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Some Mackinaw City Residents All-In for Proposed Casino, Others Disagree

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Some people in a northern Michigan village welcome the idea of a new casino, others say it should not be built.

The casino would be built in Mackinaw City, as an extension of the Odawa Casino in Petoskey.

At a meeting tonight, the public voiced their opinions on whether or not the casino should be built.

Some members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians say they don't want to see the casino built, and think the tribe doesn't have the money to take on a second casino.

Others say the casino would allow for more jobs and tourism in the town.

If the village does allow the building the casino, it will cost the tribe around $26 million.

9 & 10's Meredith Barack and photojournalist Jeff Blakeman have more details on what the proposed casino would mean for Mackinaw City residents and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.