Turtle Creek Casino

From outstanding dining options to spa and golf services, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel has it all. Guests can enjoy over 1,000 slot machines, 30 table games, sports betting, and luxury accommodations.

Fact Sheet

Turtle Creek Casino
Turtle Creek Casino
First Opened 1996
Address Grand Rapids, MI
    ✍️ Written by
    Frank Weber
    ✅ Fact checked by
    Darena Rodrigues
    🗓 Updated
    Aug 23rd 2023

    Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel - Williamsburg, MI: Review

    One of the top midwest gaming destinations, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel provides modern accommodations and state-of-the-art gaming in an area surrounded by national accolades.

    From outstanding dining options to spa and golf services, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel has it all. Whether it's a week vacation or just a weekend getaway, Turtle Creek makes visiting Northern Michigan a memorable experience.


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    Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel - Williamsburg, MI Fact Sheet

    First opened June 14th, 1996
    Phone number (231) 534-8870
    Address 7741 M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690
    Minimum gambling age? 18
    Online Betting website Caesars Sportsbetting Michigan
    Hotel available Yes
    Number of table games 30 
    Number of slots: 1000+

    Casino History 

    Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, and Grand Traverse Resort and Spa are all owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. They are a federally recognized Native American tribe in Northern Michigan.

    In 1998 the tribal land base consisted of 450 acres of trust lands. This included additionally purchased tribal lands. The Grand Traverse Band the first tribal group to be federally recognized in 1980. The Grand Traverse Band was the 7th tribe to join the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan.


    Turtle Creek Casino is located in Michigan's Traverse Bay area about ten miles northeast of Traverse City in Williamsburg, Michigan.

    There is a complimentary airport shuttle and a shuttle service that provides transportation for guests. Get to and from Turtle Creek’s sister facility Grand Traverse Resort and Spa with ease.

    Gaming Experience 


    Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel offers a 56,000-square-foot casino floor that has everything needed for an exciting gaming experience. The gaming floor includes everything from video poker and craps to blackjack, roulette and the latest in popular slots.

    There are over 1,000 slot machines on the gaming floor for guests to enjoy. Some of the popular slot games offered by Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel include Lighting Zap, Dancing Drums, Cleopatra Slots, China Shores Slot Machines, and more.

    Turtle Creek’s friendly, professional dealers provide entertaining table game favorites including blackjack, roulette, and craps. These games are also offered in an electronic format to provide guests with a play at your own pace experience.

    Popular table games include Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, 3 Card Poker, Jackpot Hold ‘Em, Take 2 Back, Super 4 Poker, Louisiana Stud & more. Turtle Creek also offers Fusion Hybrid. Fusion Hybrid combines BlackJack, Three Card Poker, Roulette, and Baccarat all on one screen.

    Video Poker Room:

    For those that are not familiar with video poker games, they’re a little bit different from poker at a casino table. Most of the skills and strategies that are important when playing poker at a table, such as bluffing, raising, calling, and sandbagging, are not needed at the video poker “table.”

    While the hand rankings are very similar, players know ahead of time how each hand will payout. So while achieving the best hand possible is still important, there isn’t really concern over what other players have in their hands.

    Turtle Creek provides a video poker room filled with a large variety of standard and action poker games that are lots of fun to play. Some of these include White Hot Aces Poker, Deuces Wild Poker, Jacks Or Better, and more.

    Video Keno:

    Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel offers all the fun of playing in-person keno, but in a fast-paced video keno setting. Video keno works just like any other keno game, but it can be played much faster because the machine doesn’t have to wait for a bar full of players to submit their numbers. This means more chances to win.

    Lightning Link Games:

    Turtle Creek Casino offers a large variety of Lightning Link slot machines on the gaming floor.

    Lightning Link slot machines have become one of the most popular machines in gaming because of their frequent wins, outstanding graphics and progressive jackpots.

    Lightning Link lets guests choose from four different games. The games are Happy Lantern, Magic Pearl, Sahara Gold, and High Stakes, each delivering their own unique theme. Shared features between the games make up the lightning link system, which also includes a linked progressive jackpot!

    With 1,200 slot machines from penny to 100$ denominations along with reels, keno & video poker and more, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel has something fun for everybody.

    Sports Betting & Sportsbook App


    With the legalization of online casinos in Michigan, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel lets you place bets on sporting events at Caesars Sportsbook. Bet online with Caesars Sports Book App to place bets on football games, hockey games, and a variety of other professional and collegiate events.

    With over 80 years of casino experience and over one million bets placed each and every day, Caesars provides everything needed for outstanding Michigan sports betting experiences. As a welcome gift, new mobile customers are offered up to a $5,000 Risk-Free Bet. Available for both Apple and Android, start legal sports betting by downloading the app.


    Players Club Rewards

    Players can take advantage of rewards not only at the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel but also at Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge, located in nearby Peshawbestown. The Turtle Creek Rewards Card lets members get exclusive access to discounts on accommodations and restaurants for either location.

    Joining the Players Club rewards program is simple and free. Go to the Players Club to complete the quick sign-up process and start earning rewards.


    Whether it's a top-notch dining experience at a premier steakhouse or a quick burger and beer between bets, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel has a variety of amazing eateries to satisfy every craving. There are also a variety of bars to choose from to relax and recuperate between games on the floor.

    Bourbons 72

    This is Turtle Creek’s premier steakhouse and bourbon bar. As an Open Table "Diner's Choice" winner, Bourbons 72 offers signature prime cut steaks, fresh seafood, and over 72 different bourbons to choose from.

    The Deli

    Need a bite before getting back to the casino floor? The Deli provides a retro diner atmosphere with breakfast options and delicious burgers and shakes.

    Sideline Snacks

    Sideline Snacks is Turtle Creek’s snack shop that offers nachos, wraps, personal pizzas and other snack foods.


    The newly renovated Seasons restaurant offers guests a casual atmosphere with endless dining options. This buffet-style dining establishment has something for just about everyone.


    There are a lot of benefits of staying at the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel. Guests at the hotel will have access to a 24-hour workout room, free wifi, complimentary valet parking, the gift shop, and a 4,500 square foot meeting space.

    Guests will also have access to a complimentary airport shuttle as well as a shuttle that runs to their sister property, Grand Traverse Resort, and Spa, for golf, spa treatments, and more.

    Turtle Creek Hotel


    Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel has 160 luxury hotel rooms. From balcony rooms to soak up the beauty of Northern Michigan to traditional casino rooms that are just seconds away from the casino floor, Turtle Creek has something for everybody.

    Lodging at any of the Turtle Creek Casino hotel rooms in Michigan offers unparalleled amenities in a modern setting right near the action with the 56,000 sq. ft Las Vegas style casino just feet away.

    Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel - Williamsburg, MI FAQ

    Does Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel have a hotel? Yes
    Does Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel offer online betting? No
    What is the closest big city to Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel? Traverse City, MI
    Does Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel allow sports betting? Yes
    What is the minimum age to gamble at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel 18
    When did Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel open? June 14th, 1996



    COVID Safety Precautions 

    Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos puts safety first. They’ve implemented new safety procedures and sanitary protocols. Any guest that is vaccinated is not required to wear a mask during their visit. Guests that have not been fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask while on property.

    Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel Review

    The Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel is a great place to escape and enjoy an authentic gaming atmosphere as well as a variety of hotel amenities and traverse city experiences. With Traverse City wineries, breweries and beaches just a short ways away, this is an excellent location to spend your vacation or weekend getaway. Soak up the beauty that Michigan has to offer. Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel has something for everyone to enjoy.