Bingo the Center of Gambling Debate
Posted February 1, 1998 6:00 a.m. EST
CARY — Liquor by the drink was a long time in coming in many North Carolina towns, and a lot of North Carolinians frown on gambling. The state allows two loopholes, Native American casino gambling and bingo. That could soon change.
It’s a spirited debate on a heated issue. Lawmakers and bingo operators agree that charity bingo and commercial beach bingo are the same thing, gambling. What they don’t agree on is the state’s effort to treat them differently.
Oscar Carter of Cary Beach Bingo believes charity bingo and beach bingo should be made one industry, while State Senator David Weinstein explains that gambling is illegal except for charitable purposes.
One of the issues being examined is the fact that charitable bingo organizations are being run out of business by commercial organizations.
Cary Beach Bingo can operate seven days a week and give prizes of $10 per game. Charity bingo must buy licenses for $100, report profits and give up to $2500 in prizes one night a week.
Betty Pitts says the American Legion Bingo has been put out of business since a beach bingo opened up just a mile away.
Despite the dispute, bingo remains a popular past time among senior citizens. Evelyn Funderburk likes bingo. She finds it fun, relaxing and enjoyable. That concerns Weinstein. He can’t see a sheriff arresting a grandmother for playing bingo.
That’s a matter that lawmakers will have to consider as they study the law on games of chance.
The legislative committee is sending the bingo issue to a sub-committee before making recommendations for the next session of the General Assembly.Bingo the Center of Gambling Debate :: WRAL.com
New Meeting: Drag Bingo
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Announcing a new meeting for IN YOUR FORTYS AND WANT TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS!
What: Drag Bingo
When: Saturday, July 12, 6:00 PM
Where: (A location for this meeting hasn’t been chosen yet)
Meeting Description: Myrtle Beach Bingo
Mark your calendars: The CC presents the next Drag Bingo on Saturday July 12. Join Mary K Mart and John Paul as they return to Raleigh Little Theatre for Drag Bingo – Myrtle Beach. Gates open at 6:00 and the show starts at 7:00. We will have hot dogs, munchies, good food AND summer beach fun!
Winnie Baigo, Mini Mart, Miss Diagnosed, Sierra Nevada, Kiki Rodriquez, Sierra Leone, Eunice Ray, Rodessa Roadhard, Lady Bumbles and Ivana Vodka will all be in full beachwear as we welcome you into Summer!!
Visit www.dragbingo.com for more information and directions
Everyone will be responsible for getting their own tickets. They are $15.00 for General Admission
and $17.00 at the door.
Remember, if you plan on purchasing tickets at the door, get there early to avoid the waiting list.
You can purchase tickets in advance at:
White Rabbit Books in Raleigh
Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh
Regulator Bookshop in Durham
Cameron’s in Chapel Hill
Cherry Pie in Chapel Hill
Let’s plan to meet somewhere in Cameron Village for a quick dinner, like Moe’s or Carolina Cafe.