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Oklahoma has long been interrelated with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for ages. Patrons from every one of the surrounding states pile in vans and travel to Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Indian bands of Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and today operate ten gambling halls of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were founded. automated games like slots weren’t allowed, owing to the fact that they are believed to contribute to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules has changed to permit large Native wagering casinos. You’ll now see Indian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not allowed in the Indian gambling halls yet, however that is only a waiting game. No one can determine what having other gambling den games in the bingo parlours will do for the appeal of bingo.