Gun Lake Casino’s $100 Million Expansion is Open to the Public

Wayland, Michigan’s Gun Lake Casino has attracted thousands of visitors since it opened in 2011. Owned and operated by the Band of Pottawatomi Indians, the casino is well-known for its welcoming atmosphere and busy casino floor.

However, some recent changes have added reasons why any Michigan resident or visitor should include a slot for Gun Lake Casino in their itinerary. Completed recently and opened to the public in September 2021, here are some changes visitors to Gun Lake can expect:

Prepare for a great meal (or two)

Gun Lake Casino has made significant upgrades to its dining facilities adding two new restaurants, Craft Bar Kitchen and Shkode Chophouse. The existing Stage 131 Sportsbook and Lounge has doubled its space and offers more seating, an outdoor patio, and a new dining service. Several massive TV screens complete this sports bar’s upgrade. Now that online gambling and sports betting are legal in Michigan, diners can continue gambling on the casino’s online version, Play Gun Lake. These restaurants share an industrial kitchen with multiple chefs and cooks overseeing the preparation of mouthwatering meals.

Bigger and better

The casino’s gaming floor is now a whole lot bigger than it used to be, having had 72,000 square feet added to it. This space accommodates 500 new slot machines and another 12 electronic table games. It adds to the existing high limits and smoking areas and the main gaming floor. Indeed, this new addition doubles the original gaming floor, making more room for gamblers to enjoy their game of choice. Visitors who dream of starting a business and gambling to raise the necessary capital now have more opportunities to find games where they can win big.

Gun Lake now boasts a cigar lounge, a second non-smoking parlor, and a sports betting area. The latter is expected to see increased visitor volumes as sports betting enters its busiest few months as the NFL season gets into full swing.

Upcoming expansions

Having just launched this expansion, people would be forgiven for assuming that no further projects would be announced any time soon. However, Gun Lake Casino is by no means finished upgrading and adding to its facilities. The casino is now launching a new project phase during which a hotel with a glass-dome pool, private cabanas, entertainment areas, and another restaurant will be constructed.

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