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Boot Kikkers Bingo: Family fun for a good cause

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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 12:00 am

Boot Kikkers Bingo has been operating in Galveston County now for over 20 years. Four years ago, Boot Kikkers moved its operations from League City to the Gulfway Plaza in La Marque where the impressive new location spans over 25,000 square feet.

Boot Kikkers offers a gaming atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. Kids aged seven and up are welcome to join in on the gaming fun when accompanied by their parents. The bingo hall features a refreshment bar that serves everything from burgers and fries to delicious shrimp salads, and offers free refills on soft drinks, coffee and tea all night long! There are also arcade-style crane games with stuffed animals for the kids.

All profits from Bingo go to charity. In 2012, Boot Kikkers gave away over four million in cash prizes and raised over $535,000 for local charities. The state received prize fees of $200,000.

Boot Kikkers raises funds for five organizations in Galveston County. “Not many people are aware of the local benefit,” says Jesse Schauf, head of operations at Boot Kikkers. “When you play bingo here, what you’re doing is helping the community out. It’s quite a bit of money put back into different charities in the community that do a lot of good work.”

While smoking is allowed in the main hall, non-smokers have the option of playing bingo in a spacious non-smoking room. The non-smoking area is separated from the main hall by a dividing wall with large glass windows. It also has its own separate ventilation system.

Every Friday night, guests can participate in a “Triple Play” session of bingo, where players can participate in an extra session of bingo. Cash prizes for bingo on Triple Play nights total $7,500. Boot Kikkers also hosts a Triple Play on the first Sunday of every month. The third sessions begin shortly after the second session at about 10:15 p.m. on Friday and 5:45 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday players can participate in three early games beginning at 6:45 p.m. with prizes of $500 each. Players can also participate in a variety of mini-games called “pull tabs” for cash prizes.

Come play bingo at Boot Kikkers any night of the week. Regular bingo sessions begin Monday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. They are located at 12009 Delany Rd. in the Gulfway Plaza. Take exit #13 off of 45 Interstate. For more information, call 409-933-4430.

All profits from the games are donated to five local charities: the Hitchcock Volunteer Fire Department, the Animal Alliance of Galveston County,  the Mark Kilroy Foundation, Our Lady of Lourdes – Knights of Columbus, and the Galveston County Detachment Marine Corps League.