The St. Croix Chippewa and Wisconsin Add Sports Betting to Compact

The St. Croix Chippewa and Wisconsin Add Sports Betting to Compact
The St. Croix Chippewa and Wisconsin Add Sports Betting to Compact

In Summary: The compact has to be approved by the Department of Interior

The Oneida Nation is already set to legalize sports betting at its tribal casinos. Soon, the St. Croix Chippewa tribe will join. Governor Tony Evers and St. Croix Chairman William Reynolds signed a gaming compact amendment on Monday that will allow the tribe to accept bets on sports and non-sports events. Wisconsin Expanding Sports Betting Market

The amendment covers all of the tribe’s casinos and its affiliated venues. The US Department of Interior will have to review the change and sign off on it before sports betting comes to the properties. A response must be given within 45 days but, historically, only a couple of weeks are needed.

Evers reported the news Monday, stating, “I’m grateful for Chairman Reynolds and the St. Croix Chippewa Tribal Council for their efforts to negotiate this compact. Event wagering will bring new opportunities for employment and revenue growth to the Tribe and provide a welcome boost to our recovering tourism and entertainment industries.”

After months of negotiations, the St. Croix Tribal Council accepted the change on November 30, following which it was approved by the state. Reynolds said that the tribe was following the Oneida Nation’s lead. It recently became the first Wisconsin tribe to open a legal sportsbook in the state. St. Croix Begins Making Plans

The tribe’s Turtle Lake casino will have a new sports betting section. Reynolds confirmed that the tribe would also offer sports gambling at its two […]

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