PARTNER, GATEWAY CASINO RESORTSMichael Malik Partner, gateway casino resortsMichael J. Malik Sr is a managing partner in c...
Other Business InterestsThe owner of MJM Enterprises and Development, Malik is involved in a spectrum of developmentprojec...
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Michael Malik is a managing partner in casino development group Gateway Casino Resorts, L.L.C., which is working with the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Long Island, New York, to secure the Nation's ability to develop and open a gaming enterprise.

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Michael J. Malik Sr

  1. 1. PARTNER, GATEWAY CASINO RESORTSMichael Malik Partner, gateway casino resortsMichael J. Malik Sr is a managing partner in casino development group Gateway Casino Resorts, L.L.C.,which is working with the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Long Island, New York, to secure the Nationsability to develop and open a gaming enterprise. Malik is responsible for the day-to-day operations ofthe company, working closely with the Shinnecock Nation, federal, state and local officials and potentialvendors.Mike Malik began his career as a consultant and developer in Indian gaming in the 1980’s as a partner inNorth American Gaming (NAG). Malik is a successful entrepreneur in the gaming, sporting andentertainment industries. Since 1988, Malik has become a leader in the casino development industryincluding projects in California, Michigan, and New York. He has been instrumental in bringing gamingto multiple communities, and continues to seek investment and development opportunities in theentertainment and gaming industry.Detroit Casino DevelopmentAs a partner with NAG, Malik directed the statewide ballot effort to bring casino gaming to Detroit,Michigan. In 1996, NAG teamed with Atwater Entertainment to support the passage of a Michiganstatewide proposal facilitating the development of three commercial casinos in Detroit. The passage ofthe proposal established Detroit as the first urban area in the country to open commercial casinos.Following passage of the proposal, Malik worked with state elected officials to negotiate and implementthe regulatory oversight framework for the Detroit casinos.Malik was a partner in the casino group Detroit Entertainment, which included Marian Ilitch and morethan 130 local partners. Detroit Entertainment selected Mandalay Bay Group as casino operator, andMalik worked with them on the development of the casino project now called MotorCity Casino.Michael Malik helped MotorCity Casino secure one of the best management teams in the country andhis efforts have resulted in an entertainment industry in Detroit that today exceeds $1.3 billion per year.Native American GamingMalik worked to develop a casino for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Manistee in northwestMichigan. He was responsible for site selection and land acquisition, construction firm selection,management selection, assistance in obtaining a gaming compact, and establishing casino operations.Today the Little River Casino is the third most profitable Indian owned and operated casino of the 19located in Michigan.Malik also assisted in the development of two casinos, a hotel and a golf course for the Bay Mills IndianCommunity in Brimley, Michigan. He assisted the Tribe with the legislative approval process forobtaining the first gaming compact in Michigan. Malik is currently working with the Bay Mills Tribe todevelop a casino in Port Huron, Michigan.Malik is also managing partner in the casino development group BarWest L.L.C., and is working with theLos Coyotes Band from San Diego County, California to construct and operate a world-class casinocomplex in Barstow, California.
  2. 2. Other Business InterestsThe owner of MJM Enterprises and Development, Malik is involved in a spectrum of developmentprojects, including hunting and fishing preserves, oil and gas development, financing touringentertainment acts and developing business expansion projects.Malik is also the owner of Paradice Hunt Club in Gladwin, Michigan. Paradice is a premiere wild gamepreserve that features approximately 1000 acres of pristine property, and includes every type of naturalhabitat Michigan has to offer for fishing and hunting. Paradice Hunt Club has been rated the #1whitetail hunt club in the United States and has been and is featured on many outdoor television shows.Malik also developed Wildlife Genetics, a company that develops hunting and outdoor products.Michael Malik is also the owner of Grande Pointe Development, which is currently in the process ofdeveloping 348 home luxury water front development on Harsens Island in Clay Township, Michigan.Malik and Ilitch are also currently involved in working with other resort island destinations.Malik has been a real estate developer and licensed broker for more than 30 years. As one of the first26 brokers in Michigan licensed in securities and exchange real estate, Malik has developed manycommercial projects. He specializes in resort and casino development, retail shopping malls, urbandevelopment, and industrial parks.

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