Game Changers at Michigan’s Casinos and Entertainment Centers

Dazzling table-game drama. Impressive wine lists. Spa treatments scented like magical meadows. The state’s casinos deliver all the wins. Michigan’s casinos and entertainment centers are packed with action and amenities that are sure to thrill. Of all the places in Michigan, these could be the luckiest.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort | Photo Courtesy of Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

All the Size

With 3,500 slot machines, more than 140 table games and a giant poker room, MGM Grand Detroit wins the state’s size award—and that’s just the gaming floor. Other resort attractions include Wolfgang Puck Steak; an immersive TopGolf Swing Suite experience; AXIS Lounge, a live-music lounge; plus a new-in-2018 daiquiri bar. Find Michigan’s largest bingo hall at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, offering paper and electronic bingo Wednesdays through Sundays.

All the Tech

The first gaming attraction of its kind, Greektown Casino’s Synergy Table Games area combines live dealers with electronic table games in Detroit. Try blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat at your personal station, with live dealer and multiplayer options, including electronic messaging between gaming stations. With a massive video wall, a stadium setting and live DJs on weekend nights, the atmosphere feels like entering a video game.

All the Luxe

At four-diamond Four Winds Casino Hotel in New Buffalo, take a break from the 2,500 slots and 50 table games at the outdoor pool, which features hot tubs, fire pits and poolside service. Upgrade to a suite for a jetted soaking tub with complimentary bath salts. Savor a 42-day dry-aged steak at Copper Rock Steakhouse, with a 400-variety wine list on a winning streak with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence eight years in a row.

All the Chill

Gamers at Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel in Williamsburg relax at sister property Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. Try a Northern Nature body scrub crafted with wild sage and lavender harvested in Michigan, then sit back and sip a local Black Star Farms Chardonnay.

All the Tunes

Sound Board, the performance venue at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, rocks concertgoers with an epic audio system in an intimate, stadium-style setting. Past performers have been as varied as Boyz II Men, Third Eye Blind and Gretchen Wilson. Besides bands, Sound Board events include comedy, fights and sports broadcast viewing parties. The Sleep with the Band package includes two show tickets and overnight in four-diamond accommodations.

All the Drives

Newly opened Sage Run Golf Club complements its sister course, Sweetgrass, at Island Resort and Casino in Harris. The Upper Peninsula’s newest 18-hole course features a drumlin (a large ridge formed by glaciers) that runs through the course and provides plenty of elevation change. Sore muscles find relief at the Drift Spa. End the day at 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House, named for the historic bridges on the Sweetgrass course.

Come for the table games and slots, stay for so much more