Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 birds of a feather

by Heath on February 11th, 2020

Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. This is due to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for many years. Clients from each of the nearby states get in vans and visit Oklahoma to bet on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) followed a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Amerindian tribes located in Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and today run 10 gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. automated games like one armed bandits were not allowed, owing to the fact that they’re thought to lead to gambling problems more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has changed to allow for gigantic American Indian gambling casinos. You will now see Amerindian gambling halls with slots, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are still not approved in the American Indian casinos yet, but that is just a waiting game. No one can say with what having different gambling den games in the bingo parlors will do for the draw of bingo.

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