Indian casinos

7:22 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Emmett Township Seeks $1.1-Million in Casino Funds to Fix Sewer Line

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The township says a sewer lines that in part serves FireKeepers Casino Hotel is at risk of failure
Emmett Township is seeking nearly $1.1 million in FireKeepers Casino revenue-sharing money for a planned sewer improvement, and that has others in line for casino money worried they may see smaller payments this year.
7:15 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Pokagons Elect New Tribal Council Chairman

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John Warren served as council treasurer since 2011
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DOWAGIAC, MI - John P. Warren has been elected Tribal Council chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The seven-year veteran of the tribal council was elevated during a special election on Jan. 25, and sworn into office on Saturday (Feb. 8). He fills leadership posts vacated by Matt Wesaw, who retired in October.
7:11 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

U.S Supreme Court hears arguments in Michigan case involving tribal immunity

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Decision expected next year
WASHINGTON - Lawyers for the Michigan attorney general's office and a state-based American Indian tribe went before the U.S. Supreme Court today, arguing over tribal immunity and whether it should be limited in cases where a tribe moves to open a casino off its reservation.
9:49 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Michigan Indian tribe at center of U.S. Supreme Court case

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Case has implications for possible legal action involving Native American businesses such as casinos
WASHINGTON - A small, shuttered casino in a tiny Up North town is at the center of a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court today that could redefine when American Indian tribes can be sued and under what conditions.
9:21 am
Thu August 29, 2013

State wants more oversight of Indian casinos

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State officials say all tribal casinos must give two percent of revenues to their local communities under a 1993 agreement.
By Ted Roelofs/Bridge Magazine contributor Since Indian casino gambling in Michigan began in 1994, seven tribes have doled out more than $200 million in communities surrounding their casinos. It was widely presumed, under a federal decree governing these payouts, that 2 percent of slot machine and video gaming profits would go to local government to compensate for economic costs of casino operations.

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