The state and several local governments are getting more than $2.5 million from Gun Lake Casino. It’s the first revenue-sharing payment since the casino opened in February.
More than $500,000 goes to one city, six townships, Allegan County and a public school district near the casino about 30 minutes south of Grand Rapids.
Wayland Township Supervisor Roger VanVolkinburg is not the only one who underestimated how big the first check would be.
“Well my estimate was $200,000 years ago so it’s was a little off. (laughs) I’m sorry.”