Tribal Organization: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
KEWADIN CASINO LANSING
Michigan Avenue and Cedar Street
(Adjacent to the Lansing Center)
VEGAS CREST CASINO
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians hope to build this Kewadin Casino in downtown Lansing. It will be a 125,000-square-foot facility costing and estimated $245 million. Employment is estimated at 1,500 permanent jobs plus 700 construction jobs.
In December 2013 the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned a federal injunction placed a year before. This reversal allows the tribe to move forward with their application to the U.S. Interior Department to take the land into federal trust for the purpose of gaming.
More legal hurdles will follow. However, if finally approved, there will be two phases of construction. A temporary casino will be
built at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Larch Street. A permanent casino will
be built later on a larger site along Larch Street.
3,000 slot machines
48 table games
TBA - multiple bars and restaurants
Two parking decks - 2,900 total spaces
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