Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. That is due to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for many years. Clients from many of the surrounding states get in autos and travel to Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a precedent setting ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. Since that instance, twenty three of the 39 Native bands located in Oklahoma have introduced gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Indian band to take advantage of the wagering rules, and at this time run ten casinos of their very own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling dens were built on. Electronic games like slot machines were not allowed, because they are thought to contribute to gambling problems more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law has altered to permit big American Indian gaming gambling dens. You’ll now find American Indian gambling dens with slots, video poker and vingt-et-un tables. Craps and roulette are not legal in the Indian casinos yet, but that is simply a waiting game. No one can say what having other games in the bingo parlors will do for the popularity of bingo.