ST. CLOUD -- The cries of "Bingo" will soon ring out inside St. Cloud's newest bingo hall.

Granite City Bingo opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday in the former Michael's Restaurant building.

Joe Torbert is the Vice President of Gaming for the Minnesota Fishing Museum. He says they've been busy since acquiring the building.

"We've spent a lot of time painting and going through to freshen up the building. No construction really except for some wiring for the televisions," says Torbert.

Players will have several charitable gaming choices including paper and electronic bingo, pull tabs, E-tabs and maybe Texas Hold'em. Torbert says they will offer two bingo sessions to start, with the hope of adding additional sessions in the future.

"We have a noon bingo and a 6:00 p.m. bingo and we'll run that schedule for a while until hopefully it's so packed we need to open up a 3:00 p.m. bingo session. That's our goal," says Torbert.

Granite City Bingo will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week and have seating for up to 200 people.

St. Cloud hasn't had a bingo hall since Bingo Emporium closed in the spring of 2015.

(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)

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