Oklahoma has long been synonymous with Bingo. That is because the Indian bands of Oklahoma have provided Bingo games for ages. Patrons from many of the surrounding states load up in autos and travel into Oklahoma to wager on Bingo for the weekends.

The 1988 IGRA followed a benchmark determination by The U.S. Supreme Court just the year before. Since that instance, twenty three of the 39 American Indian bands located in Oklahoma have introduced gaming halls. The Chickasaw were the 1st Oklahoma Native band to take advantage of the wagering rules, and at this time control ten gambling dens of their own. Bingo was the game on which the above-mentioned casinos were founded. Electronic games such as slot machines weren’t allowed, on the grounds that they’re thought to contribute to gambling problems more than bingo.

In recent years, Oklahoma rules has changed to permit enormous Native gaming gambling dens. You will now find Native casinos with slots, video poker and chemin de fer tables. Craps and roulette are not yet legal in the American Indian gambling halls yet, but that is simply a matter of time. No one can say whether having other games in the bingo houses will do for the draw of bingo.