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Casino could lose slots over missed payment

The state is warning the Forest County Potawatomi that it could lose two-thirds of its slot machines at its Milwaukee casino, if it doesn't make an annual payment to the state.

The Forest County Potawatomi tribe is withholding the $25 million, arguing that the state could owe it money, if Governor Walker approves a Menominee tribal casino project in Kenosha.

The Potawatomi believe that project would breach its gaming agreement with the state.

An attorney for Governor Walker's administration sent the tribe a letter, saying that Milwaukee's Potawatomi casino could lose more than 2,000 slot machines. The letter says the failure to make a payment, could invalidate the 2003 gaming compact, and then the 1998 compact would take effect.

That agreement limited the tribe to only 1,000 gaming machines. As of 2012, the Potawatomi casino had more than 3,100.

posted : August, 28th by WHBY

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