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Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for decades. Guests from many of the nearby states pile in vans and head over to Oklahoma to play Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a benchmark decree by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. Since that time, twenty three of the thirty nine Amerindian tribes located in Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Indian band to take advantage of the wagering laws, and today operate ten casinos of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. automated games like slots weren’t permitted, due to the fact that they are thought to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts have altered to permit gigantic Amerindian wagering gambling halls. You will now see Native casinos with one armed bandits, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are not yet authorized in the Indian gambling dens as of yet, although that is just a matter of time. Nobody can authority what having other gambling den games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.

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