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FIREKEEPERS CASINO HOTEL COMMEMORATES THE PIT STOP GRAND OPENING WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

(Battle Creek, MI.) Nov. 1, 2016 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel, leaders of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, former athletes, political officials, members of the media and key Michigan business partners gathered today to celebrate the Grand Opening of the FireKeepers Pit Stop, a full service gas station and convenience store and the newest addition to the FireKeepers property.

The opening ceremony featured a ribbon cutting, and an honorary first fill up. Chairman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Jamie Stuck and FireKeepers President & CEO, Brian Decorah were joined by Sheriff Matt Saxton, Emmett Township Director of Public Safety Mike Olson, State Senator Mike Nofs, Representative David Maturen, Michigan International Speedway Track President Rick Brenner, former Detroit Lions Kicker Eddie Murray, WWMT Channel 3 Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson and the host of Michigan’s Big Show, Michael Patrick Shiels to pump the first ten gallons of fuel into their vehicles.

The Pit Stop features a 16-pump gas station, 4,300 square foot upscale convenience store, and multi-level car wash. It will open to the public at 7 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2. Red Hot Rewards Club members will receive fuel discounts for every gallon purchased by using their card at the pump.

“Because we draw visitors from across the region, providing our guests with this additional amenity, along with loyalty discounts, further enhances our commitment to the members of our Red Hot Rewards Club”, stated Brian D. Decorah, CEO and President of FireKeepers Casino Hotel. “This operation added 16 new jobs and continues our pattern of major capital investments in our resort.”

Corrigan Oil Co., a family operated Michigan business since 1958, will be the fuel provider for the gas station. Pit Stop guests will identify the NASCAR affiliations, emphasizing another key business partnership with Michigan International Speedway. The General Contractor for the project was Moore Trosper Construction Company of Holt, Michigan. 

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FireKeepers Casino Hotel is located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, Mich. The property features a 111,700-square foot gaming floor with 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center capable of seating up to 2,000 guests, six distinctive dining destinations, multiple lounges and entertainment venues. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the June Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, the FireKeepers Casino 400.