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12/7/2016

article Gun Lake Tribe announces revenue sharing totals
(Michigan) -- Now that a dispute over Michigan’s online lottery has apparently been resolved, the revenue sharing spigot to Lansing has been turned on at the Gun...

11/1/2016

article $4.4M Fuel and Convenience Store Coming to Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- A new 24/7 fuel, convenience and dining station is being built on tribal trust land in Wayland, Michigan. Located at the entrance to Gun Lake Casino, the $...

10/29/2016

article Mayors begin to use Tiyan grounds for casino gambling
(Guam) -- Despite previous opposition from a local group that opposes casino gambling, the governor’s office is allowing certain village mayors to hold fiesta-...

10/28/2016

article Gun Lake Tribe to Build Convenience Store
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians wants to be known for more than just operating a casino between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. On Friday, ground was...
article Gun Lake Tribe using state funds to build $4M gas station, convenience store
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Investments is building a $4.4 million fuel and convenience store across the street from the Gun Lake Casino, next to Exit 61 of U.S. 131. The...

10/18/2016

article Tribe names chairman
(Michigan) -- A tribe in the region has appointed its casino director as chairman of its tribal council. The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, or Gun...

9/13/2016

article Another Sprague to Lead Gun Lake Tribe
(Michigan) -- A Sprague continues to lead the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians. Four days after being selected by the Tribal Council, Scott Sprague was sworn in as...

9/12/2016

article Gun Lake Tribe appoints a new chairperson
(Michigan) -- The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) has a new chairperson. Scott Sprague was chosen by the Tribal Council on Sept. 8...
article Gun Lake Tribe names new chairman after incumbent loses re-election
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe announced Scott Sprague has been sworn in as chairman of the Tribal Council after his cousin, Leah Sprague-Fodor, failed to win re-...

7/27/2016

article Tribe and state government reach a partial agreement on casino revenue
(Michigan) -- A Native American tribe in west Michigan has agreed to share revenue from its casino with the state as part of a dispute over online Lottery games.

7/26/2016

article Gun Lake Tribe and MEDC reach partial settlement over revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- After a more than year-long dispute over revenue sharing, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians said yesterday that it had come to a...
article Gun Lake Tribe and state to split $21.7M in disputed revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians and the state of Michigan have agreed to split $21.7 million as a "partial settlement" of a dispute...
article Gun Lake Tribe, state reach partial settlement over $21 million in disputed casino revenue payments
(Michigan) -- An American Indian tribe has reached a settlement with the state about how to distribute more than $21 million in casino revenue it has withheld for a year...
article Tribe reaches partial settlement with state
(Michigan) -- A tribe in the region has reached a partial settlement with the state over more than $21.7-million in withheld revenue-sharing payments, which are related...
article Tribe, state reach partial deal on casino revenue
(Michigan) -- An Indian tribe says it has reached a partial agreement with the state to direct more casino revenue to Michigan economic development programs.

7/25/2016

article Gun Lake Tribe & State of Michigan Come to Partial Agreement
(Michigan) -- Today, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) announced a government-to-government, Partial Settlement Agreement with...
article Gun Lake Tribe reaches 'partial settlement' with state over revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- A year-old dispute between the state and the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians has been partially settled, according to an announcement on Monday, July...

7/22/2016

article Federal court rejects appeal of Gun Lake Tribe’s land
(Michigan) -- The nation’s highest appeals court has dismissed a challenge to the Gun Lake Tribal Casino. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

7/21/2016

article Exciting new job opportunities at Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- Are you looking for a job? One that offers lots of flexibility, competitive pay, and opportunity for advancement? Look no further. Gun Lake Casino is...

7/18/2016

article Federal court upholds Gun Lake land-into-trust law
(Michigan) -- In a unanimous decision, the United States Court Of Appeals For The District Of Columbia Circuit has ended a long-running land-into-trust dispute between a...

7/15/2016

article Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions and put an end to litigation, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday in a long-...
article Law Blocking Tribal Casino Challenge Constitutional, DC Circ. Says [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld the dismissal of a Michigan man's challenge to a tribe's casino project on neighboring land, ruling that a...
article Gun Lake Casino ready to hire for positions for 2017
(Michigan) -- If you want to work in the gaming industry, Gun Lake Casino is looking for employees to staff its soon-to-be expanded business. The casino is hosting a job...

7/14/2016

article Gun Lake Casino ready to hire for positions for 2017
(Michigan) -- If you want to work in the gaming industry, Gun Lake Casino is looking for employees to staff its soon-to-be expanded business. The casino is hosting a job...

7/7/2016

article Pow Wow Celebrates Gun Lake Tribe's Long Road To Sovereignty
(Michigan) -- A few weeks ago, kids at the Gun Lake Tribe’s summer camp in Hopkins gathered around to learn a traditional round dance before the tribe’s...

7/6/2016

article Gun Lake Tribe invites public to annual powwow this weekend
(Michigan) -- It will be a celebration rich in heritage and Native American culture and the Gun Lake Tribe is inviting people across West Michigan to be a part of it....

6/10/2016

article She's the new chairperson of the Gun Lake Tribe
(Michigan) -- The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, announced Leah Sprague-Fodor has been sworn in as its...

6/3/2016

article Casino hosts free electronics recycling collection June 9
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino will host an electronics recycling event Thursday, June 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. near the casino.

5/21/2016

article Gun Lake Casino’s $76 million expansion
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino released details of a $76 million expansion that broke ground in January 2016. When it opens summer 2017 the casino will...

5/17/2016

article Gun Lake Tribe, Gun Lake Protective Association, Local Townships Host “Sounding of the Siren”
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Protective Association along with the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) (Tribe) and several local...

4/18/2016

article Casino expansion will likely boost revenues for schools, communities
(Michigan) -- A $76 million expansion of the Gun Lake Casino that began in January is expected to bring more customers, attract big-name entertainers, and lead to the...

4/15/2016

article Casino will double with expansion
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino on Tuesday, April 12, announced details of a $76 million casino expansion project that will nearly double the size of...

4/13/2016

article Gun Lake Casino expansion could have big impact on Allegan, Barry Counties
(Michigan) -- The $76 million expansion of Gun Lake Casino, in Wayland, could have a big impact on Allegan and Barry Counties. With the promise of 100 additional jobs,...
article Gun Lake Casino’s $76 Million Expansion Will Nearly Double Size
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe is undertaking a $76 million expansion on Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan. The tribe broke ground on the additions in January 2016...

4/12/2016

article $76M expansion ongoing at Gun Lake Casino in west Michigan
(Michigan) -- Officials say the Gun Lake Casino in western Michigan will nearly double its current size when it completes a $76 million expansion.
article $76M expansion will nearly double casino's size
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Casino will nearly double its current size when it completes a $76 million expansion that broke ground in January, tribal officials announced...
article Casino begins $76M expansion
(Michigan) -- A casino in the area has hit the jackpot as it proceeds with a $76-million expansion project that will nearly double its space, add amenities and create...

4/9/2016

article Expansion update offered by Gun Lake Tribe for Michigan casino
(Michigan) -- More details are being provided by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians regarding the expansion of its 5-year-old Gun Lake Casino in...

3/31/2016

article Gun Lake Investments Appoints Kurt Trevan to Lead Investment & Economic Development Efforts
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Investments board of directors appointed Kurt Trevan to lead their investment and economic development efforts. Mr. Trevan has a long term...

3/28/2016

article Gun Lake Tribe visits Wayland school
(Michigan) -- Members of the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, recently visited Wayland Union Middle School to...

2/19/2016

article Feds, Tribe Tell DC Circ. Casino Trust Taking Was Legal [sub req]
(Michigan) -- A Michigan tribe and the federal government fired back Thursday against a landowner’s claims that the decision to take 147 acres into trust for the...

2/5/2016

article D.K. Sprague retires as chairman of Gun Lake Tribe
(Michigan) -- The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) has announced the retirement of David K. (D.K.) Sprague as chairman.

2/4/2016

article D.K. Sprague Retires after 24 Years as Chairman of the Gun Lake Tribe
(Michigan) -- Today, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) (Tribe) announced the retirement of David K. (D.K.) Sprague as chairman....
article Gun Lake Tribe announces retirement of longtime chair D.K. Sprague
(Michigan) -- Chairman D.K. Sprague has retired after 24 years of leading the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe.

1/10/2016

article Preliminary work for expansion at casino started by Gun Lake Tribe
(Michigan) -- On Thursday, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, formerly known as the Gun Lake Tribe, announced expansion plans for its 5-year-old...

1/8/2016

article Construction begins on Gun Lake Casino expansion
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino officials announced Thursday that work has begun on an expansion of the casino. The Gun Lake Tribal Gaming Authority Board says the...

1/7/2016

article As Gun Lake Casino expands, area remains empty
(Michigan) -- As Gun Lake Casino looks to expand its facility, development in the surrounding area remains at a standstill. “We know more could be done. It’s...
article Gun Lake Casino adding to gaming, food and entertainment options
(Michigan) -- The 5-year-old Gun Lake Casino announced it will expand its gaming, dining and entertainment options with an expansion that will be complete in the summer...

12/31/2015

article A long way home: Gun Lake Tribe settles into new government complex
(Michigan) -- As Gun Lake Tribal Council member Leah Sprague-Fodor takes her seat in the new council chamber, she is beaming. Like many things at the sprawling new...

12/25/2015

article Gun Lake Casino hosts blood drive Dec. 29
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino will partner with Michigan Blood to host a blood drive Tuesday, Dec. 29. It will take place at the west entrance of the casino from 10 a.m...

12/9/2015

article Gun Lake Tribe to Present Film on Wild Rice
(Michigan) -- The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is showing a 24-minute documentary tonight on the traditional harvesting, processing and cooking...

12/5/2015

article Gun Lake Tribe Produces Documentary On Disappearing Wild Rice
(Michigan) -- Wild rice has been an important food to Native American tribes in the United States for thousands of years. But due to climate change, those rice fields...

10/24/2015

article Gun Lake Tribe Celebrates Another Successful Harvest
(Michigan) -- The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, commonly known as the Gun Lake Tribe, celebrated a successful harvest from its tribal...

9/25/2015

press release EMPLOYMENT: Chief Executive Officer of Gun Lake Investments
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Investment is seeking to hire the Chief Executive Officer to manage day-to-day operations of the company. Gun Lake Investments is a separate...

9/21/2015

article Hold On, Partner! / Tribe stops payments over online lottery
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently said the state could expect budget deficits of $7 million-$60 million if more tribes begin...

9/16/2015

article Dispute with Native American casino triggers Michigan Economic Development Corporation layoffs
(Michigan) -- Sixty-five employees at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation have been given layoff notices because of a dispute between the Gun Lake Casino and...

9/15/2015

article MEDC to lay off 65 employees
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. will lay off 65 employees by Oct. 1 as it downsizes to adjust to a 27% cut in its overall funding for 2016, CEO...
article State business recruitment agency lays off 65 workers
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s quasi-public business recruitment agency will lay off up to 65 of its 307 employees because of a reduction in state and corporate funding...

8/25/2015

article Why one American Indian tribe is refusing to pay its casino revenue sharing to Lansing
(Michigan) -- In 2011, the federal government opened the door to online lotteries when it lifted its ban on non-sports gambling. That action sent the Michigan Lottery...
article Gun Lake Tribe opens new government campus
(Michigan) -- If you're headed to the Gun Lake Casino, you'll probably notice some new buildings nearby. On Tuesday, the Gun Lake Tribe unveiled its new office...

8/23/2015

article Online state games spark feud over funds
(Michigan) -- A dispute between an American Indian tribe and the state over online lottery games has put a 21st-century twist on a decades-old debate over how much...
article Other tribes stopped making revenue-sharing payments
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake is not the first American Indian tribe to stop making revenue-sharing payments in protest of state authorizations of other casino operations.

8/18/2015

article Gun Lake Casino, state debate $7M payment
(Michigan) -- As of Tuesday, the tribe that operates Gun Lake Casino had not made a $7 million payment to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) that was...
article Michigan agency plans cuts after tribe halts casino payments
(Michigan) -- Michigan's economic development agency said Monday it plans staff cuts in part because a tribal casino stopped paying a portion of its gambling profits...
article Online lottery, Native American compact dispute could cause layoffs at Michigan Economic Development Corporation
(Michigan) -- A dispute with a Native American tribe over the Michigan Lottery's online lottery sales could cost some Michigan Economic Development Corporation...

8/17/2015

article Dispute over online Michigan Lottery sales could hurt MEDC
(Michigan) -- Making state lottery games available online has resulted in a disagreement between the state and a native tribe. Twice a year the Gun Lake Tribe gives a...
article Michigan agency plans cuts after tribe halts casino payments over Internet Lottery
(Michigan) -- Michigan's economic development agency is planning staff cuts after a tribal casino stopped paying the state a portion of its gambling profits. The...
article Michigan’s economic agency prepares to cut jobs
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s economic development agency is preparing to eliminate jobs because of reduced revenue from the Legislature and a dispute with a Native...

7/11/2015

article Inaugural Sweet Grass Moon Powwow Kicks Off on Gun Lake Tribal Land
(Michigan) -- The inaugural Sweet Grass Moon Powwow hosted by the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Pottawatomi (Gun Lake Tribe) and the Tribe’s non-profit cultural program, the...

6/18/2015

article Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law
(Michigan) -- A Michigan tribe secured victory on Wednesday in a long-running land-into-trust dispute affecting its gaming facility. The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of...

6/8/2015

article Deputy and dog honored for toddler rescue
(Michigan) -- An Allegan County Sheriff's Office deputy and his K-9 dog have been honored for their part in the recent rescue of a missing 2-year-old boy.

5/28/2015

article Readers Respond: Despite online poll, there's support for Volksparade sponsorship
(Michigan) -- The Sentinel posed the poll question: Should Tulip Time officials have allowed Gun Lake Casino to be the primary sponsor for the Volksparade?

5/8/2015

article Letter: Casino parade inappropriate
(Michigan) -- Concerning the Gun Lake Casino Volksparade, I'm sure that many residents of Holland were very surprised to read that the Tulip Time Board had accepted...

1/15/2015

article Gun Lake Casino's food and clothing drive helps Dégagé
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino is helping Dégagé Ministries. Thursday morning, casino staff stopped by the Grand Rapids organization to serve breakfast and lunch to those...

12/20/2014

article Hopkins supervisor misses second casino revenue distribution
(Michigan) -- For the second time in a row, Hopkins Township Supervisor Mark Evans has failed to appear at a Gun Lake Casino revenue distribution meeting.

12/9/2014

article Gun Lake Tribe acquires more land
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe has acquired more land, including a section of land behind Gun Lake Casino. In September, the federal government took three parcels of...

12/8/2014

article Gun Lake Casino sharing payments top $60M
(Michigan) -- The tribe that owns Gun Lake Casino in Wayland Township has announced its latest six-month revenue sharing payment to the state and local community,...
article Gun Lake Tribe announces sharing payments over 60-million dollars
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe is pleased about its six-month revenue-sharing payment to the local community and the state. The tribe, which owns Gun Lake Casino in...

9/29/2014

article President Obama SIgns New Law to Reaffirm Status of Gun Lake Tribe's Land
(Michigan) -- The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) announce today that President Obama signed S. 1603 that reaffirms the trust...

9/2/2014

article Gun Lake Casino hearing set for Thursday
(Michigan) -- A hearing is set for Thursday in D.C. Federal District Court on a lawsuit filed in 2008 seeking to shut down the Gun Lake Casino. The U.S. Supreme Court...

9/1/2014

article Casino lawsuit will continue Thursday
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake casino could be closing down for good, if David Patchak wins his case against the government and Gun Lake Tribe. Patchak filed this suit back...
article Hearing set in Gun Lake Casino lawsuit
(Michigan) -- A federal lawsuit with the potential to shut down gaming at Gun Lake Casino will move forward this week. Lawyers in the lawsuit filed in 2008 by...
article Lawsuit against casino continues Thursday
(Michigan) -- A new hearing has been scheduled this week in a lawsuit that could force the Gun Lake Casino to shut down. David Patchak filed a lawsuit against the...

8/21/2014

article Former Gun Lake Casino worker convicted in fraud, ordered to pay back $3,300
(Michigan) -- A former Gun Lake casino worker who fraudulently took money from the Wayland Township venue has been ordered to pay back $3,350. Melanie Latrice King, 36,...

8/1/2014

article House committee passes bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Natural Resources Committee approved S.1603, the Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act, at an open markup session on Wednesday.

6/18/2014

article Gun Lake Tribe Shares Slot Revenues with State, Local Governments
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe has announced their spring revenue sharing payments from its casino in Bradley.

6/17/2014

article Gun Lake Tribe shares $7.8M in casino revenue with community
(Michigan) -- The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is sharing $7.9 million in gaming revenues in Michigan.

5/28/2014

article Gun Lake tribe celebrates a milestone
(Michigan) -- A small West Michigan congregation is celebrating a really big milestone this year.The Bradley Indian Mission within the Gun Lake tribe has been in it...

3/1/2014

article Gun Lake Casino Staffer Indicted
(Michigan) -- Federal charges have been filed against a Gun Lake Casino staffer. Prosecutors claim that Melanie Latrice King took several hundred dollars from the gaming...

2/12/2014

article Gun Lake Casino Partners with Dégagé Ministries During Increased Need
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino partnered with Dégagé Ministries of Grand Rapids, Mich. to assist the hungry and homeless during record breaking frigid temperatures.

12/26/2013

article Casino restaurant signs along U.S. 131 will disappear
(Michigan) -- Those planning to visit a Gun Lake Casino restaurant in 2014 might want to bring along a good map or a GPS. A familiar highway sign along U.S. 131, near...

11/20/2013

article Gun Lake Tribe announces fall casino revenue sharing payments
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe says their latest revenue sharing payments with its casino operations are quite a hefty sum. The state of Michigan will be receiving...
article Gun Lake tribe sharing wealth with West Michigan
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake tribe is sharing its wealth with West Michigan, to the tune of millions of dollars. On Wednesday, the tribe announced its fall revenue totals...

9/24/2013

article Gun Lake Tribe breaks ground on casino expansion; gets rezoning for adjacent headquarters
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Casino broke ground on the first phases of a proposed expansion effort in August, a project which regulatory documents show could eventually...

9/19/2013

article Township rezones land for tribe government complex
(Michigan) -- Plans for the Gun Lake Tribe’s new government complex continue moving forward after Wayland Township board members approved the rezoning of more than...

9/14/2013

article Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians to host meeting Sept. 26
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians will host a Michigan Pleasant Restoration Initiative meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Luella Collins Community...

8/26/2013

article Gun Lake Tribe plans for new government complex
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe has outgrown its current government complex and is awaiting township approval to build a new complex on land purchased in Bradley.

8/18/2013

article Gun Lake Tribe awarded permit as part of expansion at casino
(Michigan) -- The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has received a permit as part of a casino expansion...

8/14/2013

article Gun Lake Casino building parking ramp
(Michigan) -- The first step in what could lead to a new hotel and expanded gaming area is underway at Gun Lake Casino. The Wayland-area casino confirms it has begun...

6/10/2013

article Gun Lake Casino makes $8.4M revenue-sharing payments
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe has announced that its spring revenue-sharing payments to the state and local governments from its casino revenues in Wayland Township...

6/6/2013

article Gun Lake Casino provides millions in local revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- The continued success of the Gun Lake Casino means plenty of revenue for the state of Michigan and for local governments. The Gun Lake Tribe has announced...
press release Gun Lake Tribe Announce Slot Machine Revenue Sharing Payouts
(Michigan) -- Officials of the Gun Lake Tribe announced today over 8.4 million dollars in semi-annual government revenue-sharing payments, with more than 6.7 million...
article Gun Lake Tribe announce spring revenue sharing payments
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe recently announced details of its spring revenue sharing payments to the state and local governments.

5/9/2013

article Tribe denied tax break, seeks Jijak land trust
(Michigan) -- At the Hopkins Township Board’s May 13 meeting, supervisor Mark Evans will present proposed answers to questions posed by the U.S. Department of the...

4/18/2013

article Gun Lake Casino looks to expand
(Michigan) -- A Gun Lake Tribe application to fill in wetlands to expand the Gun Lake Casino in Bradley is being considered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

4/17/2013

article Gun Lake Tribe, Casino to host electronic recycling events
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Casino and the Gun Lake Tribe will host electronic waste recycling events to celebrate Earth Day. Both locations will accept items from 9 a.m...

4/16/2013

article Step in Expanding Gun Lake Casino Site Taken by Tribe
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians has filed an application with the US Army Corps of Engineers to fill in around four acres of wetlands at the Gun...

4/15/2013

article Gun Lake Casino expansion: Wetlands application lists plans for hotel tower, cinema and spa
(Michigan) -- Long anticipated plans for expansion of the Gun Lake Casino are taking tentative steps forward with a tribal application to the U.S. Army Corps of...

4/14/2013

article Four Jackpots in two days go out the door at Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- The progressive Jackpot at the Gun Lake Casino hasn’t been progressing much lately because people keep hitting it. Patrons won it four times in less...

4/10/2013

article Gun Lake Casino and Tribe host electronics recycling days
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Casino and the Gun Lake Tribe invite the public to electronic waste recycling events in celebrating Earth Day 2013.

2/13/2013

article Gun Lake Band Lands EPA Sustainability Training Seminar
(Michigan) -- Although funding is apparently not an issue, considering the financial success of their casino in Bradley, the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians was...

1/17/2013

article Gun Lake Casino Funds New Radios for NE Allegan Co. First Responders
(Michigan) -- Seven new mobile radios will be in the hands of the Wayland Area Emergency Medical Services unit, thanks to the Gun Lake Casino. Officials of the gaming...

1/16/2013

article Gun Lake Casino provides new radios for emergency responders
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino announced it had purchased seven new mobile radios for the Wayland Area Emergency Medical Services (WAEMS) this week. The radio upgrade...

1/2/2013

article Year in Review: 2012: Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- Having pledged 2 percent of the net win from its slot machines, the Gun Lake Casino and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians that owns...

12/27/2012

article Gun Lake Tribe distributes money to local government
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe distributed $1.6 million to ten Allegan County government agencies during Christmas week. The payments are the second of the semi-annual...

12/7/2012

article Gun Lake Tribe, Comprenew hold successful recycling event
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe, in collaboration with Comprenew Electronics, announced that its three-day electronics recycling event last month netted more than 24,...

11/28/2012

article Gun Lake Casino shares $8.6 million
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe announced Tuesday, Nov. 27, it will share $8.6 million with state and local governments. The tribe’s fourth such payment will...
article Gun Lake Tribe turns over Revenue Sharing to Michigan and local officials
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe continues to make big money at their little casino. They have announced that they will be making revenue sharing payments to the state...

11/27/2012

article Gun Lake Casino increases revenue-sharing payments to $8.6M
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe in Wayland Township announced its fourth revenue sharing payments to the state and local governments today, with the State of Michigan...
article Gun Lake Casino reveals latest revenue share
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino announced the latest revenue sharing on Tuesday morning. The Gun Lake Tribe is giving $7,002,443.09 to the state of Michigan.
article Gun Lake Casino shares $8.6m in revenue
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Casino paid the state of Michigan and local governments a total of $8.6 million in revenue sharing from their electronic gaming over a 5-month...

11/16/2012

article Gun Lake tribe accepting old electronics
(Michigan) -- Friday is the last day you can drop off old electronics at the Gun Lake electronics recycling drive. The Gun Lake Tribe is holding the drive in support of...

11/15/2012

article Gun Lake Casino Raises $36K for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Casino participated in the 27th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year, raising $36,360 to support breast cancer education, research...

9/19/2012

article Federal grant, Gun Lake Casino revenue sharing fund rural road rebuild
(Michigan) -- A stretch of rural road near in Allegan County has been completely rebuilt using federal funding and revenue sharing from the Gun Lake Casino.

9/5/2012

article Meet Allegan County’s newest police force
(Michigan) -- Situated in an unassuming trailer and hidden behind a far more recognizable new institution, the headquarters of the county’s newest police force is...
article VIDEO: Gun Lake Casino gives $13,000 to 13 West Michigan libraries
(Michigan) -- Through its Charitable Giving Program, Gun Lake Casino announced last week they would donate $13,000 to 13 Allegan County libraries. The $1,000 donation to...

8/31/2012

article Gun Lake Casino Gives $1,000 Checks to Allegan Co. Libraries
(Michigan) -- In a ceremony at the Dorr Township Library, libraries around Allegan County received thousand-dollar checks yesterday from Gun Lake Casino officials as...

8/30/2012

article Gun Lake Casino donates to 13 libraries
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino, through its Charitable Giving Program, donated a total of $13,000 to 13 Allegan County libraries. Casino officials surprised each library...

8/9/2012

article Casino payout: Sports, iPads, roads
(Michigan) -- Even though she's never gambled there, Kristie LeValley said her Gun Lake Casino payout is big. The controversial casino is pumping lots of money into...

7/25/2012

article Casino shares $1.6 million in revenue
(Michigan) -- The board that distributes revenue sharing from the Gun Lake Casino did so Wednesday, July 18, dividing $1.6 million among 10 municipalities and schools...

7/20/2012

article Gun Lake Refinances $165 Million in the ‘Post-Patchak’ Era
(Michigan) -- In a significant development for Indian country financing, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has announced it has refinanced $165...

7/19/2012

article Expansion of Gun Lake Casino 'now possible' after $165 million debt refinancing
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino officials opened the door to talk of expansion on Thursday after announcing that the tribe had refinanced $165 million in outstanding...
article Gun Lake Band Refinances Casino Building Debt
(Michigan) -- Officials of the Match-e-be-Nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians announced today that 165 million dollars in outstanding debt incurred in developing...

6/20/2012

article Gun Lake Tribe spokesman confident in addressing casino legal challenges
(Michigan) -- A spokesman for the Gun Lake Tribe is confident they will win the latest legal challenge they face. Besides running a casino, they have lots of experience...
article Supreme Court rules casino critics's case can continue
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Wayland Township resident David Patchak has standing to challenge the status of the land on which the Gun Lake Casino...

6/19/2012

article Opinion analysis: Court allows challenge to land acquisition for Indian casino
(Washington D.C.) -- This morning the Court issued its decision in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak. The Court held, by a vote of eight to...
article Lawsuit Against Gun Lake Casino To Proceed
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered an unwelcome one to the Gun Lake Casino owners. The Justices voted 8 to 1 that David Patchak, a former Wayland...

6/18/2012

article ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Decides Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak
(Washington D.C.) -- On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak et al., No. 11-246, holding that (1...
article Casino Challenger Has a Case, High Court Finds
(Washington D.C.) -- A Michigan man can sue the government and an American Indian tribe over their plans to build a casino near his property, the Supreme Court ruled...
article Court allows suit over use of Indian land
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Monday that a neighbor has the right to sue to keep a Michigan Indian band from acquiring land to hunt and to build...
press release Gun Lake Tribe Responds to U.S. Supreme Court’s Patchak Decision
(Michigan) -- Today the U.S. Supreme Court rejected motions by the Gun Lake Tribe and U.S. government seeking to have David Patchak’s lawsuit dismissed on...
article Michigan man's lawsuit over operating American Indian tribe casino can move forward
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled a west Michigan man’s lawsuit over an already operating American Indian tribe’s casino can move...
article Native American casino lawsuit allowed to proceed
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court won't stop a lawsuit that aims to shut down an operating Native American casino, which was built and is now operating in...
article Supreme Court clears the way for Patchak lawsuit against Gun Lake Casino
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation’s highest court has decided to allow a lawsuit to move forward which threatens to shut down gaming at the Gun Lake Casino in...
article Supreme Court rules DOI can be sued over Gun Lake casino land
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling today in Salazar v. Patchak, a gaming land case. By an 8-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Interior...
article Supreme Court Says Effort To Close Tribal Casino May Continue [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday opened the door for future challenges of the federal government’s authority to acquire land for Indian gaming...
article Supreme Court won’t stop lawsuit seeking to shut down Native American casino in Michigan
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court won’t stop a lawsuit seeking to shut down a Native American casino in Michigan. The high court on Monday upheld a lower...
article Supremes Support Lawsuit Against Interior’s Land-into-Trust Authority
(Washington D.C.) -- In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that an individual has standing to sue the Interior Department for taking land into trust for...
article Gun Lake Casino operations will be unaffected by Supreme Court decision, tribal leader says
(Michigan) -- A former Wayland Township trustee will be able to proceed with his lawsuit against the Gun Lake Casino. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected motions by...
article Support for Muskegon County casino impressed upon Governor Snyder's Office staff
(Michigan) -- Muskegon-area governmental leaders who support a proposal to construct a tribal casino in Fruitport Township took advantage of an opportunity Monday to...
article Supreme Court action in Patchak case could mean many more years of litigation for Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- A lawsuit filed years ago to try to stop the development of what is now the Gun Lake Casino can move forward in lower court.
article Supreme Court decision on Gun Lake Casino lawsuit reaches far beyond Michigan
(Michigan) -- With the nation’s highest court out of the way, a lawsuit with the potential to shut down the Gun Lake Casino is full slog ahead.
article U.S. Supreme Court allows lawsuit to move foward on Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- Michigan's Gun Lake Casino is under threat to shut down after less than two years in operation. The U.S. Supreme Court said a lawsuit challenging the...

6/6/2012

article Gun Lake Tribe gives $8 million in revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Tribe presented $8 million in revenue sharing payments to the state and local governments on Monday, June 4. The State of Michigan received $6,477...

6/5/2012

article Gun Lake Casino Pays State Six Million
(Michigan) -- Some Casinos in the state of Michigan have seen revenues decline but they are going great guns at the Gun Lake Casino. They have just made their latest...

6/4/2012

article Shakopee Mdewakanton, Canterbury Park reach deal to stave off gambling expansion
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux community and the Canterbury Park horse track are expanding the historic partnership they struck this spring to try to stop...
article Gun Lake Casino makes third state and local revenue sharing payment
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino officials handed out more than $8 million in revenue sharing to state and local governments on Monday under the terms of their gaming...
article Gun Lake Tribe shares casino revenue
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe made their third revenue sharing payment to the state and local governments today from the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland - just over $8...

5/6/2012

article Observers Optimistic Gun Lake Case Will Be Decided on a Narrow Legal Question
(Washington D.C.) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Salazar v. Patchak on April 24, tribal advocates and Indian legal observers tried to face down...

4/30/2012

article Argument recap: Searching for a middle ground in Indian casino case
(Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, April 24, the Court heard arguments in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, consolidated with Salazar v....
article U.S. Supreme Court debates tribal casino lawsuit
(Michigan) -- Several U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed troubled last week at the thought of letting a lawsuit move forward that aims to shut down an already opened...

4/25/2012

article BLOG: Initial Commentary on Salazar/Gun Lake v. Patchak
(Michigan) -- The first remarkable point about today’s argument is that Justice Scalia appeared to come to the rescue of counsel for Patchak four times , and by...

4/24/2012

article OP/ED: Talk About High Stakes
(Michigan) -- A ten-year old lawsuit challenging the U.S. Government’s right to put the land under the Gun Lake Casino into trust will be heard by the U.S. Supreme...
article Supreme Court justices question whether to allow lawsuit against Gun Lake Casino to move forward
(Washington D.C.) -- Supreme Court justices are questioning whether a former Wayland Township trustee waited too long file his lawsuit against the Gun Lake Tribe over a...
article Supreme Court trying to decide whether tribal casino lawsuit can move forward
(Washington D.C.) -- Several Supreme Court justices seemed troubled Tuesday at the thought of letting a lawsuit move forward that aims to shut down an already opened...

4/23/2012

article Argument preview: Seeking to undo casino land deal
(Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, April 24, the Court will hear arguments in a case challenging the federal government’s decision to put into trust land purchased...

4/11/2012

article In the Cards: Gun Lake Casino allows children to dine at Sandhill Cafe
(Michigan) -- I noticed the signs along the expressway, allowing kids to dine out at the Sandhill Cafe at the Gun Lake Casino, and I wondered: How is this going to work?

4/2/2012

article Full House Resorts closes on casino-management contract sale
(Michigan) -- Full House Resorts Inc. said Monday it had closed on a $97.5 million sale of its interest in the FireKeepers casino management contract. The Las Vegas-...

3/30/2012

article Gun Lake Gaming Authority’s Credit Rating Bumped Up
(Michigan) -- Just a year after the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians opened the Gun Lake Casino, the country’s top financial ratings services...
article Tribe now running FireKeepers
(Michigan) -- As of Friday, FireKeepers Casino’s owners have taken over its day-to-day operations — more than four years sooner than planned. The...

3/13/2012

article Gun Lake Tribal Members Support a Bald Cause—Childhood Cancer Research
(Michigan) -- A tribal casino in western Michigan is embarking on a campaign against childhood cancer that’s creative, bold—and bald.

2/29/2012

article Full House Resorts sells management contact for $97.5 million
(Michigan) -- Full House Resorts Inc. has sold its FireKeepers casino management contract for $97.5 million, a deal that will allow the Las Vegas-based company to pay...
article S&P raises Gun Lake Tribal Gaming Authority to 'B+'
(Wall Street) -- SU.S. casino operator Gun Lake Tribal Gaming Authority (the Authority) continues to report strong operating results since we revised our rating outlook...

2/28/2012

article Denise Behm leaves casino job after one week; returns to Wayland Chamber
(Michigan) -- Denise Behm announced this morning that she has left her position as community relations director at the Gun Lake Casino. Behm began her new job at the...

2/24/2012

article Huron band of Potawatomi tribe announces buyout of Firekeepers Casino
(Michigan) -- The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi announced today that a tentative buy-out agreement of the FireKeepers Casino management contract has been...

2/23/2012

article Nottawaseppi Huron Potawatomi to pay $97 million to buy out Full House Resorts' contract to manage FireKeepers Casino
(Michigan) -- The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians will manage FireKeepers Casino. Tribal council members announced Thursday that they have a tentative...
article Tribe to buy out FireKeepers management
(Michigan) -- The owners of FireKeepers Casino soon may be in charge of running its day-to-day operations. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi announced this...
article 1998 story: Tribe's casino is years from opening
(Michigan) -- Work toward building a casino in Calhoun County is likely to speed up now, but the casino's opening appears to be at least 2 1/2 years away.
article In the Cards: Gun Lake Casino taps first Oberon keg in West Michigan, gives away 18 dream vacations and helps cancer research
(Michigan) -- Did you stop by the Gun Lake Casino during its month-long, 1-year anniversary celebration? I was there a couple of times in February, and each time the the...

2/11/2012

article Gun Lake Casino celebrates one-year anniversary with February specials, discounts
(Michigan) -- A year after opening the Gun Lake Casino, nearly $10.4 million has been paid out to the State and local revenue sharing boards, according to officials.

2/10/2012

article Casino owners pay out total of $17M in revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- The owners of FireKeepers Casino today announced new revenue-sharing payments totaling about $17.4 million to local and state governments.
article FireKeepers casino revenue-sharing totals $17.5 million for state and area
(Michigan) -- The third round of revenue sharing by FireKeepers Casino, care of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians, amounted to $12.5 million for the...

2/9/2012

article Gun Lake Casino: A year of success and why employees love working there
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Casino turns 1 year old tomorrow. Its impact on Allegan County and in Wayland Township has been far-reaching.
article Lake Casino: More traffic and more deputies lead to expected increase in police calls
(Michigan) -- In the year since the Gun Lake Casino opened, incidents handled by the Allegan County Sheriff Department in Wayland Township have almost doubled.

2/7/2012

article Wayland Chamber director tapped to lead Gun Lake Casino promotional team
(Michigan) -- Strong support for the Gun Lake Casino has paid dividends for Denise Behm, executive director of the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce, who announced this...

2/6/2012

article Gun Lake Casino Celebrating First Anniversary for Full Month of February
(Michigan) -- The Wayland, Michigan-based Gun Lake Casino, owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, will celebrate its first anniversary during...
article Wayland Chamber Director leaves for casino job
(Michigan) -- Wayland Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Denise Behm will be leaving that position to work for the Gun Lake Casino. Behm has been hired to fill the...

2/3/2012

article Gun Lake Casino celebrates first year of operations
(Michigan) -- The parking lot was nearly full at the Gun Lake Casino Friday evening. Inside almost every machine had it's wheels turning.

1/25/2012

article Asked and Answered: Mathew Fletcher
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide during its 2012 session whether the federal government properly took into trust land in Michigan's Allegan County...

1/24/2012

article Work advances on FireKeepers Casino hotel near Battle Creek
(Michigan) -- Construction work on FireKeepers Casino’s 242-room hotel is progressing, with the last beam of the structure, at 11177 Michigan Ave., to be placed...

1/23/2012

article Gun Lake Casino CEO John Shagonaby to offer insights Friday as WMU's Keystone Breakfast speaker
(Michigan) -- What are the strategies involved with getting the Gun Lake Casino up and running successfully in Wayland Township?

1/13/2012

article Gun Lake Casino topic of Keystone breakfast talk at WMU
(Michigan) -- The rapid success of Gun Lake Casino will be up for discussion at the next presentation in the Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Series at Western Michigan...

1/5/2012

article Casino revenue boosts budgets for schools, townships
(Michigan) -- While $700,000 would solve most of a budget shortfall at many schools in Allegan County, Wayland Union Schools plans to set aside that kind of cash to...

12/29/2011

article Casino payments go to local governments earlier than planned
(Michigan) -- Local units of government received checks ahead of schedule after the board that disburses Gun Lake Casino gaming compact funds recently agreed to send...
article Gun Lake Casino issues gaming profits
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Casino issued $1.5 million in checks to 10 different agencies last week. This is the second payment the casino has made to the community.

12/26/2011

article Efforts to close a new tribal casino will be looked at by court
(Michigan) -- The justices have agreed to hear arguments on the matter involving a casino built by the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians.

12/24/2011

article Casino gifts provide clothing, food at ministry
(Michigan) -- Hundreds of people will be warmer this winter because of thousands of donations collected by Gun Lake Casino. Earlier this month, the casino asked its...

12/23/2011

article Gun Lake Casino helps feed the needy and keep them warm
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino is helping to feed the needy and keep them warm this holiday season. On Friday the casino donated a $2,500 check to Degage Ministries. One...

12/16/2011

article ANALYSIS: Supreme Court agrees to review important fee-to-trust decision
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday, December 12, 2011, the Supreme Court granted the petitions of the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish...

12/15/2011

article Casino lawsuit makes it to Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday, Dec. 12, to hear arguments on whether a Wayland Township man has standing to challenge the federal government...

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