FRUITPORT CASINO PROPOSAL RECEIVES PUBLIC SUPPORT AT BIA HEARING

On December 21, 2018, in News, by admin

In the next step towards opening up a casino in Fruitport operated by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (“Little River Band”), the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs held  a meeting on December 12, 2018 to receive public comments on the draft environmental impact statement it published in November.  Members of […]

Michigan’s Muskegon County Community Says “Yes” to New Casino Project

On December 21, 2018, in News, by admin

Hundreds of locals attended a public hearing in Muskegon County, Michigan, this past Wednesday evening to express their stance on a new casino project in Fruitport Charter Township. The two-hour hearing was held in the auditorium of the Fruitport Middle School and attracted both community leaders and residents of the county, with the vast majority […]

Fruitport casino would create about 1,200 needed jobs, spur economic development in Muskegon County, community leaders say at hearing

On December 21, 2018, in News, by admin

The message was resoundingly clear: Build the casino. Hundreds of people poured into the Fruitport Middle School auditorium for a public hearing on a $180 million casino project proposed for Fruitport Township Wednesday evening, and the overwhelming majority of those who testified during the event voiced adamant support for the gaming facility. Community leaders and […]

Local support for proposed Michigan tribal casino

On December 21, 2018, in News, by admin

In Michigan, a plan from the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians to construct a $180 million casino resort in southern Muskegon County reportedly received a large amount of local encouragement yesterday. Muskegon meeting: According to a report from the digital news service at MLive Media Group, a large crowd assembled in the auditorium of […]

Community eyes jobs, revenue from proposed casino

On December 21, 2018, in News, by admin

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of people attended a meeting Wednesday to weigh in on a long-discussed casino and hotel south of Muskegon. When discussed at a community hearing three years ago, a majority of people in the area supported building the casino. On Wednesday, the feedback was much the same. “It would enhance […]

Strong support voiced for casino project

On December 21, 2018, in News, by admin

FRUITPORT TWP. – Nearly 90 minutes into a public hearing at Fruitport Middle School Wednesday night, no one voiced opposition to the proposed Little River Band of Ottawa Indians casino project. As person after person approached the microphone to voice support – from Fruitport Township officials and county leaders to mall operators, convention and visitor […]

Praise for proposed Muskegon County casino at meeting Wednesday night

On December 21, 2018, in News, by admin

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Another chance for the public to weigh in on a proposed casino for Muskegon County and another evening full of praise for the project. Wednesday night the public was invited to comment on the potential environmental impact of a $180 million casino project proposed by the Little River Band of Ottawa […]

Muskegon-area casino plan receives overwhelming support at public hearing

On December 21, 2018, in News, by admin

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MI – Government officials; residents; nonprofit, business and educational leaders; and tribal members all came out to support the proposed $180 million Muskegon County casino project during a public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Out of 53 comments delivered during the hearing at Fruitport Middle School, 50 were in favor of the project. […]

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 […]

Casino in Fruitport Township could open as early as 2020

On November 29, 2018, in News, by admin

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians plans to build a casino in Muskegon County have moved forward, and it could open as soon as 2020. The tribe wants to build the casino at the former site of Great Lakes downs racetrack. On Friday, the Department of Interior published an environmental […]