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Walker could wait until after election to decide fate of Kenosha casino

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MADISON, Wisconsin — Gov. Scott Walker could wait until after the November election to decide the fate of a casino in Kenosha.

Walker's administration announced Friday that it received a six-month extension to make a decision on whether to approve the Menominee tribe's request to open an $800 million off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

That moves the deadline from Aug. 23 to Feb. 19. The election is Nov. 4.

Both the tribe and its partner the Hard Rock Casino had supported the delay.

The Menominee tribe has been pushing for opening an off-reservation casino for more than 20 years, saying it will help pull their tribal members out of poverty. The tribe wants to build the casino complex on the grounds of the old Dairyland Greyhound dog track in Kenosha.

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