HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 20Issue 34UPDATE - County Supports Lac Vieux Off-reservation Casino

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved a letter of support, 5-1, for the proposed Indianhead Mountain casino project. The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (“Lac Vieux”) and Indianhead Mountain are in preliminary talks regarding a $20-30 million off-reservation casino that would include a 150-room hotel and convention center.

The development drew great public support during a local forum in October. Next steps include completing a feasibility study regarding the size and scope of the project and beginning the land-in-trust process with the federal government.

The Lac Vieux Tribe currently operates the Desert Resort Casino in Watersmeet, MI, located approximately 50 miles from the proposed site. The casino features 25,000 square foot gaming space with over 600 slot machines and 16 table games. In addition to gaming, the resort offers a convention center, a 132-room hotel and three restaurants.

 

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