More than $ 150 million has been donated to local and state governments since the opening of Gun Lake Casino in Michigan nearly 10 years ago. Employing more than 1,100 people, the casino operates according to strict guidelines for health and safety during a pandemic.
Gun Lake Casino has shares of $ 150 million in Michigan and more
Since its opening in February 2011. Gun Lake Tribe has now split over $ 150 million with Michigan and local governments. The operator had 20 distributions, which is the exact amount of his contribution of $ 150,047,785 over the past 10 years, the Tribe announced earlier this week.
"This distribution would not be possible without the involvement of our managers and team members at the casino". Bob Peters, chairman of the Gun Lake Tribe
In a statement Bob Peters, chairman of the Gun Lake Tribe, revealed that the tribe's commitment to the community change has never been stronger. He added that distribution would not have been possible without the sacrifice of tribe management as well as members of the casino team. Overall, Peters thanked and congratulated the Gun Lake Casino staff helping to exceed $ 150 million in revenue share.
The operator adheres to strict COVID-19 health and safety measures
In light of the ongoing Gun Lake Casino pandemic recently announced that it has reduced its working hours. In addition, some amenities such as food and drinks were closed. The operator also stopped selling adult beverages and banned smoking, while increasing sanitation efforts to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
The next action taken by the operator was Play It Safe initiative, which provides a safe environment for employees and visitors. With that in mind, Gun Lake Casino currently employs over 1,100 people.
Despite the pandemic, the operator shared $ 5.7 million with state and local governments.
Gun Lake Tribe also revealed details of the the distribution of income payments this fall. This fall, the Tribe shared approximately $ 5.7 million with state and local governments, the lowest ever shared in six months. However, the numbers aren't unexpected, considering the casino has been closed for almost three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the tribe, the state of Michigan received approximately $ 3,293,020while $ 1,475,308 went to the local Revenue Sharing Council. A further $ 987,906 was also received by the GLIMI economic development unit. Focusing on the total, from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The revenue split distribution totaled $ 5,756,234.