Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is because the Native tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for decades. Guests from all of the surrounding states pile in vans and travel into Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was introduced after a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that time, twenty three of the thirty nine Native bands located in Oklahoma have established gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Native tribes to take advantage of the betting restrictions, and today run 10 gambling halls of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these casinos were founded. automated games like one armed bandits weren’t authorized, owing to the fact that they are believed to contribute to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules has altered to permit gigantic Indian gaming casinos. You will now see Native gambling dens with one armed bandits, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are not authorized in the American Indian casinos yet, however that is simply a matter of time. No one can say with whether having different casino games in the bingo houses will do for the appeal of bingo.