Bingo in Oklahoma

by Heath on February 17th, 2016

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That’s owing to the fact that the Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for many years. Clients from each of the neighboring states get in vans and head over to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was introduced after a benchmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that time, 23 of the 39 Native tribes of Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the wagering rules, and today operate ten gambling dens of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were built on. computerized games like one armed bandits were not allowed, due to the fact that they’re thought to lead to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts have altered to allow for big Amerindian gaming gambling dens. You will now see Indian casinos with one armed bandits, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are not approved in the Indian casinos yet, but that is simply a waiting game. Nobody can say whether having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the appeal of bingo.

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