- Wisconsin tribes bet big on gaming, but that bet is not paying off they way it used to.A new report shows tribal gaming revenue in Wisconsin has declined. Gaming by the state's 11 tribes generated about 1-point-2 billion dollars in 2011.That's down nearly 5 percent from 2007.
The Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry report says Wisconsin is one of seven states where tribal gaming revenue has declined. Twenty-eight states have tribal casinos. Nationally, tribal gaming revenue is up. Tribal casinos took in about 27-billion dollars in 2011, up more than three percent from the previous year.Despite that decline in revenue, tribal gaming **profit** in Wisconsin has increased by about 23-million dollars since 2009 to nearly $5-hundred 77 million in 2011. The state Legislative Audit Bureau says tribal payments to the state are up 2.5 percent since mid-2010.(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)
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