Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. That is because the Amerindian tribes of Oklahoma have provided Bingo sessions for generations. Patrons from all of the nearby states pile in vehicles and head over to Oklahoma to bet on Bingo over the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act followed a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year before. Since that time, twenty three of the 39 Amerindian tribes located in Oklahoma have opened bingo halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma American Indian tribes to take advantage of the gambling laws, and at this time run 10 gambling dens of their own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were founded. Electronic games such as one armed bandits were not permitted, on the grounds that they are thought to lead to gambling problems at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules has changed to allow for big Native wagering gambling halls. You’ll now find Amerindian gambling halls with slot machine games, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are not legal in the Native casinos as of yet, however this is just a matter of time. No one can say with whether having other games in the bingo parlours will do for the appeal of bingo.