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Boston Bingo boosts local Boston jobs

Posted on March 9, 2015

The newest game the city has launched, Boston Bingo, is intended to boost local Boston jobs and businesses.

“Boston Bingo is a creative way for residents to come together and support our local economy as we continue to recover from the historic amount of snow Boston has received this winter,” said Mayor Walsh.

The cards look like a traditional bingo card and encourage players to “grab a burger” or “see a show,” and remind them to have a pizza delivered, purchase something small, or “snag something spicy.”

Mayor Walsh is encouraging residents and visitors to download the bingo card at http://www.boston.gov/bingo. Paper cards will be available this week at businesses located in Main Streets districts.

The game will run through March 15. Submissions can be entered electronically or by delivering them to the Office of Economic Development at Boston City Hall. Prizes include Bruins tickets, a Hubway membership and coffee with the Mayor. A full list and detailed instructions accompany the bingo cards.

“We are excited to launch Boston Bingo,” said John Barros, Chief of Economic Development. “The weather has taken a toll on small business revenues, making it harder for them to pay their employees, or keep up with the costs of keeping their doors open. It’s so important that we do what we can to support them, and encourage our neighbors to do the same.”

Players are encouraged to snap a photo at each location and tweet, Instagram, or Facebook a picture using the hashtag #BosBINGO, and consider tagging each local establishment.