Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is owing to the fact that the Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for ages. Guests from many of the surrounding states load up in autos and travel into Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA was introduced after a benchmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. From that time, twenty three of the 39 American Indian bands located in Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma Amerindian tribes to take advantage of the wagering restrictions, and at this time operate ten gambling dens of their very own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. Electronic games like slots were not permitted, because they are thought to contribute to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma law has changed to allow for large Native wagering gambling halls. You’ll now find Indian gambling dens with slot machine games, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are not yet allowed in the Amerindian gambling halls as of yet, although this is simply a waiting game. No one can determine what having different games in the bingo parlours will do for the popularity of bingo.