In what it says can be “the most important growth within the historical past of the property,” the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Want Band of Pottawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe, has unveiled a $300 million venture that may see its Gun Lake On line casino in Allegan County remodeled right into a lodge resort with “limitless facilities.”
President and Chief Working Officer for Gun Lake On line casino, Sal Semola stated in a Monday assertion…
“It’s with nice delight that we reveal the most important growth in Gun Lake On line casino’s historical past. Right this moment’s announcement demonstrates our dedication to sustaining the status as a number one leisure and gaming vacation spot in Michigan,” in response to native information media.
The federally acknowledged Michigan tribe’s plans embrace the addition of 250,000 sq. toes, which can see the property prolonged west towards U.S. 131. The small print of the venture as reported by native information businesses embrace a 4-diamond lodge with 250 luxurious suites and rooms, a full-service spa, and an all-new, three-meal restaurant.
Additionally included within the growth is what the tribe says can be “the world’s first absolutely enclosed glass-domed pool and nightlife leisure house.” To be open year-round, the addition(s) will permit friends to get pleasure from a pool, sizzling tub, and personal cabanas which can be found to order through the day. Within the night, the world will grow to be “the last word nightlife scene,” that includes DJs, stay music and dancing, in response to the announcement on the on line casino’s Fb web page.
“We’re happy with the continued development of Gun Lake On line casino which is straight linked to the excellent effort of our workforce members,” Gun Lake Tribe Chairman Bob Peters stated in a press release, as reported by Fox 17. “The tribe stays steadfastly dedicated to reinvest in our collective future, for the good thing about tribal residents, workforce members and the local people. This can present much more employment alternatives and improve Gun Lake On line casino’s place as a tourism driver for western Michigan.”
Work on the brand new venture will reportedly start upon completion of a $100 million growth introduced in October 2019, which is anticipated to open on the finish of 2021. One in all a number of expansions since opening in 2011, the present build-on features a 76,000-square-foot addition to the on line casino, which can carry it to 228,000 sq. toes, with a further 450 slot machines, 12 new desk video games, a bigger non-smoking space, and elevated capability to the world often called Stage 131 and extra upscale eating choices.
In February this 12 months, the Gun Lake Tribe introduced the ten-year anniversary of the on line casino that opened to the general public on February 10, 2011, and that so far, has invested $415 million into the Wyland on line casino, and in complete, has generated $2.eight billion to the Nice Lakes State’s economic system within the final 10 years.
In a press release within the press launch, Tribal Chairman Peters stated…
“It is a proud milestone for the Gun Lake Tribe, our workforce members, and the supporters on this group who performed an integral position in Gun Lake On line casino turning into a actuality. As illustrated within the ten-year financial impression report we launched immediately, the On line casino supplied $2.eight billion to Michigan’s economic system within the final ten years. We intend to guard this financial engine for a lot of extra years to come back.”
In line with the tribal presser, so far, the tribe has paid out roughly $5 million in annual wages to its practically 1,000 workforce members in gaming operations and has straight paid over $410 million in wages to staff during the last ten years.
Situated off Exit 61 on U.S. 131, midway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Gun Lake On line casino is owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Want Band of Pottawatomi Indians and is operated by the Tribe’s administration associate, MPM Enterprises, LLC, owned by an affiliate of Station Casinos, Inc. and personal traders from Michigan.