History of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi (NHBP) Indians and FireKeepers Casino
The NHBP Indians has over 1,500 enrolled members. The Tribe gained federal recognition as a Tribal government in 1995. The Tribe has two main offices. First, by Athens, Michigan, and the second, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Pine Creek Indian Reservation is located near Athens. The NHBP Indians operate the FireKeepers Casino which opened its doors in 2009. The casino has over 111,000 square feet of gaming floor space. This includes 70 gambling table games, 2,900 slot machines, a live poker room, and a bingo hall. In addition, FireKeepers has a resort style hotel and several lounges and restaurants.
Tribal Casino and Online Platform Provider NYX Digital Approved to Launch Online Gambling Website
On July 12, 2021 the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) approved the NHBP Indians FireKeepers Casino brand and NYX Digital, to begin offering online sports betting and online casino gambling. During January 2021, online gambling and sports betting became legal in Michigan. In order to operate an online gambling platform tribes must reach an agreement with an online platform provider. In this case, NYX Digital is the tribe’s platform provider. The approval by the MGCB allows the Tribe to offer online gaming at noon on July 12, 2021.
“We welcome the addition of FireKeepers Casino and partner NYX Digital to Michigan’s growing online gaming and sports wagering market,” said Henry Williams, MGCB executive director.”MGCB , July 12, 2021
The FireKeepers Casino is the 13th casino operator to provide online sports betting and an online casino in Michigan.
As a promotion, the new online casino and sports betting platform is offering a $500 match for first time online casino gamblers. In addition, FireKeepers is offering a $500 match for your first sports betting wager. You can download the casino’s app in either Android or IOS platforms. Once downloaded, you can play online slot machines, slots, table games and floor favorites.