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Michigan Casino Withholds Payment Over Online Lottery

The Gun Lake Native American tribe in Michigan has withheld a revenue payment to the state in protest of the state adopting online lottery games.

The payment due was $7 million that was generated from revenues at Gun Lake Casino, but the group denied making the payment due to the Wolverine State's decision to take scratch tickets and keno games online earlier this year.

The tribe believes that the move to take the games online violates an agreement that the tribe struck with the state in 2007, wherein the state and Gun Lake tribe agreed that payments could be cut in half if Michigan offered online games of chance.

The state and tribe have met to try to resolve the matter, but thus far negotiations have not resulted in any firm resolution.

Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.

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