The Little River Band of the Ottawa Indians now has the Governor's blessing to study building a casino where the Great Lakes Downs horse track used to be along I-96, near US-31, in Fruitport Township.

The tribe bought that land several years ago, but the project has not moved forward, until now.

The Governor's office tells WOOD TV that Rick Snyder is not approving of the new casino, only allowing the study take place.

(Pictured is an architect's rendering of the proposed casino, courtesy WOOD TV)