Native American tribe begins work on $100M casino expansion

WAYLAND, Mich. (AP) — A Native American tribe is planning a $100 million expansion of its western Michigan casino that will include adding new dining, entertainment and gaming space. reported Thursday that the Gun Lake Tribe says preliminary site work has started at the casino in Wayland.

About 76,000 square feet (7,060 sq. meters) of space will be added to the casino, which has been open since 2011. The expansion will accommodate more than 2,000 slot machines and 47 games tables and is expected to open in summer 2021.

The casino employs 1,100 people and officials say the expansion will lead to an additional 125 hires.

The announcement comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year it properly ended a lawsuit over the tribe’s Michigan casino.


Information from: The Grand Rapids,