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In a press release issued March 31, 2021, the Nottawaseppi Huron Potawatomi Band (NHBP), owners and operators of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel, announced that it has recently contributed $15.6 million to the State of Michigan and the local revenue sharing board and that the combined revenue sharing payments paid to the State of Michigan and the local revenue sharing board have exceeded $233 million.  State and local revenue sharing payments are required under the terms of the compact the NHPB negotiated with the State of Michigan related to the operation of the FireKeepers casino since its opening 12 years ago.

The most recent payments totaled over $15.6 million, with payments to the State of Michigan totaling $10.7 million and local revenue sharing payments totaling over $4.9 million.  Overall, NHPB has contributed over $173.4 million to the State of Michigan and $59.7 million to the local revenue sharing board.  The payments to the local revenue sharing board have benefitted numerous local groups, including:

  • Harper Creek Community Schools
  • Calhoun County Road Commission
  • Emmett Township
  • Calhoun County
  • Calhoun Intermediate School District
  • Kellogg Community College
  • Willard Library
  • Athens Township
  • Marshall Township
  • City of Marshall
  • City of Battle Creek
  • Athens Area Schools
  • Village of Athens
  • Battle Creek Public Schools
  • Marshall Public Schools
  • Lakeview School District
  • Pennfield Schools

“Revenue sharing distributions are a source of enormous pride for NHBP Tribal Members, as well as the FireKeepers team,” stated Jamie Stuck, Tribal Council Chairperson of the NHBP. “To produce these numbers after being closed for 12-weeks truly speaks to the ability of our team to adapt to unforeseen and extremely difficult situations while retaining a focus on creating a safe environment for guests and delivering award-winning service.”

Kathy George, Chief Executive Officer at FireKeepers Casino Hotel stated.  “I am so proud of this group of Team Members who have risen above the countless challenges this past year has presented; and go above and beyond for our valued guests day after day.”

 

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