Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

by Heath on June 15th, 2019

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for ages. Clients from every one of the neighboring states load up in vehicles and visit Oklahoma to wager on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) became law after a landmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. Since that time, 23 of the 39 Indian tribes of Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Indian tribes to take advantage of the wagering rules, and today control 10 gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were founded. computerized games like one armed bandits weren’t allowed, on the grounds that they’re believed to lead to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law has changed to allow for big American Indian gaming gambling halls. You will now see Native gambling halls with slot machines, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are not yet legal in the Indian gambling halls yet, but that is only a waiting game. Nobody can say what having other gambling den games in the bingo parlors will do for the draw of bingo.

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