Gun Lake Casino is undergoing a US$76m expansion

The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi revealed new details of the projected expansion of its tribal casino on Tuesday.

US.- Yesterday (Tuesday) the Gun Lake tribe Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi showed a timeline for the expansion of the Gun Lake Casino and the projected costs are expected to be US$76 million.

The expansion will add 73,000 square feet of space, more table gaming and slot space and a new high-limit room. Furthermore, a new 300-seat buffet will offer a variety of cuisines and the entertainment area, called Stage 131, will be twice its current size.

At the moment, more than 800 people are employed by the casino and the expansion is expected to add 100 new jobs. The project includes revamping the employee areas by adding lockers, a lounge area and a café.

The Gun Lake Tribe started preliminary work on the expansion in January and the project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2017.

“This US$76 million expansion will produce economic growth and more career opportunities for our tribal citizens and our friends and neighbors here in West Michigan,” expressed Ed Pigeon, Acting Chairman of the 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.”