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Bingo in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has long been interrelated with Bingo. This is because the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for generations. Patrons from many of the nearby states pile in vehicles and visit Oklahoma to wager on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) became law after a landmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. Since that instance, 23 of the 39 Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have introduced bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Native tribes to take advantage of the gambling rules, and today operate 10 gambling dens of their own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling halls were founded. computerized games like slots were not allowed, since they are thought to contribute to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law have altered to permit gigantic Indian gaming gambling halls. You will now discover Native gambling dens with one armed bandits, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are not yet allowed in the Amerindian gambling halls yet, although that is simply a waiting game. Nobody can determine what having different gambling den games in the bingo parlors will do for the draw of bingo.

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