Lawsuit seeks to close Bay Mills Indian casino

LANSING (AP) -- The Michigan attorney general's office is suing in an effort to shut down a northern Michigan casino run by the Bay Mills Indian Community.

The state filed a federal suit Tuesday saying the casino in Vanderbilt is illegal because it isn't on Indian land. It's on property Bay Mills bought in the northern Lower Peninsula, well south of its reservation in the Upper Peninsula.

The state last week sent a letter to Bay Mills ordering it to close the casino with roughly 40 slot machines. Bay Mills officials disagree with the state's analysis and they're keeping the casino open.

The suit seeks an injunction to close the casino that opened in November.

Published: Thu, Dec 23, 2010