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Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. That is because the Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for many years. Patrons from each of the nearby states load up in cars and visit Oklahoma to wager on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a precedent setting ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that time, 23 of the thirty nine American Indian bands located in Oklahoma have opened bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the betting laws, and at this time run 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were founded. automated games such as one armed bandits weren’t permitted, on the grounds that they’re believed to lead to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law have altered to permit massive American Indian wagering gambling halls. You will now see Native casinos with slots, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are still not authorized in the American Indian casinos as of yet, although this is simply a matter of time. No one can determine what having different games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.