Bingo and Oklahoma: 2 Peas in a Pod


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 20-11-2015

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is owing to the fact that the Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for years. Clients from every one of the nearby states load up in vans and head over to Oklahoma to bet on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was introduced after a landmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that time, 23 of the 39 Indian bands of Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the betting restrictions, and at this time run 10 casinos of their own. Bingo was the game on which these casinos were built on. Electronic games such as slot machines were not authorized, because they’re thought to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts have changed to permit large American Indian gaming casinos. You will now see Amerindian gambling halls with slot machines, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not allowed in the Amerindian casinos as of yet, however that is simply a matter of time. No one can say with whether having different games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.

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