Bingo and Oklahoma: Two birds of a feather

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. This is because the Native bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for decades. Clients from all of the surrounding states pile in passenger cars and travel into Oklahoma to wager on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a landmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. From that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Amerindian bands located in Oklahoma have opened bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Native tribes to take advantage of the gambling rules, and today run 10 gambling halls of their very own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were built on. automated games such as slot machine games weren’t allowed, owing to the fact that they’re thought to lead to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules has changed to allow for big Native betting gambling halls. You will now see Native gambling halls with slot machines, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are still not legal in the Indian gambling halls as of yet, but that is simply a matter of time. No one can say whether having other gambling hall games in the bingo houses will do for the appeal of bingo.

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