Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

by Heath on May 16th, 2017

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Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Indian bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for decades. Clients from many of the surrounding states load up in vans and head over to Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA was introduced after a benchmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year prior. Since that instance, twenty three of the 39 Native bands of Oklahoma have established gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the wagering rules, and at this time operate 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo was the game on which these gambling dens were built on. digital games such as slot machines were not permitted, since they are believed to lead to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts have altered to permit big Native gaming gambling dens. You’ll now find American Indian casinos with slot machines, video poker and vingt-et-un tables. Craps and roulette are not authorized in the Native gambling halls as of yet, but this is only a waiting game. Nobody can say with what having other games in the bingo houses will do for the appeal of bingo.

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