Bingo and Oklahoma: Two Peas in a Pod

Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That’s due to the fact that the Native bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for years. Patrons from every one of the surrounding states load up in vans and head over to Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a landmark decree by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that time, twenty three of the thirty nine American Indian bands located in Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Native band to take advantage of the gaming rules, and at this time operate 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo was the game on which these gambling dens were founded. digital games such as slot machine games were not authorized, because they are believed to contribute to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts have changed to allow for gigantic Indian gaming gambling dens. You’ll now find American Indian gambling halls with slot machines, video poker and vingt-et-un tables. Craps and roulette are still not allowed in the Indian gambling halls yet, but that is just a matter of time. No one can say what having other gambling hall games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.

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