Ho-Chunk Nation ends compact dispute with new deal

The Ho-Chunk Nation has settled a compact dispute with the state of Wisconsin.

The tribe agreed to pay $60 million in back payments under a 2003 compact whose provisions were invalidated by the state courts. That's $12 million less than what the state claimed it was owed.

The tribe signed a new deal to share up to 5.5 percent of revenues from its casinos. That's lower than the 6 percent rate in the 2003 compact.

All of the tribal-state compacts in Wisconsin can be found at the state Department of Revenue web site.

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State, Ho-Chunk Nation agree to settle casino dispute (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 9/18)
Ho-Chunk tribe, Wisconsin reach gambling deal (AP 9/17)