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Application Fees
The application fee for a gaming-related contractor certificate is $4,000.  The application fee for a Wisconsin-headquartered entity is $3,000.  No processing of an application will begin until the application fee has been received.  The Division of Gaming monitors staff time expended and investigative expenses accrued during the certification process.  All staff time is billed at the rate of $55/hour.  On a quarterly basis, the Division of Gaming will invoice the vendor for fees exceeding the initial application fee.  Fees are subject to change without notice and are non-refundable upon receipt.

Certificate Types
Temporary Certificate
A vendor may initially apply for a Temporary Certificate which allows a vendor to enter into a gaming-related contract with a specific Wisconsin Tribe prior to that vendor receiving an original certificate.  Temporary certificates are subject to the following requirements:

  • A Wisconsin tribe must request temporary certification of the vendor.
  • The vendor must already hold certification in good standing from another, accepted licensing jurisdiction(s) for the same product/service for which it is applying in Wisconsin.
  • The vendor must submit a fully completed application and pay the application fee.
  • The Office of Indian Gaming and Regulatory Compliance (OIGRC) must have completed preliminary background investigation searches with negative results.

Within 60 days of receipt of a complete application, the Division of Gaming will make a preliminary determination regarding the suitability of a vendor.  Temporary certificates are tribe-specific (the vendor is authorized to conduct business only with the requesting tribe) and are voided upon the issuance of the original certificate.

Original Certificate
An original certificate allows a vendor to enter into a gaming-related contract with any Wisconsin tribe.  An original is subject to the following requirements:

  • A Wisconsin tribe must support certification of the vendor.
  • The vendor must submit a fully completed application and pay the application fee.
  • The Office of Indian Gaming and Regulatory Compliance (OIGRC) must have completed all background investigation searches and financial reviews with negative results.

An original certificate is valid until its stated expiration date unless it is suspended or revoked by the Division of Gaming pursuant to Section VII.  An original certificate is valid for a period of two years and must be renewed prior to its expiration. The same application process and fees apply for a renewal application.

To obtain further information regarding the application process, to request application materials or the Certified Vendor List, contact:  Carla Klein, Contract Specialist at carla.klein@wi.gov or (608) 270-2529.