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Bingo in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That’s owing to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for decades. Patrons from many of the nearby states pile in trucks and visit Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a landmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that time, 23 of the thirty nine American Indian bands located in Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the gaming laws, and at this time control ten gambling halls of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were built on. computerized games such as slots were not authorized, because they’re believed to lead to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts have changed to allow for enormous Native betting gambling dens. You will now see Indian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and vingt-et-un tables. Craps and roulette are not yet authorized in the American Indian casinos as of yet, but that is just a matter of time. Nobody can say what having different casino games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.

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