Michigan casinos can be found all over the “Great Lakes State,” also known to be the “birthplace” of the automobile industry. Michigan is home to more than 10,000,000 people and covers 56,000 square miles. Michigan’s capital is Lansing with approximately 500,000 people. Detroit is home to 1,000,000 people and is the capital of Michigan.
Most of the 19 Michigan casinos are found on Native American tribal land. The size and amenities of Michigan casinos are varied. There are over 21,000 machines and a wide variety of slot machines. There are also 450 table games. Three casinos are open in Detroit. The MGM Grand Detroit Casino has 75,000 sq. ft., 2,800 slot machines, 72 table games and four restaurants. The Greektown Casino is a Native American casino with 75,000 sq. ft., 2,400 slot machines, 85 table games and 2,400 slots. MotorCity Casino Detroit is 75,000 sq. ft. It has 2,621 slots and 88 table games. There are also four restaurants.
The renowned Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant boasts 210,000 square feet, 4704 slots and 75 table games such as blackjack, craps, poker and roulette. There are also five restaurants and a hotel. Chip-In’s Island Resort & Casino in Michigan is another large casino. It’s located outside of Detroit, Harris. It has 55,000 square feet, 970 slot machines, 30 table games and four restaurants. Finally, Peshawbestown’s Leelanau Casino has 30,581 square footage, 416 slot machines, and eight poker table.
The Kewadin Native Americans run a number of smaller casinos in Michigan. They can be found in Christmas, Sault St. Marie and Hessel, and Manistique and St. Ignace. Christmas, the Kewadin Casino is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m. It has 8,000 square feet and 207 slots. There are also eight table games such as Blackjack or Caribbean Stud poker. The Ojibwa Casino Resort in Baraga has 17,000 square feet and 326 slots. Again, there are also eight table games. The Bay Mills Resort & Casino has 700 slots, 13 tables games, and a small hotel in Brimley.
Michigan casinos are a thriving industry. Michigan casinos are a promising venture with new casinos opening and expansions planned across the state. They generate revenue and provide employment and entertainment for visitors and residents to the Great Lakes region.