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Gun Lake Casino Team Member Car Giveaway

(Wayland, Mich.) – Gun Lake Casino is celebrating new, and existing team members by giving away a brand new 2022 Nissan Kicks. The casino announced today that it will host a drawing this December for all eligible team members, hired by October 1, 2021, and in good standing as of December 1, 2021.

The team member car giveaway will be held on December 8, 2021 for a brand new 2022 Nissan Kicks valued at over $20,000. The winning team member may also choose a cash option of $14,000 if they prefer. The vehicle will be provided by Cole Nissan from Kalamazoo.

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Grand Rapids – June 24, 2021 – Live Nation today announced that Gun Lake Casino (GLC) will be the new name-in-title sponsor of the popular downtown Grand Rapids venue formerly known as 20 Monroe Live. The venue, owned and operated by Live Nation and opened in 2017, is now known as GLC Live at 20 Monroe. It is located at 11 Ottawa Ave. NW in the heart of the Social District in downtown Grand Rapids.

Since its debut in 2017, GLC Live at 20 Monroe is the state-of-the-art venue in Grand Rapids and has established itself as the home for live music, entertainment and special events in west Michigan. GLC Live at 20 Monroe accommodates nearly 2,600 patrons for live shows and can also scale down to an intimate configuration for various types of special events. Many shows at the venue feature a general admission standing floor with reserved mezzanine seating, while select events feature seating throughout. The second level features the Vanguard, a beautiful VIP club with amenities including a private bar, open air patio and access to the best seats in the house.

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Wayland, Mich.) – Gun Lake Casino (GLC) announced a significant increase to the company’s minimum starting wage for all positions – effective June 1, 2021. For all non-tipped positions, the new $14 starting wage will increase the minimum pay by more than 30%. The starting wage of all tipped positions has been raised to $7.40 per hour plus tips.

Gun Lake Casino is a premier employer in West Michigan, proudly providing career opportunities to nearly 1,000 current team members. The casino was recently honored “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), an award that has been received for two consecutive years.

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Gun Lake Casino Unveils New Dining Concepts

Gun Lake Casino is excited to reveal the lineup of two exquisite restaurants and a new entertainment space, included in the most recent $100 million expansion, scheduled to open at the end of summer 2021. This expansion brings the total investment into the Gun Lake Casino property to $415 million.

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Gun Lake Casino Officially Launches Play Gun Lake

(Wayland, Mich.) – Gun Lake Casino announced today the official launch of the online casino platform Play Gun Lake in the state of Michigan, powered by Parx Casino.

The partnership between Gun Lake Casino and Parx Casino was established to provide a superior online gaming experience for Gun Lake Casino guests as well as other gamblers within the state of Michigan. As part of the partnership, Parx Casino will operate and run the online casino gaming platform for Gun Lake Casino. The next phase of the partnership will include the introduction of online sports betting, which will occur at a later date.

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Gun Lake Casino Reveals Plan for $300 Million Expansion

(Wayland, Mich.) – Today, the Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino have officially revealed new expansion plans for the casino’s property. The $300 million project will transform the current location into a hotel resort with endless amenities.

Gun Lake Casino has experienced multiple expansions since opening in 2011. This announcement continues development on the master planning and infrastructure required to create a first-class entertainment facility. Construction on Gun Lake Casino’s current expansion is slated to open at the end of summer 2021, and work on the designs for Phase 5 will begin immediately upon completion.

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Gun Lake Casino Shows Support to Vaccinated Guests and Team Members

(Wayland, Mich.) – Gun Lake Casino is showing support to those who have volunteered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The casino announced today that it will provide $20 in Free Slot Play to guests and thousands of dollars in prizes to team members who have been fully vaccinated.

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Josef Huber Becomes Executive Chef of Gun Lake Casino

Gun Lake Casino is excited to announce the appointment of experienced culinary artist, Josef Huber, as the new executive chef, effective immediately. Chef Huber joins Gun Lake Casino with over 40 years of culinary experience from restaurants across the world.

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Gun Lake Casino Provides a Year’s Supply of Hygiene Kits for Exodus Place

(Wayland, Mich.) – Gun Lake Casino, a proud supporter of Exodus Place, provided the funding needed to purchase a year’s supply of hygiene kits for men facing homelessness in the Grand Rapids area.

“Gun Lake Casino recognizes that vital organizations, like Exodus Place, have experienced a loss of funding for critical care donations due to the Coronavirus pandemic,” stated Sal Semola, president and chief operating officer of Gun Lake Casino. “We are proud to support Exodus Place and their mission of empowering men and providing the tools needed to overcome homelessness. We sincerely hope that our donation contributes to the success of many. ”

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Gun Lake Casino guest wins jackpot of $288,443.30 while playing Blackjack

(Wayland, Mich.) – One lucky Gun Lake Casino table games player had much to celebrate early Wednesday morning. Thanks to this historical win, the guest is going home with pockets full of cash.

The winning local guest, who wishes to remain anonymous, had an exact match while playing blackjack with Ace King versus Ace King and both suited spades. This lucky hand resulted in a $288,443.30 progressive jackpot payout.

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Gun Lake Casino Provides Valentine’s Day Meals for Dégagé Ministries

Gun Lake Casino, a supporter of Dégagé Ministries since 2011, provided hundreds of meals to feed those in need in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The meals are to be served throughout the day on Friday, February 12.

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Gun Lake Casino Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Milestone

(Bradley, Mich.) – Today, the Gun Lake Tribe (Tribe) announced the ten-year anniversary of the Gun Lake Casino (Casino). The Tribe released findings of a new economic impact report dating back to the Casino’s public opening on February 10, 2011. To date, the Tribe has invested $415 million into the Casino, while directly paying $502 million in wages. In total, the Casino generated $2.8 billion to Michigan’s economy in the last ten years.

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Gun Lake Casino Celebrating Ten Years in the West Michigan Community

(Wayland, Mich.) – February 10, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary for Gun Lake Casino, a premiere entertainment and dining destination in Michigan. The casino has grown throughout the past decade, standing out with a respectful reputation in the casino industry.

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Gun Lake Casino Provides $639,000 in Bonuses to Team Members

Gun Lake Casino (GLC), announced it has distributed over $639,000 in quarterly incentives to team members in January, a token of gratitude for the effort each team member has played in making Gun Lake Casino the best location to work for in West Michigan. Since 2011, GLC has rewarded over $17.2 million through the quarterly bonus program to its team members. 

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