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Wisconsin Sports Betting Expansion To Include St. Croix Chippewa and Potawatomi Tribes

Chippewa Sports betting

America’s Dairyland is looking to expand its array of visitor attractions, namely sports betting. Wisconsin sports betting first went domestic earlier this year when Gov. Evers amended and signed the Oneida Nation’s gambling compact.

Just last month, Green Bay’s Oneida Casino began accepting in-person wagers. Now, it seems that the St. Croix Chippewa will be the next to follow.

On Monday, Gov. Evers signed a deal allowing the St. Croix Chippewa to host sports betting at its various casinos. The tribe owns casinos in three locations: Turtle Lake, Danbury, and Hertel.

The compact is still subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Interior, a process that could take up to 45 days. But the St. Croix Chippewa are already gearing up for their launch. The tribe has already broken ground on a sports betting lounge in its Turtle Lake casino.

“The addition of sports wagering at the St. Croix Casinos will give our tribe the ability to give our customers the most comprehensive gaming experience in the state of Wisconsin”

Tribal Chairman William Reynolds

It could still be a few months before the St. Croix Casinos open their doors to prospective bettors. The Oneida Nation took over four months to begin accepting wagers.

But this isn’t the end of Wisconsin’s gambling expansion. It has only just begun.

Wisconsin’s governor is soon expected to sign another deal with the Forest County Potawatomi Community. If the compact is amended to include sports betting privileges for the tribe, Milwaukee betting could kick off as soon as next year.

However, the Potawatomi must first fully reopen its facilities before pursuing sportsbook operation. Parts of the casino remain closed as a result of COVID shutdowns and irregular traffic.

It is still unclear whether Wisconsin will look to expand betting further by offering commercial and/or mobile sportsbooks.

With vocal dissent from local groups such as Wisconsin’s Citizens Against Expanded Gambling, it may be difficult to push such gambling laws through legislation.

Even so, state-licensed sports betting supplements the state in ways that are simply out of grasp for other industries and attractions.

 “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.”

Governor Tony Evers

For WI bettors interested in the retail sportsbook experience, the Oneida Casino in Green Bay is ready to welcome you. But for those stuck at home with COVID or holiday responsibilities, betting is available via legal offshore betting sites.

They are a safe and secure option, especially for those who want to bet on the Packers from the living room couch. And given that they play on Christmas this year, offshore is the easiest way to cash out on a win.

Green Bay Packers Christmas Odds

  • Point Spread: Cleveland Browns +7.0, Green Bay Packers -7.0
  • Money Line: Cleveland Browns +275, Green Bay Packers -350
  • Total Points: 44.5

Odds Courtesy of Bovada

Source: APG Wisconsin

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