Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Revenue Sharing Check Presentation

February 20, 2014

Odawa Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, is pleased to announce that a two percent revenue sharing check for $570,665.19 has been presented to the Emmet County Treasurer's office.



Pictured front row, left to right: Marcie Reyes, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Treasurer; Beatrice Law, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Councilor; Mary Mitchell, Emmet County Chief Deputy Treasurer; Deborah DeLeon, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Vice Chairperson and Fred Kiogima, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Chairman.

Pictured back row, left to right: Barry Laughlin, Odawa Casino Property Operations Director; Bill Denemy Jr., Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Councilor; Katie Eberly, Odawa Casino Associate Human Resources Director; Hank Rowland, Odawa Casino Hospitality Director and Marty Van De Car, Odawa Casino Community Development Coordinator.

The revenue sharing amount is based on two percent of the casino's electronic gaming proceeds for the second half of 2013. The funding is used to support the education and public safety of Emmet County. Since the year 2000, Odawa Casino Resort has contributed over $15 million to the Emmet County Local Revenue Sharing Board.

"The Tribal Citizens of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa are proud of the world-class entertainment facility we have built, here in Petoskey, not only because it allows us to share the benefits with the community through this contribution to the Local Revenue Sharing Board, but also because our gaming business provides jobs for more than 500 of our neighbors and tribal citizens." commented Fred Kiogima, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Chairman. Kiogima, along with representatives of the Executive and Legislative branches of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and representatives of Odawa Casino made the check presentation to Emmet County Chief Deputy Treasurer Mary Mitchell.

Owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the $140 million Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey opened in June, 2007 and features 1,300 slot machines, 29 table games, a 6-table Poker Room, several restaurants, gift stores, a nightclub and a 137-room hotel.

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