Lac du Flambeau casino in Mississippi set to open

A Mississippi casino boat being backed by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Wisconsin is on track for an opening in early 2009.

The tribe is a partner in the Grand Soleil Casino Resort in Natchez, a facility that features slot machines, table games, 125 hotel rooms and a restaurant. The main hotel will open in the first week of October.

The project has been controversial for the tribe. Some members say it has strained the tribe's financial situation.

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Soleil to open soon (The Natchez Democrat 8/12)