Hard Rock Partners with Menominee Tribe on Wisconsin Casino Resort
Hard Rock International is partnering with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to develop and manage a proposed $808 million casino resort in Kenosha, Wis., just north of the Illinois state line.
The project would include a 100,000-square-foot gaming floor with 3,100 slot machines and 75 table games, 50,000 square feet of retail space, a 400-room hotel, a 5,000-seat entertainment facility capable of attracting headline entertainment, parking for 8,500 vehicles and several restaurants including a buffet, coffee shop, food court, sports bar and fine dining options. The complex would be located on the site of the shuttered Dairyland Greyhound Park.
The project needs Gov. Scott Walker’s approval to move forward. After approval, construction would take about two years.
The project, which would be developed in conjunction with the Osceola Group of Naples, Fla., is expected to create 3,300 new jobs and 1,400 construction jobs and generate more than $35 million for the state and over $19 million annually for local governments and schools. Hard Rock International is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and operates huge casino-entertainment complexes in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., as well as other locations.