Michigan has the largest variety of gambling options of any state. Almost two dozen tribal casinos are located throughout Michigan. Additionally, there are three commercial casinos in Detroit. Michigan casinos may spread typical games like slots, video poker, table games, and live poker rooms. Retail sportsbooks and sports betting kiosks are located in most casinos.
There are several forms of legalized online gaming in Michigan. This includes instant games from the state lottery, online poker, online casino games, mobile sports betting, and mobile betting on horse racing.
The Michigan Lottery offers typical lotto and scratch-off games. There are also charitable gaming and daily fantasy sports contests.
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MI commercial and tribal casinos
There are 24 tribal casinos throughout the state. Three commercial casinos are all in Detroit. The three casinos in Detroit and about a half-dozen tribal casinos require players to be at least 21 years of age. Another six tribal casinos limit gambling to guests 19 years of age or older. The rest have a minimum age of 18.
Casinos in Michigan may offer a wide variety of games. Slots are the most popular. There are also video poker machines, live and electronic table games, and poker rooms, depending on the location. The typical Michigan casino table game selection includes blackjack, roulette, craps, pai gow poker, and Three Card Poker.
Commercial casinos located in Detroit
There are three casinos located in Detroit, Michigan. Each property offers a large selection of slots, video poker, table games, live poker, a sportsbook, multiple restaurants, and a 400-room hotel.
Gambling is limited to guests 21 years of age and older at all Detroit casinos.
Hollywood Casino at Greektown – 555 E Lafayette Street
This Penn Gaming property has around 3,000 slot and video poker machines, 60 table games, a Barstool Sportsbook, and a poker room. Hollywood Casino at Greektown also has multiple dining options and 400 hotel rooms.
MGM Grand Detroit – 1777 3rd Avenue
At MGM Grand Detroit, there are 2,800 slot and video poker machines, 160 table games, a BetMGM Sportsbook, and a poker room. Multiple restaurant options are available throughout the MGM property. The 400-room hotel offers dog-friendly rooms.
MotorCity Casino – 2901 Grand River Avenue
MotorCity Casino has more than 2,700 slot and video poker machines, a variety of table games, a two-story FanDuel Sportsbook, and a poker room. Additionally, the property offers five dining options, 400 hotel rooms, and spa services.
Tribal casinos located throughout Michigan
Guests must be 18 years of age to gamble at the following tribal casinos.
Alcohol consumption is still restricted to guests 21 years of age or older.
Bay Mills Resort & Casino – 11386 West Lakeshore Drive, Brimley
Bay Mills Casino offers 600 slot and video poker machines, table games, and a DraftKings Sportsbook. The property also offers two dining options, a 143-room hotel, 124 RV sites, and an 18-hole golf course.
Island Resort & Casino – W 399 US-2, Harris
There are 1,200 slot and video poker machines, table games, a Sports Illustrated Sportsbook, a poker room, a bingo hall, and six restaurants at Island Resort and Casino. Overnight accommodations include 450 hotel rooms with a pool & spa and a 42-site RV park. The property hosts an 18-hole golf course, and a family-friendly pool and waterpark.
Leelanau Sands Casino – 2521 NW Bayshore Drive, Peshawbestown
Leelanau Sands Casino offers 350 slot and video poker machines, table games, sports betting through Caesars Sportsbook, a bingo hall, and Euchre tournaments. The property has one restaurant, 50 hotel rooms, and a seasonal RV park. It is related to Turtle Creek Casino.
Little River Casino – 2700 Orchard Highway, Manistee
At Little River Casino, players can find 1,100 slot and video poker machines, table games, and a sportsbook. There are three dining options, 292 hotel rooms, a 95-site seasonal RV park, three pools, and spa services available on the property.
Northern Waters Casino Resort – N5384 US 45, Watersmeet
Northern Waters Casino offers 500 slot and video poker machines, table games, and a PointsBet Sportsbook. The property has a café, sportsbook, 132 hotel rooms, 14 RV sites, a pool, and a golf course.
Ojibwa Baraga Casino – 16449 Michigan Avenue, Baraga
In Baraga, Ojibwa Casino has 320 slot and video poker machines. It offers one dining option, 40 hotel rooms, and an RV park.
Ojibwa Marquette Casino – 105 Acre Trail, Marquette
Ojibwa Casino’s Marquette location offers 500 slot and video poker machines. One restaurant is available.
Saganing Eagles Landing Casino – 2690 Worth Road, Standish
There are around 1,000 slots and sports betting kiosks at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino. The property has three dining options, 148 hotel rooms, a pool, and an RV park. It shares a players club with Soaring Eagle Casino.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – 6800 Soaring Eagle Boulevard, Mount Pleasant
A sister property to Saganing Eagles Landing, Soaring Eagle Casino offers around 3,000 slot and video poker machines, 60 table games, an Ascend Sports Book, and a bingo hall. The property has six dining options, 516 hotel rooms, a pool, spa services, and a Kids Quest.
Turtle Creek Casino – 7741 M-72, Williamsburg
Turtle Creek Casino is related to Leelanau Sands Casino. It has more than 1,000 slot and video poker machines, table games, and a Caesars Sportsbook. The property has two dining options and 160 hotel rooms.
Kewadin Casinos limit gambling to guests 19 years of age or older. Alcohol consumption is restricted to guests 21 years of age or older.
Kewadin Casino Christmas – N7761 Candy Cane Lane
In Christmas, Michigan, Kewadin Casino offers slots, table games, and WynnBet sports betting kiosks. There is one restaurant. While 12 RV sites are available, there is no hotel.
Kewadin Casino Hessel – N 3 Mile Road
The Kewadin Casino in Hessel has slots and WynnBet sports betting kiosks. The property has one dining option, cabin rentals, and a 40-site RV park.
Kewadin Casino Manistique – 5630 W US-2
In Manistique, Kewadin Casino offers slot machines and WynnBet sports betting kiosks. There is one dining option and 10 RV sites. Hotel partners are available nearby.
Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie – 2186 Shunk Road
Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie has around 800 slot and video poker machines, table games, WynnBet sports betting kiosks, and a bingo hall. The property also has three dining options, a 319-room hotel, a pool, and an arcade. A 64-site RV park is open seasonally.
Kewadin Casino St. Ignace – 3015 Mackinac Trail
In St. Ignace, Kewadin Casino offers over 700 slot and video poker machines, table games, WynnBet sports betting kiosks, and a bingo hall. There are two dining options, 81 hotel rooms, a pool, and 21 RV sites.
The following seven tribal casinos limit gambling to guests 21 years of age or older. Other property amenities may also be age-restricted.
Firekeepers Casino – 11177 E Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek
Firekeepers Casino has almost 3,000 slot and video poker machines, 70 table games, a sportsbook, and a poker room. The property also offers six dining options, two eight-story hotel towers, and a pool.
Four Winds Casino – 58700 M-51, Dowagiac
The Four Winds Casino in Dowagiac has around 350 slots, table games, and sports betting kiosks. There is one restaurant.
Four Winds Casino – 68600 Red Arrow Highway, Hartford
In Hartford, Four Winds Casino offers 450 slots, table games, sports betting kiosks, and one dining option.
Four Winds Casino – 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo
The largest Four Winds Casino is located in New Buffalo. It has more than 2,200 slot and video poker machines, 48 table games, and a sportsbook. The property has five restaurants, 415 hotel rooms, and a seasonal pool.
Gun Lake Casino – 1123 129th Avenue, Wayland
Gun Lake Casino has over 2,500 slot and video poker machines, almost 50 table games, and a sportsbook. There are five dining options. While there is no hotel, local partner hotels are within 20 miles of the casino.
Odawa Casino – 1080 S Nicole Street, Mackinaw City
Odawa Casino Mackinaw City offers 250 slot and video poker machines, table games, and sports betting kiosks. One restaurant is available. A hotel is available at the Odawa Casino Petoskey location.
Odawa Casino – 1760 Lears Road, Petoskey
At Odawa Casino in Petoskey, there are around 1,000 slot and video poker machines and a sportsbook. It also has two dining options and a 137-room hotel. On January 1, 2023, Odawa Casino Petoskey increased the minimum age to play casino games from 19 to 21 years old.
MI retail and mobile sports betting
Sports betting is legal at casinos and on mobile betting apps in Michigan. Approved sports betting apps include Barstool, BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, Firekeepers’ iSports, Four Winds Sports, FOXBet, Golden Nugget, Play Eagle Casino, Play Gun Lake Sports, PointsBet, Sports Illustrated Sportsbook, and WynnBET.
Online sports bettors must be 21 years of age or older. At tribal casinos, age restrictions may vary for in-person sports betting.
Approved sports wagers in Michigan
Most professional sports leagues and NCAA Division I sports are approved in Michigan. Similar to other states, wagering on high school sports and equivalent-level clubs is prohibited. Additionally, no prop bets are permitted on individual college player stats.
Events approved by the MGCB include Academy Awards, Australian Rules Football, baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, cornhole, cricket, cycling, disc, drone racing, floorball, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, MMA, motorsports, Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, Olympics (summer and winter), rugby league, rugby union, snooker, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Available bets may vary by sportsbook.
MI online gambling options
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) oversees online casino games, online poker, mobile sports betting, and fantasy sports contests in Michigan. Online casino players, poker players, and sports bettors must be at least 21 years of age. Fantasy sports contests are legal for players 18 years of age and older.
Sweepstakes contests are also allowed in the state.
Michigan online casino, poker, and sports players may create an account on any device. Android, iOS, and computers can all access these gaming sites. Deposits and withdrawals are processed in the software. Bets may be made anywhere in Michigan where there is an internet connection. BetMGM, PokerStars, and WSOP offer online poker games in Michigan.
Casino games are available through Barstool, BetMGM, BetParx (Play Gun Lake Casino), BetRivers, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, GAN (Play Eagle Casino), Golden Nugget, NYX Digital Gaming (Firekeepers iCasino), Pala Interactive (Play Four Winds Casino), PointsBet, PokerStars, and WynnBET. Each also has a mobile sportsbook.
MI live horse racing
In Michigan, there is one live racetrack. Pari-mutuel wagering is available at live races, on approved simulcast races, and through advance deposit wagering apps.
Online horse wagering is available through 1/st Bet, FanDuel Racing, NYRA Bets, TwinSpires, and TVG. Horse bettors must be 18 years of age or older.
Northfield Downs – 301 South Center Street, Northville
Live harness races are held at Northfield Downs. The live racing season runs from April through September. Fridays and Saturdays are standard race days with a first post time of 7pm. Simulcast opens daily between 11am and noon. Accompanied minors are welcome.
MI state lottery
There is a Michigan state lottery. Games include Mega Millions, Daily 3, Daily 4, Fantasy 5, Lotto 47, Lucky for Life, Powerball, poker lotto, scratch tickets, and keno. The state lottery also offers online games. Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older.
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Michigan Gambling FAQs
Are casinos legal in the state of Michigan?
Yes. Casinos are permitted on tribal land in Michigan. There are also three commercial casinos in Detroit.
What is the minimum age to gamble in Michigan casinos?
Players must be at least 21 years of age at Detroit’s commercial casinos. The age varies at tribal casinos. Some also have a minimum age of 21 years. However, many require players to be at least 18 or 19 years of age.
What types of games are available at Michigan casinos?
Michigan commercial casinos offer players slots, video poker, keno, electronic table games, live table games, poker rooms, and sportsbooks. A few tribal casinos also have bingo.
Are sportsbooks legal in the state of Michigan?
Yes. Retail and mobile sportsbooks are legal in Michigan.
Is mobile sports betting legal in the state of Michigan?
Yes. Mobile and online sportsbooks are legal in Michigan for players 21 years of age and older.
What types of online gambling are legal in the state of Michigan?
Online casinos, poker rooms, and sportsbooks are legal in Michigan for players 21 years of age and older.
Can you play online casino games in the state of Michigan?
Yes. Online casinos are legal in Michigan for players 21 years of age and older.
What types of games can you play at online casinos in the state of Michigan?
Online casinos offer a selection of slots, video poker, and table games.
Can you play online poker games in the state of Michigan?
Yes. Online poker rooms are legal in Michigan for players 21 years of age and older.
Can you place sports bets online in the state of Michigan?
Yes. Online sportsbooks and fantasy sports are legal in Michigan for players 21 years of age and older.
Are live horse races held in the state of Michigan?
Yes. Northfield Downs is a live harness racetrack in Michigan.
Can you bet on horse races in the state of Michigan?
Yes. Wagers on horse races may be placed at the racetrack and on mobile apps.
What is the minimum age to wager on horse races in the state of Michigan?
Horse bettors must be at least 18 years of age in Michigan.
Does Michigan have a state lottery?
Yes. Lottery games in Michigan include lotto drawings, keno, scratch-off tickets, and online games.
How old must you be to play lotto games in Michigan?
Lottery games are available to players 18 years of age and older.
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Last Updated on August 5, 2023 by Kristina Mehaffey