Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. That is because the Native bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for decades. Guests from every one of the surrounding states pile in cars and travel into Oklahoma to wager on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a landmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. Since that instance, twenty three of the 39 Indian tribes located in Oklahoma have established gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the wagering rules, and today control ten casinos of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling halls were founded. computerized games like slot machine games were not authorized, on the grounds that they are believed to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma governing edicts have changed to permit enormous Native gaming gambling dens. You will now see Indian gambling dens with slots, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are still not allowed in the Indian casinos yet, although that is only a waiting game. Nobody can say whether having other games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.