Wisconsin corporate filings obtained by Kenosha County Eye reveal a Madison-based developer is behind the company that owns the option for the 60-acres of land the Menominee want to put their casino on. The involvement and role of Robert Dunn, the Madison developer, in the casino project has not been part of the casino presentations to local officials and the public since the casino project was announced 18 months ago.
In July 2022, a Wisconsin limited liability company named “Kenosha Landco, LLC” entered into an Option Agreement with the Community Development Authority of the Village of Bristol to purchase the sixty acres for the casino development. Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) corporate filings show Kenosha Landco, LLC is an entity organized on November 20, 2018, by Robert Dunn of 10 W Mifflin Street, Suite 400, Madison, WI 53703. Robert Dunn is a Madison-based real estate developer, president of Landmark Development and co-managing partner in Standrock Partners, an entity focused on waterpark adventure themed resorts. 
In a December 1, 2021, DFI filing, Kenosha Landco, LLC changed its registered agent and listed its new principal office as 5701 Stirling Road, Davie, FL 33314. This is the address of Hard Rock International, Inc. Robert Dunn continues to be listed as the manager of Kenosha Landco, LLC.
Dunn is no a stranger to the Florida based Seminole Tribe who owns Hard Rock. He teamed up with the Hard Rock in their failed attempt to develop a downtown Chicago casino with 3,000-slots, a 3,500-seat entertainment venue, a 500-key hotel, eight restaurants, six lounges and 166 table games near Soldier Field.
The failure of the casino promoters to disclose Dunn’s interest and role in the project comes as the County Executive and some County supervisors are anxiously wanting to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) deal between the Menominee and County on January 16. However, at least one Supervisor is not in a rush and whose instincts about casino deals might be proving to be true. Supervisor Monica Yuhas told the Village of Pleasant Prairie Board in December, “What happens if it’s someone who probably isn’t the best investor to be in business with and that IGA is signed?” Yuhas said. “Let’s pump the brakes a little bit, let’s do our due diligence.” (Kenosha News, December 12, 2023)