Players collected their bingo cards and stepped to their respective tables ready to mark all the winning spots on a special occasion. SouthWind Casino’s bingo hall celebrated its 28th anniversary on the weekend of December 28-30.
The opening of the momentous event attracted 380 players last Friday. That included many of the regular players, some of whom had been playing for more years than spots they would mark in two games.
Saturday’s games saw about 330 players check cards. On Sunday, close to 300 people took part in the festivities.
Participants had a chance to win a $1,199 payout on the $28 buy-in. The free pack paid out $500.
After one of the later games, about a dozen players were honored for having played ever since the beginning of the casino’s bingo run in 1984.
Terry Ashby, who has worked in the bingo hall for more than 20 years, announced the games from the podium in front of the crowd.