Michigan Online Casinos Get Into Holiday Spirit With Christmas Themed Slot Games

Written By Paul Costanzo on December 15, 2022 - Last Updated on February 2, 2023

The holidays are here, and Michigan online casinos are celebrating with an influx of holiday-themed slot games.

Santa hats, presents, ornaments and other wintertime symbols are a natural fit for online slot games. And who doesn’t want to get into the holiday spirit with the help of a progressive jackpot victory?

We took a look at a few of that stood out, and where and how to play them. This is just a sampling, though. To find more, simply head to your favorite Michigan online casino and search “Christmas”, “Santa”, “Holiday”, etc. and see what pops up.

Diamond Cash Mighty Santa slot game

If a jacked, tattooed Santa is your thing, then Diamond Cash Mighty Santa is your game. And if that doesn’t entice you, then maybe a chance at a progressive jackpot will?

This five-reel online slot game does have that at BetMGM Michigan, and it was won at above $165K on Thursday morning.

The Diamond Cash progressive pays out if you fill all 15 positions with diamonds in the Diamond Cash Feature. That gets triggered by filling the diamond meter with six diamonds anywhere on your screen.

It’s Santa, though, that provides the biggest payout in regular play. This cigar-smoking Jolly St. Nick is joined in the game’s symbols by a murderous gingerbread couple, a champagne-toting elf, cookies fashioned into dumbbells, a thick-necked Rudolph and more.

  • Where to play: BetMGM
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 25
  • Minimum bet: $0.25
  • Maximum bet: $100
  • Maximum payout: Progressive
  • RTP: 95%

9K Yeti online slot

Continuing with the theme of a holiday that isn’t exactly warm and fuzzy, 9K Yeti can give you a big win and nightmares at the same time.

This megaways game is more horror movie themed than holiday themed, but the Yeti wears a Santa hat, so it makes the cut.

Symbols are centered around your trip up a mountain, and the game sounds and music are a bit eerie. The highest-paying symbol is the Yeti, who is terrifying. But it can pay out up to 9,011.2x your stake you get enough of them. That’s enough to make up for the fact that it roars at you when you do win.

  • Where to play: BetMGM, DraftKings, BetRivers, Golden Nugget, Eagle Casino & Sports
  • Reels: 6
  • Paylines: 4,096 ways
  • Minimum bet: $0.20
  • Maximum bet: $25
  • Maximum payout: $225,280
  • RTP: 95%

Big Santa Fortune online slot

Christmas Eve is a busy night for Santa, so having him kick back and relax with a fishing trip beforehand makes sense.

Big Santa Fortune combines the North Pole and deep sea fishing, which is an interesting combination, but somehow works.

The screen is relatively simple: five reels and 10 paylines, and the symbols are all holiday/fishing themed. There’s a tackle box, a life preserver, fishing rod and fishing boat. Then, of course, there are the fish. They vary in size, and you want the big ones, which look like marlins.

Again, this was not what I expected when I began playing the demo version of this game. But Santa and a fishing trip worked, and it should definitely work for online casinos in Michigan, which loves the outdoors.

  • Where to play: Golden Nugget
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 10
  • Minimum bet: $0.20
  • Maximum bet: $100
  • Maximum payout: $250,000
  • RTP: 94.8%

Aloha! Christmas

Some Michiganders have made a habit of traveling to a warmer locale for the holidays. So, if mixing the tropics and Christmas is something you’re into, Aloha! Christmas could be your game.

It’s a variation of Aloha! Cluster Pays, and is much more Hawaiian themed than holiday themed. The symbols are all reminiscent of the islands, but the masks are wearing Santa hats, so — like the scary Yeti — it makes the cut.

You will need to cluster nine or more symbols to win. The masks cover two spaces at a time, and mystery boxes will commonly pop up, giving you a multiplier and the possibility of a cluster.

  • Where to play: BetMGM, BetRivers, WynnBET, Golden Nugget, Barstool, Four Winds
  • Reels: 6
  • Paylines: Cluster pay
  • Minimum bet: $0.10
  • Maximum bet: $200
  • Maximum payout: $359,410
  • RTP: 96%


Screenshots from gameplay BetMGM and Golden Nugget.

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Paul Costanzo is the managing editor of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. He has covered news and sports throughout the state at various media outlets over the past 20 years. Paul works with a talented team at PlayMichigan to provide the latest news and information on Michigan’s booming sports betting, online casino and online poker industries.

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