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Bingo in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. That is owing to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for years. Clients from many of the nearby states get in passenger cars and visit Oklahoma to play Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) followed a landmark decree by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that time, 23 of the thirty nine Indian bands of Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Native tribes to take advantage of the wagering rules, and today operate 10 gambling dens of their own. Bingo was the game on which these casinos were built on. Electronic games such as slots weren’t approved, due to the fact that they’re thought to contribute to gambling addiction more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has altered to allow for big Indian wagering gambling dens. You will now find Native casinos with one armed bandits, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are not legal in the Native casinos as of yet, although this is only a matter of time. Nobody can determine what having other gambling den games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.

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