Compacts

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sends gaming money to state



Potawatomi Hotel and Casino
The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo from Facebook

The Forest County Potawatomi Community has made a Class III gaming compact payment to the state of Wisconsin.

The tribe was withholding the money -- estimated to range between $25 million and $30 million -- in protest over the off-reservation casino proposed by the Menominee Nation. Now that Gov. Scott Walker (R) has officially rejected the project, the dispute appears to be over.

The tribe “repaid the state in full,” a spokesperson for the Department of Administration told Wisconsin Reporter.

The tribe operates the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in downtown Milwaukee. It was the first off-reservation casino approved under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Get the Story:
Tribe makes back payment to state after Walker rejects Kenosha casino (The Wisconsin Reporter 3/11)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents:
Letter from Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn | Complaint: Forest County Potawatomi Community v. US

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