Gun Lake Casino to host groundbreaking for $300m expansion

Gun Lake Casino opened in 2011.
Gun Lake Casino opened in 2011.

The renovation includes a 15-story, 252-room hotel and a 32,000-square-foot pool area.

US.- Gun Lake Casino, in Michigan, has announced it will host a groundbreaking for a $300m expansion. The renovation, which is expected to be complete by March 2025, includes a 15-story, 252-room hotel and a 32,000-square-foot area containing three pools.

Opened in 2011, Gun Lake Casino features over 2,500 slots, 47 table games, and three restaurants. The new expansion will add approximately 250,000 square-feet.

An aquadome will include three pools, including one for families, another for guests who are 21 and older, and one for VIP guests. Guests will be able to reserve private cabanas and use the pool and hot tub by day and night. There will be live music and DJs.

In September, Gun Lake Casino completed a $100m expansion, opening a 72,000-square-foot area featuring more seating for live concerts and sporting events, additional gaming space, outdoor fire-lit entertainment and dining space.

Sal Semola, president and chief operating officer of Gun Lake Casino, said: “This demonstrates our commitment to maintaining the reputation as a leading entertainment and gaming destination in Michigan.

“As a vital business in Allegan County, we recognize our ability to invest in our local community. The elevation of our offered amenities drives our economy through tourism and directly impacts the livelihood of local citizens through the development of new job opportunities.”

Gun Lake Tribal chairman Bob Peters added: “The Tribe remains steadfastly committed to reinvest in our collective future, for the benefit of tribal citizens, team members, and the local community. This will provide even more employment opportunities and enhance Gun Lake Casino’s position as a tourism driver for western Michigan.”

Michigan sees record online gaming revenue in March

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has released its figures from online casinos and sportsbooks for March. Online gaming receipts hit a record $131.7m, breaking the previous high of $122.8m set in February. It’s the third time in four months that online gaming revenue has reached a new high.

Michigan’s online sportsbooks attracted $451.6m in online bets in March, up 13.4 per cent from the $398.4m accepted in February and 25.6 per cent higher than March 2021’s $359.5m. Total adjusted sports betting gross gaming revenue was $16.6m ($14.7m online, $1.9m retail), down 24.1 per cent from March 2021’s $21.9m.

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