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Video: Rat race roulette at the bingo hall

  • Author: Rugile Kaladyte
  • Updated: August 21, 2017
  • Published August 21, 2017

Between games of bingo, patrons gathered to watch a gerbil contemplate its next move during one of the "rat races," on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Tudor Bingo Center in Anchorage.

The game is one of chance, in which bettors try to guess which hole a gerbil will run down as it spins slowly on a roulette wheel. The Alaska State Fair is the only other place in Alaska to find such a game. The Tudor Bingo Center has been able to keep it alive because its permit was grandfathered in.