The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians said Wednesday it's buying Great Lakes Downs in Muskegon County's Fruitport Township. The tribe's Little River Casino Resort is near Manistee.
Canada's Magna Entertainment closed the track last fall, saying it lost money there for years.
Tribal Chief Larry Romanelli, a Muskegon businessman, tells The Muskegon Chronicle the casino planned for the track site would bring jobs, businesses and tourism to the area.
Township Supervisor Ronald Cooper tells WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids it's too early to know how the township board will react.
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians: http://www.lrboi.com/