The native tribe Pokagon Band of Potawatomi would construct the biggest casino of Indiana.
US.- The native tribe Pokagon Band of Potawatomi obtained yesterday the land-into-trust application for a 160-acre plot in Indiana. Whilst celebrating the positive news for the local native community, they announced the construction of Indiana’s largest tourist complex, which would include a casino.
The further gaming project would require the investment of US$400 million, which would feature over 3,000 slots across the 216,000 square foot gaming floor and an innovative 500-room hotel. “I think it’s fair to say that we believe the impact to the state will be in the neighbourhood of hundreds of millions of dollars over the next five years,” expressed Matt Bell, president and chief executive officer for the Casino Association of Indiana.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi already operates three other casinos in Michigan cities of Dowagiac, New Buffalo and Hartford. The proposal, which will be added to 3,204 acres of land owned by the tribe, expects 4.2 million visitors per year. The native tribe also agreed on collaborating with local community by destining large amount of tax payments and by donating US$5 million to projects and initiatives.