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Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares a record $21.9M in gaming revenues


Leaders of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi present a $16,583,665 check to the state of Michigan on February 16, 2016. Photo from Facebook

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi shared a record $21.9 million in gaming revenues with the state and local communities in Michigan.

The tribe contributed $16.6 million from the FireKeepers Casino Hotel to the state. That's 7.8 percent higher than the payment from last year. Another $5.3 million went to local communities, a 5.3 percent increase.

"Today, the sovereign nation of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and its principal economic engine, FireKeepers Casino Hotel, announce its single largest compact contribution of $22 million dollars to the State of Michigan and the FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board. We take great honor fulfilling a promise of our original intentions before the first brick was laid," Chairman Homer Mandoka said in a press release.


Leaders of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi present a $5.270,916 check to the FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board on February 16, 2016. Photo from Facebook

Under the Class III gaming compact, 2 percent of net winnings from electronic machines at the casino go to the community. Another 8 percent goes to the state.

Since August 2009, the tribe has shared more than $122 million.

Get the Story:
Tribe gives record payment to area schools, government (The Battle Creek Enquirer 2/16)
How FireKeepers Casino revenue shares are spent (WOOD 2/16)
Firekeepers owners donate nearly $22M to state of Michigan (WWMT 2/16)
$21.9 million is state/local share of FireKeepers Casino revenue (MLive 2/17)

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