Oklahoma has long been interrelated with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for years. Patrons from all of the surrounding states pile in trucks and travel into Oklahoma to bet on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) followed a precedent setting decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year prior. Since that time, 23 of the thirty nine Native tribes of Oklahoma have established gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma American Indian band to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and today run 10 gambling halls of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. digital games such as slot machine games were not allowed, owing to the fact that they are believed to lead to gambling addiction more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law has altered to permit enormous Native betting gambling dens. You will now see American Indian gambling halls with one armed bandits, video poker and blackjack tables. Craps and roulette are not legal in the Amerindian gambling dens yet, but this is only a matter of time. No one can say whether having different casino games in the bingo parlours will do for the popularity of bingo.