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Man Banned From Yelling 'Bingo'

Austin Whaley can't utter word for 6 months, says judge

(Newser) - Bingo is serious stuff. Or so Austin Whaley likely now knows. The 18-year-old Kentuckian has been barred by a judge from uttering the word "bingo" for six months after he falsely did just that last month. As the Kentucky Enquirer explains, Whaley was working security at a Covington bingo... More »

Eat, Pray, Love, Play Bingo!

Fight chick-flick boredom with a game

(Newser) - Had enough of Julia Roberts and her latest chick flick? The cure is Eat, Pray, Love bingo. Yes, bingo, Dodai Stewart and Sadie Stein blog for Jezebel . Print out your board, smuggle it into the multiplex, and keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, elephants, crying men, and of course eating,... More »

Bingo! 500G Missing in Charity Game

Ex manager says she was ordered to skim money from town bingo

(Newser) - As much as half a million dollars is missing from Long Island town bingo game operated three times a week by a charity for the disabled, Newsday reports. An investigation was launched after two charity workers accused each other of skimming $10,000 from the games. That's when investigators discovered... More »

Drag Queens Take Over Bingo

Bingo doesn't know what hit it

(Newser) - Time documents the rise of drag queen bingo, the revolution that added trannies to grannies to make church basements a little more fabulous. It began in Seattle in the early '90s, when Judy Werle hatched a bingo AIDS fundraiser. "We decided to liven it up in the way that... More »

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