Last month, the Gun Lake Tribal Gaming Authority Board announced the promotion of Sal Semola to CEO. Since being hired as president and chief operating officer of Gun Lake Casino (GLC) in 2017, Semola has helped the property grow into a premier gaming and entertainment destination in western Michigan.
Semola guided GLC through the Phase 4 expansion, which opened in September, featuring a $100 million development with three new restaurants: Shkodé Chophouse, CBK and 131 Sportsbar & Lounge.
Gun Lake Casino is set to break ground on a nearly $300 million hotel and resort that will transform the property into the ultimate stay-and-play location.
A 45-year veteran of the gaming industry, Semola has ensured Gun Lake Casino’s commitment to its employees. In May 2021, GLC raised its minimum starting wage to $14 per hour and has increased benefits readily available to staff, especially throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.