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Oklahoma has long been interrelated with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for decades. Clients from all of the surrounding states get in passenger cars and head over to Oklahoma to play Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a precedent setting determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. Since that time, 23 of the thirty nine American Indian bands of Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and today operate ten casinos of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. Electronic games like slots weren’t approved, because they’re believed to lead to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules has changed to allow for large Indian wagering gambling halls. You’ll now discover Native gambling dens with slot machines, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are not legal in the American Indian casinos yet, but this is only a waiting game. Nobody can say with what having other games in the bingo parlors will do for the appeal of bingo.