Opponents of gambling expansion are arguing a 5 percent revenue drop at Wisconsin’s 20 Indian casinos from 2007 to 2011 is evidence the state has reached its saturation point for casinos. But a tribe trying to open a new casino in Kenosha is blaming the economy.
Gamblers wagered nearly $16 billion at Wisconsin casinos last year, or $282 million less than the amount wagered in 2007.
The numbers show there are “more than enough (gaming) opportunities out there,” said Brian Nemoir, the executive director of Enough Already WI, a coalition opposed to the expansion of off-reservation gambling.
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