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Kewadin Casino To Undergo Major Facelift

The first of five Kewadin casino upgrades will happen at the flagship property in Sault Ste. Marie




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Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, owned and operated by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is about to undergo a multimillion-dollar facelift, according to a report in The Sault News.

All five of the Kewadin casinos in the Upper Peninsula will be updated, but the original location will be the first to see major upgrades. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

“We’re proud to be one of the first casinos in Michigan to open and to be celebrating our 38-year anniversary in 2023,” Kewadin Sault General Manager Dana Schlehuber said in the story. “We’ve seen many great changes over those years, and now it’s time for a new look and feel throughout the property that will elevate the guest experience.”

The paper reported that specifics of the plan have not been made public, but will include an all-new exterior and new windows. The casino will not be closing at all during the construction, and the project should be completed by Q1 in 2024.

“It’s a good project that helps to update the look of the building,” said Kewadin Casinos CEO Allen Kerridge, according to the report. “It’s the beginning of, hopefully, even more improvements as we move forward.”

A timeline for the updating of the other four casinos has not been announced yet.

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