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Iowa

At the heart of the corn belt, Iowa is an agricultural state that has diversified over the years in order to survive and thrive.  Iowa is one of the more lenient states when it comes to gambling, and bingo for charity has been legal there since 1973. Find a bingo hall in Iowa to play in!

What are bingo halls?

A bingo hall is anywhere that is set up for a game of bingo! Some bingo halls are purpose-built, whereas others might serve a different purpose during the day, for example a school gym or a conference room! This means that there can be a lot of difference between bingo halls. Luckily, BingoPort is here to help you get all the info you’ll need to pick a great place to play bingo.

How does a bingo game work?

If you’ve never played bingo before, you might not be sure what to expect. Here’s how a typical bingo game unfolds. Players should aim to arrive before the game is scheduled to begin. This will give you time to buy your tickets, find a seat, and maybe even chat to other players. There are plenty of bingo friends to be made at a game, if you’re feeling social! When the game begins, everyone will go silent to hear the numbers being called. Players mark the numbers off on their cards. The first player to cover all the squares needed for the winning pattern will shout BINGO! Once someone calls, the game will halt. The winner’s card will be double checked to confirm their prize. Then, either the game will end, or if there is another prize to win, will continue as before. When the game ends, there is usually a short recess for players to stretch their legs before starting again.

How do I choose a bingo hall in Iowa?

You’re searching for a bingo hall to visit- that’s fantastic! But how do you know which halls are worth your time? BingoPort can help you find your perfect bingo venue. Before you can find a hall, you need to be sure you’re looking at the right area. If you live in Iowa, you’re already in the right place! Once you’ve found your town or city, take a look at what each bingo hall offers. Do any of them support a charity you particularly love? Do they suit your needs? Think opening times, location, and accessibility. Once you have an idea of what each venue is like, pick one or two to try out. Enjoy!

What makes a great bingo hall?

Where are so many places to play bingo in Iowa… but what makes a hall truly great? Well, that really depends what you personally love about bingo. Bingo is Iowa is for charity, and there are lots of worthy charities to support. But aside from that, a great hall will be one that ultimately suits your needs. Will you require disabled access? Would you like a hall with a smoking shelter? Perhaps you would like a venue that is situated near stores or restaurants so you can enjoy a whole day out! What really makes a hall good will be dependent on your preferences. You can find out everything to help you choose right here in the BingoPort pages.

What you need to know about Iowa and gambling

Iowa is the most lenient state in the Midwest when it comes to gambling. Licensed casinos are permitted, and there are many throughout the state. Card games and horse racing are also allowed. Bingo for charity is legal in Iowa, and is a popular pastime in the state. Many charities host bingo fundraisers throughout the year.

Interesting facts about Iowa

  • The house featured in the famous painting American Gothic is found in Eldon, Iowa.
  • Iowa has always been progressive when it comes to equal rights; they were the first state to allow women to practice law, the University of Iowa was the first in the US to admit men and women on equal grounds, and was one of the first states to move towards desegregation on grounds of race, pushing forward education, marriage, and freedom rights far before they were law nationwide.
  • Iowa is known for many famous musicians, athletes, and other notable figures. Jason Momoa, Ashton Kutcher, and former President Herbert Hoover are all Iowans!
  • There are five Nobel Prize winners from Iowa; Norman Borlaug and John Mott each won a Nobel Peace Prize, Thomas Cech and Alan J Heeger each won the prize in Chemistry, and Stanley B Prusiner won it in the category of Physiology or Medicine.
  • The flag of Iowa is similar to the flag of France, with blue, white, and red vertical stripes, though the white segment is larger than the other two. The flag also features an eagle with a ribbon of writing, and the state name.

Towns in Iowa

Ames

Ames, Iowa was founded in 1864 and has a strong historical connection with railroads. Nowadays it is a bustling city with 50% of its population being students at the nearby Iowa State University.

       

Check out the bingo halls available in Ames, Iowa here, and get useful info about these venues. 

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Bingo Halls in Iowa

American Legion #496

211 South 1st Street, Mapleton, Iowa,

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Delaware Community Building

200-400 E Acres, Manchester, Iowa,

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Senior Center

227 W Main, Lake Mills, Iowa,

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Stritch Bingo (High School)

2981 Plank Rd, Keokuk, Iowa,

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Eagles #3804

716 Sumner Ave, Humboldt, Iowa,

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American Legion

620 Sumner, Humboldt, Iowa,

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American Legion

121 North Main, Holstein, Iowa,

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American Legion Post 288

60 1st St S E, Hartley, Iowa,

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St Marys Catholic Church

520 S 2nd Street, Guttenberg, Iowa,

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American Legion

212 Robins St, Graettinger, Iowa,

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Moose #671

624 Avenue G, Fort Madison, Iowa,

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55+ Senior Center

118 N 12th Street, Fort Dodge, Iowa,

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Senior Center

209 S Court Street, Fairfield, Iowa,

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Multi Purpose

2008 E 11th Street, Emmetsburg, Iowa,

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Emerson Community Club

711 Morton, Emerson, Iowa,

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St Francis Church

220 3rd St SW, Dyersville, Iowa,

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Wahlert High School

2005 Kane St, Dubuque, Iowa,

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Sacred Heart School

2222 Queen St, Dubuque, Iowa,

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Knights of Columbus

781 Locust St, Dubuque, Iowa,

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Holy Ghost Catholic Church

2917 Central Ave, Dubuque, Iowa,

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Dubuque Colts

1101 Central Ave, Dubuque, Iowa,

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Church of the Nativity

1225 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa,

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American Legion

704 9th Street, Dewitt, Iowa,

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West Des Moines Elks Lodge

7400 Hickman Road, Des Moines, Iowa,

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St Peters Church

1746 Des Moines St, Des Moines, Iowa,

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Creative Visions

1343 13th Street, Des Moines, Iowa,

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American Legion

1813 SE 1st, Des Moines, Iowa,

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American Legion #374

3712 2nd Ave, Des Moines, Iowa,

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Wesco Industries

415 11th Street, Denison, Iowa,

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Mississippi Valley Fair

2815 W Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa,

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LULAC

4224 Ricker Hill Road, Davenport, Iowa,

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Knights of Columbus

1111 West 35th, Davenport, Iowa,

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Fraternal Order of Eagles

4401 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa,

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Col Ballroom

1012 W. 4th Street, Davenport, Iowa,

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Center for Active Seniors (CASI)

1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa,

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Creston Meals

116 W Adams St, Creston, Iowa,

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Senior Center

900 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa,

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Eagles

1530 Avenue F, Council Bluffs, Iowa,

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American Legion

100 E Jefferson, Corydon, Iowa,

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American Legion Post #721

901 Second St., Coralville, Iowa,

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American Legion

419 Main Street, Coon Rapids, Iowa,

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Moose Lodge

1936 Lincolnway, Clinton, Iowa,

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River City Bingo

1000 Gilbert St, Charles City, Iowa,

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VFW Post 788 Bingo events

3240 Southgate Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,

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St Wenceslaus-Gym

1230 5th St SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,

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St. Matthew Church

2310 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,

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Saint Ludmila Church

215 21st Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,

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Hawkaye Downs

4400 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,

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American Legion

4719 J Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,

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Bingo Youth Foundation

4302 University Ave, Cedar Falls, Iowa,

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Church of the Visitation

1032 Middle Road, Camanche, Iowa,

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Senior Center

312 4th Street, Bussey, Iowa,

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Notre Dame High School

702 S Roosevelt Ave, Burlington, Iowa,

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Moose Lodge

2529 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington, Iowa,

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Knights of Columbus

232 Columbus Drive, Burlington, Iowa,

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Eagles

2727 Mount Pleasant St, Burlington, Iowa,

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Burlington Senior Citizens Center

501 Jefferson Street, Burlington, Iowa,

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Buffalo Community Center

426 Clark Street, Buffalo, Iowa,

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American Legion

106 Juniata, Blue Grass, Iowa,

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American Legion

211 East Jefferson, Bloomfield, Iowa,

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American Legion

111 Market St, Bellevue, Iowa,

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American Legion #210

740 Main Street, Anita, Iowa,

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Chihak Hall

205 Church St, Spillville, Iowa,

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Multi Purpose Hall

2008 E 11th Street, Emmetsburg, Iowa,

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Moose Lodge

1961 James St, Webster City, Iowa,

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St Patrick Church

109 S 2nd Street SW, Waukon, Iowa,

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Pepsi Pavilion

250 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo, Iowa,

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Amvets #19

32 Lafayette Street, Waterloo, Iowa,

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American Legion

417 1st Avenue, Vinton, Iowa,

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Senior Center

111 Orange Street, Tipton, Iowa,

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Meskwaki Bingo

1504 305th Street, Tama, Iowa,

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St Lukes Lutheran Home

1301 Saint Luke Drive, Spencer, Iowa,

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Spencer Area Activity Center (Senior Center)

104 E 4th, Spencer, Iowa,

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Moose Lodge

317 11th Street SE, Spencer, Iowa,

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Winna Vegas Casino

1500 330th Street, Sloan, Iowa,

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Senior Center

217 Pierce Street, Sioux City, Iowa,

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St Joseph Catholic Church

709 St (School), Sioux City, Iowa,

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St Boniface Church

703 W 5th Street, Sioux City, Iowa,

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St Marys Church

600 S 12th Street, Sac City, Iowa,

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Senior Center

115 Broadway, Oxford Junction, Iowa,

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Senior Center

325 E Main Street, Ottumwa, Iowa,

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Izaak Walton League

11070 90th St, Ottumwa, Iowa,

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American Legion #3

550 W Main Street, Ottumwa, Iowa,

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St Francis De Sales Church

414 E Main Street (School), Ossian, Iowa,

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Eagles #276

215 High Ave East, Oskaloosa, Iowa,

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Knights of Columbus

1635 Park Road, Oelwein, Iowa,

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American Legion

108 1st Street SW, Oelwein, Iowa,

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Senior Center

702 E 3rd St South, Newton, Iowa,

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American Legion

1101 W 4th Street South, Newton, Iowa,

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60+ Senior Bingo

112 E Spring Street, New Hampton, Iowa,

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Hayes School

2407 Cedar St, Muscatine, Iowa,

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Mount Pleasant Moose Lodge

108 N Saunders Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa,

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Monticello Jaycees (Held at Blue Chip)

250 North Main Street, Monticello, Iowa,

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Senior Citizens Center

326 4th Street NE, Mason City, Iowa,

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Senior Center

20 East State Street, Marshalltown, Iowa,

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American Legion

1240 Lafayette Ave, Marengo, Iowa,

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Senior Center

1000 E Quarry, Maquoketa, Iowa,

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