Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Same 20-Year-Old Story, Bay Mills Chairman Teasing Business Leaders with Hopeless Casino Plans

Some business owners are willing to take gamble on a new casino

FLINT TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (10/19/11) - Some Genesee County business owners are willing to take a gamble when it comes to creating jobs.

For years, various groups have floated legalized gambling proposals in Genesee County.

Now, the Bay Mills Indian community is making a serious push to build a casino near Genesee Valley Mall. The proposed casino would go near Lennon and Dutcher Roads in Flint Township.

Jeff Parker says the tribe bought the property years ago through a land settlement act, but there are legal obstacles to clear. Bay Mills is trying to settle a lawsuit challenging whether an "off reservation casino" can be built in that area.

Wednesday, Parker answered questions from the West Flint business association about the proposed project. Some business owners are in favor of building a casino.

Blogger's Note:  For more than 20 years Parker and a controversial Detroit Wheeler Dealer Michael Malik, have been romancing residents of Vanderbilt, Port Huron and the Flint / Flint Township area with false plans for Indian casinos -- teasing them with jobs, millions in new funds for local government and more. In many cases these communities have been sidetracked by the schemes and that's had greater negative economic impacts. Everyone of their schemes has failed.  Last year, without necessary approvals, they opened a rogue 1,600 square foot slots casino in Vanderbilt and then in March the Courts closed it down and it sits shuttered, embroiled in a complex legal challenge.

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