Eleven Wisconsin Indian tribes sponsor casino gambling and bingo in the state. Gaming includes Slot machines, Blackjack, Video Poker and High-Stakes Bingo in spacious, modern facilities.
Along with the casinos you will often find great restaurants, lounges and hotels.
Wisconsin has two Greyhound racing tracks but one has been closed indefinitely. The remaining track has a grandstand, climate-controlled seating, lounges and a full range of betting options.
Legalized gambling in Wisconsin, which began with promotional contests in 1965, has grown to include charitable bingo and raffles, pari-mutuel on-track wagering, and the state lottery. This bulletin provides a detailed discussion of each type of gambling, including
gaming operations, regulation, and economic benefits. In addition, it describes the casinos operated by 11 Indian tribes or bands within the state under federal law.
It also focuses on recent developments, such as the 1998-99 renewals of the state-tribal gaming compacts and the significant payments required by the state; the constitutional amendment that limited lottery and gaming property tax credits to state homeowners and farmers; and decriminalization of limited video gambling in taverns.