Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo (Photo: Four Winds Casino)

Michigan Casino Resorts

With so much to do, every day is a winner

As the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder, the idea of staying inside and out of the elements becomes more appealing.

Casino resorts are a great option for a fall or winter getaway under one roof. Guests can enjoy gambling, dining, shopping, and entertainment, and some casino hotels even offer shuttle services to nearby attractions. Here are six that are definitely worth a visit.

Located in the Upper Peninsula, Island Resort & Casino offers the ultimate vacation experience for all travelers from singles and couples to business groups and families. The casino boasts over 450 guest rooms and elegant guest suites, an indoor swimming pool and water park, an 18-hole golf course, fast bites to fine dining, year-round entertainment and, of course, 24-hour gaming with the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art gaming technology, seven types of table games, a bingo hall and a six-table poker room. For affordability, the resort offers many packages to combine your stay with any of the play options.

(Photo: Four Winds Casino)

Less than an hour’s drive from Downtown Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an experience of indulgence, exhilaration, and attentive service. With 2,200 slots, 41 action-packed table games and headliner entertainment, there are endless winning possibilities. Feel like a VIP in the elegant décor and opulent accommodations of the 415-room hotel and indulge in five sensational restaurants, five bars, and an outdoor swimming pool with pool bar.

Odawa Casino Resorts in Petoskey and Mackinaw City are casinos “above the ordinary” with experiences that entertain every visitor. Not only is there 200,000 square feet of gaming space but also 20,000 square feet for conferences and special events. Odawa Casino is “a premier entertainment venue showcasing headliner concerts, a vibrant nightlife, and an upscale city lounge-feel, minus the urban chaos. It’s time to relax and let go—Northern Michigan style.”

Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, Williamsburg (Photo: Turtle Creek Casino)

Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel offers a weekend “play-cation” with a 56,000-squarefoot gaming floor filled with the latest and greatest slot machines, all your favorite table games, and Caesars Sportsbook betting. To complete the experience, there is the awardwinning Bourbons 72 premiere steakhouse and a fully remodeled hotel featuring over 130 elegant guest rooms and suites that combine understated luxury with modern amenities. Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel is located 11 miles east of Traverse City in Williamsburg, a quick shuttle ride from Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is so much more than a casino. Owned and run by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Soaring Eagle is a fully stocked adventure resort. In addition to a 210,000 square foot gaming floor, the resort has a full-service spa and multiple eateries. Catering to families, the resort provides a supervised play center called Kid’s Quest and the Tiny Tot room, a special place for infants and toddlers. There is also the water park attached to the hotel and a halfsize basketball court. The resort hosts a full calendar of events and concerts year-round so stay updated at

MGM Grand, Detroit

The AAA Four Diamond Award-winning MGM Grand Detroit is the city’s first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. The 147,000-square foot casino includes Detroit’s premier poker room, nearly 150 table games, and over 2,800 of the hottest slots and video poker machines. Guests enjoy signature restaurants, bars and lounges, including BetMGM Sports Lounge. MGM Grand Detroit is home to the only Topgolf Swing Suite and only resort-style spa in Southeast Michigan. More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space hosts everything from large corporate events to intimate blacktie affairs.

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If you are a beginner to gambling and to the casino environment, don’t hesitate to ask the dealers for advice. Part of dealer training is to not only know all the rules, but to also be friendly and helpful to newcomers.

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