Black Friday, Thanksgiving Weekend Promotions At Michigan Retail Casinos

Written By Drew Ellis on November 22, 2022
Michigan Casino Thanksgiving Promotions

This Thanksgiving weekend will have no shortage of promotional giveaways at Michigan’s retail casinos.

Whether it’s a fine-cooked Thanksgiving meal, Black Friday deals, or just flat-out cash, Michigan casino goers will have their options to choose from.

Check out our rundown of all the promotions and giveaways taking place to make sure you don’t miss out.

FireKeepers giving away $212K

On Saturday, FireKeepers Casino Hotel is holding its $212,500 Cash Grab Giveaway.

Drawings will be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. there will be drawings every two hours. Five winner at each drawing pick a prize from the punchboard for a chance to win up to $10,000.

At 10 p.m., another five winners will pick from the punchboard to win anywhere from $12,500 to $30,000.

Entries can be earned up until Saturday by playing any eligible slot or table game with your Red Hot Rewards Club card. Then receive an additional entry for every 100 points earned.

MGM Grand Detroit giving away $25K

On Saturday, one lucky winner will get $25,000 in cash at the MGM Grand Detroit.

Entries for the Lucky Break can be earned through Saturday.

Two winners will be announced at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to win $500 in free play. At 11 p.m., 10 drawing winners will be announced for the minimum of $150 in free play, or catch a lucky break and split a wishbone for the grand prize.

The big break winner of the wishbone wins $25,000 in cash. The small break still wins $2,500 in cash.

To earn entries, swipe your club card at a kiosk or use it to play slots or a table game within one hour of each drawing.

Hunting for Big Bucks at Northern Waters Casino

This Saturday, Northern Waters Casino Resort will be wrapping up its Hunting for Big Bucks promotion with its grand prize drawings.

Starting at 5 p.m. and continuing every half hour until 10 p.m., lucky winners will receive free play. Starting at $250 in free play during the 5 p.m. hour and building up to $750 in the 9 p.m. hour.

At 10 p.m., one lucky winner will receiver $10,000 in cash.

Superior Club members receive one free entry on the day of the drawing. Additional drawings can be earned for every 50 same-day points earned.

On Black Friday, Northern Waters is giving away free play, gift cards or $500 in cash.

Club members that earn 60 same-day points get to pick an envelope with one of the prize options for varying amounts.

Multiple events at Little River Casino

Little River Casino is going to hold multiple promotions on Black Friday.

Things start with Lucky Chance from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Play with your Players Club card for a chance to be one of 18 random winners selected for $250 in River Credits, or an option to draw a card to win a higher amount at the risk of receiving less.

On Friday from 2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., table players can win $100 or $200 in a free bet with Table Game Hot Seats.

Active table game players will be drawn at random. If your seat is chosen, you win $100 in a free bet.

If every spot at the table of the winning hot seat is actively being played, each player gets $50 in a free bet and the hot seat prize doubles to $200 in a free bet.

Give your Players Club card to your favorite dealer and choose your lucky seat.

Black Friday Frenzy at Four Winds locations

All Four Winds Casino locations will be hosting Black Friday Frenzy this Friday from 5 to 10 p.m.

At Four Winds New Buffalo and South Bend, the following drawings will be held:

  • 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.: Four winners get a $500 gift card
  • 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Four winners get $250 in instant credit/free slot play
  • 10 p.m.: Two winners get $1,000 in cash.

At Four Winds Hartford and Four Winds Dowagiac, the following drawings will be held:

  • 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.: Two winners get a $500 gift card
  • 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Two winners get $250 in instant credit/free slot play
  • 10 p.m.: One winner gets $1,000 in cash.

W-Club members can earn a free daily entry until Nov. 25 by visiting a promotional kiosk at any Four Winds location. Additional entries are earned by playing slots, table games or live poker with your club card.

Amazon gift card giveaways at Greektown

On Friday, Hollywood Casino at Greektown will be giving out $500 Amazon gift cards from noon to 4 p.m.

This is open to all mychoice members.

Every 15 minutes, one guest will be called to receive a gift card.

Black Fri-Yay at Leelanau Sands

Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be given out on Friday at Leelanau Sands Casino.

From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. drawings will be held giving out prizes and cash.

A total of eight prizes of $250 cash and a $25 Mobil gas card will be given out.

A total of two prizes of $500 cash and a $25 Kohls gas card will be given out.

Also, two prizes of $1,000 cash and $25 Kohls gas card will be awarded.

Grand Rewards Players Club members can earn entries by earning 100 new base points leading up to Friday.

Free Play Frenzy at Gun Lake

On Thanksgiving Day, Gun Lake Casino is offering up a Free Play Frenzy.

From midnight to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, players that earn 100 rewards points and visit a promotional kiosk can claim a free play prize.

Prizes will be free slot play or table bets up to $1,000.

Black Friday Hot Seats at Soaring Eagle

This Friday, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort will be offering up hot seat drawings from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Access Club members actively playing a slot machine will be eligible at each drawing.

Winnings will be up to $500 in premium play.

Thanksgiving Dinners available

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving dinner without having to do all the work yourself, some of Michigan’s casinos have you covered.

Islander Resort Casino

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Firekeeper’s Restaurant at Island Resort Casino will be offering up Thanksgiving dinner for $19.95. You can also make a take-out order for an additional $1.

Included in the dinner is:

  • Roast turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Turkey gravy
  • Garden salad
  • Vegetable medley
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Dinner roll
  • Choice of a slice of pumpkin or apple pie
  • Coffee and soda is included

Reservations of 5-14 guests can be made by calling 906-723-2081.

Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie

From Noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, get a full dinner for $18.50 at Dreamcatchers Restaurant at Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie.

Included in the meal is:

  • Cup of harvest bisque
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Giblet gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Green beans
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Yeast rolls
  • Pumpkin pie with whipped cream

Odawa Mackinaw City

Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City will be having a Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $24 at Mukwa Bar & Grill.

The menu includes:

  • Slow-roasted, herbed turkey breast
  • Roasted shallot gravy
  • Apple & sausage stuffing
  • Cranberry-lime relish
  • Garlic mashed potatoes or sweet potato puree with streusel topping
  • Brussels sprouts with carmalized shallots and plath’s bacon or green beans with toasted pecans and herbed butter
  • Pumpkin pie or apple pie

Odawa Petoskey

Odawa Casino in Petoskey is offering up an All You Can Eat Thanksgiving special.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday for $24.95 per person. Kids 5 and under eat free.

Reservations or walk-ins are welcome. For reservations call 231-344-4414.

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Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer of 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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