Where casino entertainment meets natural beauty
Michigan isn’t merely an attractive state with the distinction of bordering four of the Great Lakes and boasting over 11,000 inland lakes. It’s also the birthplace of Motown, with Detroit as its largest city. However, its appeal extends far beyond these natural and cultural wonders. Michigan is a destination renowned for its entertainment, rich culture and delectable cuisine.
In the heart of this vibrant state, there’s a hidden gem that adds an exciting twist to Michigan’s allure—its thriving gaming industry. Michigan beckons as the ideal destination for a getaway year- round, but it becomes an absolute must-visit during the autumn season when the leaves change and the scenery becomes truly picturesque.
Among its compelling attractions are Firekeepers Casino Hotel, MotorCity Casino Hotel, and Four Winds New Buﬀalo. These gaming establishments aren’t just places to test your luck; they’re veritable hubs of entertainment, luxury and excitement that elevate the Michigan experience to a whole new level. Here’s what makes them stand out:
FIREKEEPERS CASINO HOTEL Battle Creek, MI
The FireKeepers Casino is renowned for its continuous expansion of attractions, and the FireKeepers Casino Hotel is excited to reveal an upcoming, thrilling addition to their gaming and dining options that will enhance the overall entertainment experience at the casino. This exciting transformation will encompass the debut of the Fortune 8 Noodle Bar, a brand-new dining establishment with an Asian-inspired theme, alongside the introduction of a specialized Mini Baccarat gaming area.
Fortune 8 Noodle Bar, spanning approximately 900 square feet, will captivate guests with its exquisite ambiance. The venue will oﬀer seating for 25-30 people, with a thoughtfully curated blend of low seating and bar-height seating. Adding a touch of community and fostering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, a spacious communal table will occupy the heart of the restaurant space. This venue provides another convenient grab-and-go option for those looking to get right back into the action.
To complement the new venue, FireKeepers is introducing a dedicated baccarat gaming area encompassing an expansive 2,200 square feet. The baccarat area will boast seven mini baccarat tables, catering to the growing popularity of this thrilling game. Guests can now immerse themselves in the captivating world of baccarat within this specially designated space, providing an extraordinary gaming experience like no other. Construction is underway, with a target opening date set for this autumn.
Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering, a revered tribally owned ﬁrm from Kalamazoo, MI,
has spearheaded the design of Fortune 8 Noodle Bar. Construction services will be carried out by Moore Trosper Construction Company of Holt, MI, another tribe-owned company, showcasing FireKeepers Casino Hotel’s strong commitment to forming partnerships that align with their core values and support local businesses.
FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just oﬀ Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned multiple awards in the Casino Player magazine Best of Gaming 2023 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort.
FireKeepers’ signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and was recently awarded a AAA Four Diamond designation. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 63 table games and a 26-table live poker room. FireKeepers’ resort-style hotel has been rated AAA Four Diamond for nine consecutive years and oﬀers 446 rooms, a functional multi- purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the Fire- Keepers Casino 400, a NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway; and a host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, an EPSON Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event. For more information, visit www.ﬁrekeeperscasino.com. FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.
MOTORCITY CASINO HOTEL Detroit, MI
Take your night out for a spin at MotorCity Casino Hotel and discover why the readers of Casino Player magazine, the sister publication to Strictly Slots magazine, continue to rate them #1 in Casino Player’s Best Of Gaming Awards. MotorCity received 28 total wins, including 12 ﬁrst-place wins for Best Overall Gaming Resort, Best Hotel Staﬀ, Favorite Casino Resort For A Staycation, Best Comps, Best Promotions, Best Dealers, Best Poker Room, Casino Where You Feel The Luckiest, Best Reel Slots, Best Overall Sportsbook – FanDuel, Best Betting Options and Friendliest Sportsbook.
In addition to a crowded trophy case, Motor-City Casino Hotel has the hottest gaming action in town with 2,500 slots, a wide variety of table games, and the home of poker’s $1,068,590 Bad Beat Jackpot. Add the action-packed FanDuel Sportsbook and you’re never far from your favorite game.
Just steps away, at Sound Board, a star-studded lineup of comedians and musicians take the stage with live performances. Upcoming shows include Eddie Griﬃn, Oct. 14; Get The Led Out, Oct. 15; Celebrity Lip Sync Battle, Oct. 19; Ginuwine, Oct. 25; Floyd Nation, Oct. 29.
Before or after the show, Revel Steak is a stylish departure from tradition, where you’ll ﬁnd perfectly prepared steaks complemented by a superior wine list and expertly crafted cocktails. And if burgers, pizza, sweets or a full buﬀet are more your style, they’ve got you covered there, too. Stop by the Lodge Diner, Grand River Deli & Burgers or Sweet Ride for your ﬁx of comfort foods and sweet treats. But if you can’t decide, the Assembly Line Buﬀet has the best in American and international cuisine, prepared with premium ingredients right before your eyes. Enjoy warm breads from MotorCity’s own bake shop, freshly rolled sushi, choice cuts of meat, and top it all oﬀ with a delicious dessert.
When it’s time for a break in the action, get pampered at D. Tour Spa. D.Tour deﬁnes the Urban Spa Experience with an oﬀering of unique spa adventures. The 13,000-square-foot facility features dedicated lounges that include thermal whirlpools, large steam rooms, dry saunas and rain shower facilities. It also oﬀers 10 private treatment rooms with a specialized selection of massage and body treatments and expert ﬁnishing touches to bring out your best.
A great way to enhance your gaming endurance is to hit the fully equipped ﬁtness center. This cutting-edge ﬁtness facility boasts state-of-the-art Precore cardio, resistance, and free-weight equipment. Additionally, guests are treated to fresh towels and complimentary bottled water. For a refreshing twist, you can also enjoy fruit-infused water available at the hydration station daily. To keep you entertained and informed, four spacious plasma screens oﬀer a selection of news, information and entertainment options.
When it’s time to turn in for the night, retire to one of their 400 perfectly appointed hotel rooms and suites. Guest rooms include beds with plush imported bed linens, deep soaking tub with separate shower, Aveda bath amenities, in-room safe, 42” LED adjustable TV, granite-top desk with ergonomic chair, and complimentary high-speed internet access.
Your award-winning getaway awaits at MotorCityCasino.com or call (866) 782-9622 to make a reservation.
FOUR WINDS CASINO NEW BUFFALO New Buﬀalo, MI
Escape to Four Winds New Buﬀalo near the shore of Southwest Michigan. Located just a few miles from the charming beach town of New Buﬀalo, MI, and the shores of Lake Michigan, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds New Buﬀalo is a luxurious casino resort unlike any other in the region. The ﬂagship of four locations including Dowagiac and Hartford, MI, and South Bend, IN, Four Winds New Buﬀalo features two hotel towers including 415 rooms and 152 suites, all with impeccable guest service and some extra special touches. Expect the very best in elegant décor and accommodations, exciting cuisine, lively entertainment and nightlife.
Four Winds New Buﬀalo also features an outdoor swimming pool and patio area including a full- service bar, hot tub, ﬁreplace and two ﬁre pits. Bask by the pool in comfortable chaise lounges or party into the night with live entertainment, drink specials and dining.
Four Winds New Buﬀalo’s gaming ﬂoor has more than 2,000 of your favorite slot machines including some of the area’s biggest jackpots with progressives starting at $100,000! Whether you like to play penny slots or $100 machines, there are exciting and popular titles for everyone. The expansive gaming ﬂoor also features 41 table games including various blackjack games including Free Bet Blackjack, Blackjack with Lucky Lucky and Blackjack with 21 + 3 & Top 3, High Card Flush, Criss Cross Poker, Craps, Bonus Craps and No Way Craps, Heads-Up Hold’Em, Crazy 4 Poker, Mississippi Stud Progressive, Mini and Midi Baccarat with Dragon Bonus & 5- Treasures, Roulette, Progressive Bonus Spin Xtreme with Criss Cross and select Lucky Lucky games, Three Card Poker Progressive and Pai Gow Plus.
Dine at one of Four Winds New Buﬀalo’s four award-winning restaurants including Copper Rock Steakhouse, which features USDA Prime 55-day dry-aged steaks, succulent cold-water lobster, gourmet desserts and more, paired with a selection of 275 wines from a wine list so vast it has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 13 years in a row.
Visit Kankakee Grille to satisfy your cravings for comfort foods with a modern twist including hearth-baked pizzas, soups and salads, hometown favorites and more. There is no better place in the area to enjoy delicious dining, a large selection of craft beers, specialty cocktails and live entertainment.
Four Winds New Buﬀalo’s Silver Creek Event Center is a modern, multi-use facility that is located adjacent to the casino ﬂoor. In addition to hosting concerts, the 17,000-square-foot event center is often reconﬁgured to host large meetings, special events, conferences and banquets. Upcoming shows include Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band, Oct. 6; Ashanti and Ginuwine, Oct. 14; and Stephen Pearcy and Quiet Riot, Oct. 21.
For more information on Four Winds New Buﬀalo, Four Winds Hartford, Four Winds Dowagiac or Four Winds South Bend, call (866) 494-6371 or visit www.fourwindscasino.com.
ISLAND RESORT & CASINO Harris, MI
Welcome to Island Resort & Casino, nestled in the picturesque Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Here, you’ll discover a lavish haven where you can indulge in the ﬁnest casino gaming, live concerts, captivating shows, thrilling rounds of golf, exquisite dining experiences, and so much more.
Begin your journey to relaxation with a rejuvenating visit to the full-service Drift Spa, setting the stage for a tranquil stay. Choose from 454 elegant and cozy guest rooms or luxurious suites, each oﬀering spacious ﬂoor plans and an array of unparalleled amenities, ensuring an unforgettable visit.
For those who enjoy the excitement of slot gaming, Island Resort & Casino has an expansive Vegas- style gaming ﬂoor, a true Midwest gem. Featuring over 1,150, the casino ﬂoor showcases not only the latest games but also cutting-edge gaming technology. Popular titles like Lightning Link, Dragon Link and Buﬀalo and are just a glimpse of the thrills that await you.
Don’t forget to maximize your experience by using your Island Club card while playing. The more you play, the more points you earn, leading to fantastic rewards, dining vouchers, hotel discounts and more. This premier reward program allows you to earn beneﬁts for virtually every dollar spent, whether you’re enjoying the hotel, dining options, entertainment or engaging in slot, bingo and table play. Simply sign up for an Island Club card and embark on your rewarding journey.
For poker enthusiasts, the award-winning Island Poker Room is a paradise for poker action with poker games available ﬁve days a week. The poker room boasts the latest poker tables, comfortable seating and an inviting ambiance. Experience live-action poker play in various formats, including cash games, weekly tournaments and special events.
Island Resort & Casino takes your dining experience to the next level with delectable dining options, catering to all tastes. Indulge in an unforgettable dining experience at Horizons Steakhouse, savoring a delectable dinner while gazing out at a breathtaking skyline. Regardless of the weather or the time of day, this view is truly breathtaking and not to be missed. Island’s latest addition to the world of ﬁne dining, Horizons Steakhouse, promises to engage all your senses. The menu showcases a tantalizing selection of steaks, seafood and accompanying sides, skillfully crafted by the in-house culinary experts.
If you’re a sports enthusiast, T. McC’s Sports Bar awaits with a video wall, personalized viewing areas and a choice of classic sports-bar fare, complemented by a large collection of cold beers on tap. Firekeeper’s Restaurant oﬀers a sit-down casual dining experience for you and your family, serving a collection of home-cooked Midwest favorites for a delicious and ﬁlling breakfast. The menu features favorites such as fresh eggs, smokey sausage and hearty country-fried steak. Firekeeper’s also serves made-to-order omelets and sweet starts such as Belgian waﬄes and homemade buttermilk pancakes.
During your stay, immerse yourself in world-class entertainment at the state-of-the-art Island Showroom. With headline acts gracing the stage, this 1,315-seat theater-style venue has welcomed some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names. Upcoming performances include Matt Fraser: America’s Top Psychic Medium, Oct. 6 & 7; That 70’s Music, Oct. 27; and Hanson, Nov. 3 & 4.
For a diﬀerent kind of excitement, take a swing at Island’s championship golf courses. Boasting two pristine courses, Sweetgrass, and the newest addition, Sage Run. Sweetgrass oﬀers lush, green, park-like settings with its signature island green on the 15th hole; while Sage Run features a sprawling drumlin—a long, sloping ridge that challenges players to navigate its unique terrain. Each hole on these courses has its distinct character and feel, promising an unforgettable golﬁng experience.
Island Resort & Casino is your ultimate resort destination, where endless entertainment and relaxation await. For more information, visit www.islandresortandcasino.com.