This headline must be one of the weirdest headlines ever. But it is true. A Judge in Kentucky in the United States has recently had to order that a teenager be banned from saying the word Bingo for 6 months.
The situation that brought about the ban is one that most teenagers will consider to be funny, i don’t think Bingo players would be that amused.According to reports the teenager was walking past the Covington Bingo Hall when he decided it would be amusing to go in and shout the word “Bingo” while a game was in progress.
As you can imagine chaos ensued as bingo players all thought they had lost. While the teenager might have thought that this was a funny prank to play, an off duty bingo playing police officer did not. He arrested the youth for causing alarm to bingo players.
Hauled before the law, the teenager had no defence but he is lucky that he had a sympathetic Judge. He has been banned from saying the word “bingo” for six months.
We would also have added the order to check his sense of amusement as well to make sure that it has progressed in the 6 months or face an extra 6 month ban.
This particular Bingo story has received a lot of coverage in the media in the USA. Although it is a prank, we do wonder as to the upbringing of this guy.
Who would find it amusing to play a silly prank like that. We are totally sympathetic towards the patrons of the bingo hall and wholly support the actions of the arresting officer.
Bingo in the USA is a particularly popular past time with millions of players taking part in either land based venues or online at present. The game of bingo is also an important part for Charity organizations that use the game to raise funds for various causes.