Welcome to BINGOHIO
The latest information on where to play.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO ARE YOU?
Bingohio.com is an online directory of licensed charitable bingo games in the State of Ohio. You may use us at any time to find a place close to you to play live bingo and win cash, just by entering your zip code and the day of the week you’d like to play.
Based of feedback we receive from you our users, we will be adding additional content that you find useful. We encourage your comments and feedback…let us know how you like the site and what we can add to it to make it more useful to you.
ARE YOU NEW?
Yes…we opened our site in May of 2007.
WHY DON’T YOU HAVE ALL THE BINGO GAMES IN THE STATE LISTED?. . . WHY ISN’T MY FAVORITE BINGO GAME LISTED?
Actually, every licensed bingo game in Ohio is in our database. However, because there isn’t one source of information available that provides us with all the information we need to include a game in our listings, it’s a time-consuming process.
There can be a couple of reasons a game does not show up in out list, but by far the most common is simply that we don’t know the days and times they play. Ask them to contact us with that information, and we’ll get them added to our list.
HOW UP-TO-DATE IS YOUR INFORMATION?…I’VE SEEN OTHER ONLINE GUIDES THAT STILL LIST GAMES THAT CLOSED YEARS AGO.
We update our site continually.. Our goal is to be the most up-to-date source of information available. Because in our directory each bingo game can update their own information any time they choose, we expect this will help immensely.
EVERYTHING IS GOING ELECTRONIC…ARE YOU TRYING TO REPLACE MY LOCAL BINGO GUIDE BOOK?
Not at all…we try to complement the various monthly bingo directories you may now use, because each media has its advantages and disadvantages.
Our advantage is that we can provide you with fresh information on a daily or even hourly basis…as opposed to once a month. An operator could even access our website and post cancellations based on weather conditions that same day…which you could check before you left your home to go to play bingo. Also, we can provide you with available games based on distance from your location; something books simply can’t do.
On the other hand, a paper directory can be left in your car…you can consult it “on the road”. A paper directory can give you far more detail about a bingo game than we can…down to publishing an entire game’s program.
So we don’t replace the paper books…we work in tandem with them.
WHY DON’T YOU LIST INSTANT BINGO STORES?
Right now, our greater priority is to get everything up and running smoothly for the once-a-week or twice-a-week bingo game. We’re working on ways to correctly and smoothly handle Instant Bingo stores and will add that functionality when its complete.
WHY DON’T YOU LIST GAMING PARLORS WITH THE VIDEO MACHINES?
There are a number of reasons, but most importantly we are here to support legalized charity gaming in Ohio…where the money you spend goes to support charitable activities. Video machines that call themselves “Games of Skill” (unlike Bingo and Pull-Tab tickets) do not require any of the profits generated from them to go to any charity activities…in most cases 100% of the profits from those machine go directly into the operator’s pocket. This is not charitable gaming…its gambling for profit.
HOW CAN I SEND YOU IDEAS, COMMENTS, OR OTHER FEEDBACK?
See our CONTACT US page for information on how to send those things to us. Once again, we welcome and encourage your comments, suggestions for improvements, and other feedback.