Students crowded into the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Multipurpose Room (MPR) with hopes to win prizes at APB’s Wingo Bingo on Saturday night.
Students played for a chance to win numerous prizes that included a laundry basket, Starbucks gift set, and — the most exclusive —Apple AirPods.
The Wingo in the name was a pun as APB offered chicken wings and other refreshments throughout the night.
Sophomore Shae Wawro, who won a green beanbag chair at a previous bingo night, continues to come to the events to test her luck.
“I have been to bingo numerous times in the past. I go play because I love trying my luck at one of my favorite pastimes,” Wawro said. “I do appreciate that Ship has bingo night because it helps bring many students together to have fun.”
Although many seemed to be having fun, a few students became frustrated with the choices of prizes. They expressed that getting a gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings and Snapchat glasses were not valuable enough for the event.
“I would like to win [prizes] like a TV, not just a $25 gift card. [APB] needs to come up with more interesting prizes,” sophomore Megan Windall said. “I like to go to bingo to win more expensive prizes like AirPods and the Amazon Echo Dot.”
For future bingo nights, students want APB to include more inclusive prizes instead of giving out laundry baskets.
“I would like to see tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins game in the future,” Wawro said.
However, APB will host casino night on Friday and plans to give out prizes with a $1,000 value.