The governor of Wisconsin and the Oneida Nation tribe have signed an agreement to allow sports betting at tribal casinos.
US.- The state of Wisconsin has made a historic move with Governor Tony Evers and the Oneida Nation signing an agreement to allow sports betting at the tribe’s casinos and associated locations.
Governor 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 per cent 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.”
He added: “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.”
The approval of the sports betting compact looks set to be on time for the NFL season.
According to the Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan, “the Bureau of Indian Affairs has 45 days to act, at which time the agreement will become kind of official.”