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Wis. casinos making less; too many facilities?

Published On: Apr 01 2013 03:06:20 PM CDT
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -

Revenue at Wisconsin's 20 Indian casinos has dropped 5 percent from 2007 to 2011, fueling the argument that the state has reached the saturation point with gaming facilities.

A Post-Crescent of Appleton report says a coalition opposed to the expansion of off-reservation gambling uses the numbers to suggest there are already enough casinos in the state. Brian Nemoir of Enough Already WI argues that anyone who wants to gamble already has enough options.

But the Menominee Indian Tribe, which is trying to open a new casino in Kenosha, blames the downturn on the economy. It says there are still plenty of people who want to gamble.

Tribe spokeswoman Lisa Waukau says the economy will bounce back, which is why the tribe is continuing its efforts for the Kenosha site.

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