Gaming machines at the Leelanau Sands Casino, owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in Peshawbestown, Michigan. Photo: I-5 Design & Manufacture

Grand Traverse Band shares gaming revenues with community

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has shared more than $850,000 in gaming revenues with the community in Michigan.

Under a consent decree in federal court, the tribe shares 2 percent of slot machine revenues with non-profits, charities and governmental units, including public schools, in a six-county area. Distributions occur twice a year -- in the winter and the summer.

Since the arrangement began in 1994, the tribe has shared more than $41 million with local governments, schools and other organizations, according to a press release posted by WPBN/WGTU.

The tribe operates three gaming facilities in Michigan.

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