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NEW TO BINGO?

WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT TO BRING

  • Be sure to bring cash with you – we are a CASH ONLY establishment. We have ATMs on site for your convenience.
  • 2 pieces of I.D. (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • A dabber to mark your Bingo cards. All new players will receive a free dabber on their first visit!

COST

HOW TO PLAY BINGO

  • Arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled Bingo session
  • Work with a staff member to determine if you’d like to play paper Bingo or digital Bingo*
  • The caller on the stage will begin calling Bingo numbers, and they will appear on the screens. Your goal is to dab the numbers on your card as they are called to complete the required pattern for that game.
  • Game patterns are announced by the caller, displayed on the screen, and on the program sheet.
  • Each session lasts about 2 hours, with an intermission in between

Be sure to let a staff member know that you are new, and they will be happy to help you through the process! *digital Bingo not available at all locations.

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The cost to play Bingo can be as little as $20! Additional cost is based on the number of cards added once you become more comfortable playing. Prices vary per location, day, and session. For an accurate breakdown of pricing per location, visit the pricing and programs tab of the website.

Most Bingo Sessions last 2-3 hours with a 15 minute intermission in the middle. Our locations in St. Catharines and Brampton offer shorter sessions on specific days/times. Visit their page to learn more.

Yes. Everyone who enters the gaming centre must be 18 years of age or older and have government issued photo identification. For wins of $10,000 or more, a second piece of ID is required in combination with your primary photo ID to claim your prize. This second piece of ID is to confirm your name and can be a debit/credit card or student card.

Each Delta location has multiple Bingo Sessions daily. Plan to arrive about 20-30 minutes earlier than the scheduled Session. This will ensure you have enough time to buy your cards, find a seat and get ready for some fun! Choose a location to view session times.

We do not accept debit/credit cards for gaming purchases so make sure you bring cash with you! We have an ATM on site for your convenience. You’ll also need government issued photo ID to show proof of age (18+). All new players receive a free dabber to play the game!

Only cash! We do not accept cheques, debit cards or credit cards for gaming products. We do however, have several ATMs. At some of our Red 7 Eatery locations, debit purchases for food can be made.

In addition to your Bingo booklet (which contains your bingo cards for each game throughout the session), a special is a separate strip of Bingo cards that you can purchase for specific games played throughout the session. If you do not buy the specials, you will not be dabbing when those games are being played. Specials generally have a higher prize amount available to be won.

A jackpot prize is a cash prize associated with a special. If the game is won within a specific number of balls called, the jackpot prize will be paid out to the winner. A win of this nature requires a government-issued picture ID.

These are “break-open tickets” that are sold separately on the gaming floor for $1 per ticket.

Objective: The objective is to get a ticket with all matching symbols for an instant cash prize, or to get a ticket with three bingo numbers on them, to be played during that bingo session for a chance to win a set prize and a progressive jackpot. Tickets with mismatched symbols are considered losing tickets and can be discarded.

Tickets with bingo numbers on them are to be played during that bingo session. If a number called during the specified session in on the balls ticket, player is to use their dabber to mark that number. A $200 guaranteed prize is paid to the first person to dab the 3 bingo ball numbers on their ticket. If a player dabs each number on the ticket, they yell “BALLS!”. Once the ticket is validated as a winning one, the winner must pick a number from 1 to 10 for a chance at winning the progressive prize.

Some locations may have different renditions of the balls tickets with names such as “Maniac balls” and “double action balls”. There will be some differences with how these balls tickets are played. Be sure to ask a staff member to explain the difference to you.

“HARDWAY” means you cannot use the free space in the middle of the card to complete the required pattern for that game.

One line HARDWAY One line NOT HARDWAY

No. All purchases made by a player are for the player. You cannot share cards.

Yell bingo loud enough for the caller to hear and stop the game and put up your hand. A customer service representative will then come over to verify your winning card with the caller and you will be paid the prize according to the game.

When a session is labelled “Wacky”, it can mean that geckos packages (electronic bingo) are half the price. For example, if a Gecko package usually costs $50, this same package would cost $25 on a Wacky Wednesday/Matinee/Evening. It can also mean that prizing for that session has been increased! Be sure to ask a staff member before playing.

*Not available at all sites. Some conditions may apply. Subject to change. May differ per location.

There are a total of 75 numbers in the bingo machine. The ‘designated number’ or ‘ordinal’ is the maximum number of balls that can be called in order for someone to win the bingo prize. For example, if the designated number for a game is 50, you must get the bingo in the first 50 numbers called to win the big prize. If you get a bingo when 51 numbers or more are called, you receive the smaller prize amount called a ‘consolation’ prize. Designated numbers and consolation prizes are constantly changing for each game. You can find these numbers on the jackpots page of our website and in each centre on the jackpot board. Designated numbers are usually included on the ‘Super Jackpot’ and ‘Progressive’ games.

You have the choice to play paper bingo or digital bingo. Playing paper bingo, you will need to use a dabber to mark your cards. You decide how many cards you’d like to dab based on your experience level. The more cards you play, the faster your dabbing skills will need to be! We recommend that beginners start with a 2-strip package (6 cards per game). You’ll notice experienced players dabbing 12 strips at a time, or more!

For digital bingo, the computer plays for you, notifying you when a bingo is won.

The caller on the stage will begin calling Bingo numbers, and they will appear on the screens. Your goal is to dab the numbers on your card as they are called to complete the required pattern for that game. Game patterns are announced by the caller, displayed on the screen, and on the program sheet.

Be sure to let a staff member know that you are new, and they will be happy to help you through the process!

No. Cost of play is the same for Digital Bingo and Paper Bingo.

Playing digital bingo, you can play up to 36 faces per game. On paper you can play as many cards as you can manually dab.

No. Bingo prices vary from day to day. However, ‘specials’ are always the same price.

The licensing and regulation of charity bingo is the responsibility of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

A Tap N’ Play machine is a modernized version of the conventional break open ticket.

The minimum bet on our Tap N’ Play machines varies by location. The lowest is about $0.50 to $2.00 per play. Some locations also have multi-denomination as well as Progressive Jackpots.

Yes, many of our locations do serve alcohol. You must be 19 years of age or older to be served. (Licensed locations include: Brampton, Downsview, St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Peterborough, St. Clair, Val Caron, Sudbury, Barrie, Hawkesbury, Penetang, and Pembroke)

Of course! All of our locations have an in-house eatery offering a number of fresh and delicious menu items. And many of our locations have a fully licensed bar with a variety of beverages to choose from. We have everything you need for a great night out!

All of our locations are wheelchair accessible with handicap parking spaces available.

No. You must be 18 years or older to enter and play at any Delta Bingo & Gaming. You must be 19 or older to purchase alcohol.

Yes. Customers are welcome to use cameras while visiting and are encouraged to share these with us on social media! Please refrain from taking pictures of other customers or of the actual game in progress.

If you win on an electronic gaming machine, your prize is added to your account that you can cash out at the end of the session. If you win on paper, someone will come to your table to pay you your prize.

With the exception of certified working dogs, pets and other animals are not permitted into our facilities.

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How to Play Bingo

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Bingo 101

You have the choice to play bingo on electronic terminals or on paper. On paper you will need to use a dauber (dabber) to mark off your cards. For electronics you will need to open a computer account.

No. It will cost you the same to play either.

On electronics you can play anywhere from 3 to 60 cards per game. On paper you can play as many cards as you can manually dab.

You can play for as long or as little as you want as we run a drop in program where you can start or stop playing as you desire depending on when you arrive or want to leave.

If you win on electronics your prize will be added to your account. If you win on paper you will be paid out at your table.

Yes. As we are an over 19 facility you are required to have government-issued picture ID to be in the building. Also, if you win a prize to be paid out by cheque we require a government-issued picture ID.

A double win is a 3up that can be played on electronics or paper that if you bingo on you will receive double the prize after the prize has been split amongst all winners. On Thursdays a double win will be 6 up for evening and afternoon regular games, and a 3up will be a triple win with the same rules for double wins but triple the prize.

“HARD” means you cannot use the free space for the pattern.

AYCP is an abbreviation for a special package we sell called âAll You Can Playâ. This consists of 18 cards for the price of $10. This cannot be split up and must be played by one person. This is available on Sundays during the evening session. This is available on paper or electronics.

This is a guaranteed payout of $333 per regular game on Thursday evening regular games. You have the potential to win $666 on a double win and $999 on a triple win.

No. Prices for books vary from day to day, however, specials are always the same price.

We do run sessions at our facility, however, we run it in a drop in style. You can come in at any time and start playing bingo. A book purchase is not necessary to play specials. Singles are available for patrons arriving after a book has started.

If you are playing paper yes. If you are playing electronics, no.

All purchases made by a player are for the player. You cannot share cards but if needed you can get another player to help you with your cards while they are playing their cards.

A book is a booklet of pages designated for a set number of games with the same payout for all games. A special is an extra card for games not part of the booklet with prizes specific for that game including any jackpot prizes.

A jackpot prize is a prize associated with a special. If the game is won under specific circumstances a jackpot bonus prize will be paid out to the winner by cheque. A win of this nature requires a government-issued picture ID.

This refers to how many card faces a book or special has.

Quick dab refers to a button on electronic terminals that will dab off all cards when I number is called.

All regular payouts are by cash only. All Jackpot prizes are paid by cheque only and require proper government-issued picture ID.

We do not accept cheques, debit cards or credit cards. Cash only for bingo purchases. We do however, have several ATMs for debit or credit card use.

The Lingo

Alert Ball

This is a number drawn before regular games start. If a player has purchased the toonie pot game and they bingo on the number called after the Alert Ball they win the toonie pot prize.

Bingo Board

A display board, usually electronic that lights up showing each number as it is called.

Bingo Books/Booklets

A number of different colored bingo sheets/cards bound together to form a book/booklet to be played one for each game at a bingo session. They are usually bound in the order in which they will be played. A “3 up” book will contain 3 Bingo Cards per page, a “6 Up”, 6 cards per page and a “9 Up”, 9 cards per page.

Bingo Card

A card containing 24 numbered spaces and one free space (blank), with which you play BINGO. The numbers are assigned at random on each card and are arranged in five columns of five numbers each by five rows (5 x 5 = 25 in total including the blank square). The numbers in the B column are between 1 and 15, in the I column between 16 and 30, in the N column (containing four numbers and the free space) between 31 and 45, in the G column between 46 and 60, and in the O column between 61 and 75. Players have thousands of unique (unduplicated) cards to choose from.

Blackout

A pattern where you must cover the whole card to win.

Bingo Board

A display board, usually electronic that lights up showing each number as it is called.

Bingo Books/Booklets

A number of different colored bingo sheets/cards bound together to form a book/booklet to be played one for each game at a bingo session. They are usually bound in the order in which they will be played. A “3 up” book will contain 3 Bingo Cards per page, a “6 Up”, 6 cards per page and a “9 Up”, 9 cards per page.

Bingo Card

A card containing 24 numbered spaces and one free space (blank), with which you play BINGO. The numbers are assigned at random on each card and are arranged in five columns of five numbers each by five rows (5 x 5 = 25 in total including the blank square). The numbers in the B column are between 1 and 15, in the I column between 16 and 30, in the N column (containing four numbers and the free space) between 31 and 45, in the G column between 46 and 60, and in the O column between 61 and 75. Players have thousands of unique (unduplicated) cards to choose from.

Blower

A forced-air device that mixes the bingo balls and dispenses them to the caller who announces the number and displays it on a bingo board.

Bonanza Bingo

It’s a different game every day. If you’re the first Bonanza winner, match three or more of the day’s lotto numbers and you automatically win cash! Six lotto numbers are picked fresh each day. Bingo in 48 numbers or less and win $1000. Match all six numbers and you win the jackpot!

Buy-In

This is a simple term that simply means depositing money in exchange for participating in a Bingo game as in buying an admission packet or opening an electronic account

Breakopen

A multi-ply card, with perforated breakopen tabs. The game play area of the card is covered to conceal numbers; some of which have been designated in advance as prize winners.

Caller

The person who calls out the bingo numbers as they are drawn.

Cashier

The person that sells paper cards and electronic accounts to the players. They are also the person in charge of making sure runners have everything they need to sell specials to the players.

Consolation Prize

The prize or prizes offered on some special games if there is no winner in a predetermined number of calls on a progressive game.

Coordinator

The person that issues and returns all the paper cards not sold in order to set a prize payout for the game being played.

Dauber

Bingo dauber is ink-filled bottle/pen with a foam tip on it used to mark called numbers. When you touch the bingo card with the foam tip it marks the square.

Doubles/Triples

A set of books, usually with less cards such as a 3up, that have been designated to pay at double or triple the prize. In most cases, a REGULAR game book must be bought first.

Early Bird (Sometimes called Warm-Ups)

A regular length or short game of bingo that precedes the main game. More than one game may be offered as a warm-up

Free Space

The center square of the card, which does not have a number assigned to it. It’s like a Joker or a Wild square. You get it free every game and it can count towards your winning pattern.

Game Board

An electronic display that is attached to the bingo board to show the pattern needed to win that particular game. It looks like a bingo card and shows what variation of bingo you are playing on that particular game on the program. For example: four corners, blackout, etc.

Hardway Line

Bingo in a straight line without the use of the free space.

Jackpot

A big prize usually awarded for achieving a difficult pattern, such as a blackout, within a specified number of balls.

Late Night Bingo

Session of bingo that starts late at night, usually about 9:15 pm.

Pattern

The shape you need to cover on your card with called out numbers, usually it is in a straight line; horizontal, vertical and diagonal.

Payout

The percentage of sales paid out by the House.

Postage Stamp Pattern

Matching four numbers to form a postage stamp (a 2 x 2 grid)

Progressive Jackpot

A Jackpot that gets bigger until it is won. It builds daily, or weekly, if it is not won in a specific number of calls. If there is no winner in X number of calls, consolation prize(s) of lesser dollar amounts are paid. Different variations of progressive games add dollars or numbers, or both, to the jackpot. There is a separate buy-in for Progressive Jackpot games.

Race Track

The oval counter situated in the center of the bingo hall where the Coordinator, Cashiers, bingo cards, and specials are located. Also the counter runners are to come when called to return cards, and cash out.

Reno Number

Some games will carry a Reno Number. The last digit of the first ball out for that game will become a wild number, making all numbers ending in that number wild. For example: if B13 is the first number, all numbers ending in 3 on your cards are considered called.

Runner

The person that sells cards (specials) on the floor to the players, as well as calls in Bingos when a paper Bingo is called. This person is the main representative of Chances Gaming Entertainment, and should provide players the utmost of Customer Service.

Screened

An expression meaning that the one number you still required to complete the pattern and yell Bingo was on the TV screen but not yet called

Sealed Card

A closed, sealed card with perforated tear-off edges designed to conceal the card numbers until opened. This is to keep knowledge of a certain number or amount of numbers unavailable to the customer until bought and revealed. An example would be an Odd/Even game

Set Or One Away

An expression meaning that only one number was left to complete the pattern and have you yell Bingo!

Validation

Once you call Bingo, a Bingo caller or computer program online will check to make sure that you have correctly marked off the right numbers

Serial Number

The minimum five-character number printed by a manufacturer on each set of cards. Each card in a set contains the same serial number.

Series

Indicates the number of unique faces that a single set will contain. For example: a 9000 Series has 9000 unique faces.

Session

An entire program of bingo consisting of regular and special games. A session usually lasts somewhere between two and a half hours and three hours.

Special

Games that are played with a different set of cards than the books purchased for regular games

How to Play Bingo All of your questions answered under one roof. Bingo 101 You have the choice to play bingo on electronic terminals or on paper. On paper you will need to use a dauber