Oklahoma has long been interrelated with Bingo. That’s due to the fact that the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for many years. Patrons from each of the nearby states pile in trucks and visit Oklahoma to bet on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a benchmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year prior. Since that time, twenty three of the 39 Native bands located in Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the wagering laws, 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 authorized, because they’re thought to lead to gambling problems more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law have changed to permit enormous American Indian gaming gambling halls. You will now find Amerindian gambling dens with slot machines, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are not allowed in the Indian casinos yet, but this is only a matter of time. Nobody can say what having different casino games in the bingo houses will do for the appeal of bingo.