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Casino opens $76M expansion

May 4, 2017
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Gun Lake Casino in Wayland is owned by the Gun Lake Tribe. Photo via fb.com

A West Michigan casino has cut the ribbon on its $76-million expansion.

Gun Lake Casino, owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe, broke ground on the 73,000-square-foot expansion in January of 2016.

The project nearly doubled the footprint of the previously 83,000-square-foot casino in Wayland, at 1123 129th Ave., to 156,000 square feet.

The casino’s new amenities include a 300-seat Harvest Buffet and a new Stage 131 bar that nearly doubles the size of a previous bar.

The expansion also includes additional slot machines, bringing the casino’s total up to 2,050 slot machines.

The tribe hosted several job fairs in March to staff the 100 jobs created by the expansion.

Construction was completed by Lansing-based Clark Construction Company.

Gun Lake Casino is operated by the tribe’s management partner, MPM Enterprises, and located just off of U.S. 131.

The casino also features 42 table games, a food court, a 225-seat café, bars, lounges and live entertainment.

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