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Oklahoma has for a long time been analogous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Indian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for many years. Clients from many of the neighboring states get in cars and travel into Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was introduced after a landmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Native bands of Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Native tribes to take advantage of the wagering rules, and at this time operate ten gambling halls of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were founded. Electronic games such as slot machines were not permitted, on the grounds that they are believed to lead to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law have altered to allow for big Indian gaming casinos. You’ll now find Native gambling halls with slot machine games, video poker and vingt-et-un tables. Craps and roulette are not authorized in the American Indian casinos yet, however this is simply a matter of time. No one can say whether having other casino games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.