Bingo and Oklahoma: Two Peas in a Pod

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Oklahoma has for a long time been analogous with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for years. Patrons from many of the neighboring states pile in trucks and visit Oklahoma to wager on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a precedent setting ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. From that time, 23 of the 39 Native tribes of Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and at this time run ten gambling dens of their very own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. computerized games such as slot machine games weren’t approved, since they’re believed to lead to gambling problems more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules has altered to allow for large Indian gaming gambling dens. You’ll now find Amerindian gambling dens with slot machine games, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are still not allowed in the Native gambling halls as of yet, but this is just a matter of time. No one can say with what having different games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.

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