BELOIT - Ho-Chunk confident in Beloit casino plan
Ho-Chunk President Jon Greendeer said he is glad Gov. Scott Walker made a ruling on the Menominee casino proposal for Kenosha, adding he was surprised by the timing of the decision.
Greendeer wouldn’t comment on whether he was happy with the decision even though the Ho-Chunk Nation officially opposed the Kenosha project. He added he was expecting Walker to wait until the Feb. 19 deadline to make the decision.
The Ho-Chunk is in the middle of a proposal to build an off-reservation casino in Beloit, however Greendeer said there has been no update on their project status.
He was still confident their applications would be approved based on a compact the Ho-Chunk Nation has with the state, which permits the Ho-Chunk to build another casino in the state.