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Island Casino

Island Resort & Casino offers exciting casino gaming experiences with popular games such as bingo, slot machines, poker, exciting table games, and more. there are also delicious restaurants to choose from, golf courses, and amazing accommodations for those staying for the night.

Fact Sheet

Island Casino
First Opened 1987
Address Grand Rapids, MI

Island Resort & Casino Harris, Michigan: Review

Island Resort and Casino in Harris, MI is located in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. They offer casino games and a stunning luxury hotel & spa. There’s plenty to do at the resort with two championship golf courses, concerts, shows, and fine dining establishments.

Island Resort & Casino offers exciting gaming experiences, providing popular games such as bingo, slots, poker, exciting table games, and more.

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Upper Peninsula’s Premier Resort & Casino 

Island Resort & Casino - Harris, MI Fact Sheet

First opened:  1987
Phone number: (800) 682-6040
Address: W 399 US-2, Harris, MI 49845
Minimum gambling age?:  18
Online Betting website:

TwinSpires Michigan (Closed Summer 2022)

Hotel available:  Yes
Number of table games:  14
Number of slots:  1,500

Island Resort & Casino History 

In the 1830’s Peter & Hannah Marksman, a Methodist family of missionaries founded the Hannahville Indian Mission. 

The Relocation Act moved Indians east of the Mississippi River. Many of these were Potawatomi Nation descendants that belonged to the Algonquin family, the largest in North America. Federally recognized as a Potawatomi Tribe, the Hannahville Indian Community now operates the casino. 

Transportation 

Island Resort & Casino works with a variety of tour services and bus providers to help you plan your trip. Customize your stay with a tour service or plan a bus trip to the Island casino and resort. They offer routes and plans for guests coming from Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. 

Gaming Experience

Here at Island Resort & Casino, the gaming floor provides the hottest action & entertainment in the Midwest. Enjoy a festive atmosphere with complimentary soda available in all Island Resort & Casino facilities. From state of the art gaming technology to traditional table game favorites like Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Let It Ride. Every guest will enjoy the perfect gaming experience and atmosphere.

Island Resort & Casino Poker Room

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Experience poker at its finest in the Island Poker Room. This premier Poker Room brings the excitement and action of Vegas-style poker to the Midwest. 

Island Hotel and Casino Harris MI offers 8 poker tables with live action poker play. Choose from a variety of formats including cash games, weekly tournaments, and special tournaments. 

The Island Poker Room is open Wednesday Through Sunday and offers a great environment for poker players of all calibers. From Limit to No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em, there is something for everyone. 

Island Resort & Casino Online Experience 

Following the legalization of online casinos in Michigan, Island Resort & Casino & Twinspires partnered up to offer the best in online casino gaming. Choose from a variety of popular online casino games including online blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and more. 

There is also a great collection of popular online games including Cleopatra Gold, Hell's Kitchen Video Slots, Turn Your Fortune & more. Play all of your favorite casino games anywhere in Michigan through Twinspires for an online casino experience like none other. Download the app for either Apple or Android users to get started.

Sports Betting & Island Resort & Casino 

Twinspires Sportsbook And Island Resort & Casino teamed up to provide premier online sports betting in Michigan. Bet on sports favorites including football, hockey, baseball, and soccer at one of the convenient kiosks. Kiosks are located in T.McC’s Sports Bar or at the Island Cashier.

TwinSpires Sportsbook provides different betting options including straight bets, parlay bets, teaser bets, live bets, futures, and proposition bets. Just build and bet online with the Sports Book App. Visit the TwinSpires kiosks in T.McC’s Sports Bar, scan the QR code, and submit your bet!

Play Bingo

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Hannahville Bingo provides the best gambling action around with your choice of live Bingo games. Electronic Bingo, high-­stakes pull tabs, and daily promotions add to the excitement. 

Try your hand at Cosmo Bingo, played under black lights with fluorescent Bingo cards and daubers. 

There is also Paper Must Win, where the game goes on until there is a paper pack Bingo. 

King And Queen Bingo involves a male and female participant. They will choose their lucky number and receive $5.00 every time their lucky number appears. They have to yell “I LOVE HANNAHVILLE BINGO”

There is Beat The Caller Bingo where there is only one winner in the second half of the game. If the Winner’s number is higher than the Caller‘s number, the Winner receives an additional $50. 

Island Resort And Casino Players Club

Join the players club and premier rewards program that earns benefits for almost every dollar you spend. The Island Club Card earns rewards for hotel, dining, and entertainment experiences as well as slot, bingo, and table play.

Slot players earn 1 point for every $2.00 spent and video poker earns 1 point for every $4.00 spent. Bingo players earn 5 points for every $1.00 spent. Table game players can take advantage of the best table games rewards by earning 1 point for every $3.00 spent.

Membership benefits are determined by club level which includes: Island, Pearl, Gold, Ruby, and Platinum.

Redeem earned points directly at golf shops, food outlets, retail shops, hotel, Drift Spa, and show ticket registers. Points can also be redeemed for gas and fine quality merchandise at the Island Club.

Restaurants In The Island Resort & Casino

Whether it’s premier steak and seafood or something to satisfy the sweet tooth, Island Resort & Casino has something for everyone.

Find a sit-down restaurant ranging from fine to casual dining. There’s the 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood, Firekeepers Restaurant, and the Coral Reef Grille. 

Try T. McC’s Sports Bar or the 5 Bridges Pub to get a beer and some delicious comfort food. If pizza is the goal, there is Signature Pizza located between the Coral Reef Grille & the Coffee & Bakery Shop.

Partake in a late-night snack from one of the many fast-service dining options. Or kickstart the day with a fresh cup of coffee in a luxury hotel room. 

Swing on by the Coffee & Bakery Shop to feed your Starbucks cravings. Or enjoy a full-service breakfast at either the Coral Reef Grille or Firekeeper’s Restaurant.

Amenities 

Spa Service

Tucked away in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula is a refreshing and tranquil oasis at Island Resort & Casino’s Drift Spa. Drift Spa fu provides an undisturbed and revitalizing spa experience for every guest. From nature based treatments and skilled therapists that specialize in relaxing, refreshing, and restoring mind-body synergy.

Spa guests are invited to relax in tranquility rooms, enjoy the indoor salt-water pool & fitness center. This includes a co-ed sauna, separate steam rooms, and locker rooms.

Gift Shop

The Drift Spa is dedicated to mind, body, and spiritual renewal. Drift Spa proudly utilizes and offers natural, “clean-beauty”, and local products. 

The all inclusive visit would not be complete without a visit to Paradise Bay, the on-site gift shop. Explore a treasure trove of giftware, apparel, and souvenirs. Browse a collection of Native American crafts, stunning jewelry, collectible glassware, and unique handcrafted giftware from the Upper Peninsula.

Golf Courses

Island Resort & Casino’s 18-hole championship golf courses will exceed all expectations. Whether it's a personal holiday or business trip, Island Resort & Casino’s concierge level service enhances the experience. 

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Check out the Sweetgrass Golf Club ranked among Golfweek’s Best Courses. This course is recognized by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest as a Best in State ranking. This golf course features an open park-land layout with entertaining greens to putt. The course also features strategic holes including the famous par 3 island green on hole #15.

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Sage Run Golf Club, designed by Paul Albanese, is 180 degrees in contrast from the Sweetgrass sister course. Sage Run is also ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s Best New Courses.

 This course meanders through the Upper Peninsula hardwoods and open vistas with gorgeous views. A variety of golf holes meander off of and around the hill offering a scenic view for every shot. This is truly a golfers' paradise. 

The Island Resort & Casino Hotel 

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Island Resort & Casino provides over 320 guest rooms. Each guest room offers luxurious sleeping experiences, large-screen televisions with complimentary cable service, and comfortable seating areas. These spacious suites take the hotel experience to new levels. Enjoy premium amenities including whirlpool tubs, kitchenettes, plush robes, deluxe bath products & so much more.

Island Resort & Casino - Harris, MI FAQ

Does Island Resort & Casino have a hotel? Yes
Does Island Resort & Casino offer online betting? Yes
What is the closest big city to Island Resort & Casino? Escanaba, MI
Does Island Resort & Casino allow sports betting? Yes
What is the minimum age to gamble at Island Resort & Casino 18
When did Island Resort & Casino open? 1987

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COVID Safety Precautions 

Island Resort And Casino holds its guests' health and safety in high regards. There are now improved safety protocols within the casino & hotel. Masks or PPE are required when on the gaming floor. 

Temperature checks are performed at all entrances. Temperatures over 100 degrees will not be permitted to enter. Smoking is no longer allowed.

Cleaning measures have been ramped up as well. Slot machines are now marked with green stickers to show that they have been cleaned and sanitized. High traffic areas are constantly cleaned and sanitized. 

Final Review 

The Island Resort And Casino is breathtaking. With beautiful scenic surroundings, luxurious suites, premier scenic golf courses. Not to mention a gaming floor that offers a Vegas like gaming experience that is unmatched. This casino and resort reflects the true feel of Michigan while giving guests the experience of a lifetime.