Oklahoma Bingo

Oklahoma has for a long time been analogous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Indian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for years. Patrons from all of the surrounding states load up in vans and travel to Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was introduced after a benchmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year prior. From that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Native bands of Oklahoma have established gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the betting restrictions, and at this time run ten gambling dens of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were founded. automated games such as slots were not allowed, due to the fact that they are believed to contribute to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law has changed to allow for gigantic Amerindian betting gambling halls. You will now see American Indian gambling halls with slots, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are still not authorized in the American Indian gambling dens yet, however this is only a matter of time. Nobody can say what having other gambling hall games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.

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