Introduction to Wisconsin Slot Machine Casino Gambling 2018
Wisconsin slot machine casino gambling consists of over 20,000 slot machines available at 22 American Indian tribal casinos. According to available state-tribal compacts, payout returns may be between a minimum of 80% and a maximum of 100%. Actual payout returns are not legally required to be publicly reported.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Wisconsin*
The minimum legal age for casino gambling in Wisconsin is 21. It is 18 for pari-mutual wagering, the lottery, and bingo.
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws apply to various forms of gambling. This information is not intended to provide legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Wisconsin
It is legal to privately own a slot machine in the state of Wisconsin if it is 25 years old or older.
Gaming Control Board in Wisconsin
The State of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration has a Division of Gaming, which:
“…protects the integrity of Indian and charitable gaming in Wisconsin by focusing on regulatory responsibilities that protect the public interest and the integrity of games. This is done through licensing procedures, background investigations, and regulatory enforcement activities.”
This Division of Gaming has a useful Office of Indian Gaming and Regulatory Compliance. This Office was created via state-tribal compacts to ensure regulation of Class III Las Vegas-style casino gaming operated by Wisconsin’s 11 federally-recognized tribes, including:
- On-site audits of casino operations for compliance with internal control standards;
- Audits of gaming financial data; and
- Investigation of vendors conducting gaming-related business with Wisconsin tribal gaming operators.
For those interested, the state-tribal compacts for these 11 tribes include the original compact as well as any subsequent amendments or memorandums of understanding.
Casinos in Wisconsin
The largest casino in Wisconsin is the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. It has 3,100 gaming machines and 99 table games. The second largest is Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells in Baraboo, having 2,200 gaming machines and 48 table games.
The State of Wisconsin make available an online map of all Gaming Locations in Wisconsin.
The 22 tribal casinos of Wisconsin follows. In addition, this convenient downloadable list also includes any available website links for these casinos:
- Bad River Lodge Casino in Odanah, located 45 miles east of Duluth, Minnesota.
- Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls in Black River Falls, located 110 miles northwest of Madison.
- Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison in Madison.
- Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa in Nekoosa, located 50 miles north of Wausau.
- Ho-Chunk Gaming Tomah in Tomah, located 81 miles north of Madison.
- Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells in Baraboo, located 40 miles northwest of Madison.
- Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg in Wittenberg, located 30 miles east of Wausau.
- IMAC Casino/Bingo in Green Bay.
- Lake of the Torches Resort Casino in Lac du Flambeau, located 225 miles north of Green Bay.
- Legendary Waters Resort & Casino in Red Cliff, located 80 miles east of Duluth.
- Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, located 40 miles northwest of Green Bay.
- Mole Lake Casino & Lodge in Mole Lake, located 100 miles northwest of Green Bay.
- North Star Mohican Casino Resort in Bowler, located 55 miles northwest of Green Bay.
- Oneida Bingo & Casino in Green Bay.
- Oneida Casino – Mason Street in Green Bay.
- Oneida Casino One-Stop Packerland in Green Bay.
- Oneida Casino Travel Center in Pulaski, located 12 northwest of Green Bay.
- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee.
- Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel in Wabeno, located 85 miles north of Green Bay.
- Sevenwinds Casino, Lodge & Convention Center in Hayward, located 140 miles northeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- St. Croix Casino Danbury in Danbury, located 62 miles south of Duluth, Minnesota.
- St. Croix Casino – Hertel Express in Webster, located 83 miles south of Duluth, Minnesota.
Summary of Wisconsin Slot Machine Casino Gambling 2018
Wisconsin slot machine casino gambling consists of tens of thousands of slot machines available at 22 tribal casinos operated by 11 federally recognized American Indian tribes.
All state-tribal compacts are available online at the State of Wisconsin’s Division of Gaming. Through these compacts, payout returns may be between a minimum of 80% and a maximum of 100%. Actual payout returns are not reported.
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