Gov. Evers signs sports gambling deal with second Wisconsin tribe

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FILE – In this Friday, March 19, 2021, file photo, a man makes a sports bet at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, the NFL announced it is spending $6.2 million on a responsible betting program with the National Council on Problem Gambling to teach people how to bet on sports responsibly and to fund and expand treatment and prevention programs for compulsive gambling.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration has signed a deal allowing gambling on sports and other events at St. Croix Chippewa tribal casinos.

Evers’ administration announced Monday that it has amended the state’s gambling compact with the tribe to offer event wagering. The St. Croix Tribal Council approved the amendment on Nov. 30.

The U.S. Department of the Interior still must approve the amendment but the tribe has already started building a sportsbook facility at its Turtle Lake casino.

The Evers administration in July amended its compact with the Oneida Nation to allow sports betting at that tribe’s casino. The move authorized betting on sports for the first time in Wisconsin.

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