Wisconsin: Ho-Chunk leaders say Beloit casino plans are moving forward

Wisconsin: Ho-Chunk leaders say Beloit casino plans are moving forward

Article brief provided by Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Sarah Lehr, Wisconsin Public Radio
July 31, 2023 9:30 PM
  • Sarah Lehr, Wisconsin Public Radio

Ho-Chunk leaders say plans for a casino in Beloit continue to move forward, although a timeline for construction hasn’t been released.

The off-reservation project near Wisconsin’s border with Illinois has been discussed for decades. Beloit voters first authorized the casino in a 1999 referendum.

More recently, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed off on plans for the facility in May 2021. And last year, the project cleared a federal hurdle when the Bureau of Indian Affairs approved placing 33 acres of land into a trust for the project.

Ho-Chunk leaders continue to meet with local leaders to move the project forward, Ho-Chunk spokesperson Casey Brown said.