Oklahoma Bingo

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Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That’s because the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for generations. Clients from each of the surrounding states get in passenger cars and visit Oklahoma to wager on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a precedent setting determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. Since that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Amerindian tribes located in Oklahoma have established gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the betting laws, and at this time control 10 casinos of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling halls were founded. Electronic games like one armed bandits were not approved, owing to the fact that they’re thought to contribute to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has changed to permit massive Indian gaming gambling halls. You will now find Native casinos with slots, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are still not authorized in the Native casinos as of yet, although that is simply a matter of time. No one can say whether having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the draw of bingo.

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