The tribe acquired properties in Flint Township, Port Huron and Vanderbilt (MI) during 2010. It opened a small casino in Vanderbilt in November 2010 but that facility was ordered closed by Court Order in Spring 2011. The tribe has indicated it will open a casino with 1,500 slots on the Port Huron site (former Port Huron Post Office) in the next 12-18 months. Tribal leaders will appear before the Flint Township Board on Monday, Oct 3rd, where it is rumored they will unveil plans for a casino at that location.
This Google map plots the Bay Mills current/proposed casino locations:
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For more than two decades, Detroit casino syndicator Michael Malik (Blue Water Resorts), with support from Detroit's Ilitch family (namely Mrs. Marian Ilitch), has bankrolled and pushed various failed Bay Mills casino schemes for Port Huron. During that same time, Malik (Lucky 7 Development, Grande Pointe Development) has also failed to win approval for various schemes to develop a marina on Harsens Island.