Bingo and Oklahoma: Two birds of a feather

by Brennen on March 7th, 2016

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Oklahoma has for a long time been analogous with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for generations. Patrons from all of the neighboring states pile in trucks and travel into Oklahoma to play Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a benchmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. From that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Native tribes located in Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Native tribes to take advantage of the gambling rules, and today operate 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were founded. Electronic games such as one armed bandits were not authorized, since they’re believed to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law have altered to permit big Indian wagering gambling halls. You will now find Indian casinos with slots, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are not allowed in the Amerindian gambling dens yet, but that is only a matter of time. Nobody can say whether having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the appeal of bingo.

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