The casino industry in Michigan is witnessing quite the windfall, especially with online casinos shattering revenue records. Interestingly, one largely overlooked section of the gambling sector in the state—tribal casinos—is also experiencing some sort of boom. These tribal casinos are affiliated with local communities and through their revenue, they provide tribe members with basic amenities.
During the pandemic, these tribal casinos, like all of Michigan’s gambling industry, took a financial hit, reducing their positive impact on the community. But as recent records now show, tribal casinos are back to pre-pandemic times and so are payments to local communities.