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Another tribe opposed to off-reservation casino in Michigan

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced plans for an off-reservation casino on Monday, drawing opposition from other Michigan tribes.

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians are already threatening a lawsuit. They say the Soo Tribe "stands no chance" of gaining federal approval for the project.

The Soo Tribe wants to build a $245 million gaming facility in downtown Lansing. Mayor Virg Bernero supports the casino, which he said will generate jobs and revenue for the community.

Downtown Lansing is about 287 miles from tribal headquarters in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Two tribes threaten to sue over Sault plan for Lansing casino (The Detroit News 1/24)
Tribes vow lawsuit if Lansing casino plan moves forward (The Battle Creek Enquirer 1/24)
Lansing casino plan faces a fight from 2 Detroit casinos, outstate tribes (The Detroit Free Press 1/24)
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe plans Lansing casino; 1,500 jobs, $250 million a year in revenue expected (Crain's Detroit Business 1/24)
Lansing casino plan faces a fight from 2 Detroit casinos, outstate tribes (The Detroit Free Press 1/24)
Proposed Lansing Casino Faces Legal Hurdles (WILX-TV 1/24)
Downtown Casino: Pros and Cons (WILX-TV 1/24)
Mayor announces plans for Lansing casino, education fund (The Lansing State News 1/24)
Lansing police 'excited' at prospect of downtown casino, will research potential crime effects, chief says (The Lansing News 1/24)
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette: Michigan has 'enough casinos' (The Lansing News 1/24)
Rep. Mike Rogers: Casinos 'underdeliver' on economic growth (The Livingston Daily 1/24)
Lansing casino scholarship fund could draw families to city (The Lansing State Journal 1/24)
Challenges Ahead For A Proposed Lansing Casino (IPR 1/23)
Lansing bets on a casino, but others are betting against it (Michigan Radio 1/23)
Lansing casino builders face potential suit aimed at shutting project down (The Detroit Free Press 1/23)
Plans call for $245M casino in downtown Lansing (AP 1/23)

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