My mom absolutely loves to play Bingo.
- She used to take my sister to the bingo hall when we were kids.
Back then there were no rules or laws saying kids weren’t allowed inside of places where gambling occurred. Now you can’t take any kids to the Gambling Hall or the Bingo place. I went to visit my mom a couple of months ago. The first thing she wanted to talk about was the bingo hall. She wanted me to take her, because she can’t drive anymore. I agreed to take my mom to play Bingo on Tuesday night. Tuesday night they have about 50 different games and more than $1,000 in prizes. The bingo hall was extremely crowded, hot, and very smoky. We drove all the way into Tampa to play bingo. I hoped the place would have air conditioning and it did. Unfortunately, the front door was wide open and so was the door on the side. I could feel cold air coming out of the air vents, but it was going directly out the door. People were smoking everywhere. I didn’t think it was legal to smoke indoors, but my mom informed me that the bingo hall has their own special rules. I found it extremely difficult to stay at the Tampa Bay business for a long period of time, because my throat was feeling scratchy from the smoke. The place needed an air purifier or something to help with all the air pollution. I don’t know how my mom managed to sit through three hours of that garbage.