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Hi-tech, Hi-stakes Version of Bingo Come to KwaTaqNuk
Rocket Bingo, a high-tech,
online, real-time game with potential payouts of $100,000 or more, is
coming to Best Western KwaTaqNuk Resort as early as this week, the
resort announced Monday.
Bob Gauthier, KwaTaqNuk acting general manager, said 20 Rocket Bingo
machines will be delivered Tuesday in conjunction with a $1.5 million
expansion and remodeling of the tribal enterprise on Flathead Lake.
KwaTaqNuk will try out the Class II gaming devices for six months,
assess their popularity, and then decide whether to continue with the
national Rocket Bingo service offered to tribal enterprises across the
United States by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Business Development
Rocket Bingo players, in
effect, are linked up to a huge, electronic bingo game being played on
multiple Indian reservations all across the country.
The game has had considerable success on the Blackfeet Reservation where
a modest casino in Browning netted $500,000 last year, according to
Casino Magazine, an online journal that tracks trends and developments
in the nation’s gaming industry.
The Blackfeet Tribe recently announced a $3.5 million casino project in
Browning with 250 Rocket Bingo machines, none of which must comply with
a gaming agreement with the state because they are not Class III gaming
Class II gaming is not regulated by state-tribal agreements, such as the
interim agreement between Montana and the Confederated Salish and
Kootenai Tribes, where payouts for tribal gaming machines such as
electronic poker and keno, is only $1,500.
In contrast, Class III gaming for tribal enterprises must be operated in
accordance with state-tribal compacts. Often referred to as casino-style
gambling, Class III games includes slot machines, blackjack, craps,
roulette and electronic forms of such games. This kind of gaming is what
is commonly permitted in state-licensed, non-tribal casinos throughout
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