MississippiMississippi is known for its agriculture and wild expanses of nature. Bordered by the river of the same name, this Deep South state has captured the hearts of writers and musicians time and time again. Mississippi is one of the states that allows more gambling, and there are lots of legal casinos in the state. The Mississippi Gaming Commission oversees gambling law in the state. View the list of cities where you can find a bingo venue below.
What are bingo halls?
A bingo hall is anywhere where bingo games are held. Some bingo halls are used for only this purpose, whereas other bingo halls have day jobs; for example, they could be a school gymnasium, a community centre, or any other kind of function room! Bingo halls will often be set up in relatively the same way. There will be chairs and tables for the players, and somewhere at the front of the room for the bingo caller to stand. The bingo caller will have something to assist them, either a roll cage filled with bingo balls, or a computer which randomly generates the numbers to be called.
How does a bingo game work?
If you have never played bingo before, you might be wondering exactly how a game goes down. Here is your ultimate guide to exactly what to expect from any bingo game you might attend. If you can, try to arrive a little early for your bingo game. This gives you time to buy your bingo tickets and find a seat without having to rush. Once the game begins, all players will take their seats and full silent so that the bingo caller can be heard. The bingo caller will begin to announce the numbers. As the numbers are called, the players will mark off the numbers on their cards. To win, players must cover all the numbers on a certain pattern. The pattern could be a shape like a cross or a paper doll, it could be something simple like a line, or it could be a blackout, which is all the numbers on the board. The bingo caller will continue to call numbers, and players will continue to mark them off until someone covers all of the numbers on the winning pattern. At this point the winning player must shout bingo quickly and clearly enough that the caller can halt the game. Usually at this point, the game will be paused for the win to be verified. If there are no more prizes to be won this game, the game will end. There is usually a small break between games so that players can get up from their tables and have a chat. Then the bingo caller will announce the new game is beginning and players will return to their seats for more excitement.
How do I choose a bingo hall in Mississippi?
It's always tough to choose a new bingo hall to visit. The first step is to pick from the bingo halls that are nearest to you geographically. No one wants to have to travel three hours to play bingo! Browse the listings on the BingoPort site to see which bingo halls are in your state and city. When you have found the correct page for your city, take a look at the bingo halls listings. Here you will see lots of details about each hall, and how to find out more information. You want to get a good idea of what each hall is like and when it opens before you go and visit. Pick out a few halls that suit your needs the best! Once you have selected a hall or two that look the best, all that's left to do is try them out! This is the fun part- round up a few of your best bingo buddies and give the halls a go.
What makes a great bingo hall?
With so many bingo halls to pick from in Mississippi, how do you know which are the best? There’s no hard and fast formula for a great bingo hall- it really depends on your preferences. Try to figure out what it is you love about bingo. Do you love the excitement of big jackpots? Or perhaps you like being able to get a snack while you play? Sometimes needs are more important- like disability access or a parking lot. Whatever it is that would make your bingo trip great, this is what you should look for in a hall to ensure you have a fabulous time. You can find out everything to help you decide right here in the BingoPort pages.
What you need to know about Mississippi and gambling
Mississippi does allow some forms of gambling. All gambling in Mississippi is overseen by the Mississippi Gambling Authority, an official organisation set up to regulate legal gambling within the state. Casinos are allowed in certain counties within Mississippi, mostly the counties that border the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. While there are no dog or horse racing tracks in Mississippi, pari-mutuel wagering is permitted within the state at licensed sportsbook casinos. Lotteries may run if properly licensed, and poker and other table games may only be held on licensed casino premises. Bingo is permitted in Mississippi if properly licensed, and if running for a charitable cause.
- 63% of Mississippi is covered in forest; sounds peaceful if you ask us.
- Mississippi has more churches than any other state- and people in Mississippi go to church more than any other state too!
- Counting using “one Mississippi, two Mississippi” is used in countries all over the world- but no one is quite sure why.
- There are a ton of famous people from Mississippi. From musicians like Elvis and Britney Spears to famous faces like Oprah and James Earl Jones, this state has turned out some gems.
- Mississippi does not, at time of writing, have a state flag; its previous flag was retired in June 2020. It does however have a seal and a coat of arms, both of which feature an eagle with the stars and stripes on its chest.