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Mohegan Tribe blasted for off-reservation casino

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is coming under fire for financing an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

But the opponents aren't anti-Indian or anti-gaming groups. The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is paying for television and print ads that criticize the Mohegans for backing the Menominee Nation's proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

"But make no mistake, sending Wisconsin casino profits to Connecticut just isn't in the best interests of our state," the print ad says, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. "Wasn't the point of Wisconsin Indian gaming to help Wisconsin, not tribes in Connecticut?"

The ads are attributed to new group called Wisconsin Gaming for Wisconsin. Although the group claims several members, the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, which operates an off-reservation casino in Milwaukee, is the only one financing the effort.

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Tribe becomes target (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 3/27)