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Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for years. Clients from each of the surrounding states get in passenger cars and head over to Oklahoma to bet on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that instance, 23 of the 39 Native tribes of Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the betting laws, and today run ten gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling dens were founded. automated games like slots weren’t permitted, since they are believed to contribute to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law has altered to permit enormous Indian wagering gambling halls. You will now see Amerindian casinos with slot machine games, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not allowed in the Native gambling halls as of yet, but this is simply a waiting game. No one can say with whether having different games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.