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Bingo and Oklahoma: Two Peas in a Pod

Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. That’s due to the fact that the Indian tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for years. Guests from each of the surrounding states load up in autos and travel into Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a landmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine American Indian tribes located in Oklahoma have established bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the betting restrictions, and at this time run 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo was the game on which these gambling halls were founded. computerized games such as one armed bandits were not authorized, owing to the fact that they are thought to lead to gambling problems more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law has changed to permit massive American Indian gaming gambling dens. You will now discover Native gambling halls with slots, video poker and vingt-et-un tables. Craps and roulette are not approved in the American Indian gambling halls yet, although that is simply a matter of time. No one can determine whether having other games in the bingo parlours will do for the appeal of bingo.

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