Frederick | Maryland, Maryland

Frederick is a major city in Maryland that offers great transport links, history, and areas of natural beauty. Are you looking for bingo halls in and around Frederick, Maryland? Find your nearest bingo venues here.

Where can I play a game of bingo in Frederick, Maryland?

In Frederick, there are plenty of choices when it comes to where to play bingo. Games of bingo are held in 'bingo halls', which really just means anywhere that hosts bingo. In other states, commercial bingo halls are common, but in Maryland, commercial bingo is not allowed. Because bingo must be for charity, most bingo halls are just temporary; your local social club, church hall, or fraternal club could become a bingo hall for one night a week! A bingo hall can be anywhere, and you may not even know that it offers bingo at first glance! That's why BingoPort is here, to round up all your nearest bingo halls into one easy-to-browse list.

What happens during a game of bingo?

Bingo is quick, entertaining, and most of all, exciting! It may look complicated, but the game is actually quite simple once you know what's happening. Here is your ultimate guide to what happens in a typical bingo game. Players should arrive in good time for a game of bingo; you'll need to get your bingo cards before the game starts. A bingo card has a 5x5 grid on it. The center square is blank, and the other squares each hold a number between 1 and 75. Each card will have a different and unique combination of numbers. Before the game starts, the winning pattern will be declared. This tells players which boxes they need to daub on their grid in order to win. When the game starts, the bingo caller will draw numbers randomly, and shout them out. If you have the number on your card, daub it with your bingo pen. The first player to daub every box for the winning pattern must very quickly call BINGO! This stops the game and declares their victory. There will usually be a short recess, and then the next game will begin with a new prize and a fresh bingo card!

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

If you're ready to play bingo, you'll need to choose a bingo hall to visit! This may seem like a huge task at first, but BingoPort can help make it easy to choose a new place to play. Let us do the hard work for you! The first step to choosing a bingo hall is to look at the halls near to you. You don't want to waste time sifting through halls that are nowhere near where you live! On this page you'll see all the bingo halls in and around Frederick, Maryland. These are your best options when choosing where to play! Now that you've got a list of options, you can narrow it down to one or two you'd like to try out. Check out the BingoPort listing for each hall to see useful info like when they open, where they are located, and what facilities they offer players.

What makes a bingo hall good?

Bingo halls can vary so much- so which one is best? Every bingo player will have a different idea of what makes the perfect bingo hall so great, so what is it that makes a bingo hall perfect for you? Do you love a busy, lively atmosphere, or would you prefer a smaller, quieter bingo hall? Perhaps your ideal hall sells snacks or meals? Or maybe it's more about travel- what about a hall with a parking lot? Perhaps you have specific requirements, like disability access, or a smoking area. Is there a charity you'd love to support while you play? Whatever it is that makes a hall great in your eyes, you'll be able to see which bingo halls match your criteria by browsing the BingoPort listings pages. Explore, choose, and visit a new bingo hall!

Gambling and the law in Maryland

There are a few forms of gambling that are legally allowed in Maryland. The great news is that bingo is legal! It must be played for charity, but that just means your fun bingo games raise money for a good cause. Lottery games are also legal, and Maryland participates in a state lottery and in multi-state lottery draws. Casinos are legal in Maryland, and there are several to choose from within the state. These typically offer table games, and a few even have poker rooms too. Horse race betting is also permitted, and there are racetracks in Maryland. Both on and off track betting are allowed.

Interesting Facts

  • Around 40% of the residents in Frederick commute to jobs outside of Frederick County, thanks to the city's excellent transport links.
  • The U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick installation is Frederick’s largest employer.
  • The Historic District in Downtown Frederick is a popular tourist destination, and a great place to visit.
  • Theatre and music are popular in Frederick, and the city even has its own community orchestra- the Frederick Symphony Orchestra.
  • Frederick is well known for the "clustered spires" skyline of its historic downtown churches.

Bingo Halls in Frederick | Maryland