Tribal Organization: Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi
1123 129th Avenue
Wayland, MI 49348
Gun Lake Casino opened in 2009. It is located between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo off Exit 61 on U.S. 131.
2016-2017 Expansion Project
A new $76-million expansion project is underway to increase the casino's square footage from 83,000 to 156,000 square feet. Construction began in January 2016 and will finish in summer of 2017.
The following is included in the plan:
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December 03, 2018
The Gun Lake Casino has been in operation for seven years. In that time the casino, the Gun Lake Tribe, and Gun Lake Investments have contributed the economy of Michigan $1.5 billion.
2,600 job positions have been created to support the casino. Each of those jobs have contributed $228 million into the economy every year.
The tribe employs 1,281 people for positions in their government, investment operations, and their casino. Payroll from these positions contribute annually $48 million.
Every year $36 million is spent by the tribe to purchase goods and services from companies that are located in the state.
$109 million is paid to the state and local governments. The money is used to pay for law enforcement, infrastructure improvements, and schools.Back
September 21, 2018
On September 14 the new poker room was opened at Gun Lake Casino. This is the newest of the other 40 card rooms in the state.
There are 100 people employed in the card room.
It is located in the previous area where Villa Pizza and Johnny Rockets were at the casino. It is a 3,500 square foot area.
Plans for the room were announced in May after the tribe had conducted research on what amenities and games guests were interested in. This resulted in developing a space for poker.
The casino property has worked many times on projects to renovate and expand the gaming venue. In 2016 $76 million was spent to bring more slot machines and table games. Last year plans for a new parking structure were announced.
Gun Lake Casino opened in 2011. It is located south of Grand Rapids by nearly 25 miles.Back