Bingo and Oklahoma: Two Peas in a Pod


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 10-02-2021

Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for many years. Guests from all of the nearby states pile in vehicles and head over to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) became law after a precedent setting decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Native bands of Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the betting rules, and today operate ten casinos of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were built on. Electronic games like slot machines weren’t permitted, on the grounds that they are thought to lead to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules has changed to permit large Native gambling gambling halls. You will now see American Indian gambling halls with slots, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not legal in the Native gambling halls yet, but this is only a matter of time. No one can determine whether having other games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.

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