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Gaming Proposal For Ex-Pinnacle Area

Published: February 16, 2016 3:01 pm ET

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A gaming facility could be coming to the general location of the failed Pinnacle Race Course in Michigan after all.

News broke in January that the abandoned raceway had been recently razed after the project’s founder, Jerry Campbell, declared bankruptcy.

An article by the Detroit Free Press explains, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has declared that it has amassed enough land in the area to build a casino complex.

The area is in the vicinity of the Detroit Metro Airport. In its application to the U.S. Government, the tribe has said that it owns 71 acres – seven acres of which were purchased from Pinnacle’s development group six years ago.

The Pinnacle development group had purchased its 320 acres from the Wayne County for $1, and the group turned around in 2010 and sold the tribe seven acres for $179,000.

According to the article, the tribe has not specifically stated what it plans to do with the seven acres.

(With files from the Detroit Free Press)


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