Just the Facts
We believe it is important to communicate openly about who we are as a people, the positive economic impact our businesses make, and what our dreams are for the State we love. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are an active partner in the state of Alabama, contributing to economic, educational, social and cultural projects benefiting both Tribal Members and residents throughout the state.
The facts about the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the State of Alabama
We pay taxes. We paid $374 million in local, state and federal taxes in 2017.
We are the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama and operate as a sovereign nation.
We have 20 businesses in Alabama in addition to our three gaming resorts.
We support gaming under a regulatory authority that will collect license fees for participating businesses and ensures the integrity of the industry.
We support license fees to be paid by any entity who wants to operate a casino in the State.
License fees ensure casinos are not just a gaming business, but a deluxe tourist destination that will bring people and money to the State.
At our Alabama premiere gaming resorts, we currently operate Class II gaming, which is electronic bingo.
We want Alabamians to have the chance to vote on any gaming legislation and decide what they want gaming to do for the State.
We support a clean, traditional lottery for the state of Alabama— we believe this is the lottery’s best chance for making it to a statewide vote.
We stand ready to do more!
- We have offered for years to negotiate a Compact between Our Tribe and Alabama’s Governor that will benefit Alabama.
- We have offered to negotiate a compact with Alabama’s Governor that would allow us to offer Class III games at our current properties.
- A compact is an agreement between the state and the Tribe to authorize Class III gaming on federal sovereign land.
- Every compact has to be approved by the federal government.