Oklahoma has for a long time been analogous with Bingo. That’s due to the fact that the Indian bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for decades. Patrons from all of the surrounding states load up in trucks and visit Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was introduced after a landmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. Since that time, 23 of the thirty nine Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have opened bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the betting restrictions, and at this time operate ten gambling halls of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were founded. Electronic games such as slot machines weren’t allowed, due to the fact that they are believed to contribute to gambling dependency more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules have changed to allow for enormous American Indian wagering gambling halls. You will now discover American Indian casinos with slot machine games, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not yet approved in the American Indian gambling dens as of yet, but this is just a waiting game. No one can say what having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the popularity of bingo.