Tribal Organization: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
105 Acre Trail
Marquette, Michigan 49855
In November 2016 the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community announced plans to expand their Ojibwa Casino in Marquette. The plans included doubling the casino space, 500 additional slot machines, two restaurants, event and conference centers and a hotel.
After some delays and rising construction costs, the expansion project was divided into two phases. Construction of the hotel was moved into the second phase.
The ground-breaking for the first phase was celebrated in August 2018 and opened Dec 20, 2019.
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December 20, 2019
Courtesy of WJMN Local 3
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community leaders celebrated the opening of the newly expanded and renovated Ojibwa Casino in Chocolay Township today.
The new casino gaming floor is doubled and the number of slot machines is double. There is also a new restaurant, a 1,200-seat amphitheater and a 400-seat convention center.
The opening celebration will run all weekend with live music Friday and Saturday.
August 28, 2019
Courtesy of ABC 10 UP
The $40 million construction project at the Marquette Ojibwa Casino is expected to open to the public this December. This project is a total renovation and expansion of the casino that began in August last year and was scheduled for completion in early 2020.
In a statement from the casino's general manager, the opening date has been moved up to December. General Manager Larry Denomie said:
"The project is moving along very well and we are actually slated to open most of the new facility in December of this year. The only item that will open a bit later is the new restaurant that will feature menu items developed by Dave Anderson, founder of Famous Dave's BBQ."
The expansion of the casino includes a doubling of the gaming floor and the addition of 500 slot machines. There will also be two new restaurants, a 1,200-seat amphitheater for live entertainment and a 400-seat convention center.
A 100-room hotel will be built in the next phase of construction, however, the start and finish dates have not been announced.
November 17, 2018
An expansion project is underway at Ojibwa Casino that will double the size of the casino.
It will take place in two phases.
The first phase will bring more two more dining options the casino. There will also be a new lounge to offer live entertainment. It will create space to accommodate twice as many games that the casino currently offers.
Construction for the first phase began in late August of this year. It is expected to be completed by January 2020.
Phase two of the expansion will create a hotel with 100 guest rooms. As well as an area to host conventions that will accommodate 300 seats.
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