Muskegon Co. casino plan nears final federal approval

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A project to build a tribal casino in Muskegon has been in the works for about a decade. Now, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has made a large step forward in making it happen. Great Lakes Downs’ last day at the races came... Fruitport Township casino project something Democrats and Republicans in Muskegon County agree on Jon Mills 11/10/2020 Cuomo sending 1,000 members of the NY National Guard to D.C. Fruitport Township casino project something Democrats and Republicans in Muskegon County agree on The Bureau of Indian Affairs is expected to close public comment on the Little River Band of The tribe has been planning the casino in Fruitport Township, Michigan for the last 11 years, largely with the support of the local community. It already operates the Little River Casino Resort on This article has been updated. FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MI – Opposition by three tribes that already have their own casinos has snagged the approval process for a planned Muskegon County casino. Fruitport Township's board also passed a letter in support of the development, as did other neighboring municipalities like Norton Shores since the project was proposed by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The BIA is collecting public comments until the end of the month, and then it could send the project forward by passing it on for final state-level approval. FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A project to build a tribal casino in Muskegon has been in the works for about a decade. Now, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has made a large step The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ upcoming Muskegon County Casino project is a boon to the local economy, says Little River Band Chief Larry Romanelli. The project, which has been on the cards since 2008 when the tribe purchased a defunct race track property in Fruitport Township, is considered a “big, Talks of a casino in Fruitport Township have been going on for a decade, but the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has had to overcome a number of hurdles in the process, including pushback from other Michigan tribes like Gun Lake. Those tribes argued that its unfair for the Little River Band to own and operate, (Little River already owns and operates a casino up north in Manistee) and it The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is working to build a casino project at a former racetrack in Fruitport Township.

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