Bingo in Oklahoma

by Brennen on October 8th, 2015

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Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for generations. Patrons from every one of the neighboring states get in vehicles and travel into Oklahoma to play Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a benchmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that time, twenty three of the 39 Amerindian bands located in Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the gambling restrictions, and today run 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were founded. Electronic games such as slot machines were not approved, since they are thought to contribute to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law have altered to allow for large American Indian gambling gambling halls. You’ll now discover Indian casinos with slot machine games, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not yet approved in the Native gambling halls yet, however this is just a waiting game. No one can say with whether having other casino games in the bingo parlours will do for the appeal of bingo.

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