Bingo Ranch Hours
|Day||Doors Open||Games Start|
|Tuesday||3:00 PM||6:30 PM|
|Saturday||3:00 PM||6:30 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM||2:00 PM|
We are located at:
Bingo Ranch Location
You can call us at: 209-496-3527
For a map and more information check out our contact page.
True Confession of a New Bingo Player
Hi, my name is Nathan Bunney and I want to tell you about my experience playing bingo for the first time. I think everyone knows how to play bingo to some extent. They call a letter and a number and you mark that off on your card. Five in a row wins, right? Boy, did I have a lot to learn!
My wife and I had our friends' 20 year old autistic son with us the night we went to Bingo Ranch and he was totally engaged in playing bingo with us. We all had a terrific time and the games really kept us on our toes--no time to snooze during bingo!
When we arrived (on a Friday night) we first noticed the food cart outside. We got some things to snack on (we called it brain food!) and then went inside. We were met at the door by friendly staff who pointed us to the table where we could purchase the bingo games--both regular and special cards. The nice lady at the second window even gave us daubers to mark our cards with.
We had arrived about 15 minutes early to get seats and were we ever surprised by how few seats were left! It was quite difficult for us to find three seats together. The place was packed! But some nice ladies, Yolanda and Ann, created a little room for us and we sat down.
These two ladies were gems; they helped us figure everything out! Most of the bingo games were not just normal bingo. Five in a row seems so simple to me now! We were looking for six-packs, stamps, kites and all sorts of configurations. Take a look at the schedule page for more information. Even the bingo cards were not what I expected. Six or even nine play areas per sheet. They invited us to play multiple sheets at one time, but I could barely keep up with two. Yolanda was playing like a million sheets at one time! It was crazy watching the more experienced players--they were very impressive.
One game that was particularly interesting was U PICK EM where we got to pick our own numbers before the game began. The biggest problem with this game is that if you lose, you have no one to blame but yourself!
Also, between the games listed on the schedule, they were running pull tab games. At first this was confusing. People were running around yelling things like "Pay Mama's Rent" and I had no clue what they were talking about. But Ann told us that they were selling pull tab games. Pull tabs are a little like a lottery scratcher. You buy it and then pull the tabs off the front to reveal the game inside. Each game has different rules, but the cards usually tell you how to play.
Both my wife and I came close to winning, but unfortunately we didn't win anything this time. On the other hand, we did have an awesome time and plan to come back and play again soon. Our impression of Bingo Ranch was that it was very friendly, clean, fun and honest. We would love to see you there, if you meet us make sure you say 'Hi'.