Oklahoma has for a long time been synonymous with Bingo. This is due to the fact that the American Indian tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for years. Guests from every one of the neighboring states load up in automobiles and visit Oklahoma to play Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) became law after a landmark ruling by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that time, twenty three of the thirty nine Indian tribes located in Oklahoma have introduced gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Indian band to take advantage of the gambling laws, and at this time run 10 gambling dens of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were built on. computerized games such as slot machine games weren’t allowed, on the grounds that they are believed to contribute to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has altered to permit large Native wagering casinos. You will now find Indian gambling dens with slot machine games, video poker and 21 tables. Craps and roulette are still not approved in the Native gambling halls yet, but this is just a matter of time. No one can say whether having other games in the bingo parlours will do for the draw of bingo.