how to play vegas bingoMatt and I have birthdays that are 3 years and 3 days apart.  Judging by my lack of crow’s feet, you know I’m the younger of the two.

I’m also a liar.

Every year we do something special for our birthdays, which usually involves a vacation.  No matter what we do, an iced cookie cake is always involved.  We take our birthdays far too seriously not to include cookie cake.

This year we went to Vegas to celebrate.  It was my first time there and judging by what I saw, I will most likely never return.  I know they say “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” but much of what happened in Vegas continues to haunt my nightmares.

As I repeatedly reminded Matt, “Vegas is not my jam.”  (Grape jam, however, is totally my jam.)

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It takes forever to walk anywhere in Vegas and with 100 degree heat and not a beer in sight, it makes for a long afternoon (for Matt, as he has to hear me complain.)

To make the trip more enjoyable, I decided to make a game out of the freak shows we saw.  I created a Vegas Bingo card, and Matt and I tried to find all of the items on the card.

I’ve included our Vegas Bingo card below, complete with the color key so you can know the degree of difficulty for each item.  For those of you that are color blind, I’m sorry you can’t see the color scheme, but you should easily be able to figure out which sightings are more rare than others.

So here you go:  Vegas Bingo, Lisa Newlin style.

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Vegas Bingo

51 Thoughts on “Las Vegas Bingo!

  1. As a recent Vegas vay-cay-er, I vouch for this game. 🙂

  2. Market it. Quick! I want to play!
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  3. So funny! I love how you made “Girls dressed like sluts” the free space — that’s hilarious!

    I actually fly from LA to Vegas for work all the time. I’m a Las Vegas showgirl. Oh, OK, I’m NOT. But I totally SHOULD be — I’d be a pleasantly plump, mature, slightly uncoordinated dancing showgirl — but I’d have lots of ENTHUSIASM!

    Anyway, when I go to Vegas for my business meetings, I actually see many of your Bingo spaces — in broad daylight! So I’m taking this card the next time I go — and if I win, I hope you send me a prize! Like a free tattoo and a Suck for a Buck tshirt!
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  4. Yup, you could totally sell this game!!!!
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  5. I’ve never been to Vegas, but after checking out this BINGO card and reading The High Heels Mysteries series, I’m in. And I’ve got to share this post. Too good!
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  6. Cathy on July 20, 2013 at 2:14 am said:

    This is SO funny! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  7. Oh WOW! That’s hilarious. But on balance, I think I’d take the grape jam.

    Not a thing you can really get over here – I found Goobers Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly, which was ok, but I was hoping for something a bit more grapey really.
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    • I LOVE Gobber Grape Peanut Butter and Jelly! I lived on that stuff growing up. It was best on fresh white bread that got stuck on the roof of your mouth.

      Mmmmm!

  8. This is absolutely hysterical! I have never been to Las Vegas but some of these things totally relate to the Indian casinos we have in our area….”old person with oxygen tank smoking at slot machine”

    This is so creative and fun! I totally want to go there and play now!
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  9. Dona on July 20, 2013 at 8:55 am said:

    OMG! This is the funniest thing I’ve read in ages! Well, the funniest that is also true, that is! Thanks for starting my day with a chuckle!

  10. Bwahahahahaha. OMG…I cannot stop laughing. I keep going back to read the grid again and discovering something I missed before. This is my favorite BINGO ever!!
    I have never been to Vegas, and I think it wouldn’t be my jam either. Unless I could see Barry Manilow live. Then…maybe it would be worth wading throught the folks in full body paint and driving scooters. –Lisa
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  11. Girls Dressed Like Sluts (FREE SPACE) <– That, my friend, is perfection.
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  12. You really have to get off of the Strip to truly know and experience Vegas. Granted the things you see on the Strip (and on Fremont Street!) are absolutely hysterical at times but trust me, we have a lot more than just drunken weirdos and ridiculous heat. I’ve been in this sandbox for seven years and as much as I hate it at times, I often feel the need to encourage visitors to get away from the Strip before passing too much judgment on this place. We’re not all bad! Haha.

    That being said, the BINGO idea is hilarious. I may have to try this one myself as a local! Now that would be funny!
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    • Try it as a drinking game and tell me how it goes! I think this would be super fun if alcohol was incorporated into it. Come to think of it, Vegas is more fun overall if you’re drinking.

  13. Your bingo card is the best!! My fiancé has never been to Vegas, and I haven’t been in years, so I’m thinking that I need to plan a trip just so the two of us can use this card! Amazing.
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  14. Having been to Vegas many times, I’d say you nailed it. Thanks for the chuckle.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a great weekend.
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  15. What about kids? Here in Florida people LOVE to bring their kids to the casino. Las Vegas may be a little more evolved than Florida.
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  16. OMG, this was hilariously fun! Thanks for linking up at the Thursday Journeys of The Zoo Bloglovin’ Hop. Thanks for the laughs…I’m looking forward to reading your blog. 🙂
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    • You’re so sweet to comment! Thank you for reading and commenting and I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I had a blast making this card and even more fun using it!

  17. Thanks for linking up with the Friday Flash Blog. I hope you checked out the highlighted posts as well as everyone’s terrific entries. Have a fabulous weekend!

    Jennifer
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  18. Brian and I were JUST talking about Vegas, and how it’s not really a place either of us are dying to go. I went once when I was 17 and he went once as an adult, but the gambling thing isn’t appealing at all. And the atmosphere doesn’t really draw us out there either.

    Bingo, on the other hand…would be fun. And now, every vacation I go on, I’m going to make one of these. Thanks, Lisa.
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    • The only reason to go would be to play my awesome Bingo game. However, I will save you the money and tell you that if you go there for a few days, you will absolutely have a full card BINGO!

  19. Do you have this in a printable? My son’s fourth birthday is this Friday and I’m jazzing this shit up immediately.

    P.S. I haven’t forgotten about your Oversharing post! Did we decide on a date? I have you penciled in for the third Tuesday in August. Is that wrong?
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  20. I’m surprise that the bottom left corner is considered rare. Maybe you just haven’t hit the worst streets of the city yet 😉
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  21. lol I was in vegas last week and this is spot on vegas freak show. But how could you not enjoy it?
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    • I enjoyed it for the first day or two. After that, I was totally over it. I never thought I would want to return to smelly St. Louis. Such a sad realization to come to.

  22. Oh man, why didn’t you bring me back a “suck for a buck” t-shirt?? Never been to Vegas–not sure I want to after reading about all these people…OK well maybe I do…
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  23. I’m still cracking up. I actually go to vegas a few times a year and I can tell you, if you go to Fremont street, you could call out Bingo within about 30 seconds! I have a feeling this card will come with our group next time, and I can almost bet it will be turned into a drinking game…
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    • You should TOTALLY turn it into a drinking game! Make the colors be different numbers of shots. If you get a red one you should be able to hand out shots to everyone!

      If you do this please write about it and let me know. I would LOVE to read about putting this into action as a drinking game.

  24. Those freaks are WHY I love Vegas. I have never been in the summer, that seems crazy though we do usually stay at a hotel that is CONNECTED, as in via INSIDE TUNNELS to other hotels, so we only venture to the out-of-doors at night. I guess WE are the freaks, like the song says “The freaks come out at night.”
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    • If the freaks come out at night in Vegas, then I don’t want to see them, because I saw plenty of freaks in the middle of the day!

      My head might explode if I saw any more freakshows. It was good to see what Vegas was about, but I’m fine to never return.

  25. The funny thing is, you can see this at any casino…not just Vegas! I lived in Nevada growing up and there isn’t much you don’t see there. I am laughing so hard right now!
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  26. Suzanne Lucas on July 29, 2013 at 11:51 am said:

    Great bingo card. So… who won?
    If you’re still looking to fill in your card, I think I saw some people engaged in intelligent conversation. Oh wait, that was in New York.

  27. Sorry I am late commenting back! I was on vacation but can’t wait to get back to my laughs this weekend!!

    This is HYSTERICAL!!!! As someone who visited Vegas not once but twice in a 5 month period, all I could do is laugh!!! Spot on!
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  28. I used to work for a local riverboat casino and I could have easily played that game. As for the old person with an oxygen tank, smoking you’re likely to see that at any Denny’s around here. Again, so glad I read this before making the trip out there. If I want to see this type of crazy, I don’t need to head to the desert to do it! Hysterical as always!!
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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Oddly enough, we didn’t see the person with the oxygen tank smoking at the slot machines. I must say I was pretty bummed about that, but I guess we didn’t go to Denny’s, so maybe that’s why.

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