A Guide to West Michigan’s Best Casinos and Resorts

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When you think of casinos, West Michigan might not be the first place that comes to mind. However, these Casinos might have you rethinking. Michigan hosts several top-of-the-line casinos and resorts. Michigan’s casinos feature more than just poker and slot machines. These casinos and resorts are jam-packed with amenities for any guest, including spas, luxury hotels, and fine dining. 

Consider this as your guide to some of the finest casinos in Michigan and let’s see what they have in store for you! 

FireKeepers Casino and Hotel

FireKeepers Casino has a 111,700 square-foot gaming floor featuring over 70 table games, multiple lounges and restaurants, 2,900 slot machines, and a live poker and bingo room.

But FireKeepers isn’t just a casino. 

FireKeepers was also named a four-diamond hotel by AAA. This 243-room resort-style hotel showcases a full-service restaurant, exercise facility, indoor pool, and a multi-purpose event center that seats 2,000. 

Make sure to take a look at their calendar because the event center hosts concerts year-round. When there’s not a concert going on, the event center is available to be rented out for banquets, trade shows, and corporate meetings. 

As far as dining goes, FireKeepers has a wide range of options for whatever you’re craving. Cafe 24/7 is open all the time for your classic comfort food needs. Smoke ‘N Fire is just off the hotel lobby and had a recent revamp of their menu, and they’re ready to serve you breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are also options for your morning (or evening) cup of coffee to energize your winnings

Just outside Battle Creek, MI, stay for a day or a weekend. The FireKeepers Casino and Hotel is one of Michigan’s top-notch casinos and an experience you won’t soon forget.

FourWinds Casino

FourWinds has 3 locations across western Michigan, with one more in South Bend, Indiana. Their primary location in New Buffalo contains 2,400 slot machines, 415 luxury hotel rooms, multiple table games, a seasonal pool, and the largest progressive jackpot in the area. 

Try out one of the four award-winning restaurants at FourWinds, including Kankakee Grille and Copper Rock Steakhouse. Their restaurants sit alongside an event space where you can enjoy headliner entertainment. 

FourWinds Hartford has 450 slot machines, 7 tables, and a second location of the well-loved Timbers Fast Food Deli.

Their Dowagiac location has 350 slot machines, 6 tables, and the third location of Timbers Fast Food Deli. 

Make sure you stop by any of these FourWind locations for an experience of indulgence, excitement, and endless winning opportunities. 

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort

Unwind in the luxury premium suites, treat yourself to a full-service spa, or take a swim in the 2400 square-foot free-form pool. A stay at the SoaringEagle Resort will guarantee a first-class break from reality and leave you feeling refreshed.  

Once you’ve finished relaxing at the resort, a 210,000 square-foot action-packed gaming floor with thousands of slot machines, a poker room, a wide variety of table games, and Michigan’s largest Bingo location awaits you. 

Ascend, their newest dining addition has several large-screen TVs and ample seating, the perfect place for game day. With craft beer, sandwiches, specialty drinks, and burgers, you’re bound to have a quality dining experience. 

Gun Lake Casino 

Founded and operated by the Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe), Gun Lake Casino opened its doors in 2011 and is one of Michigan’s finest casinos. Gun Lake has got something for everyone.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or it’s your first time in a casino, 2,500 slot machines and 47 tables with helpful and friendly staff will ensure you have a good time. They have also opened a new 131 Sportsbook lounge that offers the best sports betting experience on a variety of sports. Also, you have a chance to win $50,000 at any time with their Bonanza Bucks jackpot.

Not into gambling? Gun Lake has still got you covered. The 131 Sports Bar & Lounge has 1,000 square feet of HD viewing and floor-to-ceiling LED video walls. The Gun Lake Casino has also stepped up its game with its entertainment with a variety of live music. 

For more of a fine dining experience, head over to the Shokdé Chophouse for locally sourced steak and seafood. Lastly, we can’t forget to mention Craft Bar Kitchen (CBK) for Michigan’s only self-serve beer wall. 

As we mentioned, Gun Lake Casino has something for everyone and is sure to leave you with a memorable experience. 

Mac Daniel is a Michigan native and freelance writer for PlayOnlineCasino and PlayOnlineSportsBetting. He has experience writing about a wide variety of topics, including healthcare, tourism, non-profit organizations, and most recently casino and sportsbetting news. To check out more of his work, visit: playonlinemichigan.com