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Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. That’s due to the fact that the Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for many years. Patrons from each of the surrounding states pile in trucks and travel to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that time, twenty three of the thirty nine Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have introduced bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the gambling laws, and today control 10 casinos of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. automated games such as slot machines were not authorized, since they’re believed to lead to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has altered to allow for big Amerindian betting casinos. You’ll now discover Amerindian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not approved in the Amerindian casinos yet, but this is just a waiting game. No one can say with what having different games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.