Archive - Mar 2008
Over the last three years, tribes in Wisconsin have contributed $196 million to the state under current revenue-sharing provisions in the tribal-state compacts. This is big money being kicked back to the state compared to the prior compact provisions, and also is big in relation to revenue sharing in most other states.
A reference to Kathryn's quotes on the Mashpee in Massachusetts showed up recently in this "Casino Friend" blog on the Mashpee Wampanoag casino plan.
The post asks,
Instead of approving Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal for three casinos, the state House voted 106-48 to form a commission to study the issue further, effectively killing Patrick's plan for the year. The Mashpee Wampanoag will continue to pursue their land-into-trust application, with plans of opening at least a Class II facility and perhaps negotiating a Class III compact with the state.
We've just returned from BingoWorld Conference and Expo , hosted by BNP Media Gaming Group at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. We spoke on a panel titled, "Class II Bingo: The Battle for the Bright Line," along with National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Chair Phil Hogen and Quapaw Tribe Vice Chair J.R. Mathews.