Kinsmen Bingo Cards Now Delivered In Secret

By Ben Hamill - February 27 2021

Kinsmen Bingo Cards Now Delivered In Secret

So hot and in demand has Manitoba’s Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo turned out to be, that the company behind the game says it’s had to resort to start delivering cards to outlets and retail stores in secret. Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo says it’s now even considering placing a limit on the number of cards permitted to be sold to customers at any given time.

A Facebook post that went live on Tuesday, which post has since been removed, explained that Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo would no longer be publishing any details about stores in Winnipeg about to receive delivery of new cards. The company said that the “hordes” of people following and hounding its delivery drivers were putting their own lives, as well as the lives of the drivers, in danger, and that this wasn’t at all “cool”.

The post also explained that the courier drivers in charge of deliveries would be recalled to the hub, and that deliveries would be rescheduled for a later secret time slot.

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About Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo

Kinsmen Bingo is played weekly, and currently features a jackpot sitting pretty at a record $640,000. It’s also expected to grow even larger by the weekend.

In order to participate in any given Saturday’s weekly draw, participants must first purchase Bingo cards at local outlets before watching the televised draw and playing along in the hopes of securing a big jackpot win. Weekly draws are hosted by popular 680 CJOB television host Kathy Kennedy.

Limiting A Possible Remedy

Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo cards are currently completely sold out at several stores across Winnipeg. Earlier this week, a lineup of over 100 people formed at the Russell, Man. IGA as they waited in hopeful anticipation for the store to open at 8 a.m.

The scalping of cards has apparently become a major problem as the game continues to grow in popularity. The organisation says it will soon consult with the Manitoba Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority about the possibility of limiting Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo cards in the same way concert tickets are limited.

The gaming authority has in the meantime issued a statement of its own, confirming that the limiting of Bingo cards might not be possible. The sale of Bingo cards is done according to an agreement between a retailer and a licensee, said the authority, and as such, in order to set the required limits, Kinsmen would have to incorporate said limits in the in-house rules that would form part of their gaming licence application.

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