The summer is already in full swing and moving quickly.
Independence Day falls on a Tuesday this week, leaving the door open for a 4-day weekend for some.
A handful of Michigan’s retail casinos are getting into the holiday spirit with special promotional events throughout the weekend.
If looking to take advantage of some bonus opportunities during America’s birthday weekend, we’ve got you covered.
Four Winds Casinos giving out $150,000 in cash
You can win a share of $150,000 in cash this Independence Day weekend at Four Winds Casinos.
Visit any of the four Four Winds Casinos locations (New Buffalo, Hartford, Dowagiac, South Bend) on July 2 from Noon-10 p.m. for the drawing. W-Club members receive a free entry each day up to Saturday by visiting a promotional kiosk and more can be earned through playing slots, table games and poker.
At the New Buffalo and South bend locations, winners selected at Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. will receive $1,000 in cash. Winners at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. win $500 in cash. Two winners will be selected at 10 p.m. to each receive $5,000 in cash.
At the Hartford and Dowagiac locations, from noon-9 p.m., five winners will be selected each hour to win $250 in cash. At 10 p.m., one winner will receive $2,500 in cash.
On Saturday, Babyface is performing at the Silver Creek Event Center in New Buffalo at 9 p.m.
Stars, Stripes & Swipes at FireKeepers Casino
This holiday weekend, take part in “Stars, Stripes & Swipes” at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek.
The kiosk promotion runs Saturday, July 1 at 10 a.m. until Tuesday, July 4 at 10 p.m.
Earn 150 rewards points and then swipe your card at any promotional kiosk to win a guaranteed Red Hot Credit prize. Plus, you also earn entry into a July 5 bonus drawing.
On July 5, at 7 p.m., 10 rewards members that qualified will be selected to win $2,000 in Red Hot Credits. If present at the drawing time, you will also receive a $500 Red Hot Credits bonus.
Island Resort amping up July 4th weekend
It will be a busy weekend of events at Island Resort & Casino, which wants you to “Amp Up Your 4th.”
On July 1 and 2, there will be a blackjack tournament, but limited seats are available, so call 877-ISL-SHOW to register.
On July 2-4, Island Resort & Casino will be holding random $100 hot seat drawings for Island Club members between 1-10 p.m. Winners will also earn a bonus 500 Island Club points and get a free t-shirt.
If that wasn’t all, you can also enjoy tribute bands Simply Queen and Bayou County will be holding performances throughout the weekend in the Island Showroom.
MGM Grand Detroit giving away $500 in cash
On Tuesday, you can add a little green to your bankroll at the MGM Grand Detroit.
Starting at 8 a.m., you can earn entries by playing your favorite slot machines or table games.
Live virtual drawings will be held from 3-5 p.m., where one winner every half hour will receive $500 in cash.
Just activate your entries by using your card at a promotional kiosk, slot machine or table game within one hour of each drawing on Tuesday.
Mystery prize giveaway at Northern Waters Casino
This Monday, Northern Waters Casino Resort will be holding its “Freedom Fun” game board.
From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., just earn 60 same-day points to be able to pick an envelope from the prize board.
You can win free play or up to $500 in cash.
After earning your 60 points, Superior Club members need to swipe their card at the kiosk to print a voucher and bring it to guest services to pick your envelope.