Bingo and Oklahoma: Two birds of a feather

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is owing to the fact that the Native tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for generations. Patrons from many of the nearby states pile in autos and travel to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was introduced after a precedent setting determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. From that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Indian tribes located in Oklahoma have established bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and at this time run 10 gambling halls of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were founded. Electronic games such as slot machines were not approved, on the grounds that they are believed to contribute to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules has altered to permit big Native betting gambling halls. You’ll now discover Amerindian casinos with slot machine games, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not authorized in the Amerindian casinos yet, however this is only a waiting game. No one can determine what having other gambling hall games in the bingo parlours will do for the popularity of bingo.

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