Bingo in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. This is because the Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for generations. Guests from every one of the neighboring states get in trucks and travel to Oklahoma to play Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a precedent setting decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Native bands located in Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Native band to take advantage of the gambling rules, and today run ten gambling dens of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. automated games such as slot machines weren’t allowed, because they are believed to lead to gambling problems more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law has changed to permit massive Amerindian gambling gambling halls. You will now find Indian casinos with slots, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are still not allowed in the Indian gambling halls as of yet, but that is just a waiting game. Nobody can authority whether having other games in the bingo houses will do for the appeal of bingo.

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