Governor OK’s New Casino Near Beloit

Governor Evers is okaying a proposal that would allow for a new Ho-Chunk casino near Beloit. The casino and hotel would be situated right across the border from Illinois, and feature a water park as well as convention space. The move is another step in the process of opening the facility following a positive recommendation from federal officials last fall. The next steps will be approval from the Department of the Interior, and a modification of the Gaming Compact. Ho-Chunk officials say the new resort would bring over 15-hundred jobs to the region.