Bingo and Oklahoma: Two birds of a feather

Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That is owing to the fact that the Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for decades. Clients from many of the nearby states pile in vehicles and head over to Oklahoma to bet on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a landmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. From that instance, 23 of the 39 Amerindian tribes located in Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the gaming rules, and today control 10 casinos of their own. Bingo is the game on which these casinos were built on. digital games such as one armed bandits were not permitted, on the grounds that they’re believed to lead to gambling problems more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts have changed to allow for big Native gaming casinos. You will now see Amerindian gambling halls with slot machine games, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are still not legal in the Amerindian casinos as of yet, although that is only a matter of time. No one can say with whether having different games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.

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