State warns Potawatomi it could lose games - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

State warns Potawatomi it could lose games

Posted: Updated:
MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker's administration has warned the Potawatomi tribe that it could lose nearly 2,000 slot machines if it succeeds in withholding its $25 million annual payment to the state.

The Forest County Potawatomi says it's withholding the payment because the state may end up owing the tribe money if Walker approves the Menominee tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha. The Potawatomi fear a Kenosha casino would significantly cut into their Milwaukee casino profits.

The Journal Sentinel says Walker's administration warned the tribe in a letter released Wednesday that if the Potawatomi win the payment dispute in court, the tribe's 2003 compact amendment would be voided and rules of the 1998 compact agreement would prevail.

That would limit the tribe to 1,000 electronic games, 2,000 less than it currently offers at its Milwaukee casino.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at