Bingo in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. That’s because the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for many years. Clients from every one of the neighboring states pile in vans and travel to Oklahoma to bet on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) followed a precedent setting ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. From that instance, twenty three of the 39 Amerindian tribes located in Oklahoma have opened bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the gambling laws, and at this time run ten casinos of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. Electronic games such as slots weren’t allowed, because they’re thought to contribute to gambling addiction more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules have changed to allow for massive American Indian gaming gambling halls. You will now see Indian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not authorized in the Native gambling dens yet, however this is only a waiting game. Nobody can determine whether having different games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.

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