October 27, 2016
Last year, $28.6 million was paid to local governments and revenue sharing boards by Michigan's 12 tribal governments. A report was released by the state Gaming Control Board showing the numbers.
In the report the distribution of the funds was listed.
Under the current gaming pact between the tribes and the state, 2 percent of slot machine gaming revenue is paid to the state. It is then distributed to fund different counties and sharing boards.
$5.9 million was paid by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. The accounted for over 20 percent of the $28.6 million.
Native American Tribes in Michigan have paid over $408 million to the state over the last 11 years.
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