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Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 birds of a feather

by Brennen on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That’s due to the fact that the Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for generations. Patrons from many of the nearby states pile in cars and visit Oklahoma to wager on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) became law after a precedent setting decree by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year prior. Since that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Indian bands of Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the gambling rules, and at this time run 10 gambling halls of their very own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. digital games such as slot machine games weren’t permitted, owing to the fact that they’re believed to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules has changed to permit enormous Amerindian betting gambling halls. You will now see Indian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are not allowed in the Amerindian gambling dens yet, however this is just a matter of time. No one can say with whether having other gambling hall games in the bingo parlours will do for the popularity of bingo.