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Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. This is because the Indian bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for generations. Patrons from each of the nearby states get in cars and travel into Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a precedent setting determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have introduced bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Native tribes to take advantage of the gaming restrictions, and today control 10 gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling dens were founded. digital games such as one armed bandits weren’t permitted, due to the fact that they are thought to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has altered to allow for enormous American Indian betting gambling halls. You will now find Amerindian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are still not legal in the Indian gambling halls as of yet, however that is simply a matter of time. Nobody can determine whether having other games in the bingo parlours will do for the appeal of bingo.

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