"People love to play bingo because it's a unique form of gambling for a lesser amount of dollars expended," said Russell Voorhies, commander of Waveland's American Legion Post No. 77.
"As the city tries to recover after Katrina, we are sorely lacking in reasonable places of entertainment.
"By hosting bingo at the American Legion
, it offers people of all income levels with a place for reasonable entertainment while benefitting the Legion, veterans and youths of local communities," Voorhies
In the case of Waveland's American Legion, its 40-percent-or-more requirement is redirected to the post to fund various community programs, such as Soldiers' Angels, Hope Haven Youth Health Fair and the New York Fire Department's
distribution of Christmas presents, Voorhies