Published on: December 23, 2023, 01:22h.
Last updated on: December 22, 2023, 03:29h.
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin pushes a $360 million project to debut a casino resort in Kenosha in a collaboration with Hard Rock International, a hospitality enterprise owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
The Menominee Tribe divulged specifics of the casino project, including a sportsbook and numerous other amenities detailed during an interview with Kenosha News.
The casino is expected to include 1,500 slot machines and electronic table games, live dealer tables, and a luxury hotel with spa, restaurants, and a convention center. The lengthy construction process would start upon the approval of federal, state, and local regulatory bodies.
Menominee Kenosha Gaming Authority Chairman Joey Awonohopay said, “The overall entertainment and the class that Hard Rock brings to the area is something that’s currently not here.”
The city of Kenosha will make the decision on selling 60 acres of city-owned land to the Menominee Indians. The Kenosha City Council has delayed its verdict until the New Year, expressing concerns about insufficient information about the project.
The Menominee Indians are hopeful this project will bring significant growth and diversification to Kenosha. They plan to address local concerns ahead of their planned vote.
Chairman Awonohopay noted, “We are bringing something unique to the area.” With various amenities, many expect this partnership to succeed.
City councilors are wary of potential negatives, such as problem gambling and societal issues, that would come with a Hard Rock casino. Ultimately, the fate of the casino lies with the local and state regulatory bodies and future approvals.