Flying Through the Plains
Bingo, a favorite national pastime, is played by more than 11 million Americans, and although Oprah was a rookie, she was excited to learn from the pros. "One of the most interesting things for me was having the chance to see how other people live and entertain themselves in America," she says.
Gayle and Oprah arrived at Bingo Casino and got down to business. Their new bingo buddies—Tillie, Gladys, Mary, Tenesha, and her friend Tenesha—showed the newbies the best way to win serious cash. Tillie, a hardcore bingo player, said she plays at least five nights a week!
With microphone in hand, Oprah even got comfortable calling a few numbers. "I could have had a whole other career and I didn't know it," she said.