Wisconsin Gambling Audit Show Discrepancies in Tribal Reports
A state audit was released on Friday and the outcome could have just been a glitch in a computer program, or it could indicate foul play somewhere, something that will be extremely hard to determine.
Fraud or theft at the state casinos could be relatively easy if all of the gambling transactions are not monitored, which in turn means that money that could be going to the state is going into individuals pockets.
The officials from the state insist that the problem arose from a malfunction in the program they use to track the casinos numbers. They claim to have corrected the problem.
State Representative Suzanne Jeskewitz had this to say about the apparent state error, "I am cautiously optimistic that the division has implemented appropriate programming and oversight changes necessary to correct this problem."
The problems that were found between the state numbers and everyday hand counts occurred during a one year span May 2006 to April 2007. Auditors finally brought out the idea that the numbers were not being monitored and that triggered a review of the numbers.
Other data that was released from the audit included a revenue of $1.3 billion in 2006, which increased from $1 billion in 2002.
September 21, 2007
Posted By Terry Goodwin
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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