MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Menominee Nation is planning to hold a news conference to announce a new partnership in its efforts to bring an off-reservation casino to Kenosha. Menominee officials have scheduled the news conference for noon Thursday at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park, where the tribe hopes to build the casino. Tribal spokesman Evan Zeppos declined to comment ahead of the news conference, saying only that Hard Rock International Chief Executive Officer James Allen is expected to attend.
The Menominee are trying to persuade Gov. Scott Walker to green-light the casino. Walker says approval hinges on new net gambling, community support and consensus from Wisconsin’s other tribes. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi both have objected to the proposal.
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