Tribal veterans help the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians debut an expansion at the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, on May 3, 2017. Photo: Gun Lake Casino
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Gun Lake Tribe shares another $6.7M in casino funds in Michigan

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, shared another $6.7 million in gaming revenues in Michigan.

Of the amount, $3.7 million from the Gun Lake Casino went to the state while local communities received $1.8 million. And $1.1 million went to a new economic development entity set up by the tribe and the state.

“Our team members at the casino deserve a lot of credit for their outstanding contributions to the strong results for this revenue sharing distribution,” Chairman Scott Sprague said in a press release. “The construction team is also recognized for their professionalism which allowed for seamless operations during the last year while the expansion was built.”

The tribe just debuted a $76 million expansion of the facility, which opened in February 2011. Since then, the tribe has shared nearly $93.4 million with the state and local communities.

Despite the success, a non-Indian man who lives three miles from the casino continues to question the legality of the facility. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Patchak v. Zinke sometime this fall

Read More on the Story:
Gun Lake Casino pays out $6.7M in revenue sharing for state and local entities (MLive 6/1)
$6 million of Gun Lake Casino revenue to go towards local, state governments (WZZM 6/1)

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