Potawatomi Tribe Explores Moving Casino to Downtown Milwaukee

The Potawatomi tribe hopes to build an expanded casino in Milwaukee's PabstCity development. A piece of land north of the Bradley Center is also being considered for the new casino facility. The tribe hopes that moving the casino downtown will help raise revenues. Currently, the tribe has a casino in the Menomonee Valley.

In addition to the plans to possibly move downtown, the tribe has drawn up plans to expand at the current site. Plans for a downtown casino location are complicated by a variety of factors. For example, the PabstCity development is meant to be a tax boon to the city, with high property taxes. A tribal casino wouldn’t be required to pay property taxes.

Timothy Sheehy, a representative of the non-profit Milwaukee Development Corp, was quoted as saying that the Bradley Center Location would be a more mutually beneficial locale for the new casino, as sporting events at the Bradley Center would draw gamblers, while the casino would serve as a draw to the sporting events.

City Mayor Tom Barrett said that he has had initial contact with tribal officials regarding the casino, and that the city is open to ideas that would bring more revenues into the city.

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