Hitting the Jackpot at Planet Bingo: MPBIA Business Feature
Written by Doris Young & Edited by Meghan Munro
On a Wednesday afternoon, Planet Bingo is busy with tables of avid bingo players, all searching for the called number on their cards. As I walk by, an eager player gleefully tells me how much fun she is having while waving her dabber. She happily exclaims, “I’m doing so well!” as she shuffles through her three Bingo cards. She definitely has a reason to celebrate as she is not far away from a bingo!
Planet Bingo has been in the Mount Pleasant community for over 30 years, providing a safe environment for continuous bingo fun. Planet Bingo is also the only venue within the Lower Mainland to offer continuous drop-in bingo, meaning you can swing by to play anytime. Your fun will also contribute toward a good cause, as Planet Bingo donates their profits towards various nonprofit organizations, such as the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver and BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association. To learn more about the lively bingo community, I sat down with Abby Dy, Planet Bingo’s Marketing Manager.
Abby’s responsibilities range from creating promotional content through both digital and print marketing to engage more players. One of the favourite parts of her job is showcasing the cheerful and social environment of Planet Bingo throughout her content. Aside from being a venue to play bingo at, Planet Bingo also serves as a community; Abby reveals that regulars come in at least five times per week. To assist in building a sense of community, many staff members have stayed with the company for over a decade; giving the regulars a friendly and familiar face to share their fun with!
Planet Bingo is always looking for ways to revolutionize the traditional game of bingo. Abby shares that electronic bingo games have recently become more popular. They even have the option of automated callers and instant play available on electronic devices.
Abby’s favourite memory is seeing the customers’ reactions when they win the jackpot. She recalls a previous campaign where they gave away 12 vehicles throughout the year. As you would imagine, the winners’ reactions were priceless.
If you’re looking for a way to have fun this summer, Planet Bingo has daily events where you can win big.
For more information, visit their new website!
2655 Main St.
Monday – Tuesday: 2:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday – Thursday: 1:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Friday – Saturday: 1:00 PM – 11:15 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 9:30 PM
*closing times are approximate