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Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for decades. Clients from all of the surrounding states load up in passenger cars and head over to Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA became law after a benchmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Native tribes of Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Indian band to take advantage of the gambling restrictions, and at this time operate ten gambling halls of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling dens were built on. Electronic games such as slot machine games were not approved, due to the fact that they’re thought to contribute to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules have altered to permit large American Indian wagering gambling dens. You’ll now see Native casinos with slot machines, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are not approved in the Amerindian casinos as of yet, although that is just a waiting game. Nobody can say whether having different gambling hall games in the bingo parlours will do for the appeal of bingo.

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