The Oneida Tribe won’t stand in the way of the Menominee’s proposed Hard Rock Kenosha casino, but the state’s other two tribes with major gambling operations do not appear to have altered their opposition in the wake of a Wednesday meeting between leaders of the Menominee, Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Oneida and Governor Scott Walker.
Menominee chairman Craig Corn said his tribe could offset possible gaming losses from the other three tribes, although he did not offer details. Governor Walker has said that all 11 Wisconsin tribes must approve any new casinos before he’ll grant state approval.
On Wednesday, Corn said he was confident he could strike a deal with the Potawatomi and Oneida, but a tribe he wouldn’t name remains “pretty much dug in” against it. The Ho-Chunk remain firmly opposed to the Kenosha casino, which would be sited at the closed Dairyland Greyhound Park.
Corn said Walker spelled out a path to approval for the project, addressing a number of concerns between his tribe and others by a deadline Walker set of next Tuesday.