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

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $7.6 million in gaming revenues with community

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has shared more than $7.6 million in gaming revenues in Michigan.

The state received $4,268,003 while local communities received $2,134,001. GLIMI, an entity that was created in 2016 to fund economic development projects in Michigan, received $1,280,401.

“We are proud to continue offering great benefits to the local community in the form of jobs and revenue sharing payments,” Chairman Scott Sprague said in a press release. “These economic impacts are growing through employee wages, vendor spending and state and local revenue sharing payments.”

The payment is based on electronic gaming revenues at the Gun Lake Casino from October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. The tribe shares revenues from the facility twice a year.

Since 2011, when the casino opened amid litigation, the tribe has shared $109 million with the state and local communities.

The litigation has since been resolved with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Patchak v. Zinke. In February, the court held that Congress can protect tribal homelands from lawsuits.

Read More on the Story:
$7.6M in Gun Lake Casino revenue shared with Michigan governments (MLive June 11, 2018)
Gun Lake Tribe announces spring revenue-sharing figures (MLive June 8, 2018)

Patchak v. Zinke

Indianz.Com on SoundCloud: U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Patchak v. Zinke

U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Patchak v. Zinke:
Syllabus | Judgment [Thomas] | Concurrence [Breyer] | Concurrence [Ginsburg] | Concurrence [Sotomayor] | Dissent [Roberts] | Full Document: Patchak v. Zinke

More U.S. Supreme Court Documents:
Oral Argument Transcript | Docket Sheet No. 16-498 | Questions Presented

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision:
Patchak v. Jewell (July 15, 2016)

U.S. Supreme Court Decision:
Patchak v. Jewell (June 18, 2012)

Prior D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision:
Patchak v. Salazar (January 21, 2011)

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