After more than 10 years of planning, strategy and vision, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi opened the doors to FireKeepers Casino in August of 2009. The property features a 111,700-square foot gaming floor with 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, multiple restaurants and lounges, a live poker room and bingo room. This $300 million project created a unique gaming destination in the mid-west all while initially creating 1,500 jobs for the local community. FireKeepers Casino Hotel is located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, Michigan and is a favorite gaming destination for residents in central and southern Michigan, northern Indiana and wetern Ohio.
Less than two years later, on March 1, 2011, FireKeepers Casino broke ground on a major expansion. This initiative included an 8-story resort-style hotel and expanded Bingo room. During this construction phase the tribe’s commitment to local spending resulted in awarding contracts that total more than $25 million to the State of Michigan.
FireKeepers hotel expansion opened its doors to the public on December 12, 2012. The expansion showcased a 243 room resort-style hotel complete with indoor pool, exercise facility, full service restaurant named Smoke ‘n Fire, and business center. The addition also features a functional multi-purpose event center that is capable of seating up to 2,000 guests as a concert venue. When not in use as a concert venue for superstar performers such as Tony Bennett, ZZ Top and Tim Allen, the versatile space can accommodate banquets, corporate meetings, trade shows, and other events. This expansion included bringing 300 additional jobs to the Battle Creek area.
In 2015, after just over two years of operation FireKeepers Casino Hotel received the AAA-rated Four Diamond award
Less than an hour’s drive from Downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an unparalleled experience of indulgence, exhilaration and endless winning possibilities.
Prepare to be swept up in the excitement as you experience our action-packed games, sizzling nightlife and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Lose yourself in our luxurious hotel, enjoy headliner entertainment, indulge in our sensational restaurants including southwest Michigan’s only Hard Rock Cafe, and bask in the beautiful Lake Michigan setting while experiencing the region’s most attentive service.
Walk through the main doors of Four Winds New Buffalo and admire vaulted ceilings of the beautiful Rotunda, with stone fireplaces on each side. 3,000 of the most sought-after slots ranging in denominations from 1¢ to $100 are set to provide the pulse-pounding experience you love. Wide area progressive games like Wheel of Fortune® Super Spin™ with a starting jackpot of $500,000 are ready to change your life. For those who like to play it to the max, Four Winds New Buffalo offers a specially-designed high limit slot area for optimum exhilaration.
Prefer to take on the tables? Find the action you crave with more than 60 of your favorite table games, and a few surprises as well, at any limit you choose. Test your luck at Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Roulette, Pai Gow™ Poker, and Three Card Poker.
Odawa Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Their property delivers Vegas-level excitement with a quaint Petoskey address. They pride ourselves on providing top-notch service with local flair.
Odawa Casino Resort at a glance:
Opened in June 2007, formerly Victories Casino
$140 million facility spanning nearly 300,000 sq. ft.
50,000 sq. ft. gaming floor features nearly 1,200 slots, dozens of table games, a high limit room and a dedicated Poker room and Blackjack room
Renovated in 2014, Odawa Hotel showcases 127 guest rooms, 10 luxury suites and an indoor pool and hot tub
Dining for every occasion, two bars and even an ice cream shop: Sage, Waas-No-Dé Buffet and Copper Café
Unique retail shopping experience without the big city hassle
International superstars and high profile events fill the 1,000+ seat performance space inside Ovation Hall
Nearly 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and special event space