Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

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Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the Indian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for decades. Guests from many of the surrounding states get in vans and visit Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) followed a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. From that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Native bands located in Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Indian tribes to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and today control ten gambling dens of their own. Bingo was the game on which these gambling dens were built on. Electronic games such as slot machines were not approved, because they’re believed to lead to gambling problems more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules has altered to permit big Amerindian gambling gambling halls. You’ll now find Amerindian casinos with slot machine games, video poker and vingt-et-un tables. Craps and roulette are still not authorized in the Native gambling halls as of yet, although that is simply a waiting game. Nobody can say whether having other games in the bingo parlors will do for the appeal of bingo.

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