Oklahoma Bingo

by Brennen on September 21st, 2015

Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. This is due to the fact that the Native tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for ages. Clients from many of the neighboring states pile in passenger cars and travel into Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was introduced after a precedent setting ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. From that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine American Indian bands located in Oklahoma have established bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the wagering laws, and at this time operate ten gambling halls of their very own. Bingo was the game on which these gambling dens were founded. Electronic games such as one armed bandits weren’t approved, because they’re thought to lead to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law has changed to allow for gigantic Native gaming casinos. You will now find Amerindian gambling halls with slot machine games, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are still not approved in the American Indian gambling halls yet, although that is simply a matter of time. No one can say with what having other games in the bingo parlors will do for the draw of bingo.

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