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Bingo in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Native bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for many years. Patrons from each of the surrounding states pile in autos and travel to Oklahoma to bet on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA became law after a benchmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. From that time, 23 of the 39 Native bands located in Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the gambling restrictions, and at this time run ten casinos of their own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling dens were built on. digital games like slot machine games were not allowed, because they’re thought to contribute to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules have changed to allow for large Indian gaming gambling dens. You’ll now find Amerindian casinos with slots, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are not approved in the American Indian casinos as of yet, although this is just a waiting game. Nobody can authority whether having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the draw of bingo.

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