New casino coming to Wisconsin

The Ho-Chunk Nation has laid out a plan with the city of Beloit to develop a new casino in the Rock county area.

US.- Beloit, the southern Wisconsin city, will soon have another casino development as the authorities have laid out a plan with the Ho-Chunk Nation to expand gambling in the area. According to both parties, the casino will ghave a major economic impact on the region and will be “a game-changer”, as Beloit City Manager Lori Luther said at a press conference.

According to Luther, the US$405.5 million project will include a 40k square-foot water park, a 300 room hotel, restaurants, retail and a convention center. The development will be located west of the I-90 and has Chicagoland travelers as its primary targets.

Officials assured that the new venture will generate over four thousand jobs and Luther advanced the Beloit City Council and the Rock County Board support it. However, Gov. Scott Walker still needs to review the project in order to approve the Ho-Chunk Nation license, which is projected to happen by 2019.

Despite local enthusiasm, Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson warned that the casino would “devastate” Rockford. The city just south of Beloit has its own water park, which could be shut down by the new one across state borders.

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