Oklahoma Bingo

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Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. That’s due to the fact that the Native tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for ages. Patrons from all of the nearby states pile in autos and travel into Oklahoma to bet on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was introduced after a precedent setting determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that instance, twenty three of the 39 American Indian bands of Oklahoma have opened bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and today run 10 gambling dens of their own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling halls were built on. automated games such as one armed bandits weren’t permitted, because they’re thought to lead to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules has changed to permit gigantic Native wagering gambling halls. You will now see Indian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not legal in the American Indian casinos yet, however this is only a waiting game. Nobody can say what having different games in the bingo houses will do for the appeal of bingo.

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