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Ho-Chunk Nation announces $153M in casino expansion projects




Artist's rendering of the Ho-Chunk Nation's gaming facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Image courtesy Ho-Chunk Nation

The Ho-Chunk Nation is launching $153 million in expansion projects at three of its gaming facilities in Wisconsin.

The effort -- dubbed Project Forward -- will begin next month. The tribe's casinos in Wisconsin Dells, Black River Falls and Wittenberg will see a slew of upgrades, including more hotel rooms, new amenities and larger gaming floors.

"We are extremely excited to grow and offer new amenities that will only enhance one of the best entertainment experiences in the region,” President Wilfrid Cleveland said in a press release. “It’s a win-win for everyone when we can create more jobs throughout Wisconsin and add more value to our guest’s experience.”

The expansion at Wittenberg includes a new 86-room hotel while the Black River Falls facility will see a new 120-room hotel, according to the tribe. The hotel at the Wisconsin Dells will get a new main entrance and lobby. All three facilities will see other upgrades and renovations on the gaming floor and in other areas.

The tribe will announce the groundbreaking schedule in the coming weeks, with work expected to start in September.

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