KansasKansas, the Sunflower State, has miles of wheat fields stretching across the state. As the name suggests, there are also acres of sunflower fields to be seen too. It is found in the Midwest, and sits in the very center of the contiguous United States. Want to play bingo in Kansas? You're in the right place! Browse bingo halls in Kansas here.
What is a bingo hall?
A bingo hall is anywhere that you can go to play bingo! This might be a commercial bingo hall- somewhere that only runs games of bingo, and that's it- or it might be a local venue in your community that has another function. For example, many churches, veterans' clubs, and fire stations can become bingo halls! This is because bingo in Kansas must be for charity, so many organizations host their own bingo nights to raise funds for their cause. Bingo is a great way to raise money and have fun at the same time, hence why many places that rely on donations choose to transform themselves into a bingo hall one night a week. Although bingo halls may look different to one another on the outside, once they're ready for the game, they will mostly look pretty similar. There will be a bingo caller at the front ready to run the game and shout the numbers, somewhere prominent where everyone can see and hear them. There will also be tables and chairs for the players; these could be round, or long trestle-style tables with players down either side.
How does a bingo game go?
Bingo is a fairly simple game, but if you've never played before, it might feel a little intimidating. Not to worry; BingoPort can quickly run you through what happens during a typical bingo game. This means that you can feel confident that you'll know what to expect when you arrive for your first bingo night! It's always a good idea to arrive early for your bingo night. You'll need to find somewhere to park (if you drive), and once you get to the venue, you'll need to buy your bingo tickets and find a seat. It's much better to be a little early with time to chill out and chat to the other players, rather than running late and hurtling through the doors last second! When you've taken your seat, and the other players are settled, the bingo caller will start the game. Every player will have cards with the 5x5 bingo grid on them, filled with numbers. The caller will tell you the winning pattern- which boxes on the grid you have to mark to win. They will then start randomly drawing numbers and calling them out. Daub the numbers on your card as they are called. If you match every box for the winning pattern, shout BINGO!
How do I pick which bingo hall to visit in Kansas?
If you want to play bingo in Kansas, first of all, you're on the right page! Finding a bingo hall to visit is fun and easy; just let BingoPort help guide you to your new favourite bingo venue! Whether you live in a big city like Wichita or Topeka, or a small town like Lyons or Oakley, there will be a bingo venue to suit you. When deciding where to play bingo, the first step is distance. You don't want to find a great bingo hall only to realise it's three states away! Luckily, BingoPort does this step for you. Click your nearest town to find the bingo halls closest to you. Once you can see your nearest halls, it's time to pick one or two to try. See where each one is, when they open, and what they offer; you might find that some are more convenient for you than others. You can also look at what facilities and amenities are offered; things like whether there is a parking lot or smoking shelter may help sway your decision. You can see all of this useful info, as well as the hall's contact details, right here on BingoPort!
What makes a really great bingo hall?
Everyone is looking for the perfect bingo hall. That hall that has great games, a fantastic atmosphere, and does everything you need. Here's the secret; the place you're picturing is YOUR perfect bingo hall. Another player may have a totally different atmosphere in mind! That's the trick to finding the perfect bingo hall- knowing that what you're looking for is not some holy grail of halls, but rather the hall that suits your own needs the best. For example, if you love having a snack while you play, is there a hall that offers this? Or maybe you prefer hot food- some halls even sell meals and finger food like fries or wings! Perhaps it's more about the atmosphere- do you love a big, busy bingo night, or a quieter, more personal game? Jackpots, smoking facilities, disability access... these are all things that can help a bingo hall fit your needs perfectly. Take a look and see what each hall offers to get an idea of which might be your perfect match.
Gambling and Kansas
The legality of gambling in Kansas is a little more complicated than in other states. In Kansas, bingo is only allowed for charity, which is nice and simple, but when it comes to other forms of gambling, this is where it gets trickier. Certain counties can have different rules to the rest of the state, so the following is just a general rule; there may be counties who have opted not to allow these kinds of gambling. Betting on horse and dog racing is permitted in Kansas, making it one of the few states still permitting betting on greyhound racing. Casinos are not generally permitted, except for three state-owned casinos which are allowed to run casino and lottery-style games. Tribal casinos are also permitted in Kansas, which means that casino lovers will have a decent choice of venues to visit.
- Kansas won an award in 1981 for the design of its license plate, which features stalks of wheat.
- Hattie McDaniel, the first Black woman to win an Academy Award, was from Kansas. She won it for her role in 'Gone With the Wind'.
- The geographical center of the contiguous United States falls in Kansas.
- There are more than 520 caves in Kansas, with 128 of them located in Commanche County.
- Kansas' state flag is very detailed; it includes bison, wagons, horses tilling a field, mountains, and a steamboat, amongst other things.