Michigan is home to some of the country’s best casinos
Michigan — whose Latin motto “Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice” translates to “lf you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you” — borders four of the Great Lakes, has over 11,000 inland lakes and its largest city, Detroit, is the birthplace of Motown. But there’s so much more to this beautiful and charming state. it’s a place for exceptional entertainment, unique culture and hands down some of the best food in the country.
In case that’s not enough for you, here are a few more reasons to make Michigan a prime destination for your next gambler’s holiday: island Resort & Casino, MotorCity Casino Hotel, and FireKeepers Casino Hotel.
Island Resort & Casino
Island Resort & Casino, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Harris, is a luxury hotel and casino where you can experience the best in casino gaming, concerts, shows, golf and fine dining. island Resort & Casino prides itself on being the total package — a full resort destination — so get ready for some VIP treatment. Set the scene for a relaxing stay with a visit to the full-service Drift Spa before heading to one of the 300 elegant and comfortable guest rooms or suites. With spacious floor plans and an unmatched array of amenities, it’s sure to be a visit you’ll remember.
For the slots player, the 50,000 square feet of gaming space at the Island Resort & Casino is like no other in the Midwest. With over 1,200 games from leading manufactures such as Aristocrat, IGT, Bally and Speilo, the floor not only features the newest games but the newest gaming technology. Popular games include Dragon Link, Buffalo Gold, Lightning Link, Harley Davidson and Sphinx 4D to name just a few.
The Vegas-style table games are a cut above the rest! Game choices include blackjack, craps, Spanish 21, three card poker, Ultimate Texas hold’em and more. The action is hot and suitable for players of every skill level.
Don’t forget to pull up a chair in the all new Island Poker Room. Experience poker at its finest five days a week. The recently updated poker room offers the latest in poker tables, seating and ambience. Visitors to the poker room will enjoy a wide range of amenities, including non-smoking play and table-side food and cocktail service Island Resort & Casino provides eight delicious dining options ranging from fine dining to quick bites. For signature appetizers, premium beef steaks and seafood, reserve a seat at 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House. If sports are your thing, stop by T. McC’s Sports Bar. T. McC’s features a massive nine panel video wall and personalized viewing and audio areas, plus offers classic sports bar fare and 20 beers on tap.
Be sure to sample some of Michigan’s favorite casual cuisine. Firekeeper’s Restaurant specializes in casual dining by offering a menu highlighted by classic Midwest comfort foods. Menu selections include pasta dishes, steaks, hot sandwiches and local seafood.
And during your visit, don’t forget to enjoy world-class entertainment in the state of the art island Showroom. Featuring headline acts about twice a month, this 1,300 plus seat theatre-style showroom has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment.
For a different type of game, play a round of golf. Island has one championship course on property (Sweetgrass) with another (Sage Run) set to open in June 2018! Sweetgrass features beautiful green, park-like areas with their signature island-green on the 15th hole. Sage Run will feature a large drumlin, which is a long, sloping ridge. it runs throughout the course in different directions, challenging players to interact and move along the course with it. Each hole has a unique character and feel. island Resort & Casino is the total resort destination. For more information visit www.islandresortandcasinocom.
MotorCity Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel is an exciting escape destination in the heart of Detroit. With world-class luxury hotel accommodations, spa facilities, fine dining, live performance venues, and high-energy gaming, in just one visit you’ll experience what it’s like to be a high-roller, something you can’t get anywhere else.
Guests are surrounded by elegance, the latest technology and quality amenities when staying in one of the 400 luxurious rooms or 33 spacious suites. Decorated in a contemporary fashion with soothing colors of tans, blues and creams, for this hotel, it’s all about the perks. Featuring such amenities as complimentary Wifi access throughout the hotel property, decadent bedding with 300-thread count linens, marble bathroom with separate soaking tub and shower, in-room coffee maker featuring Starbucks coffee, exclusive D.T0ur Spa bath products, 24-hour in-room dining and fitness center, you won’t find its equal.
When you step into MotorCity Casino, you enter a world that’s been fine-tuned for action. With over 2,700 slot machines, 59 table games and a 12-table smoke-free Poker Room, it’s a player’s paradise.
MotorCity provides an innovative, interactive gaming experience for slot players. Traditional reel games and the newest five-reel and video games are available in denominations ranging from 1C to $100. The slot areas offer a complete, interactive audio/video system to enhance guests’ play. Some popular games featured are Cleopatra and Cleopatra Pinball, Buffalo/Grand/Gold Collection, Dancing Drums, Fu Dao Le, Harley Davidson, jurassic Park 3D, The Voice and Walking Dead ll.
Stop by the new Lightning Link Lounge! Lightning Link is an explosive collection of 40 linked progressive games with multiple denominations and themes, including the brand-new Dragon Link games. Free games and bonus strikes will keep you on the edge of your seat. A single bonus spin could award multiple progressives and bonus values!
MotorCity also offers a wide variety of table games, from the ever-popular blackjack, craps, and roulette, to other specialty table games like progressive 3-card poker, casino war, pai gow poker and mini-baccarat. And for the poker player, there’s a poker room that features a variety of poker games to suit players of all levels including Omaha and Texas hold’em. And this just in: MotorCity Casino is now officially the home to the largest bad beat jackpot in United States history. Six players took home a share of $1,068,590.80 when the bad beat hit on January 16, 201 8!
And because you can’t fully enjoy yourself with an empty stomach, MotorCity provides six exceptional dining options for refueling. The AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, lridescence, will exceed your expectations on every level. Modern American cuisine is complemented by breathtaking city views and a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list. If variety is key, chefs prepare the best in American and international cuisine with premium ingredients right before your eyes at the Assembly Line Buffet. Soak in some Detroit history at The Lodge Diner. You’ll find everything from Chicken Shawarma to barbecued ribs, as well as everything in between including breakfast all day. Day, night or late night, it’s a great call. So, from fine dining to quick bites, they’ve got you covered.
And to complete the MotorCity experience, visit the Sound Board. This intimate setting, seats up to 2,400 fans allowing them to get close to their favorite entertainers. Upcoming events include the HUNKS The Show, Feb. 22, Maysa with Najee, Feb. 25, The Musical Box, Mar. 4, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Mar. 8, Cedric The Entertainer, Mar. 23 and Keyshia Cole, Mar. 29. For more information, visit www.motorcitycasino.com.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel
Battle Creek, Ml
FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan is the quintessential gaming destination. It features a 111,700-square foot gaming floor with over 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a 14-table non-smoking poker room and bingo room. Firekeepers offers six distinctive dining destinations, multiple lounges and a multi-purpose event center. Also boasting eight-stories and a Four Diamond rating, Firekeepers hotel has 243 stylishly designed rooms and 26 suites, fully accessorized with all the high-end amenities you need to make any stay a night to remember.
Whether you want to do it up, do it all or simply do nothing, the ideal getaway starts with the perfect accommodations. Guests can enjoy upscale room choices in four distinct styles. The Classic Room/King Studio offers two queen-sized beds or one king bed in an environment that abounds with classic touches. Step up to the Deluxe Suite, a fabulously spacious suite with separate sitting area, king-sized bed and a sizeable bathroom with an expansive shower and indulgent jacuzzi tub. If you are looking to bring the heat to your next stay, consider the Fireside Suite with its beautiful fireplace. For the ultimate in exclusivity, there is a pair of Presidential Suites, where you experience a modern living room, full kitchen, a granite wet bar, spectacular bathroom and the type of executive privilege only a rare few can attain.
Get ready to turn the world off and get your game on. From penny slots to the latest progressive options, all the favorite slots are at your fingertips. And be sure to become a Red Hot Rewards Club member, so you can start enjoying the benefits and discounts right away.
What beats the thrill of a dealer flipping a jack right onto your ace? Or when the roulette ball falls exactly on your number? With over 70 live table games, this kind of excitement can happen at any moment. There are new non-smoking tables as well. Games like blackjack, Mississippi stud and Ultimate Texas hold’em are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Poker Room!
And for you high rollers, check out the Aurora High-Limit Lounge. It’s a private haven for the Sizzlin’, Blazin’ and Inferno members, featuring a wide selection of high limit slots and table games. With exclusive amenities like a fireplace lounge and a delicious menu prepared just for you.
Did somebody mention food? No trip would be complete without trying any one of the six delectable dining options. Here’s a quick review of three favorites. SMOKE ‘N FIRE: Smoke ‘N Fire is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu pops with classic American fare accented with delicious BBQ undertones.
NIBI: From the minute you enter FireKeepers’ signature restaurant you know you’re in for one unrivaled dining experience. From the gorgeous fresh seafood to the thick, juicy rib-eyes, this is the spot where great meals, good friends and unforgettable nights come together.
MIJEM BUFFET: Enjoy an endless variety of the freshest hot and cold dishes featuring a tempting array of international favorites. Top it off with a visit to the dessert bar with its ever-flowing chocolate fountain.
The Hotel Lobby Bar has the best seat in the house to enjoy a refreshing cocktail and watch the world go by. Enjoy food and drink specials during Happy Hour, as well as a full Smoke n’ Fire restaurant menu. And you’ll always find a seat smack in the middle of the action at Dacey’s Taphouse, Battle Creek’s newest craft beer experience. S0 taps. Big-screen TVs. An expanded menu. And a completely new space, floor to ceiling, with its own dedicated entrance. You’re going to love this place!
Headline entertainment, live music, popular Dj’s and big screen sporting events, keep the excitement going. At the Event Center, you can see big name entertainment like Masters Of illusion, March 15 and Peter Frampton, March 30. For more information visit www.FireKeepersCasinoHotel.com.