Michigan casinos

9:12 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Tribe ends Emmett Township Police contract at Firekeeper's Casino

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In a letter, the chairman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi says police duties will be handled by the Tribal Police Department.
Emmett Township wants answers from the owners of FireKeepers Casino Hotel, three weeks before the township must lay off five public safety officers. "I am sending them a letter today demanding that we get some answers back by Friday," Township Supervisor Tim Hill said Tuesday.
3:43 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Four Winds Casinos' owners say they contributed $35-million to Southwest Michigan's economy

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Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians says job creation and other ancillary benefits from the casinos and other ventures adds up to $35-million. Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the casinos as the only source of the $35-million. WMUK regrets the error.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
DOWAGIAC, MI - The owners of the Four Winds Casinos in Harford and New Buffalo announced Monday that they made nearly $35 million in contributions to the Southwest Michigan economy during 2012 - above and beyond annual payments they are required to make directly to the state and area municipalities.