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Bingo and Oklahoma: Two Peas in a Pod

Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. This is due to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for years. Patrons from each of the surrounding states load up in autos and visit Oklahoma to bet on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a precedent setting determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year prior. From that instance, 23 of the 39 Amerindian bands located in Oklahoma have established bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Native tribes to take advantage of the betting restrictions, and today operate 10 gambling halls of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. digital games such as slot machines weren’t approved, owing to the fact that they’re believed to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts have altered to allow for massive American Indian wagering gambling halls. You will now find Native gambling halls with slot machine games, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not allowed in the Native gambling halls yet, however this is only a waiting game. No one can say with whether having different gambling den games in the bingo parlors will do for the draw of bingo.

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