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Report: Poarch Creeks distributed $18K in casino per capita

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The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians distributed an $18,000 per capita payment to its members, AL.Com reported.

The tribe has been sharing gaming revenues since the early 1990s. Tribal member Myrtis Kinman said the first checks were for $100.

But thanks to the success of the tribe's growing Class II gaming enterprise, the payments have gone up. Revenues also fund tribal programs and donations for local schools and organizations.

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Poarch Creek's bingo empire changed tiny Atmore, insiders say (AL.Com 3/29)
Surprised that Creek tribe members get $18,000 checks? (AL.Com 3/29)

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