Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 birds of a feather

by Heath on May 8th, 2017

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Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. That’s due to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for years. Guests from each of the nearby states pile in autos and travel to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a precedent setting decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year prior. From that instance, twenty three of the 39 Native tribes located in Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the betting laws, and at this time control 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were built on. computerized games such as slot machines were not allowed, due to the fact that they are thought to contribute to gambling problems more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has changed to permit large Indian wagering gambling dens. You’ll now find Indian casinos with slot machines, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are still not authorized in the American Indian gambling dens as of yet, however this is simply a matter of time. No one can say whether having other casino games in the bingo parlours will do for the popularity of bingo.

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