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Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. This is due to the fact that the Native tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for many years. Clients from every one of the nearby states pile in vans and head over to Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) followed a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that instance, 23 of the thirty nine American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have introduced gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and today control 10 gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. digital games such as slot machines were not permitted, because they’re believed to contribute to gambling problems more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules have changed to permit enormous American Indian gaming gambling dens. You’ll now find American Indian gambling dens with slots, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are not yet authorized in the Indian gambling halls as of yet, but that is only a matter of time. No one can say what having other gambling hall games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.