ASHWAUBENON, WI (WTAQ) - Remember when Wisconsin's Indian casinos used to be pole buildings with small burger joints?
Over the past two decades, they've become Las Vegas-style gaming facilities, most with hotels. Now, more are adding big name, signature restaurants and entertainment facilities -- the latest being the Oneida casinos.
That tribe is in the midst of a $28 million expansion to its facilities in Green Bay and Ashwaubenon. By the time it's done next spring, the main casino at the Radisson Hotel will have a sports bar named for Packers' legendary coach Vince Lombardi -- along with a Boar's Head restaurant and "Dick Clark's American Bandstand Express."
Also, the tribe's casino on Highway 54 in Green Bay will have a Countryville Bar and Grill.
Those improvements were announced Wednesday. Ovations food service of Florida will manage the four new eateries. They're expected to add up to 140 jobs.
To make room, the Oneida's Mason Street poker room will move to its main casino.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)