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Column: Don't bet on an off-reservation casino for Michigan

"State media was running wild this week with coverage of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's announcement that within 12 to 24 months Lansing would build a $245 million off-reservation Indian casino within a stone's throw of the Michigan Capitol building and connected to Lansing's convention center.

As always, Bernero was high energy. He pitched his casino deal to every media outlet that couldn't hide from him.

As a fly on the wall watching the Bay Mills Indian Community's endeavor to open a $300 million casino in Port Huron for more than a decade, imagine my astonishment when Bernero claimed Lansing had a done deal for its project with groundbreaking nearly at hand. All that's left is to do the paperwork with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians."

Get the Story:
Cliff Schrader: Don't bet on new Lansing casino scheme paying off (The Port Huron Times-Herald 1/27)

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