Column: Dogs on the run no match for growing casino industry
Waukegan and Kenosha will not build a gaming casino. The Menominee tribe tried to open a casino at the Kenoza County greyhound track in 2015, but it was rejected by the governor. Full House Resorts won the contest for the Waukeshian site. It plans a $500 million gaming palace on 32 acres in the Fountain Square entertainment corridor. The industry's first quarter of the year brought in more than $5.3 billion from gamblers. There will be only two greyhounds racing tracks left in America by end of year.
There were more than 50 dog tracks in 19 states in 1991. Now there are more video poker, casino games, sportsbooks and mobile betting apps. Full House will offer some of those wagering options when it opens its temporary site.
Charles Selle is a former News-Sun reporter, political editor and editor.