Tribal Organization: Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin
HARD ROCK KENOSHA CASINO
PRESS RELEASE: Governor Scott Walker, January 23, 2015
After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the risk to the state's taxpayers is too great. Due to the compacts negotiated by Governor Doyle, the current cost to taxpayers of approving the proposed casino project is up to $100 million and the long-term economic hit to the state budget would be a potential loss of hundreds of millions of dollars.
The Menominee Tribe wanted to build a casino in Kenosha since the 1990s. After years of legal hurdles to obtain federal and local approvals, the tribe needed state approval from Gov. Scott Walker. If granted, the Menominee Tribe would have built a $808 million casino resort branded with the name Hard Rock Casino Kenosha.
The casino construction was be scheduled in two phases over a total of two years.