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Bingo and Oklahoma: Two Peas in a Pod

Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. That’s because the Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for years. Patrons from all of the neighboring states pile in passenger cars and head over to Oklahoma to bet on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA became law after a landmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. Since that instance, twenty three of the 39 Amerindian tribes located in Oklahoma have established bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Indian tribes to take advantage of the gaming restrictions, and at this time operate ten casinos of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling halls were built on. Electronic games like slot machines weren’t authorized, due to the fact that they are thought to lead to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law have altered to permit enormous Native betting gambling halls. You will now find American Indian casinos with one armed bandits, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not approved in the Amerindian gambling halls yet, but this is simply a matter of time. No one can authority what having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the draw of bingo.

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