Bingo in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That’s because the Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for generations. Patrons from all of the surrounding states pile in trucks and visit Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was introduced after a benchmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. From that time, twenty three of the thirty nine Native tribes located in Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the betting rules, and at this time run 10 casinos of their own. Bingo was the game on which these gambling dens were founded. automated games such as one armed bandits were not permitted, on the grounds that they’re believed to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules have changed to allow for large Amerindian gaming casinos. You’ll now find Indian gambling dens with slots, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are not yet legal in the Indian casinos as of yet, however that is just a waiting game. Nobody can say with what having different games in the bingo parlors will do for the appeal of bingo.

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