UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 30 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero would neither
confirm nor deny today that the city is in talks with the Chippewa Indian tribe
of Sault Ste. Marie for a casino in Lansing.
“No deal is on the table,” he said in an interview with City
Pulse. “It would be wildly premature to say a casino is imminent. That’s as far
as I will go” in commenting.
City Pulse reported today that negotiations are underway,
according to sources. See http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/article-6402-is-a-casino-coming-to-lansing.html for more details.
The mayor also said, “I think a casino would be great. We’ve
had a lot of talks with a lot of entities. I’ve been in talks since I became
mayor. I will be in talks. Talks are a dime a dozen.”