Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is owing to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for many years. Guests from many of the nearby states get in cars and visit Oklahoma to wager on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was introduced after a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. Since that time, twenty three of the 39 American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the betting restrictions, and today run ten gambling halls of their very own. Bingo was the game on which these gambling halls were founded. computerized games such as slots weren’t allowed, on the grounds that they are thought to lead to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts have altered to permit gigantic Indian gaming gambling halls. You’ll now see Native gambling dens with slot machines, video poker and vingt-et-un tables. Craps and roulette are still not approved in the Native gambling halls yet, but that is just a waiting game. No one can determine whether having different games in the bingo parlors will do for the appeal of bingo.