You’ve no doubt heard the news: On Jan. 19, 2012, the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced plans to build a new casino in Michigan’s capital city — Lansing.
This new casino is excellent news — both for Michigan and for the Sault tribe. It will create 1,500 permanent jobs at the property and more than 700 construction jobs. It generate about $6 million or more a year in revenue sharing payments to the city of Lansing, enough to create the Lansing Promise to guarantee four-year college scholarships for every graduate of the Lansing School District who resides in the district.
Meanwhile, the Tribe will use the casino revenues to improve programs and services to members, including health care, education, housing, elder care, social services, and more. In addition, 10 percent of the revenues will be deposited into the Tribe’s Self Sufficiency Fund that benefits elders and future investments.
But with the opening of a new casino comes many questions. That’s why we’ve launched this blog — to answer any questions you may have to the best of our ability. Check back regularly for the latest updates about the casino — you can also sign up to receive a notice every time the blog is updated by using the “follow” link to the right.
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