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FireKeepers Casino Hotel will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1 at 11 a.m., with a full series of safety measures, solely focused on creating a safe environment for guests and Team Members.
Examines 10-Year Social and Economic Impact
(Battle Creek, MI) May 21, 2020 – In December 2019, the FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board received the Socioeconomic Indicators and Economic Impact Analysis of FireKeepers Casino and Hotel. The Board engaged the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo to complete this study in accordance with a long-standing commitment. The promise was to update the economic and social indicators within Calhoun County identified in an initial 2008 Upjohn Study as possibly being impacted by the development of the FireKeepers Casino and Hotel.
(Battle Creek, Mich.) May 18, 2020 — Creating and implementing innovative best practices to prevent and reduce food waste, the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Food and Beverage team has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2019 Food Recovery Challenge National Award. Just one of 15 national winners of this prestigious honor, FireKeepers was identified for making significant progress in reducing food waste in America.
(Battle Creek, MI) March 4, 2020 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel has been designated a Four Diamond Hotel by AAA for the fifth consecutive year. The 243-room hotel, one of an exclusive group in Michigan, was first awarded with the designation in 2015.
THE NOTTAWASEPPI HURON BAND OF THE POTAWATOMI AND FIREKEEPERS CASINO HOTEL ACHIEVE FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR OF RECORD CONTRIBUTIONS WITH $24.7 MILLION TO THE STATE OF MICHIGAN AND THE LOCAL REVENUE SHARING BOARD
TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS EXCEED $200M SINCE OPEN AND CONTRIBUTIONS GROW FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR.
(Battle Creek, Mich.) February 26, 2019 — The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP), owners of FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, today announced that combined lifetime revenue sharing payments to the State of Michigan and the Local Revenue Sharing Board have exceeded $217 million! The continued operating excellence of the property led to its fifth consecutive new annual contribution record, with combined payments of over $24.7 million to the State of Michigan and the FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board (FLRSB).
January was a huge month for players at FireKeepers with more than 4,880 jackpots and Red Lightning wins totaling $10,647,184! 263 of those wins were more than $5,000! The hot streak really took off on January 16, when a very lucky MoneyKeeper hit for $587,866 on a Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold slot machine. 11 other jackpots ranging from $5,000 - $15,000 were also awarded that evening, with a total of 172 hand pay jackpots!
(Battle Creek, MI) Feb. 14, 2020 – The winter weather advisory in effect for most of the state of Michigan didn’t keep Janet Hicks from visiting FireKeepers Casino Hotel by bus on the morning of Feb. 13. The 13th proved to be lucky as, much to her surprise, Hicks was greeted at the door by FireKeepers CEO Kathy George while confetti flew and staff cheered. For Hicks was recognized as the 1 millionth bus guest in the history of the casino. Hicks was rewarded with $100 in Red Hot Credits, a $100 gift card and a complimentary overnight stay in FireKeepers Four Diamond Hotel.
(Battle Creek, MI) Feb. 13, 2020 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is excited to welcome celebrity television star and medium Tyler Henry to the FireKeepers Event Center on Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. and start at $49 + fees.
(Battle Creek, MI) Jan. 27, 2020 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is leading an initiative to raise Human Trafficking awareness both in Michigan and on a national level. On Jan. 8, Human Trafficking Awareness Day, FireKeepers Vice President of Security and Surveillance George Jenkot, along with FireKeepers Security Training and Special Events Manager Joe Donato presented Michigan legislators with their training and methods on Human Trafficking awareness. The presentation was part of a full day of events designed bring attention to the horrors of Human Trafficking.
(Battle Creek, MI) Jan. 23, 2020 – Country music hit-maker Randy Houser will take the FireKeepers Event Center stage Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. and will start at $39. Tickets will be available for purchase at firekeeperscasino.com or in person at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Box Office.
(Battle Creek, MI.) Jan. 17, 2020 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is pleased to announce nearly $1 million in slot payouts on January 16, 2020, alone! The hot streak began Thursday afternoon when a $587,866 progressive jackpot was hit on a Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold slot machine. 11 other jackpots ranging from $5,000 - $15,000 were also awarded that evening, with a total of 172 hand pay jackpots!
(Battle Creek, MI) Jan. 15, 2020 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has been chosen by FireKeepers Casino Hotel to provide sports betting and iGaming to players in Michigan, following the recent passage of a bill legalizing sports and online casino betting in the state. Scientific Games will launch retail sports betting at FireKeepers Casino as well as online sports betting and iGaming across the entire state of Michigan once regulations allow.
(Battle Creek, MI.) Nov. 22, 2019 - FireKeepers Casino Hotel is pleased to announce their annual donation of 2,500 turkeys has been made to five area food banks, as well as The Kendall Street Pantry in Battle Creek, to help those less fortunate enjoy a traditional meal this holiday season.
For the tenth consecutive year, FireKeepers Casino Hotel has generously provided turkeys to five area food banks prior to the start of the holiday season. In 2017, the company raised the bar by providing an additional 1,500 turkeys for the Battle Creek area, bringing the total number of turkeys donated to 2,500. Since opening, FireKeepers Casino Hotel has made it a point to contribute to area food banks and many community organizations not only during the holiday season, but throughout the year. This also includes distributions to the FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board (FLRSB), distributions to the state of Michigan, as well as focusing business operations on local spending.
“We are honored to be able to assist our neighbors in their time of need,” state FireKeepers CEO Kathy George. “We are following the lead of our owners, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, by doing the right thing.”
The Food Bank of South Central Michigan, located in Battle Creek, Mich. received 1,500 turkeys to assist our local community in an impactful way. Four regional locations have been selected for a donation of 200 turkeys each:
Looking ahead, The Kendall Street Pantry will receive a donation of 200 turkeys on December 16 to prepare for donations during the Christmas period. This pantry is part of The Fire Hub Restaurant, which was built and operated by a non-profit division of Firekeepers Casino Hotel and from which the bulk of profits are contributed annually to local charities.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned multiple awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2018 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. FireKeepers signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 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, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.
(Battle Creek, MI) Nov. 8, 2019 – Make plans now to ring in the new decade at FireKeepers Casino Hotel! With giveaways, swag, double points and more, this is one party you wont want to miss.