CASINO

A round-up of Today’s casino news

TAGs: Casino News, Golden Gate Casino, Las Vegas, Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan’s Lansing City, Minnesota

casino newsThe outcome of a meeting of council members in Michigan’s Lansing City yesterday has seen a decision to move forward to bring a proposed $245 million tribal casino in Michigan’s capital city.

The Lansing State Journal reported that the council approved plans via a vote swayed 7-1 related to the Kewadin Lansing development, which will be governed by the Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, while also allowing the city to sell property to the Sault Ste.

 

The revamped Golden Gate Casino in downtown Las Vegas was revealed to guests for the first time yesterday.

Final touches plan to be completed by early summer, but according to a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the famed shrimp cocktail is staying.

Some of the upgrades that Golden Gate owner Mark Brandenburg showed includes a 7,000-square-foot casino floor expansion, a high-limit gaming pit that opened Thursday and a new hotel lobby, which will be ready to accomodate guests next week.

 

Track owners and horse breeders in Minnesota were pissed yesterday when a state Senate committee voted down legislation to permit casino-style games at the state’s horse-racing tracks.

The Senate State Government Committee’s 8-5 vote against the “racino” proposal was the latest in a long line of setbacks for those who have pushed the plan for well more than a decade.

As highlighted in a report by Crookston Times, Racino backers state that adding 2,000 slot machine-style games to two Twin Cities-area tracks would generate up to $130 million in additional tax revenue for the state, while reviving the horse racing industry. But as always, the opposition has been too strong, with both opponents of expanded gambling and the Minnesota Indian tribes who see unwanted competition to existing tribal casinos.

 

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