Leelanau Sands Casino

Leelanau offers 350+ slot machines and a never-ending slew of table games, bingo, and sports betting. From luxury accommodations and fine dining to live entertainment and RV camping, Leelanau Sands Casino has something for everyone to enjoy.

Fact Sheet

Leelanau Sands Casino
Leelanau Sands Casino
First Opened 1991
Address Grand Rapids, MI
    ✍️ Written by
    Alicia Butler
    ✅ Fact checked by
    Darena Rodrigues
    🗓 Updated
    Aug 8th 2023

    Leelanau Sands Casino Review | Peshawbestown, Michigan 

    A charming casino with a small-town atmosphere. Leelanau Sands Casino and Lodge Peshawbestown, MI incorporates the beauty of northern Michigan into the thrill of gaming.

    Leelanau offers 350+ slot machines and a never-ending slew of table games. These include casino favorites such as blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker, and more. Guests can also bet on their favorite sports teams or visit the Bingo Hall.

    The Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge in Peshawbestown MI is sure to provide a memorable time.


    Head on over to Leelanau Sands for the most fun you can have indoors in Leelanau County! Come to play, stay for the night, and explore Leelanau County by day.

    Leelanau Sands Casino Fact Sheet

    First Opened:  May 1991
    Casino Phone Number: (231) 534-8100
    Address: 2521 N West Bay Shore Dr, Peshawbestown, MI 49682
    Casino Age Limit: 18
    Online Betting Website:
    Hotel Available:  Yes
    Number of Table Games:  8
    Number of Slots: 350

    Leelanau Sands Casino History

    Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge is owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Other properties belonging to this tribe include the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel and Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.

    In 1984, the Casino opened as a high-stakes bingo hall. Casinos and large jackpot games were still considered illegal in America.

    During this time, many tribes throughout the nation struggled to plead their case to the courts. This sparked The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). IGRA allowed states and tribes to compromise on casino operations.

     It took years for Michigan and the Native Americans to agree. However, they finally reconciled and reopened the Leelanau Sands Casino Resort in 1993.


    Directions to Leelanau Sands Casino | Where is Leelanau Sands Casino?

    Leelanau Sands Casino and Resort is located just 20 miles north of Traverse City. Visitors enjoy a simple, tranquil, scenic drive along M-22.

    The casino does not offer transportation via shuttle service. However, Traverse City does have Lyft, Uber, and several taxi services available for gamblers to catch a ride.

    Directions from East Michigan/Detroit:

    •  I-75 north to US-10 and west to M-115
    • M-115 west until M-37
    • North on M-37 and continue until it ends at M-22
    • West on M-22 and continue along West Bay
    • Leelanau Sands Casino MI is 4 miles past Suttons Bay on the left

    Directions from West Michigan/Grand Rapids:

    • US-131 north to M-115, go west
    • Follow M-115 to M-37 and continue north to the end of M-37 at West Grand Traverse Bay
    • West on M-22 and continue along West Bay
    • The Lodge is 4 miles past Suttons Bay on the left

    Leelanau Sands Casino Hours

    • Monday: 10AM - 12AM
    • Tuesday: 10AM - 12AM
    • Wednesday:10AM - 12AM
    • Thursday: 10AM - 12AM
    • Friday: 10AM - 2AM
    • Saturday: 10AM - 2AM
    • Sunday: 10AM - 12AM

    Casino Gaming Experience

    Leelanau Sands Casino guests will discover over 350 of the most enticing, innovative slots including reels, video poker, and keno.


    Leelanau Sands Casino in Michigan provides progressive slots including The Walking Dead, Crazy Money Deluxe, and Dragon Link.

    Choose from three-card poker, craps, roulette, even Bingo, which is offered in The Birch Room.

    Leelanau Sands Casino Bingo

    One of the live games that Leelanau Sands Casino is well known for is, Bingo!

    The Birch Room opens at 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Friday, and at noon on Sundays. The games begin 1 hour after the opening times on each day.

    $15 is all it costs for a midweek bingo packet, and $20 on the weekends.

    Sports Betting at Leelanau Sands Casino | Caesars Sportsbook App


    Michigan residents are now able to access Michigan online casinos and online sports betting in Michigan. Patrons can participate in online sports betting through the Caesars Sportsbook App. This reliable app places over ONE MILLION bets per day.

    New mobile customers interested in online gaming can get up to a $5,000 risk-free bet!

    Leelanau Sands Casino lets you place bets on both collegiate and major sports teams with Caesars Sportsbook self-serve kiosks. Winning sports betting tickets can be cashed at the ticket window.

    Leelanau Sands Casino Rewards 

    Players who are gambling can take advantage of rewards redeemable at Leelanau Sands Casino AND Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel. Use rewards for discounts on hotel stays and restaurants at either casino.

    Joining the Players Club is simple and free. Stop by the Players Club to sign-up and start getting rewards.

    Leelanau Sands Casino Promotions

    Participate in promotions to get the most out of a stay at Leelanau Sands Casino Peshawbestown MI. There are new promos rolling in every month, whether it’s an exciting giveaway, special event, or multiplayer credit!

    Subscribe to Leelanau Sands email list to win $5 in e-credits and learn about and take advantage of upcoming promotions.

    Enjoy 24/7 access and receive real-time offers to your Players Club account. Just make sure to download the Turtle Creek app!

    Things to Do at Leelanau Sands Casino

    Guests at Leelanau Sands Casino enjoy a more intimate gaming experience than other casinos tend to offer. The Leelanau Sands slot machines and live gaming experiences offer guests hours of entertainment. And right outside the doors, the beautiful surroundings provide guests with an inspiring escape.

    Leelanau Sands Casino Restaurant

    Big Dex's

    • Big Dex’s offers a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options on the menu. Whether guests are craving a juicy burger, healthy salad, or small appetizer, grabbing a bite is easy at the Casino!

    Suttons Bay Bar

    • Need a strong drink after gaming all day? Grab a drink at the Leelanau Sands Casino bar, located just a step away from the casino floor. Guests will find local beers, spirits, and other beverages to help relax and unwind from the action.

    Casino Gift Shop & Eagle Town Market

    The Leelanau Sands Casino Gift Shop is perfect for stocking up on snacks, last-minute gift cards, or souvenirs! Find clothing, jewelry, handbags, and other unique items you can't find elsewhere.

    Gift Shop Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Eagle Town Market

    Stop at the Eagle Town Market before heading back home. Eagle Town Market is the one-stop shop for fuel, groceries, coffee, snacks, and drinks. Guests can also find OTC medications, toiletries, tobacco products, liquor, beer, wine, and more.

    Market Hours:

    Sunday - Thursday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM

    Friday & Saturday: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM

    Leelanau Sands Casino Entertainment | Leelanau Sands Casino Concerts

    The perfect venue for concerts and events starts at the Leelanau Casino. From live rock-and-roll performances to country-music events and incredible magic acts, the Showroom has it all.


    Leelanau Sands Casino Events

    Bingo & Euchre Nights

    Events in Leelanau Sands Casino, Suttons Bay, MI stretch beyond concerts and live performers. Guests can participate in Bingo and Euchre tournaments to win awesome prizes.

    Euchre tournaments are scheduled every Monday night at 7:00 PM.

     Bingo games are scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM, Wednesday through Friday, and at 1:00 PM on Sunday. The doors open 1 hour before the games begin, so participants have enough time to get settled in.

     Leelanau Sands Casino RV Park | Casino Camping

    The Casino RV Park provides convenient access to surrounding locations around Leelanau County, for just $10/night. 10$ stays provide guests with access to the RV dump station, electrical hookups, portable water supply, plus unmatched Leelanau views.

    The parking lot is spacious enough for any sized RV. However, this area is not a traditional campground for tents or campfires.

    RV parking and camping require a Grand Rewards card, which can be obtained at the Gift Shop by the main entrance.

    The Lodge Leelanau Sands Casino 

    Unwind at the Leelanau Sands Casino Lodge. Guests enjoy stunning bay views, modern conveniences & friendly staff. The majority of guest rooms are equipped with a patio or balcony. Embrace the tranquil scenery of northern Michigan’s quiet forests and breathtaking waters in these luxurious rooms.


    Other Hotels Near Leelanau Sands Casino

    If booking is full, guests are welcomed to stay at any of the Leelanau Sands Casino sister properties:

    • Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
    • Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel

    Leelanau Sands Casino FAQ

    Does Casino have a hotel? Yes
    Does Casino offer online betting? No
    What is the closest big city to Leelanau Sands Casino? Traverse City, MI
    Does Casino allow sports betting? Yes
    Casino Age Limit 18
    When did Leelanau Sands Casino open? May 1991

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    Current COVID Safety Precautions 

    Is Sands Casino open? YES!

    All employees are following CDC guidelines. They are wearing masks to protect themselves and others around them.

     Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask during their stay. Guests that have not been fully vaccinated are required to wear mask coverings on the property.

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    Leelanau Sands Casino Reviews

    An entertaining casino with a small-town atmosphere offers guests the best of both worlds. Whether it's sports betting, participating in live games, or indulging in Pure Michigan. Leelanau Sands Casino Resorts offers it all and so much more.