Beloit casino clears another hurdle, one step closer to reality

Published: May. 31, 2019 at 10:30 AM CDT
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A resort casino in Beloit is one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently published the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ho-Chunk Nation Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project.

Beloit city manager Lori Curtis says the project is a potential game-changer for the community to provide high-quality services to its residents.

"The City of Beloit is thrilled to see this process move forward," said Curtis. "We are committed to our partnership with the Ho-Chunk Nation and are ready to hit the ground running."

“We’ve been working with our partners on getting this project off the ground," said Ho-Chunk Nation President Wilfrid Cleveland. "We’ll be pleased to see the impact that the Ho-Chunk Nation can have on the unemployment in the Beloit area and beyond."

A period of public comment now follows prior to the Bureau’s recording of decision, which would then be followed by Governor Evers’ concurrence if approved.