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Wisconsin tribes discuss potential for joint casino

Three tribes might work together on a joint off-reservation casino in Beloit, Wisconsin.

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians have local support for the Beloit. casino. Now the Ho-Chunk Nation is interested, having purchased the 37-acre site for $4 million.

“We’ve had our eye on this parcel for quite some time,” Ho-Chunk Nation Vice-President Daniel Brown told The Beloit Daily News. “The intention is to move in that direction.”

The St. Croix Tribe and Bad River Band have options on another site in Beloit. They have been talking with the Ho-Chunk Nation but they are still pursuing their own project, which is the subject of a November 13 hearing before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

"What’s important is economic stimulus for the tribes, for Beloit and for the county," spokesperson Joe Hunt told the paper.

Get the Story:
Ho-Chunk Nation buys casino land (The Janeville Gazette 10/31)
Tribes to discuss future in Beloit (The Beloit Daily News 10/31)

BIA Letter:
George Skibine to Bad River Band/St. Croix Chippewa (January 13, 2009)

Off-Reservation Gaming Policy:
Guidance on taking off-reservation land into trust for gaming purposes (January 3, 2008)