Michigan casinos are found throughout the "Great Lakes State," also known as the "birthplace of the automotive industry." Michigan has a population of over 10,000,000 people, with an area of 56,000 square miles. The capital of Michigan is Lansing, with a population of approximately 500,000. Detroit, with a population of 1,000,000, is the largest city and the leader in automotive manufacturing throughout the world.
The majority of the nineteen Michigan casinos, scattered throughout the state, are located on Native American tribal land. Michigan casinos vary in size and amenities, with over 21,000 gaming machines, a large selection of slots, and 450 table games in the state. There are three casinos in Detroit, all open 24 hours, including the MGM Grand Detroit Casino, with 75,000 square feet, 2,800 slots, 72 table games, and four restaurants; and the Greektown Casino, a Native American casino, with 75,000 square feet, 2,400 slots, and 85 table games. The MotorCity Casino in Detroit has 75,000 square feet, 2,621 slots, 88 table games, and four restaurants.
One of the most popular and the largest of Michigan casinos is the prestigious Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, with 210,000 square feet, 4,704 slots, 75 table games, such as craps, poker, roulette, and blackjack, as well as five restaurants and a hotel. Another of the larger Michigan casinos is Chip-In's Island Resort and Casino, located outside of Detroit in Harris, with 55,000 square feet of gaming area, 970 slots, 30 table games, four restaurants, and a small hotel. The Leelanau Casino, in Peshawbestown, has 30,581 square feet, 416 slots, and eight poker tables.
There are a number of smaller Michigan casinos, run by the Kewadin Native Americans, located in Christmas, Sault St. Marie, Hessel, Manistique, and St. Mary's Church Ignace. The Kewadin Casino in Christmas, open from 8:00 am to 3:00 am, has 8,000 square feet, 207 slots, and eight table games, such as Blackjack and Caribbean Stud poker. In addition, Michigan casinos include the Ojibwa Casino Resort, in Baraga, with 17,000 square feet, 326 slots, and eight table games; and the Bay Mills Resort and Casino, in Brimley, with the same area of gaming space, 700 slots, 13 table games, four restaurants, and a small hotel.
Michigan casinos are a thriving business. With new casinos and major expansions being planned throughout the state, Michigan casinos will continue to be a promising venture. They provide revenue and employment, as well as a variety of gambling entertainment for residents and visitors to the Great Lakes area.