Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. This is because the Indian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for years. Guests from each of the neighboring states load up in automobiles and visit Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was introduced after a precedent setting decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. From that time, 23 of the thirty nine Indian tribes of Oklahoma have established bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Indian band to take advantage of the betting restrictions, and at this time control 10 gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. automated games such as slot machines were not authorized, owing to the fact that they are believed to lead to gambling addiction more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law have changed to permit gigantic American Indian betting gambling halls. You’ll now find American Indian casinos with one armed bandits, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are not approved in the Amerindian casinos as of yet, however that is simply a matter of time. No one can determine what having other games in the bingo parlors will do for the appeal of bingo.