Let’s review the “high”lights of the latest biennial Legislative Audit Bureau’s performance evaluation of the Department of Administration’s Division of Gaming, which is responsible for regulating every aspect of legal gaming in the state:
- The Ho-Chunk are in the third year of stiffing the state.
- The Lac du Flambeau got the most out of their investment in Jim “Craps” Doyle (WEAC/Potawatomi-For Sale), and are not required to make any payments.
- Confronted by evidence of differences between the amounts recorded by electronic meters and amounts counted by casino staff every day of 2006 discovered by the LAB, the DOG adopted the amnesia defense.
- Between March 2006 and April 2007, the DOG did not review any data from the casinos to determine whether the tribes had identified, investigated, and documented differences between amounts recorded by electronic meters and amounts counted by casino staff. Under compacts, the tribes are to investigate and document when amounts recorded by a by a meter in an electronic gaming device differ by at least 3% and more than $25 from the amounts counted by casino staff. The DOG only resumed review when the LAB began its review.
Something is rotten in the Valley, at the Dells, and various other casinos, and it isn’t the meat rendering plant.