Just in time for the MLB playoffs, a local company is debuting a new app to make watching the games even more fun.
With Scoreboard Bingo, you don’t wait for someone to call out a number. Instead, you get to mark a spot on your virtual card when different plays are made during a baseball game. It’s another way to make watching the game a little more interactive – and reward people who pay attention!
A launch party for Scoreboard Bingo is planned for noon to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Tanner’s on 87th in Lenexa. It’ll be timed to the Royals’ final home game during the regular season. There will be prizes, including a $500 grand prize.
The idea for Scoreboard Bingo came from Mike Shortino of Entertainment to Go of Kansas City, which provides DJing, event lighting and related services.
“The app idea came from one night when my son Nick was doing our popular music bingo show at Tanner’s,” the elder Shortino said. “The Royals were on that night, and because they were getting popular, no one wanted to play music bingo so Nick was asked to pack it up early. The manager said, ‘If you could only come up with a baseball bingo game,’ so we did.
“My thought was I wanted to make it bigger, though, and take it to the next level with an interactive baseball app. And I wanted to make sure part of the business plan will be that a portion of our proceeds will go to a charity. It’s important that we give back to the community.”
The Shortinos worked with Webb Technology Group to build the app. It’s designed to help sports bar keeps customers engaged.
For more information about Scoreboard Bingo, visit this website.