KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Hard Rock International wants to develop and manage a proposed Menominee Indian casino in Kenosha if the project gets the green light.
Hard Rock and tribe officials held a news conference at the proposed site, the former Dairyland Greyhound park, on Thursday.
Menominee tribal chairman Craig Corn says bringing the Hard Rock brand to the project elevates the excitement about the proposed off-reservation casino.
The Menominee tribe is trying to persuade Gov. Scott Walker to approve the casino. Walker says approval hinges on a consensus from Wisconsin's other tribes, among other things. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi, which already operate casinos, have objected to the proposal.
The Seminole tribe in Florida purchased the Hard Rock corporation in 2007. It owns 179 venues in 57 countries, including 8 casinos.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) --The Menominee Nation is planning to hold a news conference to announce a new partnership in its efforts to bring an off-reservation casino to Kenosha.
Menominee officials have scheduled the news conference for noon Thursday at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park, where the tribe hopes to build the casino. Tribal spokesman Evan Zeppos declined to comment ahead of the news conference, saying only that Hard Rock International Chief Executive Officer James Allen is expected to attend.
The Menominee are trying to persuade Gov. Scott Walker to green-light the casino. Walker says approval hinges on new net gambling, community support and consensus from Wisconsin's other tribes. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi both have objected to the proposal.