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Oklahoma has long been interrelated with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for decades. Guests from each of the nearby states get in autos and travel into Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was introduced after a benchmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. From that instance, twenty three of the 39 Native tribes of Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Native band to take advantage of the gambling restrictions, and at this time run 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. automated games like one armed bandits were not approved, since they are believed to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has changed to permit gigantic Indian gaming gambling halls. You’ll now see Native gambling dens with slot machines, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are not yet authorized in the Amerindian gambling halls yet, although this is only a waiting game. Nobody can determine whether having different games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.