And Bingo was its name-o, ashes to ashes, Amen

On Wednesday night, the Fortune Bay Resort and Casino near Tower will call its last bingo numbers. Waning bingo popularity has caused the gaming facility to cut bingo from its gambling offerings, something sure to make several people we know roll in their graves … literally. Well, perhaps “literally” is not the right word, but those people are definitely dead.

My wife and I went to Fortune Bay a couple times years ago to try out the casino life. We never had much luck on the floor and both times ended up escaping to the comfortable environs of the bingo hall, though never with any luck there either. We struggled with a sense of inferiority to the seasoned full time bingo players. So much smoke.

Bingo dies a smoker’s death, early and with some warning but not that much.

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