Bingo in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has for a long time been analogous with Bingo. That’s because the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for generations. Patrons from all of the neighboring states load up in automobiles and travel into Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a benchmark decree by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. From that time, 23 of the 39 Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the gaming restrictions, and at this time control 10 casinos of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were founded. automated games like slots weren’t authorized, since they’re thought to contribute to gambling problems more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules have altered to permit large American Indian gaming casinos. You’ll now see Indian gambling halls with slot machines, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are not legal in the Native casinos yet, however this is simply a waiting game. No one can say with what having other games in the bingo parlours will do for the draw of bingo.

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