Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. That’s because the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for years. Patrons from each of the surrounding states get in vehicles and travel to Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was introduced after a benchmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. From that instance, 23 of the thirty nine Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have introduced bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the gambling rules, and at this time run 10 casinos of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling dens were built on. Electronic games such as one armed bandits were not permitted, on the grounds that they are thought to lead to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law has changed to allow for enormous Native gaming gambling halls. You will now see Native gambling dens with slot machines, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are not authorized in the Amerindian gambling dens as of yet, however this is only a matter of time. Nobody can say whether having other casino games in the bingo parlours will do for the draw of bingo.