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Northern NSW : Rescue Winter 2017
21 years with Housie This year marks Sue Hunter’s 21st anniversary working as a Housie Fundraising Assistant across the Mid North Coast and Hunter Region. Sue’s dedication, professionalism and enthusiasm is legendary as is her longevity with the Service. Congratulations Sue on achieving this very special milestone. Electronic or paper? To keep up with the times, Electronic Playing Devices (EPD) were introduced to Housie players many years ago as a way to offer a technological alternative to traditional paper books. The main benefit to using EPDs is that, with the press of a number on a tablet style screen, you can easily play up to 48 games at a time. Try attempting that feat on paper and you’ll soon find out it is impossible. The electronic devices also greatly assist players with arthritis and other conditions. Ask anyone who chooses to use EPDs and they’ll tell you they help to increase their chance of winning big cash prizes. Those who still choose paper books say they enjoy the challenge of finding the numbers. Although EPDs are here to stay at a variety of our venues it seems they will never fully replace the traditional books. We offer our players the best possible Housie sessions at great venues. Our friendly and professional team looks forward to welcoming you to one of our many sessions and ensuring you enjoy your time with us. So, come along and play and try your luck at winning a big cash prize. The Service’s Housie Fundraising Manager Milena Hartnett with Sue Hunter (L-R) Jo Lambert, the Service’s Gregor McNeil and Deborah Fitzsimmons, Janelle Parker, Pauline Siemsen, Rebecca Cook • Housie and Bingo are the same type of game whereby usually 15 numbers must be marked on a ticket or electronic device to win a prize. The only difference is that you win cash prizes for Housie. • The fist Bingo game was believed to have taken place in Italy during 1530 and was called “ Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia”, which is still played today. • Bingo was originally called “Beano” because players used beans to mark the numbers on their cards. It was later changed to “Bingo” when an excited woman accidentally yelled the word after winning the jackpot. • Research indicates that Housie players think faster, are more alert and able to stay focused for longer periods of time compared to non- Housie players. • Many people can play Housie with their books upside-down, sideways and even knit at the same time! Some enthusiasts further challenge themselves by not dabbing numbers and relying on their memory to win a game. Fun Facts 25 Rescue Magazine WINTER 2017
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