Menominees need all Wis. tribes' approval for casino

Sep 16, 2013 7:01 PM

The Menominee tribe in Wisconsin wants to build a casino in Kenosha. To do so, the tribe needs the approval of Gov. Scott Walker.

Walker said he would give his OK provided the Menominees received the support of all the tribes residing in Wisconsin.

After urging, all but three have signed a petition supporting the Kenosha project. Not quite the unanimous approval Walker was calling for. Yet, it was noted that among the opponents were tribes with self-interests.

The Potawatomi Tribe, for instance, that was joined by the Ho-Chunk Nation and the Oneida Tribe as opponents, has a casino just 40 miles away from Kenosha and obviously doesn’t want the competition.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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