Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and the Oneida Nation signed an agreement allowing sports betting and other event wagering at the tribes’ casinos and associated locations.
Gov. Evers said: “This is only the third time the compact has been amended, and it will be the first time that event wagering will be permitted in Wisconsin in recent history.”
Oneida Nation Vice-Chairman Brandon Stevens said: “There’s about a five to 12 percent profit in this industry and the main premise of having a sports wagering amenity, to a gaming facility is to bring more foot traffic to the area.”
“What sports betting also does is continue to bring more tourism dollars to the local area, which helps all of our businesses and so as we continue to grow and expand our business here, northeast Wisconsin will also benefit,” Stevens added.
Officials say Wisconsinites won’t have to wait long to place their bets.
Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan said: “The Bureau of Indian Affairs has 45 days to act, at which time the agreement will become kind of official.”
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