Michigan casino to undergo $100-million expansion
The Gun Lake Casino is about to get a makeover
Staying competitive with other casinos is difficult work. It always helps to have the latest and greatest bells and whistles and a gambling venue in Wayland Township, MI is about to spend a lot of money to stay at the top of its game. The Gun Lake Casino, operated by the Gun Lake native tribe, has announced an expansion project that will set it back $100 million by the time all of the upgrades are completed.
Preliminary site work has already begun, but the entire project is expected to take almost two years. When the facelift is complete, the venue will have new eateries, new entertainment facilities and a new addition to the casino floor that measures 76,000 square feet.
According to the casino’s president and CEO, Sal Semola, “We have undergone a careful and detailed process to understand how to best serve the needs of our current guests – and enhanced dining, entertainment, and gaming amenities are a high priority.” He added, “These great new amenities will provide new experiences for our guests as part of our continued effort to make Gun Lake Casino the premier entertainment destination in western Michigan.”
The expansion is being added to the south of the building and will double the size of Stage 131, the venue’s entertainment area. New seating will be added, as will a new outdoor patio area and a new dining service. Two new upscale restaurants are reportedly going to be included, as well.
Bob Peters, the Gun Lake tribe’s chairman, states, “We are proud of the effort of our team members that has driven the continued success of Gun Lake Casino and our Tribe’s contributions to Michigan’s economy in the last eight years. These expansion plans allow us to build on these efforts and provide even more employment opportunities and increased economic impact in our local communities.”