Odawa Casino Resort

The Odawa Casino Resort is a casino and hotel located in Petoskey, Michigan. The casino resort is owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. The owners of the Odawa casino also own another casino that is less than an hour drive away.

The other casino, which is much smaller, is located in Mackinaw City, and it is called the Odawa Casino Mackinaw City.

The main Odawa Casino Resort located in Petoskey was built in 2006 and was renovated in 2014. The new casino replaced the Victories Casino, which also belonged to the tribe.

The new casino resort occupies 300,000 square feet, with 50,000 square feet reserved for gaming. There are 137 rooms in the hotel with 10 suites. Apart from the rooms, there are conference rooms for meetings.

There are plans underway to expand and possibly add another hotel, but nothing has been officially announced.

With the passing of legislation in 2019 that made sports betting legal in Michigan, the Odawa Casino Resort is preparing to offer sports betting in the future.

Odawa Casino Resort

  • Address: 1760 Lears Rd., Petoskey, Michigan
  • Owner: Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • Operator: Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Casino games: rooms for blackjack, poker and a high-limit room; dozens of popular table games; 1,000 slot machines and more
  • Sportsbook: Expected in late 2020 or 2021
  • Poker: No-Limit Texas Hold‘em Tournaments

Odawa Casino Mackinaw City

  • Address: 1080 S Nicolet St., Mackinaw City, Michigan
  • Owner: Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • Operator: Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • Hours: Seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Casino games: Over 220 slot machines
  • Sportsbook: Expected in 2020
  • Poker: N/A

Odawa Casino Resort Online Partnerships

According to the Petoskey News, the Odawa Casino is considering entering the online gaming industry. No concrete plans have been laid out yet, but fans of online gaming should remain hopeful.

A spokesperson for the Odawa Casino said at the end of 2019 that the tribe was speaking with online gaming platforms. He mentioned most casino management groups don’t have the expertise or technology to execute online gambling, which is why they have been looking to partner with third parties to implement a digital platform.

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians have currently secured partnerships with PointsBet, an online sports betting platform. The tribe has also partnered with PokerStars (The Stars Group), an online gaming platform that offers poker, sports betting, blackjack and other games.

Odawa Online Casino

Though it is already legal to place sports bets, it’s taking time to finalize the details for online sports betting and gaming, but it’s on the horizon.

Through partnerships with PointsBet and PokerStars, the Odawa Casino Resort could be an online gaming powerhouse. Both partnerships could prove extremely lucrative, with online gamers finally able to play casino games and bet on sports from their phone or computer.

The Casino at Odawa Casino Resort

With 50,000 square feet of gaming space, the Odawa Casino Resort Petoskey is a great place to visit. There are over 1,000 slot machines throughout the resort.

At the Odawa Casino Mackinaw City, you can expect another 220 machines.

Games such as Mayan Chief Great Stacks, Dragon Spin, Monopoly Hot Shot, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso, Willy Wonka World of Wonka, Penn and Teller, and others are there for your enjoyment.

Additionally, guests in Petoskey can place bets on table games of which there are dozens. If playing high-stakes is more of your thing, the Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey offers a high-limit room as well as a poker room and a blackjack room.

Here is a list of Odawa Resort Casino Promotions:

  • No-Limit Texas Hold‘em Tournaments: Offered on Sundays and Thursdays. Sunday classic starts at 7 p.m. with a $50 buy-in. The Thursday re-buy starts at 7 p.m. with a $30 buy-in and a $10 re-buy.
  • Super Seniors Day: Guests over 50 years old and over can partake in this promotion every Wednesday at both Odawa Casino locations. Triple points all day.
  • Veterans’ Appreciation Day: Guests with a Military ID can look forward to a $10 food voucher and another $10 in Free Slot Play. The promotion is available every Monday at both Odawa Casino Locations.

Slot Machines

The Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey is a great place to visit for those wanting to play on the over 1,000 slot machines. Cash’m If You Can is one popular slot machine at the moment which lets players win up to 15 free games. The slot machine also has a mystery bonus that can award players with amounts up to 1,00 times the original line bet.

Run With the Pack is another popular slot machine available at the Petoskey casino. There are over 1,000 ways to win a game, and players can also win up to 20 free games.

Table Games

There are classic table games at the Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey that you know and love, and there are also new table games aiming to be your new favorite.

Here is a list of popular table games:

  • I-Table roulette
  • Double-deck blackjack
  • Bonus spin blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Let It Ride
  • Ultimate Texas Hold‘em
  • Three-card poker
  • Craps

Rewards Program

If you’re heading to the Odawa Casino Resort, it’s a great idea to sign up for Pure Rewards. The more you play as a Pure Rewards member the more points you earn.

There are four membership tiers that guests can achieve as they play. Guests earn one point for every $2 spent on slot machines or for every $8 spent on video poker.

Players can redeem points to enter promotions, for discounts and for other premium perks. For example, you can use your points for discounts on meals or concert tickets, which sounds like the perfect night at the Odawa Casino Resort Hotel.

Discounts and certain perks vary by membership tier. Members belonging to a higher Pure Rewards tier can expect to have larger discounts and access to more exclusive perks.

Here is a small selection of discounts and perks:

  • Hotel room upgrade
  • Preferred parking
  • Escalade service
  • O Lounge access
  • Discount at O Zone events
  • Redeem points for play or food
  • Valet discounts at Odawa Hotel

Odawa Casino Sportsbook

With sports betting now being legal in Michigan, the Odawa Casino Resort is preparing for sports betting, which should be available soon.

According to a spokesperson for the Odawa Casino Resort, the casino began renovating a section of the casino known as the O Zone Club. This club will now be the home for sports betting in the casino, and it will be called Victory Sports.

The remodel was expected to be finished by May 2020, but that timeline likely changed due to the pandemic. Once it opens, the Victory Sports sportsbook will be the best place to catch a game and make a wager within the casino. There are also plans to add live entertainment.

Online and Mobile Sportsbook

Though it is currently legal to place a sports bet online, there are certain rules and regulations that must be ironed out before it’s possible.

The Odawa Casino Resort is ahead of the pack in this respect, and they have secured strategic partnerships with PointsBet and PokerStars. Both companies offer sports betting, so it’s only a matter of time before the Odawa Casino Resort offers it to its guests.

Both companies offer modern-looking betting and gaming platforms on mobile phones and online.

Michigan residents will be able to place sports bets online or on their phones through the Odawa Casino Resort. Online sports betting is expected to come in late 2020 or 2021.

Odawa Casino Poker Room

There is a dedicated poker room at the Petoskey-based Odawa Casino Resort, and it’s the best place for guests who love to play Texas Hold‘em or other popular poker games.

If you’re looking for a cash game, the Odawa Casino Resort has them before and after poker tournaments. Also, you can head to the casino on Fridays or Saturdays after 4 p.m. for a cash game.

There are tournaments on Thursdays and Sundays, too. The Sunday Classic has a $50 buy-in, and the Thursday tournament has a $30 buy-in.

The Hotel at Odawa Casino Resort

The Odawa Hotel is a AAA Three-Diamond resort, complete with an indoor pool, a complimentary breakfast, a business center, a fireplace and more. If you’re looking to go on an adventure, Lake Michigan is close by, and there are many opportunities for outdoor activities.

There are 137 rooms at the Odawa Hotel, with 10 of those being suites. It’s a good idea to reserve a room ahead of time.

Pure Rewards members can redeem their points for hotel discounts.

Dining

There are three restaurants at the Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey, and one at the Odawa Casino Mackinaw City.

Odawa Casino Resort:

  • Sage: A gourmet dining experience with an impressive wine list and modern setting.
  • Waas-No-De-Buffet: This buffet restaurant offers 100 dishes.
  • Copper Cafe: This restaurant is close to the action and is open most of the day.

Odawa Casino Mackinaw City:

  • Mukwa Bar and Grill: Traditional Americana fare with different specials daily.

Entertainment

If you’re looking for a good time, The O Zone is the spot, though it has been undergoing renovation during the first half of 2020.

The Rendezvous is another watering hole within the casino, but this one is more laid back, featuring plenty of beer, wine and premium cocktails.

Every Thursday and Friday, guests can save on drinks during happy hour, which goes on from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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