Friday, November 13, 2009


Kenosha Mayor Hoping for Casino
By Marge Pitrof
November 12, 2009 | WUWM | Milwaukee, WI

Kenosha is sitting tight several days after Dairyland Greyhound Park announced it will close at year’s end. That means the loss of 180 jobs. The dog track opened nearly 20 years ago, when it was one of the few types of gambling allowed in Wisconsin. Since then, tribal casinos have sprouted up, luring most gamblers. In fact, Dairyland will be the last dog track to close; it’s been losing millions of dollars. Keith Bosman, Kenosha's mayor, says he hopes the Menominee Nation wins permission from the courts and government to build a casino on the site.


(Bosman adds that next week, his city will begin meeting with owners of the old Chrysler factory. The auto industry has also eliminated jobs in Kenosha. Bosman says the city wants to acquire the property and prepare it for possible use by Italian automaker Fiat.)

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: With the Mayor of Kenosha wanting a casino, and the track people wanting a casino, and a closed Chrysler factory, maybe the Menominee will get a casino. Will the Mohegans help them out? Are the Mohegans out of the game? How many millions did the Mohegans invest in this venture? What do you think?

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