Wayland, Michigan

Gun Lake Casino's $100-million expansion is now open for the public

Sportsbar & Lounge at Gun Lake Casino is a venue with a capacity for live music, entertainment or events.
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After a ribbon-cut ceremony presided by Gun Lake Tribe Chairman Bob peters and tribal council members, the 72,000-square foot expansion was officially inaugurated, with 450 new slot machines and electronic table games, more seating for live concerts and sporting events, oudoor entertainment and more.

Gun Lake Casino had a ribbon-cut ceremony of its $100-million expansion last Friday morning, attended by Gun Lake Tribe Chairman Bob Peters and tribal council members. 

Built on the south side of the facility, the 72,000-square foot expansion includes more seating for live concerts and sporting events, additional gaming space, outdoor entertainment, enhanced exterior features, dining space and more. 

Since the casino’s opening, the Tribe has invested $415 million in the property, including this latest

The expansion includes:

  • SHKODÉ Chophouse named after the Pottawatomi word for fire, the new restaurant honors Gun Lake Tribe’s heritage through attention to flavor and quality with locally sourced and freshly harvested ingredients.

  • CBK stands for “Craft, Bar, Kitchen” featuring over 100 beer offerings in bottles, cans and on draught. CBK has a new outdoor fireplace to enjoy the unique atmosphere.

  • 131 Sportsbar & Lounge offers floor-to-ceiling LED video walls and 180° panoramic views. Featuring over 28 million pixels and 1,000 square feet of HD viewing surface. 131 Sportsbar & Lounge has an outdoor patio area with additional viewing options.

“As a tribal citizen and a member of this community, I am proud to watch the growth of Gun Lake Casino. With each new amenity and expansion, we increase our ability to contribute to the well being of the community and our tribal citizens”, Chairman Peters said.  

Throughout the 10-year history of the casino thousands of jobs have been created, and millions of dollars has been spent on goods and services from Michigan-based companies, according to the Tribe. 

“This expansion reinforces Gun Lake Casino’s position as a premier entertainment and gaming destination in the Midwest. Each of these new venues blends the highest quality of dining with a unique entertainment experience that will resonate deeply with each guest,” said Sal Semola, president and chief operating officer of Gun Lake Casino.

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