Bingo and Oklahoma: Two birds of a feather

by Heath on November 3rd, 2009

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Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. This is due to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for decades. Patrons from all of the neighboring states get in automobiles and travel to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA was introduced after a precedent setting decree by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year prior. Since that instance, twenty three of the 39 American Indian bands of Oklahoma have introduced bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Indian tribes to take advantage of the betting laws, and at this time run ten gambling dens of their very own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. Electronic games such as one armed bandits weren’t approved, because they’re thought to lead to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law have changed to permit enormous Amerindian gambling gambling dens. You’ll now discover American Indian gambling dens with slot machine games, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not authorized in the American Indian casinos yet, however this is just a matter of time. No one can say whether having different casino games in the bingo parlors will do for the draw of bingo.

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