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$180 Million casino heats up in Fruitport Township

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Looks like the indian tribe has submitted their application with the Feds and is back before Fruitport Township. They're now saying it will be a $180 Million project, on the site of the old horse track. More sucking sounds of people being pulled out of downtown GR. :) j/k

 

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2015/02/tribal_casino_wouldnt_disrupt.html?ath=1a90132b90933db8002100e5723c045a#cmpid=nsltr_stryheadline

 

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More sucking sounds of retirees putting their last buck into the nickel slots. ;)

 

Joe

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I'm all for it.

Its a little closer than Gun Lake to me and it'll be nice to have options. I dont frequent often, at most twice a year but its still fun to go once and while.

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It definitely will make that area look a bit livelier, which Muskegon really needs. I can't get over all the parking though.

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If casinos on "Indian Land" or Indian managed are acceptable, casinos on everybody else's land should be acceptable.  I have no opinion either way on casinos, but this idea of Indian operated casinos only is ridiculous.

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If casinos on "Indian Land" or Indian managed are acceptable, casinos on everybody else's land should be acceptable.  I have no opinion either way on casinos, but this idea of Indian operated casinos only is ridiculous.

 

It is kind of a crazy puritanical law. However, I think with the proliferation of indian casinos around the country, it might be difficult to make big money on a casino that doesn't enjoy the tax benefits of being indian-owned. At least one of the casinos in Detroit filed for bankruptcy, and 5 of the largest casinos in Atlantic city just filed recently after they relaxed their gambling laws and indian casinos started opening up.

 

I'm not an indian casino expert but I seem to recall only one development group pulling the "unfair" card in regard to opening a casino here in West Michigan, and that was 10 or more years ago?

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I thinks its a decent location and good redevelopment but just wish more were built in downtown areas to spur development instead of the highway side ones like New Buffalo and Battle Creek, Gun Lake, ect 

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I have no issues morally or otherwise with casinos, i could care less. From a business standpoint, when does the area reach a saturation level where casinos start failing?

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I have no issues morally or otherwise with casinos, i could care less. From a business standpoint, when does the area reach a saturation level where casinos start failing?

 

I agree on both points. From a business perspective, I have to imagine this is worrisome to Little River Casino in Manistee.

 

Joe

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I agree on both points. From a business perspective, I have to imagine this is worrisome to Little River Casino in Manistee.

 

Joe

 

Hmmm, so the tribes go from being hosed by the US Government to hosing each other.  Endeavor to persevere my friends.

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