Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. That is because the Native tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for years. Patrons from every one of the nearby states get in autos and visit Oklahoma to gamble on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a landmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that time, twenty three of the thirty nine American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have introduced gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the gambling laws, and at this time run 10 casinos of their own. Bingo was the game on which these gambling dens were built on. Electronic games such as one armed bandits were not approved, because they are thought to lead to gambling problems more than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law have altered to allow for large Indian betting casinos. You’ll now find Amerindian gambling dens with slots, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not authorized in the Amerindian gambling halls yet, however this is only a matter of time. Nobody can say with whether having other games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.