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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...
article Supremes Take Up Gun Lake, Feds’ Quiet Title Act and Standing Petitions
(Washington D.C.) -- The “Patchak case” will come before the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, December 12, the high court accepted petitions from the Gun Lake...

12/13/2011

article Legal Brief: U.S. Supreme Court takes Indian casino case
(Washington D.C.) -- What happened? The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to jointly hear two petitions over a decision by the federal government to take the Bradley...
article SCOTUS to Decide if Suit to Close Tribal Casino Can Proceed
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a lawsuit to close a tribal casino in Michigan can move forward. The court agreed Monday to hear...

12/12/2011

article Court: Can lawsuit against casino go forward?
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court will decide whether a lawsuit attempting to shut down a new tribal casino in southwestern Michigan can move forward.
article Gun Lake Casino lawsuit before Supreme Court is 'incredibly high-stakes case,' says legal expert
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court will decide next year whether the federal government properly took land into trust for the Gun Lake Tribe to build a casino, in a...
article Michigan Casino Clash Heads to Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court will have the final say as to whether a Michigan man can sue the government and an American Indian tribe over their plans to build...
article Supreme Court agrees to review Gun Lake casino site case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear a case that affects the casino owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of...
article Supreme Court takes Wayland casino case
(Michigan) -- The nation's highest court has agreed to hear arguments over a lawsuit targeting the Gun Lake Tribe's casino in Allegan County's Wayland...

12/1/2011

article Casino shares $1.5 million from slots
(Michigan) -- Another round of giant checks Monday, Nov. 28, from the Gun Lake Casino will give another shot in the arm for local governments.

11/30/2011

article Gun Lake Tribe Revenue Sharing Tops $10.3M
(Michigan) -- Less than a year after the opening of its Gun Lake Casino, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has shared more than $10.3 million with...

11/29/2011

article Wayland schools gain $600,000 from Gun Lake Casino revenue sharing
(Michigan) -- Wayland Union Schools has gained about $600,000, thanks to a revenue-sharing payment from Gun Lake Casino. This is the second revenue-sharing payment to...

11/28/2011

press release Gun Lake Tribe’s Second State and Local Revenue Sharing Payments Exceed $7.8 Million
(North Carolina) -- Today, the Gun Lake Tribe announced details of its second revenue sharing payments to the state and local governments. The Tribe was joined by...
article Casino owners pay out $7.8M
(Michigan) -- The owners of the Gun Lake Casino on Monday announced new revenue-sharing payments totaling more than $7.8 million to state and local governments and civic...
article Casino pays $1.5 million to local municipalities, groups
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe of Wayland Township today paid more than $1.5 million to the local revenue sharing board and more than $6.2 million to the state, the...
article Gun Lake Casino pays out $7.8 million to state, local governments
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino officials handed out more than $7.8 million in revenue sharing to state and local governments on Monday under the terms of their gaming...
article Gun Lake Casino Revenue-Sharing Checks to be Issued Today
(Michigan) -- More money is going out of the Gun Lake Casino today. Officials of the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians will announce its second distribution of...
article Gun Lake Casino shares revenue
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino and Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians officials say the Wayland area casino is doing well, and they have checks to prove it. Tribe...

11/12/2011

article Three elevens in the date, many go looking for luck
(Michigan) -- It happens only once every 100 years, the date of 11-11-11, a date many consider lucky. Couple all over the world chose this day to tie the knot, hoping it...

10/14/2011

article A culinary cha-ching: Gun Lake Casino's Sandhill Cafe impresses with attention to detail
(Michigan) -- We never imagined we’d find something completely different at a casino restaurant. After all, at a casino, gambling is first and dining is second.

10/3/2011

article Widespread Support for Gun Lake’s Trust Land
(Michigan) -- Local governments, business groups and agencies in and around Allegan County, Michigan, where the Gun Lake Tribe has its casino have urged the U.S. Supreme...

8/27/2011

article $12,000 gift buys sheriff's dept a K-9
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians and Gun Lake Casino officials donated $12,000 to the Allegan County Sheriff's Department to purchase a K-9...
article Casino plays for high school sports
(Michigan) -- A high school has hit the jackpot, thanks to a revenue-sharing check with a casino. In Wayland, MI, the Wayland Union Public Schools received $194,000 from...
article Casino profits cut Wayland pay to play fees
(Michigan) -- Profits from the nearby Gun Lake Casino may make it possible for more Wayland students to try out for sports and cheerleading squads.
article Gun Lake Tribe Donates K-9 to County Sheriff’s Department
(Michigan) -- The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department in Wayland, Mich., has a new officer – Medo, a German shepherd, who graduated at the top of his class...

8/11/2011

article Gun Lake Casino has come up a winner at 6-month mark, backers say
(Michigan) -- The dice appear to be coming up in favor of the Gun Lake Casino. “We expected to do well and we’re doing very well,” said Carter Pavey, marketing director...

6/14/2011

article Gun Lake Tribe's Security Certified
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe’s Department of Public Safety has been given certification by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards to enforce...

4/29/2011

article Former Bishop Paul Donovan became confused after leaving Gun Lake Casino, may have died from exposure to rain and cold, police say
(Michigan) -- In the hours before he was found dead, police believe Paul V. Donovan became confused after leaving the Gun Lake Casino late Wednesday and may have died...

4/3/2011

article GM Named at Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- Nearly two months into its operation, the Gun Lake Casino has a General Manager. Rob McDermott will oversee the daily operations of the gaming house off of...

4/2/2011

article Las Vegas casino executive named general manager at Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- An executive with experience at Las Vegas casinos has been named general manager of Gun Lake Casino, the Wayland casino that was opened Feb. 10 by the Gun...

3/21/2011

article Business booming at Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- About 900 people currently work at the Gun Lake Casino, more employees than casino officials originally expected to hire. It takes four weeks to learn how...
article Gun Lake Casino adds 200 jobs to payroll
(Michigan) -- While players sat at musical slot machines and crowded card tables before noon on Monday, an employee training class was taking place in a warehouse...
article Gun Lake Casino Hiring More
(Michigan) -- West Michigan's new gaming house is doing bigger business than owners expected. Gun Lake Casino officials will announce their early success today,...

3/20/2011

article Gun Lake Casino hired more than 700 workers planned to keep up with "outstanding visitation"
(Michigan) -- In its first month, the Gun Lake Casino is creating a bigger economic impact than expected, say the people behind the Wayland gaming business.

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