Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. This is due to the fact that the American Indian bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for ages. Clients from each of the neighboring states load up in autos and travel to Oklahoma to play Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was introduced after a landmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Indian band to take advantage of the betting laws, and today control ten gambling dens of their very own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. Electronic games such as slots were not allowed, since they are thought to contribute to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules have changed to permit big American Indian betting gambling dens. You will now find Indian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not yet legal in the Amerindian casinos yet, but that is only a matter of time. Nobody can say what having other gambling den games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.