October Events And Promotions Calendar For Michigan’s Retail Casinos

Written By Drew Ellis on September 30, 2023 - Last Updated on October 1, 2023
Michigan casino events in October

As October arrives, we get the feel of fall and special promotions from Michigan’s retail casinos around the state.

This month features car giveaways and a lot of Halloween-related specials.

Here’s a look at all of the October promotional events and deals you can take advantage of at Michigan’s retail casinos.

*Casinos listed in alphabetical order

Bay Mills Casino October events and promotions

Halloween Party on the Bay

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Bay Mills will be putting on a Halloween Party on the Bay from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Put on your best costume to take part in the costume contest for a $500 first prize.

Live music from the Mark Bowen Band will take place throughout the event as well.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel October events and promotions

Ford Lightning Giveaway

This month, FireKeepers Casino will be giving away a 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning.

The drawing takes place on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. Throughout the day, drawings will be held to give out 10 $5,000 Red Hot Credit winners (2 p.m., 6 p.m.) as well as a $10,000 cash winner (4 p.m.) and a $15,000 cash winner (8 p.m.).

Entries can be earned Oct. 1-28. Just play an eligible slot or table game with your rewards card. For every 100 points earned, get an additional entry. Earn double entries on Wednesdays in October.

Halloween Parade & Costume Contest

On Friday, Oct. 27, FireKeepers will be holding a Halloween Costume Contest.

Register between 5-8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the parade will begin at 9 p.m.

First place wins $2,000 in cash and $3,000 in Red Hot Credits. Prizes are awarded up to 10th place.

All those taking part will receive a number and an automatic entry into a drawing to win a share of $2,000 in Red Hot Credits.

Blood Drive

On Monday, Oct. 9, you can donate blood at FireKeepers from 1:30-6 p.m.

Everyone who attempts to donate will receive $10 in Red Hot Credits.

Appointments are preferred, and you can schedule yours here.

Sammy Hagar performance

On Saturday, Oct. 21 Sammy Hagar & The Circle will be performing live at FireKeepers.

The event is currently sold out. Showtime is scheduled for 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Four Winds Casinos October events and promotions

Friday Night Frenzy

Four Winds Dowagiac and Hartford will be giving away $25,000 in cash and credits on Friday, Oct. 6.

At 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., four guests will win $1,500 in instant credit. At 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., four winners will each get $1,000 in cash. Two club members will win $2,500 in cash in a 10 p.m. drawing.

You can earn a free daily entry now through Oct. 6 by visiting a promotional kiosk at any Four Winds location. Earn additional entries by playing slots, table games or poker with your club card.

Fortune of Free Play

On Friday, Oct. 20 from 5-10 p.m., Four Winds will be holding Fortune of Free Play at all its locations.

Each hour, three winners will be selected to receive $500 in cash and $250 in instant credit per week for the remainder of the year. At 10 p.m., one club member will be drawn to win $2,500 cash and also get the weekly $250 in instant credit for the year.

You can earn a free daily entry now through Oct. 20 by visiting a promotional kiosk at any Four Winds location. Earn additional entries by playing slots, table games or poker with your club card.

Supercharged Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 22, Four Winds Hartford will be holding Supercharged Sunday.

Each hour from Noon-5 p.m., two winners will receive $500 in instant credit. At 6 p.m., two club members will win $2,000 in cash.

Earn free daily entries now until Oct. 22 by visiting a Four Winds promotional kiosk. You can earn additional entries by playing slots, table games or live poker with your club card.

Three concerts scheduled for October

It will be a big month of concerts at the Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds New Buffalo.

On Oct. 6, Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band will be performing at 9 p.m.

The following week, on Oct. 14, Ashanti and Ginuwine will be performing at 9 p.m.

On Oct. 21, Stephen Pearcy and Quiet Riot hit the Silver Creek stage at 9 p.m.

Gun Lake Casino October events and promotions

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Throughout the month of October, Gun Lake Casino will be raising money for American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign.

Every Monday in October, guests can donate to the American Cancer Society to receive a dollar-for-dollar matchup, up to $20, in free slot play.

Additionally, every day in October, Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts are available at the Appliques Gift Shop with all proceed going directly to the American Cancer Society.

GLC will also be offering food and beverage specialty items as part of the fundraising effort at Crossroads, Chill Bar, 131 Sportsbar & Lounge, and Grab & Go.

Truck or Treat

Fridays in October will see cash, free play and a Ford-F150 given away at Gun Lake.

Each Friday from 7-10 p.m., you can qualify to win up to $10,000 in cash or $1,000 in free play.

On Oct. 27 at 11 p.m., a grand prize drawing will be held where two winners will receive a 2023 Ford F-150 each.

Just visit a promotional kiosk at Gun Lake after earning 200 rewards points on Fridays during the month to receive your prize. One grand prize electronic drawing entry is earned for every 200 rewards points earned from slot games or table games on Fridays from 7-10 p.m.

Yeti Cup Giveaway

On Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., earn 500 rewards points to claim your free Yeti Cup. Supplies are limited.

Costume Contest

On Oct. 28, Gun Lake will be hosting a Costume Contest from 9:30-11 p.m.

Costume nominations begin at 9:30 p.m. with the top five earning free play. First place wins $2,000 in free slot play.

Hollywood Casino at Greektown October events and promotions

T-shirt giveaway

On Monday, Oct. 30, Hollywood Casino at Greektown will be giving away a free Detroit t-shirt.

From 1-6 p.m., all PENN Play members are eligible to receive the shirt, limited to one per person.

Concert schedule

Three big events are slated for October at Hollywood Casino at Greektown.

Oct. 7 will see Air Supply hit the stage at 8 p.m. for a rock show.

One week later, on Oct. 14, WAR will perform their American funk/rock/soul music at 8 p.m.

On Oct. 27, comedian George Lopez will be performing at Greektown for an 8 p.m. show.

Island Resort & Casino October events and promotions

Fall into Cash

Each Monday and Wednesday in October, Island Resort Club members can win $100 hot seat drawings that will take place between 3-10 p.m.

Senior Days

Every Wednesday in October, Island Club members 55 and older can win $100 hot seat drawings.

Random Hot Seat drawings will be held from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Just use your Island Club card to be eligible.

Cosmo Bingo

Each Friday in October, Cosmo Bingo will be held at Island Resort & Casino, starting at 11 p.m. ET following regular bingo.

Music, giveaways, fluorescent cards, daubers, games, prizes and more will all be part of the event. Game winners receive a prize of up to $300 in value. That includes a casino package prize on Oct. 27.

Halloween Party

On Saturday, Oct. 28 Club 41 will be hosting an Island Halloween Party from 7 p.m. to midnight.

There will be live music and a costume contest with cash prizes. There are three categories of the costume contest – single, duo and group. Top prize for each category is $400. Second receives $200 and third gets $100.

Kewadin Casinos October events and promotions

$22,500 Mega Bingo

On Saturday, Oct. 21, Kewadin Casino St. Igance will be putting on $22,500 Mega Bingo at the Event Center.

Doors open at 8 a.m. with the bingo beginning at noon. Tickets cost $75.

Jefferson Starship, Dancing with the Stars shows

There are two big shows coming to Kewadin Casinos this month.

On Oct. 14 at the St. Ignace Event Center, Jefferson Starship will perform at 8 p.m. Tickets are available, starting at $40.

Coming Oct. 20 at Sault Ste. Marie’s DreamMakers Theater, Dancing with the Stars will be taking place. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Table seating is available for $35, while theater seating is available for $25.

Leelanau Sands Casino October events and promotions

Jeeper$ Creeper$

Throughout October you can take part in the Jeeper$ Creeper$ promotion.

On Sundays in October up to Oct. 22 from 2-7 p.m. you can win cash prizes. There will be multiple drawings each Sunday for various cash prizes. On Sunday, Oct. 22 one Jeep Cherokee Altitude will be given away.

Just earn 30 new base points on drawing days to qualify. You can earn daily free entries now until drawing dates.

Hallow-Winning Weekends

Each Friday at Leelanau Sands Casino will see $100 in E-Credits given out from 6-10 p.m.

Players must be actively playing with their rewards club card at a slot machine or table game to qualify, and need to earn 30 new base points on drawing days. Each selected winner receives $100 in E-credits.

MSU vs. U-M Tailgate

On Saturday, Oct. 21 Leelanau Sands Casino will be hosting a tailgate event during the Michigan vs. Michigan State game.

Drawings will be held throughout the game where winners will play a pick-a-prize game with $2,500 in cash and prizes.

Sorcerers Slot Tournament

On Sunday, Oct. 29 you can win a share of $5,000 in cash and E-Credits as part of the Sorcerers Slot Tournament.

The Tournament runs from 2-6 p.m. First place will win $1,000 in cash and $500 in E-Credits. Up to 10th place will earn a prize. Also, a $2,000 cash prize drawing will be held at 7 p.m.

Euchre Tournaments

Each Monday in October, Leelanau Sands Casino will be holding euchre tournaments. Entry is $10 or 1,000 member points. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the tournaments begin at 7 p.m.

The prize pool is 100% of the entries and $25 E-Credit vouchers are randomly awarded during the tournament.

Jamaican Dinner

On Thursday, Oct. 26 Aerie Restaurant & Lounge will be hosting a special Jamaican Dinner from 5-9 p.m.

Enjoy authentic Jamaican cuisine made by Leelanau Sands Jamaican culinary team.

Cost is $50 for the prefixed menu.

80’s Murder Mystery Dinner

On Oct. 28, take part in the I Love the 80s To Death Murder Mystery Dinner.

Running from 6-10 p.m., travel back to the 80s and enjoy an unforgettable evening of mystery and nostalgia.

Tammy Schuster appearance

Also taking place on Oct. 28 is an appearance from psychic medium Tammy Schuster.

She will be appearing in the showroom from 7:30-9 p.m.

Little River Casino October events and promotions

Double Point Sundays

Each Sunday in October at Little River Casino, 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.

Take it or Leave it

On Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., random slot players will be selected each hour to win $250 in River Credits.

Winners will also get the option to draw a card for a chance to win a high amount (up to $1,150 in River Credit) at the risk of receiving less than you started with.

Boomerang Bonus

On Oct. 13 from 6-11 p.m. don’t miss on your chance to win a share of $15,000 in River Credits.

Slot players will be randomly selected every hour for prizes up to $1,000.

$100,000 Spooky Spins Giveaway

On Oct. 7, 14 and 28 from noon-10 p.m. you can take part in Little River’s $100,000 Spooky Spins Giveaway.

Every hour, two lucky guests will get three chances to spin the wheel and stack up winnings, including a grand prize of $100,000 in cash.

You can earn entries by playing your favorite slots and table games starting on Oct. 1.

Ripped at the River Slot Tournament

On Oct. 29 from Noon-8 p.m. you can take part in this slot tournament. Just play your favorite slots or table games to earn 20 points on your club card.

Then, activate your tournament entry by swiping your card once more. Each participant will play their own 1-minute session at any of the special tournament slots.

On Oct. 31, your can swipe your card to see where you ranked and if you won a prize.

Concerts at Little River

Just one concert is scheduled at Little River Casino in October. That is Michael Ray, who will be performing on Oct. 21 from 8-10:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $50.

MotorCity Casino October events and promotions

Monster Cash

Swipe your Club Metro card at a MotorCity Casino promotional kiosk between 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 27 to activate your entries for $25,000 cash drawing at 8 p.m.

Bounce Back Bonus

Earn at least $10 in comps and you’ll get a Reward Play bonus of the same amount. You can earn the bonus on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21. Redeem the reward on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Sound Board Schedule

The Sound Board will be very busy in October with a lot of events happening.

  • Oct. 14: Eddie Griffin
  • Oct. 15: Get The Led Out
  • Oct. 19: Celebrity Lip Sync Battle
  • Oct. 21: Night of Knockouts XXVIII
  • Oct. 25: Ginuwine
  • Oct. 29: Floyd Nation

Northern Waters Casino October events and promotions

Pink Power Drawings

Each Saturday in October at Northern Waters Casino, you can take part in the Pink Power Drawings from 5-10 p.m.

On Oct. 7 and 21, 11 winners will be selected for prizes ranging in $200 in free play to $750 in cash.

On Oct. 14 and 28, 10 winners will be selected with prizes from $250 in free play to $750 in free play.

At 10 p.m. on the 14th and 28th, a grand prize drawing will be held at 10 p.m., giving out $7,500.

Partners Cribbage Tournament

On Saturday, Oct. 7 Northern Waters will be hosting a Partner’s Cribbage Tournament starting at 4 p.m.

Entry fee is $50 per team with prizes varied by total prize pool. Winners get 40% of entries plus a cash prize.

Witches Dance Contest

Learn the Witches’ Dance and bring a crew of four or more dressed in your witch costumes to Northern Waters on Friday, Oct. 27.

Judging will take place at 10 p.m. in the Event Center. First prize is $1,000 per crew and second is $750.

Happy Halloween Prize Board

On Halloween Day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., just earn 60 same-day points to get a pick from the prize board. You can win up to $500 in cash.

Odawa Casinos October events and promotions

Grilling’ & Chillin’ Drawings

On Friday, Oct. 13 at Odawa Casino Mackinaw City and Saturday, Oct. 14 at Odawa Petoskey, the Grillin’ & Chillin’ Drawings will be held from 4-8 p.m.

Play slots with your Pure Rewards Card for your chance to win a Blackstone Griddle and Yeti Cooler or $750 in cash. All winners will also receive a $200 Toski Sands Market Gift Card.

The Petoskey draws will offer $1,000 cash and a $500 gift card.

Entries can be earned now until the day of the drawing. Double entries can be earned on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Late Night Hot Seats

Each Friday in October will feature hot seat drawings from 7-11 p.m.

Just play slots with your Pure Rewards Card for a chance to win up to $100 in free slot play.

Ultimate Texas Hold’Em Tournaments

On Saturday Oct. 14 and Oct. 28, from 2-6 p.m. you can compete in the Ultimate Texas Hold’Em Tournament at Odawa Petoskey.

Buy-in is $50 with the full amount going into the prize pool. An additional $500 is added to the prize pool for each tournament.

Witching Winning Hot Seats

On Saturday, Oct. 28 from Noon-8 p.m. at both Odawa Casino locations, play slots with your Pure Rewards Card for a chance to win up to $500 in free play or $1,000 cash.

Molly Hatchet concert

On Friday, Oct. 6 rock band Molly Hatchet will be performing from Ovation Hall at Odawa Casino Petoskey. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets begin at $30.

Meet Denny McLain

On Friday, Oct. 13 at Odawa Petoskey, Detroit Tigers legend Denny McLain will appear at Ovation Hall from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

You can purchase autographed memorabilia, ask questions and hear stories from McLain.

Petoskey Sports Card Show

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Petoskey Sports Card Show will take place at Ovation Hall inside Odawa Casino Petoskey.

The show runs from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and admission will be free. Giveaways will be held every hour.

Ojibwa Casinos October events and promotions

Pink Out Free Play

All month at all Ojibwa Casino locations, you get $10 in free play when you wear a pink shirt.

Senior’s Day Slot Tournament

On Monday, Oct. 2 from 1-3 p.m. seniors can compete in an exclusive slot tournament at Ojibwa Marquette. You can take home up to $300 in cash.

Halloween Costume Contest

On Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Baraga and Marquette locations compete in a costume contest.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. with judging taking place at 10 p.m. Compete for up to $1,000 in cash.

Saganing Eagles Landing October events and promotions

Spooky Boonanza

Every Friday in October, from 5-10 p.m., one winner each hour will be drawn to choose a ghostly ornament on Saganing Eagles Landing’s spooky Halloween tree. It could be worth up to $1,000 in cash.

Sweet Treat Spooktacular

On Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., earn 100 points while playing slots with your ACCESS card and receive a chocolate bar. Inside the wrapped could be a prize worth $50 in Premium Play.

Coffin Up The Cash

On Saturdays in October, you can win a share of over $60,000 with the Coffin Up The Cash promotion.

Hourly drawings from noon-9 p.m. will be held for your chance to select ghoulish coffins containing cash prizes up to $1,000.

Also, each Saturday at 10 p.m., one ACCESS Club member will win $5,000 in cash.

VISA Gift Card Giveaway

On Sunday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-midnight, qualified ACCESS Club members may claim a free VISA gift card.

Soaring Eagle Casino October events and promotions

Pumpkin Coin Toss

Each Friday in October from 5-11 p.m. at Soaring Eagle Casino, two winners each hour will be selected to toss coins in a pumpkin for a chance to win up to $3,000 in premium play.

Bang for the Buck

Saturdays in October, from 5-11 p.m. you can win a share of over $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Each hour, one lucky ACCESS Club member will be drawn to win $2,000 in cash.

On Oct. 28, Soaring Eagle is giving away a 2-night, 3-day hunt for 1 plus a guest at Double D Ranch along with a 2023 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 NorthStar Edition from Recker Motorsports.

Pumpkin Patch Stomp

On Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5-11 p.m. three lucky winners will be drawn each hour. They will stomp their way through Soaring Eagle’s pumpkin patch and win premium play, overnight stays, dining credits and more.

Metallica Ticket Giveaway

From Oct. 1-Nov. 5 you can enter to win Metallica tickets at Ford Field.

Every 1,000 points earned with your ACCESS card earns an entry. On Sunday, Nov. 5 from 5-11 p.m., hourly ticket draws will be held.

VISA Gift Card Giveaway

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, 17 and 31 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., qualified ACCESS Club members may claim a free VISA gift card.

Bonus Play Pay Day

Every Wednesday in October from 8 a.m.-11:59 p.m., qualified ACCESS Club members will receive bonus Premium Play.

Concert calendar

It will be a busy month of events at Soaring Eagle Casino. They’ve got five high-profile show dates this month.

  • Oct. 13: Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight
  • Oct. 21: Foreigner Farwell Tour
  • Oct. 27: Impractical Jokers (2 shows)
  • Oct. 28: Fright Night Halloween Party

Turtle Creek Casino October events and promotions

Jeeper$ Creeper$

Throughout October you can take part in the Jeeper$ Creeper$ promotion at Turtle Creek Casino.

On Wednesday and Fridays in October up to Oct. 27 you can win cash prizes. On Fridays, drawings will take place from 6-10 p.m. On Wednesday’s, drawings are held at 9 p.m.

Cash prizes up to $5,000 will be given away on Fridays, and $1,000 on Wednesdays. On Oct. 27, one lucky winner will receive a Jeep Wrangler Willys.

Just earn 50 new base points on drawing days to qualify. You can earn daily free entries now until drawing dates.

Hallow-Winning Weekends

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 14 and 21 Turtle Creek will see $100 in E-Credits given out from 6-10 p.m.

Players must be actively playing with their rewards club card at a slot machine or table game to qualify, and need to earn 30 new base points on drawing days. Each selected winner receives $100 in E-credits.

MSU vs. U-M Tailgate

On Saturday, Oct. 21 Turtle Creek Casino will be hosting a tailgate event during the Michigan vs. Michigan State game.

Drawings will be held throughout the game where winners will play a pick-a-prize game with $4,500 in cash and prizes.

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6-11 p.m. there will be hot pick drawings taking place.

Twenty-four $250-$500 in cash drawings will be held. Plus, you have a chance to win up to $500 in E-Credits.

Players must earn 50 new base points on drawing day to qualify and must be actively playing with their Rewards Players Club card at a slot machine or table game at the time of the drawing.

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