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Michigan State earns $21.9 million from FireKeepers Casino in revenue-sharing payments

In 2015, the state of Michigan and area municipalities received $21.9 million in revenue-sharing payments from the FireKeepers Casino Hotel.

That’s a 7.8 percent increase for the year totaling $16.6 million for the state’s share of revenues from FireKeepers. From 2014, public institutions and area municipalities’ share rose to $5.3 million, an increase of 5.3 percent, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette/MLive.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians is the facility’s owner and operator, and since the gaming facility opened in August of 2009, its contributions to Michigan and surrounding municipalities total $122 million. That breaks down to $32.2 million going to locals and $90 million to the state, according to an announcement on Tuesday by the…