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Wisconsin Casino Application Almost Complete

15 July 2005

BELOIT, Wisconsin – As reported by the Rockford Register Star: "The revised, tweaked and supplemented application for a Beloit casino should be on the desk of the secretary of the interior by midfall, a spokesman for the project told the Rock County Board Thursday.

"More than six years ago, the Bad River Band of Chippewas and the St. Croix Chippewa proposed putting 26 acres near Interstate 90 in trust and constructing a 100,000-square-foot casino with 3,000 gaming machines and 75 to 100 table games.

"Project spokesman Joe Hunt told the board after a public hearing in Beloit that the tribes were surprised to learn Rockford officials were opposed to the project.

"…After the introduction of former Mayor Doug Scott's letter opposing the project into the record at the hearing, the tribes went to work and began giving presentations in Rockford…"

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