A new casino may be opening in Fruitport Township. Governor Snyder is allowing a proposal from The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians to be reviewed on a federal level.
The group has proposed construction of a $100 million casino on the former Great Lakes Downs racetrack, which is supposed to include a casino, hotels, banquet center and shopping. Senator Geoff Hansen believes this will be economically positive for Muskegon County and the surrounding areas. The tribe purchased the land in 2008 and also owns the Little River Casino and Resort in Manistee.