Bingo and Oklahoma: Two birds of a feather

by Brennen on October 22nd, 2020

Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. That’s owing to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for decades. Patrons from every one of the nearby states pile in vans and travel to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a precedent setting decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. From that time, twenty three of the 39 Amerindian tribes located in Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the wagering laws, and at this time control ten gambling dens of their own. Bingo was the game on which these casinos were built on. digital games such as slots were not permitted, owing to the fact that they are thought to contribute to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules have changed to permit large Amerindian wagering gambling halls. You’ll now see Native gambling dens with slot machines, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are not legal in the Indian casinos as of yet, but that is only a matter of time. Nobody can say with what having other games in the bingo parlours will do for the popularity of bingo.

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