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FireKeepers Casino Hotel receives top honors from Strictly Slots Magazine and Casino Journal

(Battle Creek, MI.) Feburary 8, 2016 –FireKeepers Casino Hotel continues to gather top awards, being recognized as a top casino while also named a leading place for people to work.  FireKeepers recently received 13 slot and casino awards from Strictly Slots Magazine, while simultaneously being named as one of the top three casinos to work at nationwide by Casino Journal Magazine and also a first place team member recognition honor at the Raving Tribal Spirit of Giving Awards.   

FireKeepers recently won 13 awards from Strictly Slots Magazine’s Best of Gaming awards in their January edition.   Under the category Best Of for Native Midwest Casinos, the awards recognize casino guest preferences from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. First place awards included, “Best Overall Casino”, “Best Progressive Slots”, “Best Quarter Slots”, “Best Dollar Slots”, “Best Comps”, and “Best Players Club Lounge”.  We also received second and third place awards for, “ Best Video Poker”, “Best Reel Slots”, “Best Video Slots”, “Best Penny Slots”, “Best Slot Club”, “Best $5+ Slots”, “ and Best High-end Slot Area”.

“Creating the best environment for our guests is a top priority,” said Steven Senk, Vice President of Slot Operations.  “Our guests can be sure we will deliver even greater energy, action and excitement in 2016 with an exciting array of the newest and hottest slot machines.”

FireKeepers also recently won awards at the Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference organized by Raving Consulting. The Tribal Spirit of Giving Awards recognizes organizations that give back to their communities, employees and customers. FireKeepers was nominated in both the community and employee category for our relationship with S.A.F.E. Place Women’s Shelter and our Team Member Rallys. In the community category we were awarded a Honorable Mention and in the employee category we were awarded the first place prize!

Not only do our guests think FireKeepers offers a great place to play, but our Team Members think we offer a great place to work as well! Employing over 1,600 team members, FireKeepers is proud to offer them various exciting programs and rewards for their hard work. One of the ways this is done is through the Keeper of the Month program. This program recognizes six team members per month based on peer nomination.  Winners receive $100 cash, $100 property gift certificate, a special traditional tribal gift and special parking privileges. They are also eligible for Keeper of the Quarter recognition where they can win more cash and prizes. In addition, FireKeepers team members also qualify for incentive pay, career advancement opportunities, and a twice-a-year team member rally. FireKeepers also offers pre-shift stretching, a full-time masseuse in the team member dining room, healthy wellness programs, property wide competitions, and departmental pot lucks and food events. For team members interested in public service, FireKeepers offers participation in food drives, domestic violence programs, Angel Tree charity and assisting the people of Flint by collecting and delivering pallets of water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.  

“We are excited and proud that our team members enjoy the working environment we provide,” states Vice President of Human Resources, Frank Tecumseh. “This Casino Journal Award highlights several of the fantastic programs we offer and there are more to come in 2016.”

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.