HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 22Issue 31Michigan Tribal Communities Shared $28.6 Million of Gaming Revenue with Local Communities in 2015

On October 20, 2016 the Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) reported that during 2015, Michigan tribal governments sent $28.6 million in gaming-related payments to local governments and revenue sharing boards.

According to the report published by the MGCB, Receipts and Distribution of Indian Casino Revenue by Local Revenue Sharing Boards, The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi distributed $5.9 million, the largest amount amongst the twelve Native American tribes.

Since 1994, Native American tribes operating in Michigan have shared more than $408 million in revenue sharing payments to local units of government and revenue sharing boards.

The tribes are:

· Bay Mills Indian Community

· Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

· Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish band of Pottawatomi (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 Band of Odawa Indians

· Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

· Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

· Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

· Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Overall, revenue sharing was down 1.8 percent from 2014.


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