January Events And Promotions Calendar For Michigan’s Retail Casinos

Written By Drew Ellis on January 3, 2024
Snow globe on a bed of snow. Inside the snow globe is a stack of casino chips, some playing cards and a pair of dice to indicate it is cold outside as part of the list of January promotions for Michigan casinos

It’s a new year, which means new promotions from Michigan’s retail casinos.

After a big holiday month, the casinos around the state turn their attention to players looking for a fresh start in 2024.

Here’s a look at what the casinos in the state have going on throughout January.

*Casinos listed in alphabetical order

FireKeepers Casino Hotel January events and promotions

Slots Exclusive giveaway

You can win your share of $82,500 at FireKeepers Casino as part of their Slots Exclusive promotion.

Saturdays in January from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. earn 100 points that day to play the kiosk game and win from $10 in Red Hot Credits up to $500 in Red Hot Credits plus an entry into the Jan. 27 drawings.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, from 7-11 p.m., there will be drawings where cash values of $1,000, $5,000, $7,500, $10,000 and $15,000 will be given out throughout the four hours.

Go For The Gold Craps Tournament

On Sunday, Jan. 21 you can compete in the Go For The Gold Craps Tournament.

Entries can be purchased now for $75.

All patrons will receive a wild card drawing entry for a spot at the semifinal or finals table. Play begins at noon with semifinals at 4 p.m. and finals at 6 p.m.

First place receives $3,000 in cash and $1,500 in free bets. Top 14 will receive a prize.

Weekly slot tournaments

Each Monday at FireKeepers you can compete in slot tournaments from 2-7 p.m.

The finals will start at 7:15 p.m. with first place receiving $5,000 in Red Hot Credits. The top 10 finishers will receive at least $250 in Red Hot Credits. The top 10 winners from each hourly round from 2-7 p.m. will receive $15 in Red Hot Credits and play in the finals.

Earn 50 points each Monday prior to registering in order to participate.

Senior Tuesdays

Every Tuesday in January players 55+ that are Red Hot Rewards Club members can enjoy these specials.

From 8-10:30 a.m., receive $5 in Red Hot Credits. From 8 a.m.-4 p.m. earn 55 points and receive one drawing entry, plus $10 in bonus Red Hot Credits.

On the final Tuesday of the month, drawings will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. where you can win up to $5,555 in cash or Red Hot Credits.

Four Winds Casinos January events and promotions

Senior Days

Each Wednesday at Four Winds Casinos, seniors can enjoy some exclusive offers.

Earn 100 W-Club points and visit a kiosk to receive $10 in instant credit or free slot play. You also receive 25% off the Buffet at New Buffalo and 25% off at Timbers.

Tony Orlando concert

On Jan. 6 Tony Orlando will be having a concert at Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds New Buffalo.

The show begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are available starting at $34.

Gun Lake Casino January events and promotions

Saturday drawings

Each Saturday in January at Gun Lake Casino will have drawings from 6-9 p.m.

At 6-8 p.m., five winners of $1,000 in free slot play will be drawn each hour. At 9 p.m., one winner of $10,000 cash plus any unclaimed prizes will be drawn.

Receive one drawing entry for every 100 rewards points earned from slot and table games. You can also exchange 100 rewards points for one entry. Receive 2x drawing entries each Tuesday in January.

$20,000 Frosty Fortune

On Jan. 30, 20 winners will be selected from 6-9 p.m. Five winners each hour will receive $1,000 in free play.

You can earn entries each day in January. One is given free each day by visiting a promotional kiosk. Additional drawings can be earned for every 200 rewards points earned.

Winning hand

On Saturdays in January, earn 200 points and visit a promotional kiosk to select a hand of cards and win a prize.

Based on the hand you receive you can win a number of prizes, including up to $10,000 cash.

This promotion will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Senior drawing

On Jan. 31 from 4-7 p.m., seniors 55+ can win up to $5,000 in cash.

Earn entries for every 100 rewards points earned from slot or table play. On Jan. 31, drawings will be held from 4-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. grand prize of $5,000 in cash.

Senior earn & get

On Thursdays in January, guests 55+ choose a prize after earning 150 rewards points.

The prizes are either $10 in free slot play, a $10 table bet or a $10 dining credit. Guests can earn up to two prizes each week.

Swipe & win

On Jan. 15, from 3 a.m. to midnight, you can swipe your GLC Rewards Card and win a prize.

Prizes include free slot play, drink vouchers, table bets, dining credits, bonus drawing entries, shop credits, multipliers or cash.

Earn & win

On Wednesdays in January, just earn 200 rewards points and visit a promotional kiosk to claim a free prize.

Earn up to $1,000 in free slot play or a free table bet from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Elevate your health gift giveaways

On Fridays and Sundays in January from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., you can collect a series of healthy gifts at Gun Lake.

Included while supplies last is a glass smart scale with app, on the go personal blender, smart fitness watch, and high impact body massager.

Gifts are available for guests who earn 500 rewards points each week. One gift can be claimed each week.

Hollywood Casino at Greektown January events and promotions

Bronco drawing

Hollywood Casino at Greektown will be giving away a Bronco on Jan. 27.

PENN Play members are eligible by earning entries from now until Jan. 27 by playing table games and slot machines.

All participants receive one free drawing entry and then earn additional entries with each 10 tier points earned.

On Jan. 27, drawings will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight with the grand prize drawing being the Bronco giveaway.

Ms. Pat appearance

The lone concert event at Hollywood Casino at Greektown for January is an appearance from Ms. Pat on Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.

The comedian, author and radio host will be performing and tickets are available for as low as $35.

Island Resort & Casino January events and promotions

Winter Hot Seats

At Island Resort & Casino you can cash in each Thursday and Sunday in January from 6-10 p.m. with random $100 Hot Seat Drawings.

Just use your Island Club Card while you play your favorite slots and table games to be eligible.

Senior day Wednesdays

Each Wednesday in January, Island Club members 55+ can cash in on their age.

There will be random drawings from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and those seniors using their Island Club Card are eligible to win.

Cosmo Bingo

Each Friday in January, you can play Cosmo Bingo at 11 p.m.

Prize game winners receive a price up to $300 in value. There will be music, giveaways, fluorescent cards and more.

Kewadin Casinos January events and promotions

Penalty Bucks

Kewadin Casino St. Ignace will be giving out $26,900 in cash on Fridays as part of its Penalty Bucks promotion.

Customers earn one free entry to win up to $2,000 in cash. You can earn additional entries with every 50 base points earned. Drawings will start at 6 p.m. each Friday.

Rollin’ In The $now

All Kewadin Casino locations will be giving away nearly $50,000 in cash and credits on Saturdays in January.

Hot Seat drawings will begin at 5 p.m. each Saturday where you can win up to $100 in Kewadin Credits or $500 in cash.

Spin To Win

On Jan. 19 and 20 at Kewadin Sault Ste. Marie, you can take part in the Spin To Win Tournament.

Up to $15,000 in cash and bonus points will be giving out over the two days.

Money mania Mondays

Each Monday in January, Hot Seat Drawings take place from 4-8 p.m. where winners will play Punch-A-Bunch. The more points you earn, the more punches you get.

You can win up to $200 in Kewadin Credits or $500 in cash.

Valor Day Tuesdays

All Kewadin Casinos will offer Valor Card members $5 in Kewadin Credits each Tuesday in January.

The credits will be directly downloaded upon inserting your card into a Kewadin kiosk.

Senior day Wednesday

All qualifying seniors will earn $5 in Kewadin Credits each Wednesday in January. You are allowed to earn the credits at each location each Wednesday.

Leelanau Sands Casino January events and promotions

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You can win a share of over $25,000 in cash on Sundays in January at Leelanau Sands Casino.

Each Sunday, drawings will be held from 2-6 p.m. You can earn tickets to the drawings throughout the month, including a free entry each day. For each 100 new base points earned daily, players receive five additional entries.

Players must be actively playing with their Grand Rewards Players Club card at a slot machine or table game to qualify and you must earn 30 new base points on the drawing day.

One winner will receive $2,000 in cash each Sunday, while each hour there will be a winner from each tier, ranging from $50 to $500 in cash.

Premier Tier-Nament

On Friday, Jan. 19 from 6-10 p.m. Onyx and Pinnacle tier players can win a share of over $10,000 in cash and prizes as part of Premier Tier-Nament.

Winners will play in a slot tournament for a share of 57 total prizes. The top prize will be $5,000 in cash.

Players must be actively playing with their Grand Rewards Players Club card at a slot machine or table game to qualify.

Little River Casino January events and promotions

$40,000 Ice Ice Baby Elite giveaway

On Jan. 5 from 7:30-9 p.m. Little River Casino will be giving away some big prizes as part of its $40,000 Ice Ice Baby Elite Giveaway.

Every half hour, five lucky winners will be drawn to collect $1,000 in cash and $1,000 in River Credits.

Swipe your card at any kiosk on event day to receive an entry. You can earn five additional entries for every 20 points of slot play and one additional entry for every $10 average bet per hour on table games.

$20,000 Ice Ice Baby Gold Giveaway

On Jan. 19 from 7:30-9 p.m. Little River Casino will be giving away some big prizes as part of its $20,000 Ice Ice Baby Gold Giveaway.

Every half hour, five lucky winners will be drawn to collect $500 in cash and $500 in River Credits.

Swipe your card at any kiosk on event day to receive an entry. You can earn five additional entries for every 20 points of slot play and one additional entry for every $10 average bet per hour on table games.

Boomerang Bonus

On Jan. 6 from 6-11 p.m. win your share of up to $15,000 in River Credits.

Slot players will be randomly selected for prizes of up to $1,000. To be eligible you must be actively using your Players Club card at any slot or video poker machine.

NYE City To City

Celebrate the new year each Sunday in January at Little River Casino.

Starting at 10 a.m., earn five points and swipe your card at a promotional kiosk to play New Year’s City to City. Choose a city to reveal a prize, up to $75 in River Credits. The promotion will win until 10 p.m. each Sunday.

Silver Club giveaway

On Jan. 12 from 7:30-9 p.m., each half hour five random Silver Club members will be drawn to win $500 in River Credits.

You can swipe your card at any kiosk for $20 in River Credits, $20 in dining credits and 20 entries starting at noon. Earn additional entries by using your club card while playing slots, video poker and table games all day.

$100,000 Bingo Bucks giveaway

On Jan. 13, 20 and 27 from noon-10 p.m., you could draw winning numbers of the $100,000 Bingo Bucks game.

Each hour, two lucky guests will be announced to play. They draw five numbers, each of which corresponds to a number on the Bingo card. The player will win the prize value for that row. Should they score a single line Bingo, they win the $100,000 grand prize.

Earn drawings all month by playing your favorite slots and table games.

Take It Or Leave It

On Jan. 26, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., you could be one of 18 random slot players that wins $250 in River Credits.

Should you be selected, you’ll be given the option to draw a card for a chance to win a higher amount – up to $1,150 in River Credits – at the risk of receiving less than you started with.

Play at least $5 using your Players Club Card and continue to play at any slot or video poker machine to be eligible.

Double Point Thursday

Each Thursday in January from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can earn double the Players Club points.

Just swipe your Players Club card at any kiosk and play your favorite slots. Bonus points will be issued the next day.

MGM Grand Detroit January events and promotions

Snowmen Of Cash

Each Saturday in January at MGM Grand Detroit, drawings will be held for the $150K Snowmen of Cash promotion.

Throughout the month, earn entries into the Saturday hourly drawings from 2-9 p.m. for a chance to win $50 in free play and an entry ticket into the live drawings. At 10 p.m., nine drawing winners plus one wild card winner will be announced for a minimum of $250 in free play or for a chance to build a snowman of cash.

The minimum prize for Snowman of Cash is $1,450 in cash, while the maximum prize is $61,250.

Smash For Cash

You can earn entries now for the Sunday, Jan. 21 Smash for Cash drawings.

Hourly drawings will take place from 3-7 p.m. where two guests each hour will be drawn to play Smash for Cash. You win $500 in free play or up to $5,000 in cash.

Be sure to activate your entries by using your card at a promotional kiosk, slot machine or table game within one hour of each drawing on Jan. 21.

Grand giveaway

Thursdays in January, earn at least $6 in slot dollars and swipe your card at a kiosk to receive a gift voucher and collect your gift at the promotions desk.

This month’s gift set includes a white sherpa lined robe, navy sherpa lined robe, navy throw blanket, and white throw blanket.

You can claim the prize from noon-8 p.m. each Thursday while supplies last.

MotorCity Casino January events and promotions

Sound Board schedule

The Sound Board at MotorCity Casino will be very busy in January with a lot of events happening.

  • Jan. 12: Cedric The Entertainer
  • Jan. 14: Carl Thomas
  • Jan. 17: Will Downing
  • Jan. 18: Najee, with special guest Pieces of a Dream
  • Jan. 19: Chante Moore
  • Jan. 20: Tamar Braxton
  • Jan. 21: Leela James
  • Jan. 25: Dru Hill
  • Jan. 26: Lloyd, with special guest ZO! And Tall Black Guy
  • Jan. 28: Elvis: The Concert of Kings

Odawa Casinos January events and promotions

Blizzard Bucks Hot Seats

Odawa Casinos will be dishing out cash and gift cards each Saturday in January from 5-8 p.m at Odawa Petoskey and each Friday in January from 5-8 p.m. at Odawa Mackinaw City.

Just play slots or table games with your Pure Rewards Card for your chance to be a lucky winner. Level up your prize by earning base points on promotional days.

Ojibwa Casinos January events and promotions

Blizzards Of Cash

Each Saturday in January, from 3-9 p.m. visit Ojibwa Casinos for your chance to be one of the lucky guests chosen every hour to win cash.

From 3-8 p.m., winners receive $500 in cash. The 9 p.m. drawing will see one lucky winner take home $2,000 in cash.

Tuesday Hot Seats

On Tuesdays in January from noon-7 p.m. at Ojibwa Casinos, they will be drawing $200 Free Play Hot Seat winners every hour at random.

Cooking Fear Giveaway

Each Sunday in January, stop into the Rewards Club after earning 100 same-day points to receive one of four pieces of cooking gear.

Ultimate Bridal Event

On Sunday, Jan. 7 at Ojibwa Marquette, join them for the 8th Annual Ultimate Bridal Event presented by A Bride’s Choice.

The event runs from 1-5 p.m. with a 4 p.m. fashion show. Receive $10 in free play at the show for attending.

Saganing Eagles Landing January events and promotions

Flurries of Franklins

Each Friday in January at Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, one winner will be drawn each hour from 6-10 p.m. The winner will select a Franklin to determine a cash prize amount. You can keep your prize or go for more to try and earn up to $1,000 in cash.

Earn one entry for every 200 points earned playing slots with your ACCESS Club Card now through Jan. 26 at 9:55 p.m.

We Rest Our Suitcase

On Saturdays in January, you can win a share of over $52,800 in cash and prizes.

Hourly drawings will take place from 5-9 p.m. for your chance to select a suitcase and passport to win Premium Play, cash prizes or bonus entries into a 10 p.m. grand prize drawing.

At 10 p.m., one lucky ACCESS Club member will win a $5,000 travel voucher and $500 in cash.

Midweek Madness

Every Wednesday in January you can earn $5 in Premium Play for every 300 points earned using your ACCESS card from 4 a.m.-11:59 p.m. There is a limit of $50 in Premium Play being earned.

Hot Seat Drawings for $50 in Premium Play will also take place from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Also, if you earn 2,500 points on your ACCESS card, you get to play a promotional kiosk game and win up to $50 in Premium Play.

This Or That

Each Monday in January, Hot Seat drawings will take place every hour from noon-9 p.m.

Winners will be able to choose from $50 in cash or $100 in Premium Play.

Hot Cocoa Hoedown

On Sunday, Jan. 7 and Jan. 14, two winners will be drawn each hour from noon-9 p.m. to compete in the Hot Cocoa Hoedown for a chance to win Hot Cocoa gift sets and Premium Play prizes.

VISA Gift Card Day

On Sunday, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28, qualified ACCESS Club members may claim a VISA Gift Card from 10 a.m.-11:59 p.m.

Soaring Eagle Casino January events and promotions

Winter Blitz Truck giveaway

Soaring Eagle Casino will be giving away a 2024 GMC Sierra, Elevation package in January as part of the Winter Blitz Truck Giveaway promotion.

Each Saturday in January, two lucky ACCESS Club members will be drawn to win $2,000 in cash from 5-11 p.m.

Then on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 p.m., one lucky club member will win the 2024 GMC Sierra, Elevation package.

ACCESS Club members receive one entry into the drawings for every 600 points earned on their card now until Jan. 27 at 10:55 p.m.

January fortune

Every Friday in January, four winners will be drawn each hour from 3-10 p.m. Winners get to select a lucky fortune cookie to win cash or Premium Play. You could win up to $5,000 in cash or Premium Play.

ACCESS Club members will receive one entry for every 600 points earned on their card from now until Jan. 26 at 10:55 p.m.

Elvis birthday

On Monday, Jan. 8 from 8 a.m.-11 p.m., earn 1,000 points with your ACCESS Club card and receive a collectible Elvis Bobble Head while supplies last.

From 3-10 p.m., four winners each hour will be drawn to choose an Elvis Bobble Head to reveal a prize that could be up to $2,000 in cash.

VISA Gift Card Day

On Tuesday, Jan. 2 and Jan. 30, qualified ACCESS Club members may claim a VISA Gift Card from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Three concerts in January

Soaring Eagle Casino will have three concerts taking place in January.

The first will be on Monday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. as The Three Kings Elvis Tribute performs.

On Friday, Jan. 19, Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin will perform their Roots and Boots show at 8 p.m.

Then on Friday, Jan. 26 Dru Hill and Ginuwine will perform at 8 p.m.

Turtle Creek Casino January events and promotions

Win-Tier Winnings

Earn and activate ticket drawings throughout January to be a lucky winner in Turtle Creek Casino’s Win-Tier Winnings promotion.

Each Friday and Wednesday in January, drawings will take place. Fridays will have drawings from 6-10 p.m., while Wednesdays have a 9 p.m. drawing.

On Fridays there will be one $5,000 cash winner drawn along with hourly drawings to award cash prizes to different tier members.

On Wednesdays, one $1,000 cash winner will be drawn each day.

Players must be actively playing with their Grand Rewards Players Club card at a slot machine or table game to qualify. You must earn 50 new base points on drawing days.

Premier-Tiers

On Saturday, Jan. 27 you can win a share of $15,000 in cash at Turtle Creek.

This event is exclusive to Onyx and Pinnacle Tier players.

From 6-10 p.m. a total of 10 winners will get $500 in cash and one lucky winner will win $10,000 in cash. All winners will also receive a Chefman TurboFry Air Fryer.

One free entry is given for players to activate their card at a slot machine or table game. You must be actively playing with your Grand Rewards Players Club card at a slot machine or table game to qualify.

Table Games Sizzlin’ Specials

In January, Turtle Creek will have special prizes for select table games.

On Monday-Wednesday in January starting at 2 p.m., the first ace-jack of spades dealt in blackjack will win with 20:1 odds. The second ace-jack of spades combo will win 10:1 odds.

On Sunday-Thursday in January starting at 3 p.m., the player with he most rolls at the craps table wins up to $300.

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Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer of PlayILottery.com. He was the former Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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