Michigan Casinos Ringing In 2022 With New Year’s Eve Giveaways

Written By Drew Ellis on December 29, 2021
New Year's Eve Michigan Casinos

Nothing screams “fresh start” quite like cashing in big on New Year’s Eve.

The final night of 2021, combined with the first day of 2022, is a big opportunity to do just that.

Many of Michigan’s casinos are out to give you the opportunity for that fresh start on Friday night.

Here’s a roundup of some of the big NYE promotions this weekend.

(And of course, for those wanting to stay home during the pandemic, Michigan online casinos are still a great option.)

FireKeepers Casino giving out big cash and SUVs

FireKeepers Casino And Hotel is set to make your New Year’s a big one.

The action at FireKeepers starts on Thursday with a Slots Exclusive $120,000 Cash Giveaway. Every two hours from 2-10 p.m., winners will be selected to receive a cash prize with 14 guaranteed slot winners. Entries can be earned from now through Thursday. You win entries while playing slot machines with your RedHot Rewards Club card and activate them on drawing day within an hour prior to drawing time. Drawing prizes range from $5,000-$15,000.

On Friday at the Battle Creek casino, there is a $50,550 Hot Seat Giveaway. Every 15 minutes from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., one slot winner actively playing with their Rewards Club card will be randomly selected to receive $2,022 in Red Hot Credits.

Saturday features more prize giveaways, including a 2021 Ford Bronco Big Bend SUV and a 2021 Ford Bronco Outer Banks SUV. Prize drawings are held from 2-10 p.m. with drawings every two hours.

Entries are eligible with any slot or table game with your Rewards Club card. Receive an additional entry for every 100 points earned from now through Saturday.

Red Hot Credits ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 will be drawn at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. The Big Bend will be drawn at 8 p.m., and the Outer Banks will be drawn at 10 p.m.

Four Winds giving out $115K in cash

You can visit any Four Winds Casino location on New Year’s Eve for more than $115,000 in cash prizes.

Lucky W-Club Players Club members will be drawn to receive cash prizes throughout the day and night.

Club members receive a free entry daily now through Jan. 1 by visiting a promotional kiosk at any Four Winds location. Each additional entries by playing slots, table games or live poker with your club card.

Here’s what will be drawn:

  • Dec. 31, Noon – 2 $2,500 cash winners
  • Dec. 31, 1-5 p.m. – 2 $2,022 cash winners each hour
  • Dec. 31, 6 p.m. – $5,000 cash winner
  • Jan. 1, 1 a.m. – $20,000 cash winner
  • Jan. 1, 2 a.m. – $10,000 cash winner
  • Jan. 1, 3 a.m. – $5,000 cash winner
  • Jan. 1, 2 p.m., 4-6 p.m. – 5 $1,000 cash winners each hour
  • Jan. 1, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. – 2 $5,000 cash winners each hour
  • Jan. 1, 8 p.m. – $10,000 cash winner

Gun Lake Casino firing on all cannons

Gun Lake Casino has two promotions on Friday.

The first is NYE Free Play Frenzy. From 9 a.m.-Noon you can win up to $500 in free play. Earn 100 points on your GLC Rewards Card and then visit any promotional kiosk to claim your prize.

The real excitement comes from 7-11 p.m. when the Wayland casino is giving away cash, free play and a 2022 Audi Q5.

From 7-10 p.m., three Rewards members will play Blast of Cash. Winners will fire off a confetti cannon and win a prize associated with the confetti color key. That key is:

  • Multi-Color: $2,022 cash & $2,022 in free slot play
  • Gold: $2,021 cash
  • Silver: $2,021 in free slot play

The Audi winner will be selected at 11 p.m.

Rewards members receive one electronic drawing entry for every 50 Rewards Points earned from slot or table play. Two electronic drawing entries are earned for every 50 rewards points exchanged at the promotional kiosk.

Win $21K or $22K at Little River Casino

Little River Casino is set to give away a lot of cash and River Credits this weekend.

From 1-10 p.m. Friday, two Players Club winners each hour will take home $2,021 in cash or River Credits. At 11 p.m., one winner will claim $21,000 in cash at the Manistee casino.

From Noon-9 p.m. Saturday, two Players Club winners each hour will take home $2,022 in cash or River Credits. At 10 p.m., one winner will claim $22,000 in cash.

$20,022 giveaway at Soaring Eagle Casino

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has its New Year’s Day Hang With Us promotion running from Noon-11 p.m. on Saturday in Mount Pleasant.

Access Club members will be part of hourly drawings for $2,022 in premium play. At 11 p.m., one member will win $20,022 in cash.

Members receive one entry for every 300 points earned on their Access Club card now until 10:55 p.m. on Saturday.

Greektown Casino dishing out a jackpot pool

Greektown Casino-Hotel has its $2022 Reward Wheel taking place from 10:30 p.m.-Midnight on New Year’s Eve in downtown Detroit.

Drawings are held every 15 minutes for a chance to win $500, $2,022 or $10,000 in cash. Earn entries from 4 p.m.-Midnight by playing your favorite slot and table games using your MyChoice account.

On New Year’s Day, a community jackpot drawing takes place at 12:30 a.m. The jackpot pool starts at $5,000 and will increase another $250 for each jackpot hit on New Year’s Eve. Three names will be drawn to win a portion of the prize pool.

Hot Seats & Slot Tournament at Kewadin Casinos

Kewadin Casinos around Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will be hosting some different New Year’s Day promos.

At Manistique, Christmas and Hessel from 1-5 p.m. there will be a New Year’s Day Mania Slot Tournament. Players will be competing for $500 cash and a 40,000 bonus points prize pool.

At all Kewadin locations on Jan. 1, take part in New Year’s Day Hot Seats to win a share of up to $30,700 in cash and credits.

Visit the Northern Rewards Club page for more details on both promos.

Ring in 2022 at M22 at Leelanau Sands Casino

Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge is holding its Ringing in 2022 on M22 promotion from Dec. 31-Jan. 2.

Players can earn entries now through the weekend at the Peshawbestown casino. On Dec. 31 from 7-11:30 p.m., entries will be drawn for $20,022 in cash prizes with a top single prize of $5,022.

On Jan 1 & 2, from 1-6 p.m. win $100-$500 cash in their Prize Patrol Slot Tournament.

A Night in White at Turtle Creek Casino

Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel is running A Night All in White for Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for Grand Rewards Players Club members.

Dress in all white to enjoy $2 glasses of champagne and win a share of $80,000 in cash prizes at the Williamsburg casino near Traverse City.

  • On Friday from 4-10:30 p.m., $500-1,000 cash prizes will be drawn in the NYE Prize Patrol.
  • On Saturday from 4-10:30 p.m., $500-2,000 cash prizes will be drawn in the New Year’s Weekend Prize Patrol.
  • At 11 p.m. on both nights, a $10,000 cash entry ticket drawing will take place.

Cash, free play drawings at Ojibwa Casinos

Ojibwa Casinos in Marquette and Baraga have three offers for the weekend.

  • On Dec. 31 from Noon-12:30 a.m. drawings will be held every half hour for $250 in free play. At 10:45 p.m. two guests will each win $1,000 cash. At 11:30 p.m., one will win $2,021, while at 12:30 a.m. another wins $2,022.
  • Members get a doubled free play offer from Friday at 8 a.m. through Saturday at 11:59 p.m.
  • On Saturday, from Noon-8 p.m. $200 in free play offers will be randomly chosen.
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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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