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Leslie, Mich. resident hits $100,000 jackpot at FireKeepers

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Mich., owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, recently announced a $100,000 jackpot was hit.

Leslie resident, Geraldine Klingbeil, knew she would enjoy her trip to FireKeepers Casino, as she says she is “always treated great and has a lot of fun here,” but didn’t imagine winning a $100,000 jackpot. As for Klingbeil’s plans for the big win, she will put it in the bank for awhile and then figure out how to spend it. Klingbeil’s jackpot was hit on an IGT “Double Diamond Strike” progressive slot machine.

The $100,000 jackpot comes just after FireKeepers Casino celebrated their one year anniversary and paid off a $35 million loan five years in advance. “This truly has been a great year for FireKeepers Casino,” said R. Bruce McKee, FireKeepers Casino’s general manager. “Our 1,500 team members, the NHBP Tribal Council, and management company, Full House Resorts, Inc., have created something really special here and we anticipate this momentum to continue in the future.”

During the month of September, FireKeepers Casino will also have given away $132,000 in cash as a part of the “Cash is King Giveaway,” which included $25,000 cash each to four lucky winners. And in October, FireKeepers will be giving away two 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees on Oct. 17 and 24. For more winners, visit