Oklahoma tribal casinos now able to offer roulette and dice games

The governor of the US state of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, has signed into law a bill that permits tribal casinos in the state to legally offer roulette and dice-based games.

House bill 3375 overturns a 2004 ban on tribal properties offering certain games. The move should give the casinos in question a welcome revenue boost as well as generate more income for the state through taxation.

In a statement, the Oklahoma governor’s office said fees generated by the change “will put substantial additional dollars into education”.

There are around 60 gaming venues in tribal territory in the state of Oklahoma including the huge WinStar World Casino which boasts a casino floor of around 600,000sq.ft.

The full release from the governor’s office can be viewed here.