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Oklahoma has for a long time been analogous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for decades. Patrons from all of the surrounding states get in cars and travel into Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA became law after a precedent setting ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. Since that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Amerindian bands located in Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the gambling restrictions, and today run 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were built on. Electronic games such as slot machines were not authorized, due to the fact that they are thought to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules has changed to allow for massive Amerindian wagering gambling dens. You’ll now see Indian casinos with one armed bandits, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not approved in the Amerindian gambling dens as of yet, although this is just a waiting game. No one can determine whether having other games in the bingo parlours will do for the draw of bingo.