Find Your Favourite Michigan Casino Resorts 2024

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Last Updated 16th May 2024, 02:44 PM


Local Casinos Found in Michigan

While not really known as a gambling hotspot, Michigan has several tribal and commercial casinos throughout the state. 

With sports betting also fully legalised in the state, Michigan offers a wide array of gambling options for enthusiasts, whether they prefer the excitement of a casino floor, the thrill of wagering on their favourite sports. 

Michigan Land Based Casino Operators

Michigan is never going to compete with the Las Vegas Strip for casinos and gambling glitz, but it has plenty to offer - and some very shrewd operators in the industry. 

  • MGM: There is little doubt that MGM are synonymous with Las Vegas, but Michigan has its own MGM Grand too in Detroit. 
  • Marian Ilitch: The Ilitch family are well known in Michigan as they own both the Detroit Red Wings NHL team and the Detroit Tigers baseball team. They also own the MotorCity Casino Hotel.
  • Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi The federally recognized tribe of Potawatomi people own FireKeepers Casino Hotel, which is located in the Battle Creek area.

Michigan Casino Resorts

You won't be short on choice when it comes to casinos in Michigan, that's for sure. Here are just some of the casino resorts you can visit.

  • MGM Grand Detroit - Yes, it's an MGM Grand, just not the MGM Grand. It's still extremely impressive, though. 
  • Gun Lake Casino - It's maybe not quite a casino resort yet as there is no hotel on site yet. That's coming in 2025 though and the casino is enormous. 
  • Hollywood Casino at Greektown - A brilliantly eclectic mix of Michigan old and new in a brilliant location.
  • Four Winds New Buffalo - A large Michigan casino resort within easy driving distance from Chicago.

More Than Gambling

While the gambling in Michigan can be excellent, the state has an awful lot more to offer than just great casino resorts, including: 

  • Great Lakes: Michigan's location on the Great Lakes make it a watersports and fishing enthusiasts dream. Residents and visitors alike enjoy swimming, sailing, kayaking, and jet skiing on the Great Lakes, as well as chartering fishing trips for salmon, trout, and walleye.
  • Natural Beauty Spot: Michigan boasts diverse natural landscapes, including forests, lakes, rivers, and miles of scenic coastline. Visitors can explore state parks such as Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Isle Royale National Park.
  • Automotive Caiptal of the World: Detroit, the state's largest city, is home to the "Big Three" automakers: Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It has been a major driving force in the city's culture.

Important Considerations

The legal gambling age is strictly enforced in Michigan, and it can be confusing. You are able to gamble legally on horse racing when you're 18, but to gamble in a casino you need to be 21. That can cause confusion, but it won't stop you getting thrown out of a casino! 

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Ziv Chen has been working in the online gambling industry for over two decades in senior marketing and business development roles. Ziv writes about a wide range of topics including slot and table games, casino and sportsbook reviews, American sports news, betting odds and game predictions. Leading a life full of conflict, Ziv constantly struggles between his two greatest loves: American football and US soccer.

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