Gun Lake Casino to celebrate expansion opening

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Courtesy Gun Lake Casino

Gun Lake Casino will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration for the opening of phase four of its expansion project at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 in front of the south entrance of the casino, 1123 129th Ave. in Wayland.

Phase four include dining options and entertainment amenities, along with exterior upgrades of multi-colored lighting, stone and fire.

The now 229,000-square-foot casino has three new restaurants: SHKODÉ Chophouse, CBK and 131 Sportsbar & Lounge.

SHKODÉ is the Pottawatomi word for fire. The Chophouse will offer grilled steak, seafood and American cuisine, artisan-crafted cocktails and curated wines on its menu. The ingredients will be locally sourced.

CBK stands for Craft, Bar, Kitchen. It will feature over 100 beer offerings in bottles, cans and on draught with a blend of malt and hops. The meals served will be farm-to-table. CBK has an outdoor fireplace with a table to share.

131 Sportsbar & Lounge will offer live music, comedy and sports entertainment. The venue features floor-to-ceiling LED video walls and 180-degree panoramic views. There will be over 28 million pixels and 1,000 square feet of HD viewing surface. The lounge has an outdoor patio area.

After the ribbon cutting, a grand opening celebration at 131 Sportsbar & Lounge will take place through the weekend with live shows from Blue Öyster Cult and local legend Wayland and artistic circus performers including aerialists, stilt walkers, magicians, living statues, mimes and a speed artist.

131 Sportsbar & Lounge will host an acoustic performance at 6 p.m. and a rock performance at 9 p.m. on Sept. 17. The venue also will host a Blue Öyster Cult performance at 9 p.m. Sept. 18.

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