Michigan tribe withholds new casino’s first revenue payment

New Buffalo Township, Michigan (AP) 12-07

The tribe that owns the new Four Winds Casino Resort in extreme southwestern Michigan is withholding its first revenue-sharing payments from local governments and school districts.

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi say it has concerns about the organization of the board that is to oversee the distribution of the estimated $3 million a year in payments.

The casino opened in August in Berrien County’s New Buffalo Township.

Its first payments were due during early December.

The tribe tells The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph that it instead has placed the money in an interest-bearing escrow account until an agreement can be reached.

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