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Gun Lake Casino Commits More Than $704,000 in Quarterly Bonuses to Team Members

(Wayland, Mich.) – Gun Lake Casino (GLC), a premier employer in Allegan County, announced it is providing over $704,000 in quarterly incentives to team members in July, a reward for their continuous support and dedication.  Since 2011, GLC has rewarded over $18 million through quarterly bonus programs to its team members.

“Gun Lake Casino has continued to build our reputation as a premier entertainment destination and employer in West Michigan. The dedication of our team and their commitment to our mission is undeniable,” said Sal Semola, president and chief operating officer for Gun Lake Casino.  “As we quickly approach the grand opening of our latest expansion, we are truly grateful for the remarkable efforts of our entire team.  Our quarterly bonuses are one way we display our appreciation for the constant efforts of the one thousand Team Members we employ.”

“Gun Lake Tribe is honored to employ the best of the best at Gun Lake Casino.  Each and every Team Member has shown great resilience and dedication throughout the past year and a half,” said Tribal Chairman, Bob Peters.  “This quarterly bonus is a token of appreciation from the Tribal Council and all Gun Lake Tribal Citizens for the hard work the Team Members put in each and every day, our way of saying ‘Chi Miigwech’.”


Gun Lake Casino’s continued growth provides the promise of additional employment opportunities to the local community.  The approaching completion of Gun Lake Casino’s $100 million expansion has created a variety of job positions, open immediately.  Roles are available in multiple departments for all experience levels, providing choices for many job seekers.

For more information on Gun Lake Casino and to view hiring event dates, visit www.gunlakecasino.com/careers.


At Gun Lake Casino, all team members enjoy a premier benefits package, setting the foundation for career and personal success every step of the way. In addition to quarterly bonus programs, Gun Lake Casino’s benefits package includes:

  • Three weeks of paid vacation.
  • Industry-leading wages.  For all non-tipped positions, a minimum $14 starting wage, and for all tipped positions there is a starting wage of $7.40 per hour plus tips.
  • $500 internal team member referral program.
  • Free health care including dental, vision, and medical benefits.
  • Free shift meals for team members.
  • A 401(k) program where all employer contributions are 100% vested immediately.
  • Annual tuition reimbursement of up to $10,000.


To further demonstrate appreciation for team member contributions, Gun Lake Casino will host a drawing on December 8, 2021, for a brand new 2022 Nissan Kicks, valued at over $20,000.

All eligible team members, hired by October 1, 2021, and in good standing as of December 1, 2021, will be included in the drawing.  The winning team member may also choose a cash option of $14,000 if they prefer. The vehicle will be provided by Cole Nissan from Kalamazoo.

About Gun Lake Casino

Gun Lake Casino is located off Exit 61 on U.S. 131, halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.   The casino features over 2,200 slot machines, 47 table games, a 225-seat café, and a 300-seat buffet, along with bars, lounges, and live entertainment. 

Gun Lake Casino is owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi.  For more information, visit www.gunlakecasino.com.

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