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Two new casinos planned in Michigan

Casino gaming (Photo by: Nadavspi/Creative Commons).
Casino gaming (Photo by: Nadavspi/Creative Commons).

LANSING, MI (WTVB) - Some suggest that there may be a glut of casinos in the U.S., whether in Michigan or elsewhere in the country. That’s not stopping the Saulte Ste. Marie Chippewa Indian tribe from taking steps toward building two new casinos in the state. The first would be a 125,000 square-foot facility in Lansing. The other proposed casino would be in Romulus near Detroit Metro Airport.

Representatives of the tribe sent land trust applications to the U.S. Department of the Interior yesterday asking to take the property in trust. If that application is approved, the tribe will move ahead with construction.

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