Michigan Advantage

Welcome to Michigan Advantage. Our goal is to provide the best information for Michigan casinos. This includes online casinos, sports betting, poker, hotels, restaurants and entertainment.

Michigan Advantage has multiple sections covering casinos in the state. There are pages dedicated to each gaming group/property, sports betting information and a live poker room directory.

Michigan Casinos

Our Michigan casino section covers property details. Information includes available games, sportsbooks, poker rooms and amenities, like hotel, dining and entertainment.

Detroit Casinos

Hollywood Casino at Greektown, MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino are in downtown Detroit. Casino offerings include slots, video poker, live table games, sports betting and poker. All three casinos have dining options and a 400-room hotel. Detroit casinos require gamblers to be at least 21.

Detroit casinos have a large variety of table games available. We found blackjack Free Bet, Pontoon 21 and Spanish 21. Non blackjack games we found were baccarat, Casino War, craps, crapless craps, Criss Cross Poker, Four Card Poker, High Card Flush, I Luv Suits, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, pai gow poker, roulette, Three Card Poker, Two-Way Monte and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

Lower Peninsula Tribal Casinos

There are a dozen tribal casinos on the mitten (lower peninsula) of Michigan. The minimum age for tribal casinos varies between 18, 19 or 21 years of age.

21 years and older

Some tribal casinos limit gamblers to 21 years of age or older. These casinos offer slot/video poker machines, table games and sports betting. In Wayland, Gun Lake Casino also has a poker room and five dining options. The casino is owned and operated by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe).

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi operate Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek. The casino has a poker room, multiple dining options and a hotel. 

Four Winds Casinos are owned and operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Three of the four properties are located in southwestern Michigan. The Dowagiac and Hartford properties have one dining option. The New Buffalo location has four restaurants and a hotel.

19 years and older

Gamblers must be 19 years or older at the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians’ casinos. Both locations have slots/video poker and sports betting. Odawa Casino Mackinaw has one dining option. Odawa Casino Petosky also has table games, a poker room, two restaurants and a hotel.

18 years and older

The remaining tribal casinos on the mitten only require gamblers to be 18 years of age. Alcohol remains limited to guests 21 years of age or older. These casinos offer slot/video poker machines and sports betting.

Leelanau Sand Casino and Turtle Creek Casino are owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Both properties have table games, dining and a hotel. Leelanau Sands Casino also has bingo.

Little River Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. It has table games, multiple dining options, a hotel and RV park.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan owns and operates Saganing Eagles Landing Casino and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. Both properties have multiple restaurants and a hotel. Soaring Eagle Casino also has table games, a poker room and bingo. Saganing Eagles Landing Casino has RV sites available. 

Upper Peninsula Tribal Casinos

Eleven tribal casinos are located on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In the UP, the minimum age for tribal casinos varies between 18 or 19 years of age.

The five Kewadin Casinos owned and operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians require players to be at least 19 years of age. All locations have slots/video poker, sports betting, at least one dining option and RV sites. More overnight accommodations can be found at Hessel, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. Table games are located at Christmas, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace locations. Bingo is available at Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace.

18 years and older

The remaining UP casinos only require gamblers to be 18 years of age. Alcohol remains limited to guests 21 years of age or older. These casinos offer slot/video machines, table games, sports betting and at least one dining option.

Island Resort & Casino has bingo, a poker room, RV sites, a hotel, two 18-hole golf courses and a waterpark. It is owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a Potawatomi Indian Tribe.

Northern Waters Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa. The property has RV sites, a hotel and a 18-hole golf course.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community owns and operates two Ojibwa casinos. One casino is located in Marquette. The Baraga location has RV sites and a hotel.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino has a poker room, RV sites, hotel and an 18-hole golf course. Also owned and operated by the Bay Mills Indian Community, Kings Club Casino only has slot and video poker machines.

Our Michigan poker room section covers the types of cash games dealt, including permitted buy-ins, tournament information, the number of players per table, and the current promotions offered.

There are six open Michigan poker rooms. Three are in Detroit. Two are in the Lower Peninsula. The other is in the Upper Peninsula. 

Retail and real money online sports betting is legal in Michigan. Players must be 21 years of age or older to place a bet within Michigan state lines on a mobile device or computer.

Some tribal retail sportsbooks may allow younger patrons to place sports bets, depending on casino policy. 

Michigan online poker

There are three Michigan online poker networks. The information includes the games available, daily tournaments, tournament series and promotions. Online poker players must be within Michigan state lines and at least 21 years of age.

Michigan online casinos

There are more than a dozen real money online gaming options in Michigan. Each is licensed through a Detroit or tribal casino. Many of the slots, video poker and table game titles are found in Michigan online casino software platforms. The limits at Michigan online casinos tend to be lower than the live versions found in Michigan casinos.

Michigan Advantage covers the types of games found at Michigan online casinos. We also cover available promotions. This includes deposit bonuses and loyalty programs. 

Online casino games are limited to players 21 years of age or older within Michigan state lines. There is no residency requirement to play.

Players clubs found in Michigan casinos

  • Access Club
    • Saganing Eagles Landing Casino
    • Soaring Eagle Casino
  • Club Metro
    • MotorCity Casino
  • Funcard
    • Bay Mills Casino
  • GLC Rewards Club
    • Gun Lake Casino
  • Grand Rewards Players Club
    • Leelanau Sands Casino 
    • Turtle Creek Casino
  • Island Club Rewards Program
    • Island Casino
  • Little River Casino Resort Players Club
    • Little River Casino Resort
  • MGM Rewards
    • MGM Grand Detroit
  • mychoice Players Club
    • Hollywood Casino Greektown
  • Northern Rewards
    • Kewadin Casino Christmas
    • Kewadin Casino Hessel
    • Kewadin Casino Manistique
    • Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie
    • Kewadin Casino St. Ignace
  • Ojibwa Rewards Card
    • Ojibwa Baraga
    • Ojibwa Marquette
  • Pure Rewards
    • Odawa Casino Mackinaw
    • Odawa Casino Petoskey
  • Red Hot Rewards Club
    • Firekeepers
  • Superior Club
    • Northern Waters Casino
  • W♣ Players Club
    • Four Winds Dowagiac
    • Four Winds Hartford
    • Four Winds New Buffalo

Michigan casino dining guide

We compiled all the dining options available at Michigan casino restaurants. Listings include restaurant descriptions and kitchen hours.

Michigan casino blog

Our Michigan casino blog covers interesting details that we found during our trip to southern Michigan and other news from the market. Topics include casino games, sports betting and online gaming.

Michigan Advantage FAQ

What is the minimum age for gambling in Michigan casinos?

Gamblers are required to be at least 21 years of age in Detroit casinos. Tribal casinos may set the gambling age as low as 18 years.

Is smoking permitted in Michigan casinos?

Smoking is permitted in most Michigan casinos.

Are Michigan poker rooms open?

Yes. There are six poker rooms that have reopened.

Do Michigan casinos have sportsbooks?

Most Michigan casinos have a sportsbook and/or sports betting kiosks.

Is mobile sports betting legal in Michigan?

Yes. Sports betting apps work within Michigan state lines.

Are online casinos legal in Michigan?

Yes. Over a dozen online casinos are licensed in Michigan.

Is online poker legal in Michigan?

Yes. Online poker is legal in Michigan.