Oklahoma has for a long time been interrelated with Bingo. That is because the Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have operated Bingo games for ages. Guests from all of the surrounding states pile in vehicles and travel into Oklahoma to enjoy Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 (IGRA) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law after a landmark decision by The U.S. Supreme Court the year prior. Since that time, twenty three of the thirty nine Indian bands located in Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the initial Oklahoma Amerindian band to take advantage of the gambling laws, and at this time operate 10 gambling halls of their very own. Bingo is the game on which the above-mentioned gambling halls were built on. computerized games like slot machine games weren’t authorized, since they are believed to lead to gambling dependency at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts has changed to permit gigantic Amerindian gaming casinos. You will now find Amerindian casinos with one armed bandits, video poker and black jack tables. Craps and roulette are still not approved in the Indian gambling halls yet, however that is only a waiting game. Nobody can determine whether having other games in the bingo parlours will do for the draw of bingo.