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Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Indian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for years. Patrons from every one of the nearby states pile in autos and travel to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a landmark decree by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that instance, 23 of the 39 Native bands located in Oklahoma have opened bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Indian tribes to take advantage of the gambling laws, and at this time operate ten gambling dens of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. Electronic games like slot machines weren’t approved, because they’re thought to lead to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts have changed to allow for large American Indian wagering gambling dens. You will now discover Amerindian gambling halls with slot machines, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are still not allowed in the American Indian casinos yet, but this is simply a matter of time. Nobody can determine what having different games in the bingo parlors will do for the appeal of bingo.