• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Is Gay Bingo Charlotte a game of chance?

    No, it is not a game of chance and you will not win anything. Gay Bingo is not real bingo; it is an unconventional and entertaining fundraising event with a bingo theme. You are not able to win any money or prizes for playing.

    When is Gay Bingo? And what time does it start?

    Gay Bingo Charlotte is on Saturday, November 13 with a BVD reception beginning at 5:00 PM and the show starting at 7:00 PM. Bingo usually begins on time (meaning sometimes we might start at 7:03 PM).

    Where is Gay Bingo Charlotte?

    Gay Bingo Charlotte is at the Charlotte Convention Center, located at 501 S. College Street, in the Richardson Ballroom (corner of Martin Luther King Blvd and S. Brevard St).

    What time should I arrive?

    The fun begins with a pre-bingo BVD Reception at 5:00 PM. The ballroom doors open at 6:00 PM and the show begins at 7:00 PM. Seating is first come, first serve unless you purchased a reserved table.

     

    Side Note: If you purchased a reserve table and want to decorate it you are allowed to access the Richardson Ballroom between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM to decorate.

    Where do I park and is there a cost?

    On-site parking is available at the NASCAR Hall of Fame parking deck, which is adjacent to the Charlotte Convention Center (standard rates apply). There are several options for parking including covered and flat surface lots - click here to see all options. You can also take the LYNX and get off on the 3rd Street/Convention Center Station exit.

    Is the Charlotte Convention Center wheelchair accessible?

    Gay Bingo Charlotte has moved venues and is now at the Charlotte Convention Center, located at 501 S. College Street, in the Richardson Ballroom (corner of Martin Luther King Blvd and S. Brevard St).

    If I purchased a reserved table, can I decorate it beforehand?

    If you purchased a reserve table in either the front or back section you will be able to access the Richardson Ballroom between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM to decorate the table. Everyone will need to exit no later than 4:00 PM so that we can finalize everything.

    Do I have to wear a costume?

    No, you don't have to wear a costume but we hope you will. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the fun and dress with the theme - FAIRYTALE! The sky is the limit to what it means to you (from your favorite TV show to the latest movie) and we can't wait to see your creativity.

    Will there be food and drinks available?

    We have several food packages available that you can purchase online before bingo that will be placed at your table when you arrive that evening (provided by the Charlotte Convention Center).

     

    There will also be a concession style booth selling items like salads, sandwiches, fruit cups, etc. along with a full cash bar that will have beer, wine, liquor, water and sodas.

    Can I bring outside alcohol or food into the Charlotte Convention Center?

    No outside alcohol is allowed inside the facility and it is strictly enforced by security when the doors open (they will be checking bags and boxes upon arrival).

    How do I purchase a food package?

    Food packages can be ordered directly from this site - click here (COMING SOON) to review and order your package today! The last day to purchase food packages is Friday, October 29.

    • Food packages coming this summer so stay tuned!

    Gay Bingo Charlotte and RAIN do not benefit from these food packages so all taxes and fees are set by the Charlotte Convention Center.

    I have a question about my tickets - printing, transferring, etc.?

    You will need to either print your ticket or show your ticket on your mobile device. To cut down on paper waste and to move the line quickly we encourage everyone to download the Ticketleap app (Apple Store or Google Play) and use to show your ticket(s). Once a ticket has been scanned, it can not be repeated (so don't think about buying one ticket and printing it up multiple times - each ticket has a distinct coding attached to it).

    Still have a question that isn't answered? Click here and search for it on the Ticketleap Help Resource page.

    Do I need to bring any bingo accessories with me?

    No, your daubers and bingo sheets are provided for you (though we do ask that you return the dauber before you leave).

    Is there an age restriction?

    While we don't have a minimum age for attendance, we do ask that anyone in "attendance" 16 or younger be with a parent or guardian. There will be adult humor, so please use your discretion if bringing children. At the end of the day it is up to the parent/guardian to make that decision.

    I am interested in being a sponsor, how do I learn more and get information?

    We would love to have you come on board as a sponsor. We have several different opportunities and price points - ranging from $300 to $5,000. You can download the sponsorship packet (click here) or you can contact Nathan Smith at 704-973-9818.

     

    We currently have the following levels available:

    • Presenting Sponsor $5,000
    • Reception Sponsor $3,000
    • Gayme Sponsor $1,750
    • Halftime Sponsor $1,000
    • Community Sponsor $300
    • Full Ad Sponsor $100
    • Half Page Ad Sponsor $50

    Can I volunteer with Gay Bingo?

    OMG, yes! We would love your help with Gay Bingo and we have several great opportunities to assist during the day or night of bingo (and you don't have to dress up).

    • Raffle Sales
    • Table Ushers
    • Ticket Scanners/Wristbands
    • Stage Assistance
    • Set Up/Breakdown

    To learn more about our opportunities and sign up click here.

    Still have questions not answered?

    If you still have questions that need answering please contact our Gay Bingo Charlotte Master at bingo@carolinarain.org or 704-973-9818.