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Wisconsin tribe chooses Hard Rock for casino proposal

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On Thursday, the Menominee Tribe announced that Hard Rock International will develop and manage its proposed off reservation casino in Kenosha, Wis.

WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported that leaders for the Menominee Nation and Hard Rock International shared the podium to make the announcement at the Dairyland Greyhound track, the site of the proposed $808 million casino and entertainment complex. Hard Rock, based in Orlando, Fla., is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and has developed casino-hotels in California, Las Vegas, Florida and Mississippi.

Milwaukee's Business Journal reported that the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the proposal for an off-reservation casino in August.

Gov. Scott Walker has final approval for the project but has said he will sign off on it only if the plan is supported by Wisconsin's 11 federally recognized Indian tribes. Seven tribes have backed the Menominee's plan, but the Forest County Potawatomi Community, which operates a Milwaukee casino, opposes the effort. The Ho-Chunk Nation, with casinos near Madison, Wisconsin Dells and around central Wisconsin, and the Oneida Tribe, with a casino near Green Bay, are also not supporting the plan.

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