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Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

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Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Native tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for ages. Patrons from many of the nearby states pile in autos and travel into Oklahoma to wager on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was introduced after a benchmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. From that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Amerindian tribes located in Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the betting laws, and at this time run ten casinos of their own. Bingo was the game on which these gambling halls were built on. Electronic games such as slots weren’t permitted, on the grounds that they’re believed to contribute to gambling problems more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules have altered to permit gigantic Native betting gambling dens. You will now find American Indian gambling dens with one armed bandits, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not allowed in the Amerindian gambling dens as of yet, although that is only a waiting game. No one can determine whether having other gambling hall games in the bingo houses will do for the popularity of bingo.

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