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Old 06-11-2011, 08:15 PM
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Default How To Start Up Bingo?

We all know that most areas these days don't have any place to play bingo. It is that way for me. There are bingo halls close but still have to travel to other towns to be able to play.

I imagine with all of the closings we have suffered over the years then it is most likely the same pretty much every where.

Though I was wondering if anyone knew what it would take to get bingo games started back up in an area should there be someone willing to do it!!

I haven't a clue as to how someone would go about doing this, but talking to someone at a softball game they mentioned that they wouldn't mind doing what it takes, but no one know how to go about doing it.

So if anyone knows or can offer any kind of information, I will be sure to pass it along and maybe we all can kick things off and get bingo back into action all around!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:50 PM
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First off, make a written plan. Which should include how it will be managed, advertised, and how it will be formed.

Next, you have to research the legal aspects of starting up a bingo hall. You will need to get a license, which in some states falls under the Gaming Control Board. But with each state, there are different requirements. So be sure to do a thorough check on what permits, licenses you will need and where to get them when you are ready to do so.

You will also have to register the company with the secretary of state and follow all of their rules.

You will of course have to buy or lease a large open floored building in which you can have rows of tables.

You may also want a concession stand which will also most likely need a permit.

Then you will need to buy all of the equipment that it will take to run the bingo hall. From the table and chairs, down to the bingo machine and microphone equipment.

On top of all that, you will have to hire and train people to work the bingo hall. Then you will need to set up a date for the grand opening and get out your advertisement so people will know what you are offering and when and where.

Starting a bingo hall will take a lot of research, money, time, and effort. But you have the world wide web to get all the information about doing so from.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: How To Start Up Bingo?

Wow it does sound like it requires a lot to get one up and running, but also well worth it because way to many have been shut down and smaller areas are suffering for it.

The information that you provided I will pass it along at the next game, and hopefully soon we will manage to have bingo again in out little town. Maybe this is something more towns should be trying to do. Bingo is a great game though it sure sucks it has been hit so hard over the years.

Granted I don't mind online bingo, but I would much rather play in a hall because I love to socialize while playing a game I really enjoy.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:29 AM
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Yea, it does take a good bit of effort and some money to get a bingo hall started but as you said, it would be well worth it to give an area a nice safe place to go to have fun and socialize.

Im with you, I hope more people would take an interest in starting up new bingo halls as there sure arent many left these days.
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