Announcer Paul Allen to call opening game; Proceeds benefit Leg Up Fund and American Veterans Post 1
Canterbury Park will host Bingo every Tuesday evening beginning Sept. 12, adding to an already robust gaming menu that includes 24/7 table games and poker, daily simulcast horse race wagering, paper and electronic pull tabs, Minnesota Lottery scratch and lotto games, dealer-assist electronic blackjack and a live horse racing season each summer. Bingo will begin at 6:30 p.m. Both paper packs and electronic packs will be offered with sales beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Paul Allen, radio voice of the Minnesota Vikings and race announcer at Canterbury Park for 29-seasons, will ‘kick off’ the start of bingo on Sept. 12 as the celebrity caller for the first games.
Canterbury Park has created a ‘Bingo Hall’ on the second, mezzanine, level of the three-floor grandstand with plenty of comfortable seating and great sightlines. The Horseshoe Bar will be open at 5:30 p.m. offering a full bar as well as a menu with various snack and appetizer options available until 8:30 in Classics Grille. Guests may also order from a full menu in Chips Bar and Restaurant located in the Canterbury Casino on main level.
Paper packs are available for $29 with 10 games and three faces that pay $150. Electronic packs are $39 with 10 games and six faces that pay $150. Two jackpot games will be offered each session as well as a $1,500 coverall.
Bingo participants must be at least 18 years of age. Bingo packs must be purchased with cash.
Canterbury Park has ample free parking in its main lot with preferred self-parking available for a fee. Access to the mezzanine level is through the main entrance with both escalators and elevators transporting participants to the bingo area.
Proceeds will benefit the Leg Up Fund, a 501c3 that provides assistance to jockeys injured while riding at Canterbury Park as well as other racetrack benevolence programs. Bingo is sponsored by American Veterans Post 1 which will also receive a portion of the proceeds.