Talking Points for Submitting Comments to the BIA

On December 21, 2018, in News, by admin
  • LRBOI proposed Muskegon casino will benefit the Tribe and the Muskegon and West Michigan community.
  • The project property sits at the site of the former Great Lakes Down Race Track in Fruitport Township. LRBOI’s proposed casino site is only 17 miles from its historic Muskegon-area reservation.
  • The Little River Band has a rich history in Muskegon. The 1855 Treaty created a reservation in Muskegon County. Muskegon is one of the Tribe’s service areas and the Tribe maintains governmental offices in Muskegon to serve their members, which includes providing meals for our elders and family services.
  • A Muskegon County casino will help the Little River Band be self-sufficient, strengthen tribal government and provide jobs for tribal members.
  • The Little River Band’s Muskegon casino proposal is a viable project.
  • The proposed $180 million gaming project is expected to create approximately 755 direct jobs and 418 indirect construction jobs, which would benefit tribal members. The proposed casino includes:

Approximately 69,000 square feet of gaming floor space
• 1,700 slot machines
• 35 table games
• 220-room hotel
• Dining and entertainment options

  • The Tribe has committed to using Industry Best Management Practices for the construction and operation of the project.
  • The Tribe has committed to implementing mitigation measures specifically designed to curb the environmental impact of the project.
  • The Little River Band gaming project is good for both the Muskegon community and the tribe.

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