Architectural drawing of the new Palace Casino and Hotel, owned and operated by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Image: LSE Architects
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Leech Lake Band breaks ground on replacement casino with help from fellow tribe


The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe broke ground at the site of a replacement casino in Minnesota.

The tribe is moving the Palace Casino and Hotel to a different location in Cass Lake that sees more traffic. According to news reports, plans include a hotel with 100 rooms, 650 slot machines, four blackjack tables, a food court, brew pub, a restaurant and bar, plus a 250-seat event center, fitness center, gift shop and arcade.

The project is expected to cost between $40 million and $50 million. Financing was secured thanks to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

The casino is slated to open in the summer of 2019.

Read More on the Story:
Groundbreaking Held For Palace Casino Replacement (Leech Lake News December 8, 2017)
"A win for all of us": Leech Lake officials break ground at site of new casino (The Bemidji Pioneer December 7, 2017)

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