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.
In total, the expansion will add 72,000 square feet to the existing 156,000 square foot facility. New building space has been added going south towards 129th Avenue to enlarge the gaming floor. Gaming offerings will increase by providing 450 more slot machines, a new electronic table games area featuring 40 gaming positions, and a larger non-smoking area.
“We are pleased to share the finer details of Gun Lake Casino’s latest expansion,” commented Sal Semola, president and chief operating officer of Gun Lake Casino. “At Gun Lake Casino, we aspire to deliver an unsurpassed entertainment experience in Michigan, and these new signature brands symbolize just that. Following the inspiration of our new executive chef, Josef Huber, the future of Gun Lake Casino’s dining establishments will bring a completely new level of fun and entertainment to our guests. It is with much excitement that we proudly introduce Shkodé, 131 Sportsbook & Lounge and CBK.”
A glimpse into Gun Lake Casino’s new restaurant lineup:
SHKODÉ Chophouse (ISH-KO-DAY)
Shkodé, the Pottawatomi word for fire, honors Gun Lake Casino’s heritage through its attention to flavor and quality with locally sourced and freshly harvested ingredients.
Shkodé Chophouse offers a vibrant atmosphere, encouraging guests to indulge their senses with flame-grilled steak and seafood or Gun Lake Casino’s fresh take on American cuisine. Artisan-crafted cocktails and an extensive wine selection from a thoughtfully curated list complete the menu.
131 Sportsbar & Lounge
131 Sportsbar & Lounge boasts an upbeat atmosphere and colorful eye-catching décor, offering a prime space to unwind and enjoy fresh margaritas on tap and a menu featuring a modern twist to bar food. The versatile space will be Michigan’s hotspot for live music, comedy and non-stop sports entertainment.
Inside 131 Sportsbar & Lounge, guests will feel as if they are part of the game while watching their favorite sporting events on floor-to-ceiling LED video walls and 180° panoramic views. Featuring over 28 million pixels and 1,000 square feet of HD viewing surface, 131 Sportsbar & Lounge is an unforgettable place to participate in all of the sports viewing and betting action.
Guests can continue to watch their favorite game and enjoy the sounds of nightly entertainment outdoors on a spacious patio area. In the warmer months, the venue will feature the perfect outdoor patio heated by a striking open-air fire pit.
Craft, bar, and kitchen define CBK. Inspired by the rich culture of breweries in Michigan, CBK features a warm and welcoming atmosphere and deepens the reputation of west Michigan’s Beer City, USA by providing compelling new venue. With a display of over 100 kegs stacked in a floor to ceiling glass keg display, Gun Lake Casino’s newest tap house will provide guests with the perfect blend of malt and hops.
CBK does not just serve beer though, the tap house specializes in craft cocktails, gourmet burgers, homemade sausage, and farm-to-table dishes. Guests can grab a pint, or two, of some of the best locally crafted beer at CBK and enjoy the new outdoor fire place during Michigan’s warm summer nights.
Gun Lake Casino’s continued growth provides the promise of additional employment opportunities to the local community. Gun Lake Casino employs nearly 1,000 team members, making it one of the largest employers in Allegan County. The many positions at Gun Lake Casino range from hourly to salary and from part time to full time. Team members receive a wide array of highly valued benefits, including quarterly bonus incentives, industry leading wages, paid dental, vision and medical benefits.
Over 200 new opportunities for employment have been created in a variety of departments, positions will be posted for interested candidates in the following weeks, and updates will be made weekly leading into the expansion opening. Roles are available for all experience levels, providing choices for many job seekers.
For more information on Gun Lake Casino and career opportunities, visit www.gunlakecasino.com/careers.
About Gun Lake Casino
Gun Lake Casino is located off Exit 61 on U.S. 131, halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. The casino features over 2,200 slot machines, 47 table games, a 225-seat café, and a 300-seat buffet, along with bars, lounges, and live entertainment.
Gun Lake Casino is owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi. For more information, visit www.gunlakecasino.com.