Tribal & Casino Bingos

Tribal & Casino Bingos – The History

High Stakes Indian Bingo games were being operated by Native American tribes in several states in the early to mid-1980s. The Cabazon Tribe, located in Indio, CA, was also operating a small card club offering poker and other card games. The state of California sued in 1986 arguing that high-stakes bingo and poker games violated state regulations. The U.S. Supreme court decision in February 1987, known as the “Cabazon Decision”, affirmed the Tribes sovereign right to conduct gambling free of state regulation if that gambling activity was permitted in the state. This decision coincided with a period of rapid growth in reservation bingo, card rooms and ultimately, other forms of gaming.

Cactus Bingo Supply opened for business in 1988 in the midst of this proliferation of Indian Bingo games. Cactus and its staff had the opportunity and privilege of working closely with a very large cross section of professional managers. Extensive and invaluable experience resulted from working with the professional managers and their staff.

Today, Cactus Bingo has a long history of opening and helping to maintain high stakes bingo operations. We can work with architects and general contractors with equipment selection, placement, structural requirements and related electrical considerations. We have experience in attendance projections, break-even analysis and session formatting. Specials and Jackpot ideas have been accumulated for over 2 decades with statistical analysis and corresponding probabilities.

We stake our reputation on the ability to make positive contributions (and profitability) to games of any size.

Tribal & Casino References

1 Avi Resort and Casino Laughlin, Nevada
2 Apache Gold Casino Resort San Carlos, Arizona
3 Bluewater Resort and Casino Parker, Arizona
4 Casino Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona
5 Casino Del Sol Tucson, Arizona
6 Cities of Gold Casino Santa Fe, New Mexico
7 Cocopah Casino Somerton, Arizona
8 Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel Tucson, Arizona
9 Elk Valley Casino Crescent City, California
10 Fantasy Springs Casino Indio, California
11 Ft Hall Casino Ft Hall, Idaho
12 Ft McDowell Casino Fountain Hills, Arizona
13 Fire Rock Navajo Casino Church Rock, NM
14 Gila River Casinos Phoenix, Arizona
15 Isleta Resort and Casino Albuquerque, New Mexico
16 Lucky 7 Casino Smith River, California
17 Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Payson, Arizona
18 Riverside Resort Laughlin, Nevada
19 Sandia Resort & Casino Albuquerque, New Mexico
20 San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino Highland, California
21 Seven Feathers Casino Resort Canyonville, Oregom
22 Sycuan Casino El Cajon, California
23 Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino Lemoore, California
24 Tropicana Laughlin Hotel & Casino Laughlin, Nevada
25 Twin Arrows Casino Flagstaff, Arizona
26 Viejas Casino & Resort Alpine, California