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Beloit casino proposal advances to state review

BELOIT (WREX) — The City of Beloit is one step closer to getting a casino.

The city announced Ho-Chunk Nation’s application to build a casino as part of the Nation’s planned resort and entertainment destination in Beloit has been approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and is now moving forward to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ desk for his review.

“While the federal approval of Ho-Chunk Nation’s application to place land in trust and allow Las Vegas-style gambling at an entertainment destination in Beloit is news we have waited many years to receive, we must remain focused on the current state of emergency,” said City Manager Lori Curtis Luther. “Unequivocally, our highest priority is doing everything we possibly can to keep our staff and the public safe. Once this crisis is over, we look forward to celebrating this amazing announcement that will bring much needed future revenue and jobs to Beloit.”

The Ho-Chunk Nation’s development is expected to bring 1,500 jobs to the City of Beloit.

The planned development is at the southeast corner of Willowbrook and Colley roads between Willowbrook Road and Interstate 39-90.

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