HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 25Issue 27MICHIGAN TRIBES DISTRIBUTED $30.1 MILLION IN GAMING REVENUE SHARING IN 2018

Per a press release dated October 10, 2019, a dozen Michigan tribes have distributed $30.1 million in casino gaming revenue to local units of government, school districts and revenue sharing boards during fiscal year 2018.  This information is detailed in Receipts and Distribution of Indian Casino Revenue by Local Revenue Sharing Boards, a report published by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB). The report includes revenue sharing distributions for each tribe to the local communities. As required by Public Act 207 of 2018, the MGCB prepares the report annually.

Overall, revenue sharing was up 0.87 percent from 2017, which indicates slight year-over-year growth in the tribes’ net win from slot machines.

Tribal gaming compacts with the state of Michigan, and associated federal court consent judgments, require payments to local governments or revenue sharing boards.  The revenue sharing amount equals 2 percent of the tribal casinos’ net win from slot machines.

The tribes participating in the revenue sharing are:

  • Bay Mills Indian Community
  • Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe)
  • Hannahville Indian Community
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
  • Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians
  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Since 1994, Native American tribes operating casinos in Michigan have paid more than $497 million in revenue sharing payments to local units of government and revenue sharing boards.

 

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