BRADLEY, Mich. — Gun Lake Casino, the gaming venture of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe, has hired Lam Vongsakoun to serve as its new Vice President of Hospitality.
Vongsakoun will oversee the tribal casino’s current food and beverage operations as well as at the $300 million 15-story hotel and event venue that broke ground in May, as Tribal Business News reported at the time.
With more than 25 years in the industry, Vongsakoun brings a range of experience to the growing Gun Lake Casino property. Previously, Vongsakoun worked at a several four and five diamond hotel resorts.
He comes to Gun Lake Casino from Oak Grove Racing Gaming & Hotel in Kentucky and had prior stints at Wind Creek Bethlehem and Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk in Colorado and Seneca Resorts & Casinos in New York, among others.
“Lam Vongsakoun is a leader in the casino hospitality industry that we are fortunate to have on our team, and I am thrilled that he has already hit the ground running,” Jose Flores, vice president and general manager for Gun Lake Casino, said in a statement. “His experience and skillset make him uniquely qualified to lead our food and beverage operations immediately while playing a key role in planning and implementation of our expansion into the Midwest’s best hotel casino resort.”
Gun Lake Casino is in the middle of a large-scale project that will add a hotel to the property for the first time. The project will be the largest expansion yet for the casino, adding on to the facility’s west side. It also includes an “aquadome” with multiple pools inside a six-story enclosed area with 32,000 square feet that can transition into a concert venue.