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The Benton Area Chamber of Commerce's popular Bingo event is back for fall, scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 5, at the Benton Event Center. 

Doors open at 5 p.m. 

This will be the third Bingo of the year. 

"We love doing this for the community," said Director of Events Amy McCormick. "We are happy they enjoy it."

She believes the event appeals to a wide range of ages and serves as a great night out for the community. 

The Chamber expects a crowd of 650 to 750 people to attend. 

The night will feature 20 rounds of Bingo. Rounds one through 16 are included in the price of admission. Players can purchase extra cards for each round for a dollar each. The winnings build each round with the first winner taking home $100. 

Rounds 17 through 20 are considered bonus rounds. They are the higher winning rounds with the winner of round 20 taking home $1,000. Those game cards are $2 each. 

Cash payouts for the night total up to $7,500, according to McCormick. 

Before the rounds begin, the Chamber offers a special where players can buy cards for all 20 rounds for $20. 

The patterns throughout the night vary from normal Bingo to four corners to blackout. 

Riverside Grocery and Catering will be selling concessions throughout the evening, including baskets of chicken and fish. 

Beer and wine will be sold at a cash bar. 

There will also be a 50/50 raffle where the winner takes half of the raffle proceeds. McCormick said the winner of the previous raffle took home $1,800. 

The sponsors for the event provide door prizes for the evening. Attendees can fill out a slip to be entered for prizes. 

The presenting sponsor is McLarty Nissan of Benton. 

"We are very grateful to McLarty Nissan for being the presenting sponsor, along with all of the other sponsors the help us bring this to the community," McCormick said. 

The additional sponsors are Alcoa Community Federal Credit Union, Bank OZK, Central Arkansas Mental Health, Monarch Dental, Oltman's Roofing, The Saline Courier, State Farm DJ Motley Insurance Agent, The Manor Senior Living Community, Amberwood Health and Rehabilitation, Bath Fitter, College of the Ouachitas, Hurricane Creek Federal Credit Union, McFarland Eye Care, Rib Crib, Roberson and Associates Insurance and The Greens at Longhills. 

Due to state law, all players must be 18 or older to enter. Tickets cannot be sold online. 

Tickets for the event are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 501-860-7002 or stop by the Chamber at 607 N. Market St. in Benton. 

"It is a fun night," McCormick said. "It is a way to get away from the house and win some money." 

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