Ho-Chunk receives approval for Beloit casino - AP NEWS.
A Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to assess the environmental impacts of transferring approximately 33 acres in the City of Beloit, Wisconsin, into federal trust status for the Ho-Chunk Nation (Nation) and issuing a two-part determination under Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA); the Nation.
This step moves the Beloit Casino forward in the final approval process. For many years, the City of Beloit, Rock County, community members, and the Ho-Chunk Nation have been extremely supportive of the project. “We feel energized as this is the farthest this project has ever been. We look forward to working with our local partners through.
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BELOIT — State and federal lawmakers are expressing support for the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit gaming and entertainment project that took a key step forward when the plan received federal approval.
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The Ho-Chunk’s proposed off-reservation Beloit has been on life support for over 20 years. The plan for a casino has picked up momentum following a Nov. 9, 2018 ruling from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that placed a draft environmental impact statement of the plan in the federal registry and prompted a BIA-sponsored public hearing in December of 2018, sandwiched between Thanksgiving.
The Ho-Chunk Nation’s plans to build a casino in Beloit meet with the approval of a local legislator. Amy Loudenbeck of Clinton expects the complex will be an economic benefit for the entire region. Loudenbeck also predicts visitors will find other things to enjoy and return to the area. The Republican has been a long time advocate for the project, expressing her support to Governor Tony.