Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Stay Young- Play Bingo!


Exercise, intellectual stimulation, surgery, meditation or detox - you name it, we love it. Let's face it, we live in a society obsessed with staying young. So, when you mention to someone that bingo may well be a key to youth, the image of pensioners playing in a retirement home may well prompt them to ask a few questions. It's not chess or bridge, but researchers insist that bingo can keep your mind trim and bring more to your youthfulness than just cash prizes and idle chitchat.

Bingo players who have been playing bingo for a sustained period of time have been found to have superior reflexes in many cases to non-bingo players. The speed and mental agility required to scan six bingo cards in time before the next call is certainly better than stagnating in front of the television and has been responsible for keeping the minds of many people of different ages fit and healthy. As we get older, the blood begins to run at a thinner rate to the brain. Using our brains less can result in a decrease of mental agility and flexibility. Playing bingo is an enjoyable way to keep those attributes intact.

The competitive spirit of the game is also something that helps to regenerate our bodies when we take ourselves out of the workforce. The experience of retirement can very much and rightly so, equate to slowing things down. People take things at a far more leisurely pace. This is what is so attractive and something many look forward to after a fast-moving career. The only problem is that as we do that, so we lose a sense of the invigoration that the competitive energy used to spark. The great thing about playing bingo is that it is able to reignite that spark, depending on where you are playing. Certain bingo halls can be notoriously competitive. Players have developed ways of managing to cope with as many cards as possible by turning them upside down, paying for someone else to keep an eye on them and even continue other activities, such as knitting while the game is in play. The callers can move relatively quickly and you have to stay on your toes in order not to miss a call or a number. To many, this competitive edge and speed aspect is so vital to the maintenance of their energy and fighting spirit. It keeps all of the senses in a sharp shape and forces the player to sustain some of the efficiency and rigour they may have been used to when working or even when their bodies may have had slightly more endurance than they do now. Players have to stretch themselves to the limit and keep the competitive flame burning by the allure of large cash prizes.

The social aspect of the game is crucial as well. It is the combination of the interaction and communication so prevalent in the bingo halls with the mental agility and stimulation that many suggest can contribute to the prevention of depression. Depression is something that becomes more and more of a concern as the mind begins to deteriorate. People find they are unable to stimulate themselves as they used to do and hence become very frustrated and bored. Therefore, the sustenance of mental stimulation and optimum functioning is so important to a balanced state of mind.

A healthy mind may in many cases also signify a healthy body. If the mind begins to deteriorate, many health practitioners believe it can influence the degeneration of the body immensely. So it is not just the brain that bingo seems to be able to keep in prime condition. As lives become less and less active physically (often because of unavoidable circumstances), it becomes more and more important to place the energy we used to put into our bodies, into our minds in order to help sustain both.

About The Author

John C. Thorenssen is professional gambler and work as consultant in Royal Club Casino New York. He wrote articles about gambling and gambling strategies. Most of the articles will be included in his new book.

Online Bingo - www.OnlineBingo.co.uk - Your bingo resource

onlinebingouk@hotmail.com


MORE RESOURCES:

State should hold its horses on casino gambling
Glens Falls Post-Star
Moody's Investment Services recently downgraded the gambling industry from “stable” to “negative.” Eleven of the 15 states that have casino gambling have shown year over year declines in revenues. Moody's predicts revenues reported by states will ...



NBCNews.com

Editorial: Chasing the fool's gold of casino gambling
SILive.com
This Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 file photo shows the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The owners of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City say they expect to shut it down in mid-September. Trump Entertainment Resorts tells The Associated ...
Casino Expansion Proposal Riding On North-South Political DealNJ Spotlight
Opinion: Atlantic City casino shake-out could be devastating to troubled cityNJ.com
Atlantic City: Casinos, gambling and the economyDigiNews
New York Times -Washington Post -NorthJersey.com
all 265 news articles »


Genting bets on New York casino gambling
MiamiHerald.com
Malaysian gaming giant Genting Group — stymied so far in its bid to bring casino gambling to Miami — is pushing hard in New York, where it is competing to win casino licenses under a 2013 law that cleared the way for full-fledged gambling in the state.

and more »


Dog racing dying with spread of casino gambling
GamingTodaySlotsToday
But, that was before the spread of casino gambling. Now, casinos are feeling the impact of over-abundance while most dog tracks have been shuttered. Lack of attendance and a growing concern over the treatment and health of the animals caused most ...

and more »


Longmeadow Town Manager Stephen Crane says repeal of casino gambling ...
MassLive.com
LONGMEADOW — Longmeadow Town Manager Stephen Crane, in response to a question on the matter, has offered his thoughts on the effect of the Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court's recent decision to allow state voters to decide the legality of ...



Boston Globe

Casino gambling, sick time, bottle bill and gas tax questions make ...
MassLive.com
BOSTON — Questions on casino gambling, mandatory sick leave, the bottle bill and a gas tax increase will all go before Massachusetts voters in November. Secretary of State William Galvin announced Thursday that the questions will go on the ballot in ...
Galvin announces order of ballot questionsTurn to 10
Ballot Question Backers Face One More DeadlineWBUR

all 50 news articles »


NorthJersey.com

Sweeney says NJ voters could decide whether to expand casino gambling ...
The Star-Ledger
TRENTON — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said there could be a referendum on the ballot next November asking New Jersey voters to expand casino gambling to the northern part of the state, according to a report by The Record. Sweeney ...
NJ Senate president open to north Jersey casinosDailyrecord.com
The Record: North Jersey casinosNorthJersey.com

all 31 news articles »


Council OKs new payment schedule for casino's gambling-tax debt
Longview Daily News
Cadillac Island Casino will pay its back taxes at a slower rate after the Longview City Council on Thursday night agreed to restructure its debt payments. The casino owes $260,000 in gambling taxes and had been making monthly payments of more than ...



Boston Globe

Sweetheart Deal: Casino Gambling, East Boston, And Mohegan Sun
WGBH NEWS
So, call me jealous since I live in the Back Bay and not Eastie, but I don't get why it's such a great thing that Mayor Marty Walsh has shaken down Mohegan Sun for $18 million a year to hand over to just one neighborhood for “improvements” when frankly ...
Sources: Boston has verbal agreement for 'host-like' surrounding community ...MassLive.com
Boston scores lucrative deal with Mohegan in Revere casino bidBoston Herald
Walsh: Casino deal at hand with MoheganNECN

all 92 news articles »


Sonoma Fire Agencies Use Graton Casino's Gambling Profits To Build New Station
CBS Local
SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) — Struggling Sonoma County fire agencies will begin to reap the profits from Rohnert Parks' Graton Resort and Casino in a new deal that will provide greater emergency services. The deal was struck as part of a crime mitigation ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.