The mission of the Division of Gaming is to protect the integrity of gaming within the State of Wisconsin. The focus of the Division is the regulatory responsibilities that protect the public interest and the integrity of games of chance played in the state.
Regulation of Indian Gaming is framed by gaming compacts agreed to by the State of Wisconsin and the Tribes of Wisconsin. This arrangement ensures the integrity of Class III gaming in the state and includes on-site payment and compliance audits of tribal gaming facilities.
The Division of Gaming also licenses charitable bingo and raffle events, as well as crane games.
Historically, the Division of Gaming also regulated all areas of pari-mutuel wagering and greyhound racing in the state. While Wisconsin once had five greyhound racetracks, all have since closed. The last greyhound track in Wisconsin closed in December, 2009.
If you are looking for information about specific areas within the Division of Gaming, please use the links located on the left-hand side of this page.