Bingo in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That is because the Native bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for ages. Guests from each of the nearby states load up in cars and head over to Oklahoma to play Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a precedent setting decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. From that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Indian tribes located in Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the wagering rules, and today operate ten casinos of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. automated games such as slots were not permitted, on the grounds that they’re thought to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts have changed to permit gigantic Amerindian betting gambling dens. You’ll now discover Indian gambling halls with slots, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are not yet legal in the American Indian gambling dens yet, but that is just a waiting game. No one can say with whether having different games in the bingo houses will do for the popularity of bingo.

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