Hot Chocolate, Popcorn and Bingo

Hot Chocolate, Popcorn and Bingo


Shortly after we were married, my husband was offered a job in California. Being young with no house or children to be concerned about, we decided it was an ideal time for us to take a chance. He would go out ahead of time and I would remain in Iowa for a few months to wrap things up. We packed his car full of things he would need to live in a hotel for a month then hopped in and headed west.

Our last place together was Las Vegas, where we would part ways and hope for the best. My flight back to Iowa wasn’t right away so we decided to make the best of our last time together. It was our first trip to Vegas so obviously we wanted to gamble. The only problem is that I’m cheap and didn’t want to lose the little amount of money we had set aside. As luck would have it, we discovered that bingo is a great way to make a few bucks last a long time. Binion’s Horseshoe Casino offered sessions that lasted a couple hours and it cost you less than $10. Help-yourself popcorn and hot chocolate were available, too.

I think it was the second game we played that I actually won. To my surprise, I was given the option of taking the set amount of cash OR going into a cash booth and grabbing as much cash as I could. I always wanted to go into one of those… and that’s exactly what I did. I managed to grab over $400.

Needless to say… I was hooked. We spent so long in that Bingo hall that DH was starting to get the shakes from no food and too much hot chocolate. Bingo has been a favorite game for us every since and on our to-do list on every subsequent visit to Vegas… or anywhere else that offered the game. If they serve refreshments, we always ask for hot chocolate and popcorn. They are synonymous with bingo to us.

I had to giggle last night when I was asked if I wanted to review a bingo app called Bingo Bash. It reminded me of that trip so very long ago. The irony of the matter is that I had popcorn for lunch (we went to a movie yesterday) and made the girls hot chocolate in the afternoon after they had been outside playing in the snow. So yes, I downloaded it. It was free, you know?!

Bingo Bash - Starting Play -

The first thing DH said when I buried my head in the game was “You’re going to regret downloading that, aren’t you?” No, dear. I’m not. It brings back fond memories, thank you. I started with just two cards. One thing I certainly remember is that my brain cannot process too many cards at once. I played a few times and to my surprise, I won!

Bingo Bash - One Away from Bingo  - Bingo Bash - Bingo -

Just like in real bingo, you can play a single card or multiples. In this case, up to four. There are options to power up and earn bonuses and all kinds of other stuff but I like it simple. I tried four cards and felt like I couldn’t keep up!

Bingo Bash - Four Cards -

As you play, you’re rewarded with higher levels and the ability to enter different rooms. As an example, they have a Valentine’s room right now that requires level 21. The different rooms have different themes (like sweethearts meeting on the bridge) that make each level unique. New levels are released often to keep things interesting and there are currently over 341! They even have sweepstakes where players can win Amazon gift cards!

Bingo Bash - Levelling Bingo Bash - Rooms -

If bingo is your thing, then check out Bingo Bash from BASH Gaming. It’s available for FREE download on the PC through Facebook, via Amazon for Kindles, through iTunes for iPad or iPhone and also available through GooglePlay for android devices.

Just don’t forget the popcorn and hot chocolate.

Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

27 comments on «Hot Chocolate, Popcorn and Bingo»

  1. Beth says:

    I love bingo. This could be very dangerous for my time management!

  2. I love hot chocolate AND bingo!

  3. I love playing silly games to veg out and relax. Thanks for the suggestion, this one looks great!

  4. We aren’t really bingo players, but we’ve spent more than a few nights playing poker online together. So I do know this can be a fun at-home date idea!

  5. Kay M. says:

    I love Bingo Bash. It is my favorite game on my phone, and I play it every night to wind down after the boys go to bed!

  6. Blondie says:

    I love hot chocolate and could probably get addicted to bingo too!

  7. I love bingo! It is always such a fun game to play! This would be fun for those times I”m sitting waiting for kids at appointments.

  8. Tammilee says:

    We love bingo. We played Bingo on our first trip to Reno. I had no idea how fast it goes in a casino

  9. I haven’t played Bingo in like a decade… now I sort of want to.

  10. Michelel says:

    I love playing bingo! So cool that you were able to turn your win into $400.

  11. I LOVE Bingo and find that it is VERY addicting! Thanks for the post I will be looking into it more.

  12. Patty says:

    I love Bingo but haven’t played it in years! You can bet I’ll be downloading Bingo Bash, though I’ll probably get addicted and regret it! I also love popcorn AND not chocloate…I see an afternoon coming up, consisting of popcorn, hot chocolate, and bingo bash! Have a great day!

  13. I’ve never gotten into any of those games, but it sounds fun. Maybe one day!

  14. I have always wanted to go play bingo, someday…

  15. Brandi says:

    I play this one every once in awhile. I have been playing a different one lately though.

  16. Wow- looks like fun. I’m not much of an online gamer – but I can see how this could be fun and addicting for someone that was!

  17. Sofia says:

    My boys would love to play Bingo!! And I’ll just eat the chocolate 🙂

  18. Cecile says:

    I love bingo – this looks like a lot of fun.

  19. Cat Davis says:

    I’m even more obsessed with that Facebook game than Candy Crush. I seriously spend a ridiculous amount of time on there.

  20. JOhn says:

    I have been looking for a fun new game to play. This looks perfect. Fun and mindless just the way I like games.

  21. Sounds like fun! 🙂 Bingo!

  22. That looks like fun! Popcorn and hot chocolate is a must, I won’t forget it.

  23. Love your story of how you got hooked on Bingo. I’ve never gambled, but this sounds like great fun. There is a casino not too far from our house and we’ve talked about going there to at least try the restaurants. Maybe Bingo would be fun. I liked playing Loteria, Mexican Bingo, when I was a kid so I’m going to check out this app too.

  24. Jessica says:

    How fun! I just played bingo in real life with friends a second time and it was so fun. Will check out this app.

  25. I would have chosen the cash booth too-I’ve always wanted to do that!

  26. andi says:

    hot chocolate – YEAH, baby!

  27. Leila says:

    I call shenanigans! Our casino that I frequent for bingo didn’t have hot chocolate or popcorn! All we got was soda! Food if you purchased it! How fun! Bingo is such a fun stress reliever that doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg!

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