Where can I play bingo in Ashland, Kentucky?
Ashland in Kentucky has a rich history since it was settled in 1786, and today it encompasses 17 square miles and is home to more than 20,000 residents. It's a regional hub for health care, commerce, banking and recreational activities and throughout the years, has played host to a number of bingo halls, all of which supported the local community.
See the bingo halls in Ashland, KY, and find useful information like hall opening times and amenities in the BingoPort listings here.
Where can I play bingo in Ashland, Kentucky?
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Where can I play bingo?
Bingo is played in venues called bingo halls. These will be set up for a bingo game to ensure maximum fun for all players involved. A bingo hall may be run by a church or a local business who hosts games there.
Bingo halls of all kinds will have some similar features. There will be somewhere at the front of the room for the bingo caller to stand or sit, so that they can be seen and heard by everyone. The players will sit at tables so there is somewhere for them to write and mark their cards. Different bingo halls may offer things like a parking lot, a smoking shelter, or refreshments.
How does a bingo game go?
First time playing in a bingo hall? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Here’s what you can expect from your bingo experience.
When you arrive, you’ll see other players gathering, chatting, maybe catching up with friends before the game starts. Once players are called to their seats, everyone will settle and become very quiet so that people can hear the caller.
You will have purchased your bingo cards before the game begins. The caller will shout out numbers randomly selected from a hopper or an electronic caller. If a number on your card is called, daub it to mark it. Check what the winning pattern is- you could be aiming for a line, a shape, or even a full house.
If you are lucky enough to be the first to match a winning pattern, shout ‘bingo’ to alert the caller. If your win is confirmed, the prize is yours! Don’t be timid- you may have to shout loudly to be heard, and you don’t want the caller to move onto the next number.
When a player wins, the game will continue if there are more prizes to be won, or will end if that is the last prize for the game. In between games, players may wish to get refreshments, chat with friends, or head outside for a break.
Who are BingoPort?
BingoPort is a site designed to help you find bingo halls near you. We list bingo halls all across the US so that wherever you are, a new and exciting bingo hall is just around the corner. We also list useful info about the halls, like opening times and facilities.
How do I pick a bingo hall to visit?
It can be so hard to choose which hall to visit, and with so many to choose from in Kentucky, where do you start? If you live in or near Ashland, KY, then this page is a good start. Have a look at what these bingo halls offer, when they open, and which charities their games support. Plenty of information can be found on our individual bingo hall pages.
Once you’ve found a couple of halls that sound good, why not try them out? Grab your best bingo buddy and head over to see what the games are like.
What makes a bingo hall good?
That’s like asking what makes a sandwich good! It all depends what you like.
Bingo in Kentucky is for charity only, so wherever you choose to play, you know you’ll be supporting a good cause. However, if there is a particular charity or cause that is close to your heart, see if there are any bingo games in aid of them. Sometimes pure convenience is what makes a bingo hall great, so be sure to check their location and opening times. Some people love bigger games for the raised stakes, but others prefer smaller, more intimate games. Find one that suits you!
Gambling and Kentucky
There are no casinos in Kentucky! Gambling is mostly illegal across the state, though the law focusses mostly on wrongdoing by the gambling provider, rather than the player. The kinds of gambling that are allowed in Kentucky are few; off-track horse racing bets are allowed, like the famous Kentucky Derby. You can also play social games like poker, providing no one is being paid to set up, advertise, or run the game. Bingo and other betting games are allowed if they are supporting a charitable causes; state lotteries also fall into this category, as they support charities.
As a result, bingo games in Kentucky are set up to provide for charities, which is a great way to have fun and do some good!
Getting to know Ashland, Kentucky
Not from Ashland? Here are some interesting facts!
- Ashland is the largest city in Boyd County, Kentucky.
- When first settled, it was originally called Poage's Landing, way back in 1786.
- Ashland is home to the fourth-largest hospital in Kentucky, King’s Daughters Medical Center.
- The Festival of Trees is held in Ashland each winter at the Paramount Arts Center.
- Billy Rae Cyrus is from Flatwoods, just outside of Ashland and often considered a suburb of the city.