Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigates Impacts Of Tribal Gaming

From the Green Bay Press Gazette:

Gannett Wisconsin Media is publishing an exclusive series called Doubling Down: The Great Divide in Indian Gaming.

The Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team spearheaded the project in conjunction with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism in Madison.

» Sunday, Feb. 23: Casinos pull tribes out of despair, but gaming hasn’t been the cash cow for all Wisconsin tribes.

» Monday, Feb. 24: Voters who created a lottery in a 1987 referendum unwittingly paved the way for Indian casino gaming to become a dominant and powerful force.

» Tuesday, Feb. 25: Individual payments to tribe members continue to fuel debate within Indian County, especially when a tribe can no longer afford it.

» Sunday, March 2: For addicts, the gaming industry’s expansion in Wisconsin brought ruin, not profit.

» Monday, March 3: For scattered Ho-Chunk tribe, gaming operations have caused conflict, created opportunity.

» Tuesday, March 4: Improving health care was one of tribe members’ first priorities as gaming began.

» Sunday, March 9: Gaming’s most significant changes may be ahead, bringing uncertainty to Wisconsin tribes.

 


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