It’s been a year since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs gave the green light to the Menominee tribe’s proposal for an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
But Governor Scott Walker has yet to weigh in on the plan, which needs state approval to move forward. Walker has said he wants all of the state’s eleven tribes to support the project before he says yes.
Editor's Note: This report was updated at 4:01 p.m.
A report on Indian gaming is drawing mixed interpretations about how casinos are doing in Wisconsin.
The report from gaming information publisher Casino City shows a slight increase in Wisconsin’s gaming revenue from 2011 and 2012. But it also shows more than 3-percent drop over six years, from 2007 through 2012.
The Lac du Flambeau tribe continues to support more Indian gaming in Wisconsin. Lac du Flambeau president Tom Maulson has sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker in support of the Menominee proposal for an off-reservation casino in Kenosha.
The Menominee plan has gained federal approval but is being held up by opposition from the Forest County Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk Tribes. Joe Hunt is an off reservation gaming consultant for Lac du Flambeau.