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Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

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Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for many years. Patrons from all of the surrounding states pile in cars and travel into Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a landmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Native tribes of Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the gaming rules, and at this time run ten casinos of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. computerized games like one armed bandits weren’t permitted, owing to the fact that they are believed to contribute to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules have changed to permit gigantic Indian betting casinos. You will now see Indian gambling dens with slots, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not authorized in the Amerindian gambling dens yet, but this is only a matter of time. Nobody can determine what having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the popularity of bingo.

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