Detroit Expands Its Old CasinoPublished September 22, 2005 by OCR Editor
A decision was recently made to expand and restore the Detroit Casino rather than build something entirely new. This casino has been servicing the Detroit area for years and people all over Michigan enjoy coming to gamble.
The decision to overhaul and expand this casino rather than demolish it and build a new one will cost somewhere in the area of $200 million. Aside from adding of a 400 room 15-story hotel the expansion plans for the Detroit Casino will see a planned 75,000 square fee for the gambling floor alone.
Known as the Greektown, it includes a new theater and convention center on top of the massive games floor. The entire casino project which includes a new parking lot as well as the hotel section is scheduled to open by January of 2008. Fans of gaming in the Michigan area are excited about the new project which is estimated to draw tourism and help boost the local economy.
Detroit is home to another gambling site called MotorCity Casino. It will also be revamped and will feature a new theater with room for 1,500 visitors. Greektown and MotorCity will help contribute to the job market and will help funnel money back into Detroit. For many years the downtown area of Detroit was not considered ideal for tourism.