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Evers Signs Amended Compact with St. Croix Chippewa to Allow Sports Gambling

St. Croix Casino Danbury was home to a historic event Monday where Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed an amended compact to allow sports and event gambling at St. Croix Chippewa tribal casinos.

This follows an agreement the governor signed with the Oneida Nation earlier this year, and due to that success, Governor Evers said he was excited to see the growth the amended compact will provide.

“I’m grateful for Chairman Reynolds and the St. Croix Chippewa Tribal Council for their efforts to negotiate this compact,” said Gov. Evers in a press release. “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.”

Evers’ sentiments were echoed by Tribal Council Chairman William Reynolds, who signed the compact along with the governor.

“We are in exciting times here at St. Croix. 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,” said Chairman Reynolds. “We are greatly appreciative of the partnership Governor Evers has provided to the tribes and we look forward to continuing this government-to-government relationship. Miigwetch!”

The St. Croix Tribe has already begun construction of a large and modern sports book facility within its Turtle Lake casino. The compact amendment also allows for remote event wagering on land owned by the Tribe or held in trust for the Tribe by the federal government that contains a commercial building owned or leased by the Tribe.

The amendment will now be sent to the US Department of the Interior for a 45-day review.

Governor Evers addressing the crowd at St. Croix Casino Danbury.

Gov. Evers holding amended compact with Chairman William Reynolds.

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