Gun Lake Casino in central Michigan is in the midst of a $76m (E$68m) expansion that will see the addition of new gaming, dining and entertainment amenities.
When it reopens in summer 2017, the casino will be almost twice its current size, and will include more slots and table games, a high limit gaming room and a new restaurant.
“This is a major step forward in the development of Gun Lake Casino as a top-tier
gaming entertainment venue,” said John Shagonaby, CEO of the Gun Lake Tribal
Gaming Authority. “The addition of more gaming space, premiere buffet dining, and headline entertainers puts our property on par with any in the Midwest.”
Upon opening, the expanded, 156,000sq.ft casino will employ 900 staff. It will house 2,050 electronic gaming machines and 42 table games.
“This $76m expansion will produce economic growth and more career
opportunities for our tribal citizens and our friends and neighbours here in West
Michigan,” said Ed Pigeon, acting chairman of the Gun Lake Tribe and Casino Board.
“We are proud to make a significant investment in our property for the enjoyment of guests, which in turn will bring increased benefits to the local community.”
National developer Clark Construction has been hired to serve as the construction manager on the project. Preliminary site work was completed earlier this year, and construction crews have now started demolition work, as well as footings and foundations for the building expansion.