Chickasaw Nation enters mobile gambling world for first time

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JESSICA: WELCOME BACK. YOU’LL SOON BE ABLE TO GAMBLE WITHOUT A TRIP TO THE CASINO. THE CHICKASAW NATION IS ENTERING THE MOBILE WORLD FOR THE FIRST TIME. EVAN: KOCO’S KOLBY TERRELL SHOWS US THE NEW WAY TO PLAY. KOLBY: THE NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION JUST APPROVED A NEW METHOD OF GAMING FOR THE CHICKASAW NATION. THEY ALREADY OPERATE SOME OF OUR AREA’S LARGEST CASINOS, INCLUDING RIVERWIND HERE JUST SOUTH OF NORMAN. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER A MOBILE APP TO PLAY BINGO-BASED GAMES. SOON, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO GAMBLE ON YOUR CELL PHONE AT LEAST WHEN YOU’RE ON CHICKASAW TRIBAL LAND. THE NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION SAYS IN A PRESS RELEASE THAT THEY WORKED WITH THE CHICKASAW NATION ON ADJUSTED STANDARDS FOR A YEAR. THIS WON’T INCLUDE SPORTS BETTING OR OTHER GAMES POPULAR IN OTHER STATES ONLY BINGO-BASED , GAMES SIMILAR TO SLOT MACHINES. SIMILAR APPS USE GEO-LOCATION TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE IN THE APPROVED AREA TO PLAY. THE STATE HAS EXTENSIVE CONTRACTS -- COMPACTS WITH THE TRIBES OUTLINING GAMING, BUT THE NIGC SAYS THIS RULE CHANGE DIDN’T REQUIRE SIGN-OFF FROM THE STATE. WE REACHED OUT TO BOTH T

You’ll soon be able to gamble without a trip to the casino.The Chickasaw Nation is entering the mobile gambling world for the first time. The National Indian Gaming Commission just approved a new method of gaming for the Chickasaw Nation. The tribe, which already operates some of the area's largest casinos, such as Riverwind, will now be able to offer a mobile app to play bingo-based games.You’ll be able to gamble on your cell phone while on Chickasaw tribal land. The National Indian Gaming Commission said in a press release that they worked with the Chickasaw Nation on adjusted standards for a year.It will not include sports betting or other games popular in other states, only bingo-based games similar to slot machines. Similar apps use geo-location to make sure you’re in the approved area to play.KOCO 5 spoke with one man leaving Riverwind Casino who said that an app like this coming to Oklahoma for the first time was exciting.The state has extensive compacts with the tribes outlining gaming, but the NIGC said the rule change didn’t’ require sign-off from the state.KOCO 5 reached out to both the governor’s and attorney general’s offices and received no comment.

, Okla. —

You’ll soon be able to gamble without a trip to the casino.

The Chickasaw Nation is entering the mobile gambling world for the first time. The National Indian Gaming Commission just approved a new method of gaming for the Chickasaw Nation.

The tribe, which already operates some of the area's largest casinos, such as Riverwind, will now be able to offer a mobile app to play bingo-based games.

You’ll be able to gamble on your cell phone while on Chickasaw tribal land. The National Indian Gaming Commission said in a press release that they worked with the Chickasaw Nation on adjusted standards for a year.

It will not include sports betting or other games popular in other states, only bingo-based games similar to slot machines. Similar apps use geo-location to make sure you’re in the approved area to play.

KOCO 5 spoke with one man leaving Riverwind Casino who said that an app like this coming to Oklahoma for the first time was exciting.

The state has extensive compacts with the tribes outlining gaming, but the NIGC said the rule change didn’t’ require sign-off from the state.

KOCO 5 reached out to both the governor’s and attorney general’s offices and received no comment.

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