Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod

by Brennen on November 19th, 2020

Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That’s owing to the fact that the Indian bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for ages. Patrons from each of the nearby states pile in automobiles and travel into Oklahoma to play Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a landmark decree by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. Since that time, twenty three of the thirty nine Native bands located in Oklahoma have established bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Native band to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and at this time operate ten gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were built on. Electronic games such as one armed bandits weren’t allowed, due to the fact that they’re thought to lead to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law have changed to permit enormous Indian gaming gambling dens. You will now find Indian gambling dens with slot machine games, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are still not legal in the Indian casinos as of yet, although this is only a waiting game. Nobody can say what having different gambling hall games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.

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