Bingo in Oklahoma

by Heath on October 15th, 2015

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Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for years. Patrons from every one of the nearby states pile in trucks and visit Oklahoma to play Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) followed a landmark decree by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that instance, 23 of the 39 Indian tribes of Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Indian tribes to take advantage of the gambling laws, and today operate 10 gambling dens of their very own. Bingo was the game on which these casinos were built on. Electronic games like one armed bandits were not approved, because they are thought to lead to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts have altered to allow for enormous Native betting casinos. You will now see Amerindian gambling halls with slot machines, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are not authorized in the Native casinos yet, however that is simply a waiting game. No one can say with what having other gambling hall games in the bingo houses will do for the appeal of bingo.

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