A Brief History of Gambling in Wisconsin Wisconsin's legalized gambling began with the State sponsored lottery and the Legislature's approval of dog racing. Soon afterward, the state's Native American Tribes, which had been operating high stakes bingo parlors, entered casino gaming, having won federal government approval in the courts after Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Gambling flourished, growing exponentially through the 1990s. No one has more than a two hour drive to get to one of Wisconsin’s 22...
LEGISLATIVE MEMORANDUM To: Members, Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly From: Julaine K. Appling, President, Wisconsin Family Action Lorri Pickens, Executive Director, Citizens Against Expanded Gambling Date: September 11, 2017 Re: LRB 2122 – Daily Fantasy Sports Registry, relating to: registration of fantasy contest operators, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing a penalty ______________________________________________________________________ We are writing to urge you to not co-sponsor LRB...
Representative Rob Hutton and Senator Fred Risser released proposed legislation for co-sponsorship today (LRB 3211/1) that would cap spending on lottery advertising at $5M annually, as well limiting the scope of advertising with protective measures. The lottery is a regressive tax aimed at the poor. Research shows that the highest per capita sales are sold within the zips codes with the lowest per capita income. Government-sponsored gambling pits government’s interests against the best interests of its people, and preys on...
We have some great news! As you may recall, Governor Walker’s 2017-19 budget calls for increasing annual lottery advertising spending by $3 million to $10.5 million. That’s a 40% boost in funding for advertising aimed at increasing lottery sales, many of which are sold in the zip codes with the lowest per capita income. As we know, this advertising comes at a cost that can be measured in tax dollars spent and the devastating impact of gambling on Wisconsin families....
May 10, 2017 Proponents of internet gambling are busying spending millions of dollars to paint a false narrative about Daily Fantasy Sports. They’d like you and our lawmakers to believe that they are trying to regulate the industry to protect Wisconsin citizens. But, they aren’t telling you the whole story. Download the Daily Fantasy Sports Fact Sheet here to learn more about what Daily Fantasy Sports really is and what you can do to stop it from becoming legal.
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...
March 2, 2017 State Budget calls for $3 million in Lottery Advertising Governor Walker’s 2017-19 budget calls for increasing annual lottery advertising spending by $3 million to $10.5 million. That’s a 40% boost in funding for advertising aimed at increasing lottery sales. This advertising comes at a cost that can be measured in tax dollars spent and the devastating impact of gambling on Wisconsin families. People play the lottery hoping to improve their financial situation. Gambling is a zero sum...
February 26, 2017 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Op-Ed by Julaine Appling “Where else can you buy hope for a dollar?” This sad statement from gamblers shows the level of desperation too many reach in trying to secure their present and their future. Gambling is a zero-sum game. Winner takes all; loser loses all he or she has in the game. Gambling is indiscriminate in this win-loss setup. Done legally, it’s no respecter of people, whether we’re talking buying lottery tickets or...
Burlington – Citizens Against Expanded Gambling and Wisconsin Family Council partnered to hold their first forum last night, drawing a crowd of 39 participants in Burlington. The forum informed citizens on the facts about the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) industry, the impact of legalizing Internet gambling, and provided effective tools of engagement to combat expected legislation from the Wisconsin State Legislature. Attendees were encouraged to contact their state legislators and educated on effective means of communicating the information to their...
Citizens Against Expanded Gambling host forums on the Danger of Legalizing Internet Gambling in Wisconsin
MADISON - Citizens Against Expanded Gambling and Wisconsin Family Council are sponsoring educational forums across Wisconsin to highlight the dangers of legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports. The first two forums will be held at the Charcoal Grill in Burlington, WI on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and the Sheboygan Pizza Ranch on February 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Assembly Bill 800 from was introduced in the State Affairs committee on January 25, 2016. A hearing was scheduled...
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(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Appleton Machine Shed
220 North Fox River Dr
Join Citizens Against Expanded Gambling and Wisconsin Family Council for dinner and to learn more about how you can help stop proposals to expand gambling in Wisconsin. The event is
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milwaukee Golden Corral on Layton
300 W Layton Avenue