Oklahoma has long been interrelated with Bingo. That’s owing to the fact that the Indian tribes of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for generations. Patrons from all of the surrounding states load up in vehicles and head over to Oklahoma to wager on Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a benchmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that time, twenty three of the thirty nine American Indian tribes located in Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Indian tribes to take advantage of the gambling restrictions, and at this time run 10 gambling halls of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were founded. Electronic games such as slot machines were not authorized, on the grounds that they’re thought to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma rules has changed to permit gigantic Amerindian wagering gambling dens. You will now find Native gambling dens with slot machine games, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are still not approved in the Indian gambling halls yet, although that is only a waiting game. No one can determine what having other games in the bingo houses will do for the popularity of bingo.