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Wisconsin tribes bet big on gaming, but that bet is not paying off they way it used to.Submitted: 02/27/2013
Story By Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - 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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