Ellicott City, Maryland
Ellicott City is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland. With places to shop and eat, historical tourist attractions, and riverside nature spots, Ellicott City makes a lovely place to live. Are you looking for bingo halls in Ellicott City? See your nearest bingo venues here.
Where can I play bingo in Ellicott City, Maryland?
Bingo is held in venues called bingo halls, but here's the thing- lots of other buildings can also become a bingo hall for the night! Your local church, school, or social club could become a temporary bingo hall as it holds a game of bingo to raise money, for example. Because a bingo hall can be- well, anywhere- there's usually a lot of variety between venues. That means all the more choice for you, the player! Whether your bingo hall is a fire station, a rentable space, a church hall, or a veterans' club, you're sure to have a great time. After all, when it all comes down to it, bingo is bingo, wherever you play!
What happens during a game of bingo?
During a game of bingo, you'll find that everyone but the bingo caller is silent, focussed, eyes down and pens at the ready. But how do you actually PLAY bingo? Here's your easy guide on what to expect during a typical game of bingo. Bingo is played on bingo cards. Each bingo card has a 5x5 grid, and within each box is a random number between 1 and 75. The middle box is blank. The bingo caller will draw numbers at random and call them out. The players mark the number on their card if they have it. For each game, there will be a winning pattern. This could be a line, a blackout, a shape, or something else. The first player to mark every box on their card to match the winning pattern shouts BINGO to claim their prize. You have to be quick though; bingo must be called before the next number is drawn!
How do I pick a bingo hall to visit in Ellicott City, Maryland?
Ready to play some bingo? Great! You just need to pick a bingo hall! Wait... what? Don't panic! Choosing a bingo hall may seem like a huge, daunting task, but there are lots of ways to make it easier. Like using BingoPort, for example! Step one is location. If you live in Ellicott City, you want a bingo hall in your area, not in California or Texas! On this page, you'll be able to see all the bingo halls closest to Ellicott City, MD. Step two is to consider what each nearby hall offers. Are any of them a great fit for you, convenience-wise? Location, opening times, and facilities like a parking lot or disability access are all important to consider. What else does the hall offer? Are there snacks or refreshments available? Does the game raise money for a charity you'd really like to support? Consider these factors when picking a bingo hall to visit.
What makes a great bingo hall?
Bingo halls vary so much, so how do you know which one will be the best? Rather than looking for the definitively 'perfect' bingo hall, consider which hall would be perfect for YOU! Every bingo player will have a different idea of what makes the ideal bingo hall- so what is it that would make a hall special for you? Do you want to support a particular charity? Keep an eye out for which charities the games are in aid of at each hall. Would a parking lot make the venue more convenient, or is the location itself more important for you? Do you require disability access, or somewhere to smoke? Perhaps you'd love a hall that offered snacks or drinks on-site? Whatever your ideal bingo hall looks like, you can see which venues match best by browsing our hall listings pages.
Gambling and Maryland
Residents and visitors in Maryland can enjoy a variety of gambling pastimes legally. Casinos are legal in Maryland, and offer table games like roulette and blackjack. Some casinos also have dedicated poker rooms attached. Horse racing tracks are allowed in Maryland, so you can visit the races and place a bet while there if you'd like! Off-track betting is also permitted, for a more convenient option. Lottery games are allowed within the state, and Maryland participates in a state lottery as well as multi-state lotteries. Best of all, bingo is legal in Maryland! It must be played for charity, and is available across the state.
Interesting facts about Ellicott City, Maryland
- Ellicott City is the seat of Howard County, and is the largest unincorporated county seat in the whole US.
- Ellicott City station is the oldest still-surviving train station in the country.
- Ellicott City has been ranked four times among the top "20 Best Places to Live in the United States" by Money and CNNMoney.com since 2005.
- Koreatown is an area of Ellicott City popular for shopping, dining, and experiencing Korean culture.
- Ellicott City was allegedly built on seven hills.