Indian gaming finds stride as growing national industry

They started in tents, at least in the memories of most of us in the Southwest. Depending on how far you want to go, Indian gaming’s origins could be traced back hundreds of years, when wagers were placed on athletic events or games that required a certain skill set. In more modern times, Indian gaming that looks more like casino gambling started in the 1970s, when tribes in California and Florida operated high stakes bingo halls with the intention of raising money for local government and economic development.
Source: Gaming News Las Vegas