Gun Lake Casino Provides Over $810,000 in Bonuses to Team Members

Gun Lake Casino (GLC), one of the largest employers in Allegan County since 2011, provided over $810,000 in cash bonuses to team members at the end of January. These bonuses are part of a quarterly incentive program, providing additional compensation to team members for their contributions toward making GLC the premier entertainment destination in West Michigan.

GLC employs over 1,100 team members in a range of positions from hourly to salary and from part time to full time. All active team members and GLC college interns qualified to receive a share of the bonus pool. The amount of each bonus is dependent on property performance, guest service, team member tenure and attendance.

Recognizing and implementing methods to create a desirable work atmosphere, increased team member engagement and customer loyalty is top priority for GLC. In a market with limited job seekers, retaining the best team member’s demands providing the best work environment. Team member satisfaction directly affects company growth, revenue and the overall experience offered to casino guests. The incentives provided, such as the quarterly bonus, is one method of increasing team member satisfaction, reinforcing positive behaviors and showing appreciation and respect.

“We are proud of each and every one of our team members and their contributions to Gun Lake Casino, making us the best entertainment destination in West Michigan,” said Sal Semola, president and chief operating officer, of Gun Lake Casino. “This enhanced bonus program provides additional compensation that goes above and beyond the unbeatable benefit package that our team members currently enjoy.”

In addition to providing this lucrative quarterly bonus program, GLC team members have access to the following benefits:

  • Industry leading wages and annual wage increases based on performance.
  • Paid dental, vision and medical benefits for all eligible team members.
  • A Safe Harbor 401(k) program where all GLC matched contributions are 100% vested immediately.
  • Tuition reimbursement of $5,000 per year to encourage continued education.
  • Attendance awards based on perfect attendance.
  • Tenure incentives based on years of service.

Since 2011, GLC has rewarded over $15 million through this quarterly bonus program to its team members.  GLC is currently undergoing a significant expansion of $100 million that will add two additional restaurants and a new Stage 131 entertainment and sports betting venue. This promising expansion will provide additional employment opportunities to all that are interested in building GLC as the premier entertainment destination in West Michigan.

New career opportunities will be posted on the Gun Lake Casino website at:

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 14-table poker room, 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