Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. That’s because the Indian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for many years. Clients from all of the surrounding states pile in autos and head over to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was introduced after a benchmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that instance, 23 of the thirty nine American Indian bands located in Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the betting laws, and at this time control 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. Electronic games such as slot machines weren’t approved, since they are thought to lead to gambling problems more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts have changed to permit big Native gambling gambling halls. You’ll now see American Indian casinos with one armed bandits, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are not authorized in the Indian gambling halls yet, however that is just a waiting game. Nobody can say what having different games in the bingo houses will do for the popularity of bingo.