Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That’s owing to the fact that the Indian bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for ages. Patrons from each of the neighboring states load up in trucks and travel into Oklahoma to bet on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a precedent setting decree by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that time, twenty three of the 39 Native bands of Oklahoma have established bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Native band to take advantage of the gambling restrictions, and at this time control ten gambling halls of their very own. Bingo is the game on which these casinos were built on. computerized games like one armed bandits were not permitted, owing to the fact that they are believed to contribute to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law has altered to allow for big Native gambling casinos. You will now find American Indian casinos with slot machines, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are not yet allowed in the Indian gambling halls yet, but this is only a waiting game. No one can say whether having different games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.