Supporters move forward with parts of Kenosha casino project

CREATED May 24, 2014

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  • A dealer works at the blackjack table at the Northern Lights Casino in Carter, which is operated by the Forest County Potawatomi. Image by Journal Sentinel files

 KENOSHA (AP) -- Supporters of a proposed Kenosha casino say they are moving ahead with their multi-phase project while they wait for approval from Governor Scott Walker.

If the plan is approved, officials say they'll turn the former Dairyland casino into a temporary space with 1,000 slot machines and 50 game tables, then open the first phase of the casino a year later.

Governor Walker received a 180 day extension on his decision in April.