Oklahoma has long been analogous with Bingo. This is owing to the fact that the Amerindian bands of Oklahoma have run Bingo sessions for many years. Guests from all of the nearby states load up in vans and travel to Oklahoma to play Bingo on the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a precedent setting decision by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year prior. Since that time, twenty three of the 39 Indian tribes located in Oklahoma have opened gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Native band to take advantage of the gaming restrictions, and today run 10 casinos of their very own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were built on. Electronic games such as slot machine games were not approved, due to the fact that they are believed to lead to gambling addiction at a higher rate than bingo.

In the past few years, Oklahoma governing edicts have changed to allow for enormous American Indian betting casinos. You will now see Native gambling dens with slot machine games, video poker and twenty-one tables. Craps and roulette are not approved in the Indian gambling dens as of yet, however that is just a matter of time. Nobody can say with what having different gambling den games in the bingo parlors will do for the appeal of bingo.