Slot machines at the Four Winds Casino, owned and operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in New Buffalo, Michigan. Photo: Four Winds Casinos
Compacts

Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues with state of Michigan in 2016



Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues with state and local communities in Michigan last year, according to a new report.

Of that amount, $60.4 million went to state entities. The remaining $29.2 million went to local communities, The Peninsula reported

The local community contributions represented an increase of 2 percent from the year prior, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, which operates three casinos in Michigan, shared the most -- nearly $6.1 million with local communities, the annual report stated.

The tribe also made the largest contribution, $19.4 million, to the state, according to the report. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi made the second-largest payment, with $17.1 million going to the state.

All 12 tribes with Class III gaming compacts share 2 percent of their Class III net win with local communities. Six also share a percentage with the state, with the rate ranging from 4 percent to 12 percent.

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