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Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

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Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the Indian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for decades. Guests from all of the surrounding states load up in trucks and visit Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a landmark decree by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. Since that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine American Indian tribes located in Oklahoma have established gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the gambling rules, and at this time run 10 gambling dens of their own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling dens were built on. Electronic games like slots weren’t authorized, owing to the fact that they’re believed to lead to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law have altered to permit massive Indian wagering gambling dens. You’ll now find Indian casinos with one armed bandits, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are still not approved in the American Indian casinos as of yet, however this is simply a matter of time. Nobody can say with whether having other games in the bingo parlors will do for the draw of bingo.

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