Casino Stalker

Former Menominee Nation off-reservation casino site for sale


Artist's rendering of what was to be the Hard Rock Casino in Wisconsin. Image from Casino Kenosha

The site where the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin wanted to open an off-reservation casino is on the market.

The tribe's dreams of an $800 million Hard Rock Casino were dashed by Gov. Scott Walker (R) earlier this year. The facility would have been located on a 221-acre property in Kenosha.

"We hate to be in this position. We should be up there for the opening of the Hard Rock casino," Michael Hallman, a vice president of Dairyland Greyhound Park, a racetrack that once operated at the site, told The Milwaukee Business Journal.

The tribe has said might be interested in pursuing an off-reservation casino in Illinois. Walker, meanwhile, is seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Get the Story:
Dairyland Greyhound Park owners gear up to market land for sale (The Milwaukee Business Journal 8/19)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents:
Press Release | Fact Sheet: Menominee Nation Decision | Section 20 Determination: Menominee Nation Off-Reservation Casino

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