INVESTIGATION MAY CLOUD EMPRESS DEAL

Apr 21, 2001 7:57 PM

An investigation involving the attempt to build a Kenosha Indian casino in Wisconsin could cloud Argosy Gaming’s bid to purchase the Empress Casino in Illinois.

Argosy has formed an alliance with principals involved in trying to build the tribal casino. Partners include Nii-Jii Entertainment and the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin.

Currently, investigators are probing what happened to the $1 million Argosy paid into the project. The company also pledged up to $35 million to help fund it.