The Tribe announced plans this week to hold bingo every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting May 9. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and games will run from 7 to 10 p.m. They’ll also sell pulltabs.
The proceeds not only keeps the lights on and the roof from leaking, they help the organization pay for annual scholarships for students and hold cultural events.
Facebook groups where people play bingo and pull tabs illegally for cash have proliferated during the pandemic.
Alaska’s pioneer homes have far fewer beds than needed to meet demand. The region and state’s rapidly-growing senior population means waitlists have grown longer and longer.