SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WHBL) - A new study released yesterday says new casinos proposed for Sheboygan and two other cities in Wisconsin would have no overall financial benefit to the state. The study, conducted by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute says casinos would be unlikely to increase the overall amount of gambling, payments to the state, or jobs, according to Professor Daniel Alesch. He states that while there would be some financial benefit to the areas where new casinos are built, it would likely subtract from other areas, not generate additional revenue. Internet gambling also has an effect, and the report says additional casinos are “probably ill-advised” for the state as a whole. Joshua Morby, spokesperson for the tribe, says they are still interested in making Blue Harbor a potential gaming destination, but could not comment on this study. The negotiations had been ongoing between the tribe and Blue Harbor, but talks had stalled earlier this year.
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