Free Plays, Ugly Sweaters and … Cookware?! Michigan Casinos Get Into Holiday Gift-Giving

Written By Drew Ellis on December 23, 2021

Christmas is usually advertised as a holiday to spend with family. That doesn’t mean you can’t spend it with family at a casino.

Around the state, casinos in Michigan are offering up holiday promotions to make your visit a little merrier. Michigan online casinos and Michigan sportsbooks also are giving you some nice gifts under the tree to brighten your weekend.

Here’s a rundown of some of the Christmas promotions you can find.

Ugly Sweater T-Shirt giveaway at Gun Lake

In Wayland, Gun Lake Casino Michigan has a few fun promotions.

An Ugly Sweater T-Shirt Giveaway is featured Dec. 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Just visit the West Rewards Center during that time to receive your free shirt. Limit one per guest.

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Gun Lake Casino is hosting a CA$H-MAS Swipe & Win. Players can win up to $10,000 cash and up to $500 in free plays. Other prizes include:

  • Gift shop credits
  • Dining credits
  • Bonus entries
  • Rewards point multipliers

The process is as simple as visiting a promotion kiosk as a GLC Rewards cardholder to claim your random prize.

Red Hot Credits bonus at FireKeepers

FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek is offering $10 increments of Red Hot Credits through Christmas Day.

For every $100 worth of gift cards purchased for the Four-Diamond Hotel, Trader’s Blanket, Swarovski, Pit Stop, or at any of their restaurants, you receive $10 in credits. The promotion started Dec. 1 and will run through Dec. 25.

The limit is five $10 rewards per guest.

Chance at a Ford Bronco, free cookware at Northern Waters

The final opportunities to get in on the Back In The Saddle promotion to win a 2021 Ford Bronco Sport will occur this weekend at Northern Waters Casino Resort.

Each Friday and Saturday in December, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Superior Club members receive one entry for the promotion for every 50 same-day points earned. One entry can be earned per day.

Along with being entered into the Dec. 31 drawing for the vehicle  one winner is drawn as part of nightly prizes on an hourly basis from 5-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Winners will be given a numbered item, which allows them to return to guest services at 10 p.m. to pick an envelope and win a prize amount of up to $750.

On Dec. 25 and 26, Super Club Members can earn a piece of free aluminum copper cookware. Those who earn 50 same-day points can swipe their member card at the kiosk to print their voucher and bring it to guest services to redeem.

One redemption is allowed for the weekend and is available while supplies last.

MGM Grand Detroit giving out Polar Prizes

This weekend, the MGM Grand Detroit Casino and Sportsbook is offering up Polar Prizes.

From Friday through Sunday, earn at least 250 points using your M life Rewards Member card, and then swipe at the kiosk to receive guaranteed free play up to $500.

There is a limit of one swipe per M life Rewards Member.

Stars Casino holds 5 Days of Christmas

Stars Casino has a 5 Days of Christmas promotion that began Tuesday in Michigan. The promotion started with a 25% bonus on net winnings from the next 5 bets. The remaining days include:

  • Thursday: $5 bet insurance — 100% back on net losses of your first bet after opting in, up to $5
  • Friday: Bet $20, get two bonuses — Bet $20 and get a $5 Spin & Go ticket + 25 free spins
  • Saturday: $5 Free Bonus — Enjoy a $5 bonus on Stars Casino, no strings attached. Opt-in is required.
  • Sunday: 20% Deposit Bonus — Get 20% more for your deposit when you deposit at least $20.

FanDuel Sportsbook partners with ‘Santa Barkley’

FanDuel Sportsbook has partnered with Charles Barkley this holiday season, and “Santa Barkley” has a few promo offers for the weekend.

On Thursday, place a same-game parlay of 3 legs or more on the 49ers vs. Titans game. If the parlay loses, get a refund in site credit up to $10.

On Christmas Day, new users get enhanced odds of +3000 on an NBA or NFL moneyline taking place that day. A max bet of $5 can win $150.

From now until Dec. 27, play casino games risk-free, up to $25 each day when you wager $100 or more in a single day. An opt-in is required. Place real-money wagers totaling $100 or more on any casino game(s) during the day. If you end the day with a net loss, you will receive a casino bonus of your net loss, up to $25.

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Win $15,000 in BetRivers Christmas Point Challenge

BetRivers Online Casino is running its $100,000 Christmas Point Challenge today through Saturday.

Every $10 wagered on a Christmas slot earns one point. The most points at the end wins a top prize of $15,000. The top 500 spots all earn at least $50.

On Saturday and Sunday, it’s all-day double points on the Christmas slot game.

BetMGM/PointsBet online holiday offers

BetMGM Online Casino is giving $10 in free play on their Christmas slot if you place $20 in wagers on that very slot. The promotion runs through Sunday for BetMGM Casino account members.

PointsBet Sportsbook is offering up a risk-free same game parlay bet on Christmas Day. Receive a free bet refund up to $20 if your bet loses. As with many promotions at Michigan online sportsbooks, an opt-in is required.

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Drew Ellis has lived in Michigan his whole life, and has been writing professionally for the last 21 years. Ellis has covered anything from youth baseball in mid-Michigan, a top-25 college football program, and pro sports in the Detroit area. Always keeping busy, Ellis also has over 10 years of experience in covering sports betting, handling all major sports.

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