Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. This is because the Native tribes of Oklahoma have run Bingo games for many years. Patrons from all of the nearby states load up in passenger cars and travel to Oklahoma to bet on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) became law after a benchmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. From that instance, twenty three of the thirty nine Native bands of Oklahoma have opened gambling halls. The Chickasaw were the first Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the gaming laws, and today control ten gambling dens of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were founded. Electronic games such as slot machines weren’t approved, since they are believed to contribute to gambling problems more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma law has altered to permit big Native wagering gambling halls. You’ll now see Amerindian gambling halls with slot machine games, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are not yet allowed in the Native casinos as of yet, although that is only a matter of time. Nobody can determine what having other gambling hall games in the bingo parlors will do for the draw of bingo.