By Adam Roberts – 7/1/2021
It’s been apparent since the Supreme Court ruling, but the future of sports in America will in some way revolve around sports betting. Be it physical sports books, mobile betting, radio shows discussing lines and over/unders, betting is here to stay. Slowly but surely states have begun making plans to incorporate it in some way, but many people in Wisconsin believed that it would be one of the last to adopt.
News today from the Oneida Tribe would indicate otherwise.
The tribe announced today they had reached an agreement with Governor Tony Evers on an amendment to their gaming compact pending approval by federal officials. Assuming the approval is granted at the end of the 45 day window, Oneida will become the first casino in the state to offer any kind of sports betting.
As of right now, plans are calling for sports betting to be ready by the start of football season with options including kiosks and mobile wagering available at select Oneida properties and eventually a permanent betting lounge at the main casino. Things you’ll be able to bet on include nationally televised award shows, professional sports league drafts, and professional sporting events such as the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball.