Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Event Wagering Coming to Mole Lake

Madison – Governor Tony Evers and Chairman Robert VanZile Jr. of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community today announced they have signed an agreement allowing the Tribe to offer event wagering at its Mole Lake Casino & Lodge and other locations within its reservation.

The agreement, which amends the Sokaogon’s gaming compact with the state, will allow the Tribe to offer wagering on sports and other events. The signed amendment was sent to the U.S. Department of Interior where it will undergo a 45-day review.

“It is always a good day when we can use our government-to-government relationship to provide new opportunities for Tribal communities and our entire state, and I am appreciative of Chairman VanZile and the Sokaogon Tribal Council for their work with our Administration on this compact amendment,” said Gov. Evers. “This amendment will generate additional revenue for the Tribe and our state, bolster local tourism, and support jobs in Northern Wisconsin – and that’s a win-win for everyone.”

“The Sokaogon Chippewa Community appreciates working cooperatively withthe state of Wisconsin to further increase economic opportunity for both the Tribe and the surrounding communities,” said Chairman VanZile. “This historic agreement is a win for all parties involved and will mean great things for the Tribe, our enterprises, and the Mole Lake and Crandon areas.”