April 3, 2017
The Biggest Expansion of Gambling in Wisconsin’s History Could Happen This Year
It’s likely you haven’t heard much about the legislation that is expected to be introduced before the end of this year and will represent the biggest expansion of gambling in Wisconsin’s history – Daily Fantasy Sports. Lobbyists for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry have set their sights on our state as a likely target to pass legislation that will legalize their games and bring online gambling right into every home and smart phone in Wisconsin.
Although a bill has not yet been drafted, the Assembly has confirmed they intend to introduce legislation before the end of this year. In the meantime, we are traveling around the state to raise awareness and build a stronger coalition.
Year after year, the threat of an off-reservation casino surfaces. Even as the lottery posts record sales, the Governor still proposed a 40% increase in lottery advertising to $10.5M annually. And sometime this year, our own legislature will attempt to legalize online gambling.
We are going to need every person we can recruit to join this movement because as you can see, we certainly have no shortage of gambling threats knocking on our state’s door.
Please take a moment to join our movement by signing up here!