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Four Winds Casino Resort slot results strong

14 July 2008

NEW BUFFALO, Michigan -- As reported by the News-Dispatch: "The slowing economy is not keeping people away from the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo Township, which collected about $146.6 million in slot machine revenue over the six-month period that ended March 30.

"Figures released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board show that the casino, owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, is taking in $24.4 million a month in slot machine revenue.

"The monthly total has not changed from the amount estimated using figures covering August and September 2007, the casino's first two months of operation.

"...Local governments and the state have not received any revenue from electronic gaming, although a 1998 compact between the state and Pokagon Band requires payments two times a year. They are embroiled in a dispute over the compact..."

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