Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

Oklahoma has long been interrelated with Bingo. This is because the Native tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for many years. Patrons from each of the surrounding states pile in autos and visit Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a landmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. Since that time, twenty three of the thirty nine Native tribes located in Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Native tribes to take advantage of the wagering laws, and at this time control 10 casinos of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were founded. computerized games such as slot machines were not authorized, because they are thought to contribute to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts has changed to permit big Indian betting gambling dens. You’ll now discover Amerindian gambling dens with slots, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not approved in the American Indian gambling dens as of yet, however this is only a matter of time. No one can say what having other games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.

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