Casino bus tours are a favorite pastime in Michigan, with plenty of choices throughout the region for those who love to play. Many charter bus companies – like Indian Trails – offer weekly casino trips as well as the option to plan an entire casino bus trip or tour for just you and your 40-50 closest friends.
Many of Michigan’s top casinos offer discounts for charter groups — allowing you to work with one of their coordinators to get you the best deal (Bonus: many of them include free slot play). With all the great casino trips to take in Michigan, we knew it would be hard to narrow it down, which is why we put together our list of the top casino bus trips to take in Michigan.
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort — Mt. Pleasant, MI
Voted “Favorite Casino” in Michigan by Midwest Gaming and Travel, Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort not only boasts an array of table games, slots, and a 24-hour poker room – but it also has a relaxing spa and a multitude of dining options. Not only does Indian Trails make stops in Mt. Pleasant on a regular basis, but we offer the opportunity to charter your group and take advantage of Soaring Eagle’s motorcoach special. Book your stay at the Waterpark or the Casino; either way, you won’t be disappointed.
FireKeepers Casino — Battle Creek, MI
One of Michigan’s newer casinos, FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, has been on a path to rapid expansion since they opened their doors in 2009. The hotel – only two years old – has already achieved the honor of four diamond status from AAA (only 5% of AAA properties achieve this ranking). Locations that earn this award must meet 27 requirements around cleanliness, comfort, security, and safety and demonstrate strict quality guidelines.
If their luxury hotel wasn’t enough to get you on their property, FireKeepers won 23 Best of Gaming awards in 2015, including Best Overall Gaming Resort and Best Promotions, from Casino Players Magazine.
Indian Trails offers scheduled shuttle service to FireKeepers, departing from Owosso and East Lansing on Tuesday mornings. A $20 ticket secures your trip to the casino, and includes $20 of complimentary slot play and $5 in food or merchandise points.
Greektown Casino — Detroit, MI
If you love fast-paced poker action, head to Detroit for some live action. Greektown’s 100,000 square foot casino is better than it has ever been, receiving the AAA Four Diamond Award for the first time in its history. Since Dan Gilbert’s acquisition of the casino in 2013, Greektown has undergone a $70 million renovation. It will officially be renamed to Jack Detroit Casino-Hotel Greektown this year.
Greektown Casino plays host to nearly 3,000 slot and video poker machines along with traditional Roulette, Blackjack, and Craps tables. Indian Trails offers scheduled shuttle service to the casino, with 12 convenient pick-up locations throughout greater metropolitan Detroit, Tuesday through Thursday. Your $15 ticket gets you to the casino, plus $30 in complimentary slot play.
Island Resort & Casino — Harris, MI
Whether you’re looking for the latest state-of-the-art gaming technology or interested in traditional games like Blackjack and Roulette, Island Resort & Casino boasts that it has entertainment for everyone.
The slot floor features over 1,200 games and live bingo seven days a week. Don’t forget to catch an act in the Island Showroom and make sure to check out Club Four One for an eclectic blend of complimentary entertainment in a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere.
Book a bus ticket to Escanaba to experience this casino.
Odawa Casino Resort — Petoskey, MI; Mackinac City, MI
If you’re looking for a vibrant nightlife scene with an upscale city-feel, make your way to one of Odawa Casino’s two resorts.
The Mackinac casino features 120 electronic bingo terminals, while the Petoskey location offers 1,000 slots and a brand new Blackjack Room. Odawa Casino offers fun for players of every skill level, delivering a Vegas-style experience in the heart of Northern Michigan.
Indian Trails operates routes in Petoskey and Mackinac City.
Four Winds Casino — New Buffalo, MI; Hartford, MI; Dowagiac, MI
If you’re looking for the biggest jackpots out there, head to the New Buffalo branch of Four Winds Casino Resort — the largest of its three Michigan locations. There you’ll find over 2,600 slot machines with progressive games boasting jackpots that start at $100,000.
There’s also a High Limit Room, for those ready to take their game to the next level, which offers hors d’oeuvres and an Asian noodle buffet. This casino is also home to one of only two Hard Rock Café’s located in Michigan.
Book an Indian Trails bus to Michigan City, IN to explore the New Buffalo location. You can take an Indian Trails bus to South Haven to visit the Hartford location, or Benton Harbor to visit Dowagiac.
Indian Trails tickets can be purchased on-line if you are traveling only on Indian Trails Routes. If your trip includes a connection with Greyhound or other national bus carriers, you can buy tickets at your local agency.