A bustling hub of transportation, culture, and history, Baltimore is the most populous city in Maryland and the 30th most populous in the whole US. Located on the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay, the city has been a port since its inception.
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Where can I play bingo in Baltimore, Maryland?
Bingo is played in venues that are called bingo halls. Some bingo halls run bingo games exclusively, whereas other venues just run bingo games now and then on top of their usual function. For example, your local bingo hall may also be your local church, charity, or social club! Places like Country Ridge Bingo are full-time bingo halls, but places like volunteer fire stations may also run charity bingo games to raise money.
Whether you play at a full-time bingo hall or a venue just running a game, you're sure to have a great time. All bingo halls will be set up roughly the same way for a game of bingo; there will be tables and chairs for the players to use, and somewhere for the bingo caller to stand where they can be clearly seen and heard.
What happens in a bingo game?
Bingo is popular because it's the perfect combination of fun and simple. Everyone can enjoy it! If you've never played bingo before, don't worry; here's what you can expect from a typical bingo game.
Many games are played in sessions; you buy a set of cards for a few games all at once. Once you have your cards, you can find a seat ready for the game to begin. Each card is a 5x5 grid filled with numbers and a blank space in the middle. Each game will have a 'winning pattern'. This is the combination of boxes on your card that you must daub to win. The pattern could be a line, a diagonal, corners, a shape, or anything really, so be sure to find out the winning pattern before the game begins.
When the game starts, the caller will randomly draw numbers, and will then announce them. Daub the number if you have it on your card. The first player to daub all the boxes required for the winning pattern must shout BINGO to stop the game before the next number is called!
How do I pick a bingo hall to visit in Baltimore, Maryland?
Choosing a bingo hall is much easier with BingoPort. The first step is to find out which halls are available in your area! There are plenty of bingo venues to choose from, and on this page you'll see the ones in and closest to Baltimore, MD. This will make it much simpler for you to get playing bingo locally!
Once you can see the bingo halls in your area, you can decide which you'd like to visit. To help you make that decision, BingoPort lists an info page about each hall, showing you what times they open, what the games are like, and a little about the venue. The listing page also tells you which facilities that venue offers, so you can pick a bingo hall that sounds good.
What makes a great bingo hall?
When looking for somewhere to play, how do you know which bingo halls are going to be worth bothering with? It can be hard to know what a hall will be like just from the name; that's why BingoPort has a listing page for each venue that gives you the D-L on exactly what each hall is like. There's no such thing as a 'perfect' hall- the trick is to find a hall that's perfect for YOU!
Do you love a particular charity or cause? See if any of the halls offer games in support of that charity. Do you love to snack between rounds? Many halls will offer food or refreshments at the venue. Need parking, disability access, or somewhere to smoke? You'll be able to see which halls offer these facilities on our listings pages.
Gambling and the law in Maryland
Gambling in Maryland is legal providing it sticks to the laws in place and is properly licensed and regulated. Casinos are allowed within the state, and there are several to choose from. These casinos offer your typical table games, like cards, dice, and roulette.
Bingo is permitted in Maryland, so long as the games are for a charitable cause. That means that not only is bingo a fun and entertaining pastime, it helps support charities too! There are lots of bingo halls to visit within Baltimore.
Lottery tickets are sold in Maryland to both the state lottery and interstate lotteries. Horse racing (and betting) is permitted within the state, and there are race tracks within Maryland that offer races for on- and off-track betting.
The national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner", was written at Fort McHenry by Francis Scott Key whilst defending Baltimore in the War of 1812.
Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore in 1895.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the US's first commercial railroad, and is now featured on the Monopoly board.
The last Civil War vessel, the USS Constellation, is in Baltimore; the ship was built in 1854.
The world's tallest five-sided building is in Baltimore- the Baltimore World Trade Center. It is 405 feet high.