Bowie | Maryland, Maryland

Located in Prince George's County, Maryland, the town of Bowie is home to beautiful mansions, fascinating history, and intriguing museums. Looking for bingo halls in Bowie, MD? See your nearest bingo halls right here.

Where can I play bingo in Bowie, Maryland?

So you want to play bingo; we don't blame you! Bingo is exciting, fast, and a fantastic way to spend an afternoon or an evening. Even better, in Maryland bingo is played to raise money for charity, so you can have fun and do good at the same time! But where can you go to enjoy a bingo game? To a bingo hall! 'Bingo hall' is just the term used for anywhere that hosts a game of bingo. Some venues might be a full-time bingo hall, and others might just become a bingo hall one night a week for some games. Many organizations use bingo fundraisers to support their causes, so you might find that your local church, fire station, scouts' group, or social club becomes a bingo hall from time to time!

What happens during a game of bingo?

Never played bingo? Not to worry! Bingo is popular for a reason; it's fun, exciting, and easy to learn. Whether you're a complete newbie or just want a refresher, here's your quick guide to a standard bingo game. Players will arrive and get their bingo cards. A bingo card is a 5x5 grid with numbers in, and a blank space in the middle square. The players will then take a seat and wait for the game to begin! The bingo caller will start the game by announcing the winning pattern. This is simply which squares on your card grid you must mark in order to win the game. Sometimes the pattern is a line, or a blackout (all boxes in the grid) or even a shape, so make sure you know! The bingo caller will then start to draw numbers, and announce them to the room. The players mark the number if they have it on their card. The first player to mark every box to match the winning pattern shouts BINGO! This must be called quickly, before the next number is drawn, to claim your prize and win the game.

How do I pick a bingo hall to visit in Bowie, Maryland?

When you're ready to play, you'll need to pick a venue. The way to do this is by narrowing down your options until you're happy! The easiest way to narrow down your choices is by location. If you live in or near Bowie, MD, we've done that step for you; on this page you'll see all the bingo halls closest to you. The next step is to look at the halls and see which look the best. Take a look at BingoPort's listing pages for each venue to see when they open and what facilities they offer. This way you'll be able to choose a hall that fits your needs the best. And if you can't decide- there's no rule saying you can only visit one!

What makes a bingo hall good?

Bingo halls vary so much, and often, all you have to go on is a name; how are you supposed to know which ones are any good? BingoPort can help you find a great hall to enjoy; the main thing to consider is that your ideal hall will be a great match for YOUR needs. Every bingo player has a different vision of the perfect bingo hall, so it's important to remember that your ideal venue may differ from someone else's. The good news is, there's so much variety, you're sure to find a hall you love! When looking for your perfect bingo hall, consider what each venue offers. Does it have things you may need, like a smoking area, a parking lot, or disability access? How about things to make your visit more enjoyable, like snacks, bigger jackpots, or hot meals? Check the listings pages to see more about each hall and decide on somewhere to visit.

Can I gamble in Maryland?

Several forms of gambling are legal in Maryland. Most important things first- bingo is legal in Maryland! It must be played for a charity, but that is a nice way to support a good cause while enjoying a fantastic game of bingo. Casinos are also legal, and there are several in the state that you can visit. These venues offer classic table games like blackjack, poker, and roulette. If casino's aren't your style, why not consider a day at the races? Horse racing (and betting) are legal in Maryland. There are racetracks you can visit, and both on and off track betting are allowed. Lottery games are also legal in Maryland, and both state lottery and multi-state lottery tickets can be bought.

Interesting Facts

  • Bowie is the fifth most populous city and third largest city by area in Maryland.
  • Colonel William Duckett Bowie obtained permission to create a railroad in Southern Maryland in 1853; the town of Bowie was named for his son, Oden Bowie.
  • The Belair Estate and Stable was one of the finest racehorse studs in the country in the 1930s-1950s.
  • Scandal rocked Bowie in 1955 when the young and wealthy owner of Belair Stable, Billy Woodward, was accidentally shot by his wife in their New York home. The stable closed shortly after.
  • Bowie is home to several museums, including the Huntington Railroad Museum, the National Capital Radio & Television Museum, and the Belair Stable Museum.

Bingo Halls in Bowie | Maryland