingo without bothering others with their second-hand smoke.