How to Play BINGO

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Bingo Lingo

Before the bingo balls start tumbling and the numbers are called, it’s best to brush up on your game. You’ll want to be fully prepared to yell BINGO if it turns out to be your lucky day.

Bingo Pattern
A predetermined pattern that is required to win a bingo game. The pattern for each game is announced by the Bingo Caller and is displayed on the bingo program and on various display boards throughout the Bingo Hall.

Bingo Program
A daily schedule of all of the games that will be played during a session. Bingo programs are available throughout the Bingo Hall.

Birthday Bingo
A bingo player may use the date of their birthday as an extra “free space”. It is only valid on the actual birthday and the player must register with the Bingo Caller before the session begins.

The minimum purchase required to participate in a bingo session. The buy-in can be purchased at the admission booth near the Bingo Hall entrance.

Crazy Bingo
A bingo game in which the first number called is a wild number.

Electronic Bingo
If you’re looking for the easiest way to play bingo, electronic is the best bet. It involves playing with an electronic bingo aid that allows you to play multiple cards at once—up to 180 cards per game!

A special bingo game that is purchased at the admission booth. For just $1, you have a chance at a jackpot during every game.

Pre-printed paper that contains numbers in 25 squares arranged in five vertical columns and five horizontal rows. This is the least expensive way to buy-in to a bingo game.

These are bingo games that are not included with your buy-in. The special games may be purchased at the admission booth or from a Bingo Floor Clerk at your seat.

Special games played prior to the start of the regular bingo session.

Bingo Patterns

Every bingo game has a specific pattern that is played. Here are a few of our more popular patterns.

Block Party
Cent Sign
Clover Leaf
Cover All
Crazy Kite
Crazy Pyramid
Layer Cake
Letter X
Large Frame
Outlined Diamond
Potawatomi P
Small Frame
Stamp &
Four Corners 

Frequently Asked Questions about Bingo

Are daubers included with my buy-in?
No. Daubers are sold at the Dauber Stop located in the Bingo Hall.

Is bingo expensive to play?
Not at all. In fact, you can buy-in for a bingo session for as little as $5.

Does it really pay to play bingo?
Absolutely! Potawatomi Bingo Casino has some of the largest daily payouts in the country. We have bingo sessions that have regular payouts of $2,000 and individual bingo games that have top prizes of $500,000 and even $1,000,000!

Where can I find information about bingo?
Any of the Bingo Supervisors will be happy to help you. Or, you can pick up a copy of Ante®, our monthly publication of casino happenings. It includes a bingo calendar, session times and buy-in information. Or, you can view the bingo calendar here.

Does Bingo have any special rules?
Yes, we do. “Bingo House Rules” posters are located throughout the Bingo Hall for your convenience.

Does Bingo have any special events?
Yes. There is a Night Owl Bash every month, four pre-sold bash events each year, as well as numerous special bingo sessions where the regular game payouts can exceed $4,000!

Are there any discounts or specials available when playing bingo?
Yes. Check out Ante or visit the bingo calendar for discounts and specials.

Are there age restrictions for playing bingo?
Bingo is a fun and exciting game for people of all ages, but you must be at least 18 years old to play.