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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.5M in casino funds




The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community owns and operates the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette, Michigan. Photo by Ocie Albert

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has shared more than $1.5 million in gaming revenues with Michigan for the second half of 2016.

The tribe shared $307,181.28 with communities affected by the two Ojibwa Casino locations. The payment is based on 2 percent of the net win from slot machines at the facilities.

The payments are made twice a year. The latest amount was only slightly lower than the $316,802.66 distributed during the same time in 2015.

Additionally, the tribe shared $1,228,725.12 with the state of Michigan. That figure is based on 8 percent of the slot machine win.

When combined with the payments made during the first half of the year, the tribe paid a total of $532,447.11 to local communities and $2,108,726.49 to the state in 2016.

The amounts could go up now that the tribe is spending $40 million to upgrade and expand the two casinos.

Read More on the Story:
KBIC’s Gaming Distributions To Local And State Governments (The Keweenaw Report 12/14)
Revamping underway for casinos (The Marquette Mining Journal 12/14)
KBIC gives to the community (WNMU 12/14)
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community announces recent gaming distributions (WLUC 12/13)
KBIC seeks trust status in casino expansion project (The Marquette Mining Journal 12/11)

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