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Gun Lake Tribe breaking ground on $157 million casino

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September 9, 2009

After repeated roadblocks that delayed construction of the Gun Lake Casino, the Gun Lake Tribe have announced a ground-breaking ceremony for their new 83,000 square-foot casino is scheduled for next week September 17th at 10 a.m..

Casino Rendering

The first phase of construction has been scaled down from the original plan and will be completed within 10-to-12 months instead of the original schedule of 16-to-18 months.

Casino Floor

"Given the current economic conditions, it makes sense for us to build this project in phases. This will allow us to bring jobs to our area sooner, and we look forward to planning and developing the next phase as the economy recovers," said Tribal Chairman D.K. Sprague.

Casino Bar

PHASE 1 SUMMARY

$157 million facility
83,000 square foot facility
1,200 slot machines
36 table games
Entertainment lounge
Casino bar
Restaurant - 300 seats, 24/7
Food court with three outlets
Jobs: 600 direct jobs
          1,000 additional indirect jobs
          750 construction jobs
Economic Impact:
          $30 million annual vendor spending on goods and services
          60,000 new guest stays at area hotels annually
          $4.4 million additional revenues for area hotels
Tax Revenues:
          Approximately $9.1 million annually to state revenue sharing fund
          Approximately $2.3 million annually to local revenue sharing board

 

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