Menominee responds to Governor Walker's pending decision on proposed casino

Menominee responds to Governor Walker's pending decision on proposed casino

The Menominee Tribe is reacting to the latest statement released by Governor Scott Walker on a proposed casino in Kenosha.
KENOSHA, Wis. (WFRV) - The Menominee Tribe is reacting to the latest statement released by Governor Scott Walker on a proposed casino in Kenosha.

Today, Governor Walker released this in a statement, "One of the frequent questions we are asked is whether a new casino in Illinois will emerge if a casino is not approved in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  We asked the Division of Gaming in the Wisconsin Department of Administration to research that question for us.  According to the information provided by the Division of Gaming, Illinois does not have tribal gaming. Therefore, there are no applications with the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding casinos in Illinois." 

The Menominee Tribe reacted with this in a statement, "Governor Walker's approval of the plan by the Menominee and Hard Rock to build the casino in Kenosha will allow the tribe the opportunity to raise itself from dependence to independence while ensuring that upwards 5,000 new jobs stay on the Wisconsin side of the border with Illinois."

The Menominee Tribe is working with Hard Rock International to build an $800 million entertainment complex in Kenosha at the former Dairyland Greyhound dog track.

There is no word on when Governor Walker will make a decision on whether or not to grant the Menominee Tribe approval.
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