A few top bingo sites are celebrating the Academy Awards with a movie related bingo game and special prizes. These sites are giving away home theatre systems including televisions, DVD players, and projectors. There will also be a voting competition for Academy Award categories and the winner will receive cash and points.
A couple of top bingo sites are honoring the 84th Academy Awards Ceremony with Hollywood related games and prizes. This special celebration of the Oscars includes movie themed bingo games, a voting competition in Academy Awards categories, welcome and redeposit bonuses, and home entertainment prizes. Some of these sites offer welcome bonuses of 200% and redeposit bonuses for both existing and new players of 50%. The voting competition is in the categories of Actor in a Leading Role, Best Picture, and Actress in Leading Roll.
The voting competition is free to enter and all players who have made deposits and have guessed the winners of the categories correctly then you will be entered to win a television, DVD player, along with cinema and Amazon vouchers worth £100. You will also automatically receive points for guessing correctly for the category. Some of these sites are giving away a popcorn home cinema kit, HD LCD television, widescreen television, a home cinema projector, and a DVD player. Most of these sites offer 90 ball bingo games and the cost for each bingo card is approximately 2p each.
Horse racing tracks in Ohio are the only institutions that can operate video lotteries. Some argue that this is unfair to charitable bingo games because it create unfair competition with the tracks. Allowing bingo to operate video lottery terminals will create much needed money for charity.
Video Lottery Terminals
There is a bill in Ohio that says only horse racing tracks can use video lottery terminals. The Ohio Lottery will receive 33.5% of profits from these machines which equals approximately $933 million. Race tracks will keep the remaining 66.5%, or $2 billion, for their own profit. Some people say this creates unfair competition for the Ohio bingo games that raise money for charity. Bingo games are available around the state and the average person is able to participate in these games. Supporters of bingo halls using video lottery terminals say that they will give 50% of their profits to the Ohio State Lottery. In Ohio, there are about 2,000 bingo games and if each of these operated video lottery terminals then they would raise about $32 billion for the Ohio State Lottery every year.
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Video lottery terminals will allow charity bingo games to raise $32 billion every year. These charities give aid to local communities and also allow other charities like the volunteer police and firefighters, aid for the uninsured, scholarship funds, rescue groups, animal shelters, senior citizen organizations, food panties, and the American Legion to also operate video lottery terminals to raise money for their charities as well. The Lottery Commission has studied charitable bingo games and shown that all of the money raised goes to charity. Video lottery terminals will also raise money for the Ohio State Lottery as soon as they start operating and not for an unknown date in the future when the race track estimates it will open. If bingo games and other charities were allowed to operate video lottery terminals then it would provide money for the needy in communities all around Ohio.
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TCU students and Christ Chapel church have joined together to raise money for the homeless. Their event called Bingo and Bagels is a meeting that takes place every week in order to reach out to the homeless. The goal of Bingo and Bagels is to provide the homeless with food as well as emotional support.
A group of students have offered their assistance to Christ Chapel every week to provide breakfast and play bingo with the less fortunate members of Fort Worth, Texas. Melissa Ice, the College Missional Director of Christ Chapel, along with her husband Jamey put together the Bingo and Bagels event in June of last year. This event has been modeled after a similar event created by the Hub Ministry of Shreveport, Louisiana. Ice said the purpose of Bingo and Bagels was to build a solid relationship with the less fortunate in the Fort Worth community.
Ciara O’Modhrain, one of the first TCU students to join the event, said she was moved by the event at the Hub Ministry and wanted to lend a helping hand to make a similar event in Fort Worth. O’Modhrain travelled to Shreveport to observe the Hub Ministry and in doing so was compelled to reach out to the homeless. Along with 8 other students, last summer O’Modhrain and fellow student Trevius Jones began to conduct meetings every Saturday at Unity Park with some of the members of the homeless community. This evolved into what is now called Bingo and Bagels which is held at Common Ground in Sundance Square. This event now is hosted on Thursday mornings with 30-40 volunteers. The students say the most rewarding aspect of this event is to be able to join in friendship and help rebuild relationships and dignity with those who are left homeless.