Oklahoma has for a long time been analogous with Bingo. This is because the Native bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo sessions for many years. Guests from each of the neighboring states load up in autos and visit Oklahoma to play Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) became law after a landmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the prior year. Since that instance, 23 of the thirty nine American Indian tribes located in Oklahoma have opened bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the gambling laws, and today operate ten casinos of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these gambling dens were founded. computerized games like one armed bandits weren’t permitted, owing to the fact that they’re believed to contribute to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has changed to allow for large American Indian gambling casinos. You will now see Native gambling dens with slot machine games, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are still not allowed in the Indian casinos as of yet, however this is just a matter of time. Nobody can determine what having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the popularity of bingo.