The Odawa Indians approved funding for a casino development in Mackinaw City – Michigan

Construction of the casino development at the former Thunder Falls Water Park in Mackinaw City, Michigan (USA), will start this September. Recall that the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians bought the site in 2012. The investment figure allocated to the casino development is estimated at $ 27.5 million. It will hold 64 slots machines, and is slated to open in May 2016.

For information, the Odawa tribe projects to expand much further as it signed a compact deal with the State of Michigan. To be granted full consideration, it would require ultimate approval from the local government. According to Eric McLester, CEO of Odawa Casino, clear information about whether the tribe will run a class II or class III gaming facility is yet to come. In fact, a Class II facility is allowed to operate real-money bingo without the agreement of the Mackinaw City’s residents. But a Class III does require so. Optimistic, the tribe hopes to seal an agreement with the residents while highlighting that the expansion will benefit the city with $ 2 million of income tax revenues. Mackinawa City’s No.1, David White, said that no related information was not handed to him. He is now waiting for a detailed notice from McLester.

July 1, 2015 by : posted in CASINO, NEWS No Comments

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