‘Build future, don’t bet on it’
The discussion of casino gambling has again heated up, as Gov. Walker considers the request to build more Indian casinos in Wisconsin. Clamoring for new Indian casinos in Kenosha and Beloit is prominent.
In a saturated market like gambling, new ventures on newly acquired land will primarily come from another tribe or community. While our leaders say that casinos create jobs, they also eliminate jobs from nearby hotels, restaurants and other local businesses. Wisconsin contends that it will get most of its gamblers from Illinois. However, the Illinois legislature is also contemplating many additional gambling venues in Illinois.