Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is owing to the fact that the Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for many years. Clients from all of the neighboring states get in passenger cars and travel to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was introduced after a benchmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that time, 23 of the 39 Native tribes of Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the betting rules, and today run 10 gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these casinos were built on. Electronic games such as slot machines weren’t permitted, due to the fact that they are believed to contribute to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts have altered to permit large Amerindian betting gambling dens. You will now find Indian gambling dens with slot machine games, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not yet allowed in the American Indian gambling halls yet, but that is only a waiting game. Nobody can say what having different games in the bingo parlors will do for the appeal of bingo.