Oklahoma Bingo

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Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Native bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for ages. Patrons from each of the nearby states get in trucks and travel into Oklahoma to bet on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a precedent setting decree by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. From that time, twenty three of the 39 American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have opened bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the gambling rules, and today control 10 casinos of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were founded. Electronic games such as slot machines were not permitted, due to the fact that they’re believed to contribute to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules has altered to permit big American Indian wagering gambling halls. You will now find Indian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are still not allowed in the Indian casinos as of yet, however this is only a waiting game. No one can authority what having different games in the bingo houses will do for the popularity of bingo.

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