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Ho-Chunk to Grow Workforce With $153M Casino Expansion

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Next month the Ho-Chunk Nation is diving into its "Project Forward" — a substantial expansion on its three casinos in Wisconsin.

The three Ho-Chunk Gaming (HCG) casinos—Wisconsin Dells, Black River Falls and Wittenberg — will simultaneously undergo major upgrades.

"Project Forward" includes gaming floor expansions with additional slots, brand new hotels, new restaurants and bars, smoke free gaming areas along with major cosmetic enhancements. As a result of the expansions, 100 new jobs will be created that will add to the existing 3,400 employee Ho-Chunk Nation workforce.

"We are extremely excited to grow and offer new amenities that will only enhance one of the best entertainment experiences in the region," said Wilfrid Cleveland, Ho-Chunk Nation president. "It’s a win-win for everyone when we can create more jobs throughout Wisconsin and add more value to our guest’s experience."

Upgrades will include:

Ho-Chunk Gaming WISCONSIN DELLS:

—New hotel main entrance and lobby
—New hotel bar
—New poker room
—New Off-Track Betting area
—Redesigned casino floor layout
—Expanded non-smoking casino area
—Renovated bingo area
—Renovated and expanded buffet

Ho-Chunk Gaming WITTENBERG:

—New 84 seat restaurant & bar
—New 86 room hotel
—272 slots added
—New high limit area
—New non-smoking casino area
—Introducing 10 table games ?

Ho-Chunk Gaming BLACK RIVER FALLS:

—New 120 room hotel with new entry
—Expanded & redesigned casino floor with additional 200 slots
—High limit gaming
—Remodeled buffet with an additional 36 seats
—New parking lot ?

Groundbreaking ceremonies with tribal and local dignitaries will kick off construction projects at each property.