Port Huron Casino Expected to Do Well - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

MICHIGAN –- As reported by the Port Huron Times-Herald: "Indian and commercial casinos have proved popular - and profitable - throughout the state, and officials at the Michigan Gaming Control Board don't expect a casino in Port Huron would be different.

"'Our experience with all the casinos in the state has been a very positive one,' said Eric Bush, an administrative manager at the board.

"Bush said areas with an American Indian casino usually receive 2% of slot revenues, which can translate into tens of thousands of dollars or more for communities. Money from those casinos also goes into the Michigan Strategic Fund, which helps businesses get started.

"The state's only three commercial casinos - MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity and Greektown - also have seen increased revenue every year since opening.

"…Bush said Port Huron also would be able to capitalize on the special crowds it draws, such as ice fishers and boaters, who are looking to hit a casino…"

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