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Illinois

Illinois, located in the Midwest, is made up of varied landscapes, including prairie, forest, and wetland. The largest city in Illinois is Chicago, also one of the largest cities in the States, but the state capitol is Springfield. The Illinois state flag includes an eagle, a ribbon, and a shield.

What is a bingo hall?

You may have heard the term 'bingo hall', but what is a bingo hall really? It's quite simple. A bingo hall is just anywhere that hosts a game of bingo! It might be a commercial hall, whose only function is to run bingo games, or it might be another venue that becomes a bingo hall just one night a week. This is often the case in Illinois, where bingo is for charity. Lots of organizations host bingo fundraisers at their own venues, so you might find that your local church, school, fire station, or social club becomes a bingo hall! This of course means that bingo halls often look very different to one another, and gives players a nice variety to choose from. No matter what your bingo hall does for a day job, once it's set up ready for a game of bingo, it will look very familiar. All bingo halls will have tables and chairs so that the players have somewhere to sit. There will also be a place for the bingo caller to stand or sit where they can be seen and heard by everyone. Pair this with someone selling/handing out bingo cards, and you know you're in a bingo hall!

What happens during a bingo game?

Not played bingo before? You might be feeling a little nervous about turning up for your first game unprepared, but no need to panic. Here's BingoPort's rundown on what happens during your typical bingo game, so you can know exactly what to expect! It's always a good idea to arrive a little early for a game of bingo. Before the game starts, you'll need to find the venue, get a parking space, buy your tickets, and find a seat. You don't want to be rushing, and once the game has started, latecomers will have to wait for the next round! When the game begins, the bingo caller will announce the combination of squares (or the pattern, as it's called) that the players must match to win. This might be a line or a full house, or it could be a fancy shape like a diamond or a paper doll. Then it's eyes down as the caller begins to read off the numbers that are drawn. Players mark off the numbers on their card using a special dauber pen that doesn't obscure the numbers, so they can be checked later. When someone matches the winning pattern, they shout BINGO! Their card will then be checked, their prize awarded, and another game can begin.

How do I pick a bingo hall to visit in Illinois?

If you're wondering how to choose a bingo hall in Illinois, you've come to the right place. BingoPort is designed to help players find a great place to enjoy bingo. The first thing to consider when choosing a hall is location. All the bingo halls listed here are located within the state of Illinois! To find the bingo halls closest to you, select your nearest town from the list. This will show you the closest bingo halls to you, so you can browse the selection and see what's available. Take a look at each hall listing to see what they offer. Different halls will have different facilities, so it's important to pick one that matches your needs and your schedule. If a hall only opens one day a week, and you're busy that day, it'll be no good for you! If you work during the day, a venue that only does lunchtime or afternoon games isn't going to suit; you need one that does evenings. All of the information you need is listed in the BingoPort hall pages, so have a browse and see which halls look good. Then all that's left to do is try them out!

What makes a bingo hall great?

So you've found the bingo halls nearest to you, but... what now? How do you know which of the venues where you can play bingo are any good? Well, the secret is, there's no such thing as the perfect bingo hall. What there is, is the perfect bingo hall for YOU. Every player wants something different from their bingo experience, so knowing what you want from your bingo hall will make having having a great time even easier. Are you on the hunt for big jackpots? Or perhaps you value a very social atmosphere at your bingo games? Are you looking for snacks while you play? Whatever it is that you enjoy about bingo, you're sure to find it at the venues listed. So when you're looking for a great bingo hall, bear in mind what that means for you.

Is it legal to gamble in Illinois?

Most types of gambling are legal in Illinois, if properly licensed, and gambling is more accessible in Illinois than in many other states. Illinois has a state lottery, and other lottery and scratch card tickets are available to purchase as well. Casinos are permitted in Illinois, but only on riverboats. There are currently nine riverboat casinos in the state. Card games like poker and blackjack, as well as slots, craps, video poker, and roulette can all be played in Illinois casinos. Unusually, gambling games are accessible outside of casinos in Illinois. Slot games and video poker machines are available all over the place, including bars, gas stations, and more. Racing is also a popular betting pastime in the state. Bingo is legal in Illinois, when played for charity. It is enjoyed by many as a fun way to raise money for great causes.

Interesting facts about Illinois

  • John Deere, the agricultural machinery company, was founded in Illinois.
  • Walt Disney is from Illinois, specifically Chicago! He was born December 5, 1901.
  • The first McDonald's restaurant opened in Illinois in 1955. The headquarters of the company is still located in Illinois!
  • 80% of Illinois is farmland. That's a lot of fields!
  • Illinois generates the most nuclear power of all the states.

Towns in Illinois

Bingo Halls in Illinois

European Banquet Hall

3121 S 48th Ct, Cicero, Illinois,

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Knights of Columbus Hall

11207 S. Ewing, Chicago, Illinois,

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Cahokia Jaycee Hall

150 Edgar, Cahokia, Illinois,

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American Legion

127 W Jackson, Cullom, Illinois,

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American Legion

417 Main St, Cuba, Illinois,

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Tazewell Bingo Ctr. Inc

1010 N Main St, Creve Couer, Illinois,

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Crestwood Fire Department

4428 W Midlothian Tpke, Crestwood, Illinois,

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St Frances of Rome School

1401 S Austin Blvd, Cicero, Illinois,

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European Banquet

3121 S 48th Ct, Cicero, Illinois,

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Knights of Columbus #3943

109 N State St, Christopher, Illinois,

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American Legion #477

124 N St, Chrisman, Illinois,

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VFW Post 4999

1729 N Santa Fe Ave, Chillicothe, Illinois,

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VFW 2825

86 Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois,

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Moose #828

2911 E Sauk Trail, Chicago Heights, Illinois,

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Catholic War Veterans 10

2525 Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois,

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Santa Maria Addolorata School

1337 W Ohio, Chicago, Illinois,

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Santa Lucia Church

3017 S Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Viator Church

3644 N Kedvale Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Stansilaus Bishop

2310 N Lorel Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Pancratius Our Lady

4025 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Nicholas Ukrainian Church

2200 W Rice Street, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Maurice Church

3625 S Hoyne Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Mary of the Angels Church

1810 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Juliana Church

7400 W Touhy Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Jerome Holy Name Society

2801 S Princeton Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Helen Dabber Bingo

2347 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago, Illinois,

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St Gregory The Great

1609 W Gregory St, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Gall Home School

5500 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Florian Church

13110 S Baltimore Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Daniel The Prophet

5337 S Natoma (School), Chicago, Illinois,

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St Camillus Parish

5454 S Lockwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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St Benedict Parish

3941 N Bell Ave (School), Chicago, Illinois,

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St Barbara

2830 S Quinn Street, Chicago, Illinois,

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Slovak American Sokol Krivan

4855 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, Illinois,

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Sacred Heart Church

2906 E 96th Street, Chicago, Illinois,

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Queen of the Universe Parish

7114 S Hamlin Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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Queen of Martyrs Parish

3550 W 103rd Street, Chicago, Illinois,

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Queen of Angels

4412 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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Premier Entertainment Center

300 W Sibley Blvd, Chicago, Illinois,

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Our Lady of Snows Parish

4810 S Leamington Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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Our Lady of Good Counsel

3528 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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Our Lady of Fatima Holy Name Bingo

3916 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, Illinois,

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Our Lady of Fatima

2751 W 38th Place, Chicago, Illinois,

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Nativity of Our Lord Holy Name

3700 S Union Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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Luthiania World Center

127th Street, Lemont, Illinois,

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Knights of Columbus

11207 S. Ewing, Chicago, Illinois,

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Josephinum High School

1501 N Oakley Blvd, Chicago, Illinois,

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Good Shepherd Catholic

2725 S Kolin Ave (School), Chicago, Illinois,

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Golden Tiara

3231 N. Cicero Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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Five Holy Martyrs

4325 S Richmond, Chicago, Illinois,

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Copernicus Center

5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, Illinois,

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Bridgeport Catholic Academy

653 West 37th Street, Chicago, Illinois,

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American Legion

500 E Opdyke St, Chester, Illinois,

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Moose 1388

615 7th St, Charleston, Illinois,

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Charleston Elks # 623

720 6th St, Charleston, Illinois,

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Lone Star Lodge #18 Bingo

208 North 1st Street, Champaign, Illinois,

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Moose #1219

1824 S Poplar Street, Centralia, Illinois,

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Lions Club at Jane Addams Community Center

430 W. Washington St., Cedarville, Illinois,

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VFW

301 Lake Marion Road, Carpentersville, Illinois,

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St Monica Church

90 N Kennedy Drive, Carpentersville, Illinois,

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American Legion Post 76

570 S Gary Ave, Carol Stream, Illinois,

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VFW 3523

1250 Franklin St, Carlyle, Illinois,

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Knights of Columbus 1382

1471 Fairfax, Carlyle, Illinois,

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Moose Lodge

801 Pine St, Carlinville, Illinois,

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American Legion

554 Ramey St, Carlinville, Illinois,

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Eagles

1206 W Linden, Carbondale, Illinois,

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Knights of Columbus

322 N 4th Ave, Canton, Illinois,

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Knights of Columbus

100 E 5th St, Cahokia, Illinois,

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Holy Family Holy Name Society

116 Church St, Cahokia, Illinois,

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Cahokia Jaycee

150 Edgar, Cahokia, Illinois,

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American Legion 784

16 Delano Dr, Cahokia, Illinois,

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St Albert The Great Parish

80th & Central, Burbank, Illinois,

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American Legion

319 N Marion, Bunker Hill, Illinois,

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St Barbara School

4009 Prairie Ave, Brookfield, Illinois,

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American Legion

835 W Broadway, Bradley, Illinois,

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First Class Bingo

374 Bollingbrook Commons, Bollingbrook, Illinois,

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American Legion

15123 N Legion Lane, Bluford, Illinois,

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St Isidore Holy Name Society

127 31 Wood Street (School), Blue Island, Illinois,

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Moose

614 IAA Drive, Bloomington, Illinois,

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St Mary of Celle School

1448 S Wesley Ave, Berwyn, Illinois,

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Loyal Order of Moose 424

3625 S Harlem, Berwyn, Illinois,

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Eagles 2125

6309-21 W 26th Street, Berwyn, Illinois,

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Cicero Berwyn Elks Lodge 1510

2600 S Ridgeland, Berwyn, Illinois,

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Berwyn Liberty Center

6445 W. 27th Place, Berwyn, Illinois,

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VFW 1461

1310 W Lincoln, Belvidere, Illinois,

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Moose 295

575 Beloit Rd, Belvidere, Illinois,

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American Legion 900

900 Chrysler Dr, Belvidere, Illinois,

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St Luke Perpetual Help

226 N Church Street, Belleville, Illinois,

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Shiloh Eagles

100 Eagle Drive, Belleville, Illinois,

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American Legion 1227

391 Louis St, Beckemeyer, Illinois,

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American Legion

4501 S Airport Road, Bartonville, Illinois,

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Our Lady of Good Counsel

601 Talma Street, Aurora, Illinois,

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Aurora Central Catholic High School Address: 1255 N. Edgelawn

Aurora, 60506, Illinois,

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American Legion Post #121

2000 Highway 17, Aledo, Illinois,

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John's Pizza Addison

100 E Lake Street, Addison, Illinois,

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American Legion

Rt 41 South, Abingdon, Illinois,

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