tribes Interior Dept. Blocks Application for Downtown Lansing Casino By Reginald Hardwick • Jul 27, 2017 City of Lansing Lansing mayor Virg Bernero expressed disappointment that the U.S. Department of Interior denied an application to an Indian tribe seeking to build a $125 million casino in downtown Lansing. Listen Listening... / 0:26 WKAR's Reginald Hardwick reports on a new block to a plan to build a casino in downtown Lansing. Michigan tribe's SCOTUS case could have far-reaching effects By Current State • Dec 2, 2013 flickr/cometstarmoon The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a Michigan case with potential repercussions for other states as well. It involves Indian tribal rights and casino operations.