The large, golden porte-cochère of the Odawa Casino in Petoskey, Michigan is a sight rivaling any Las Vegas building. The beautiful overhang shelters guests and welcomes them into the lavishly designed lobby. With nearly 300,000 sq. ft. of entertainment, gambling, and dining, the Odawa Casino has options for every visitor.
You can spend time relaxing in the Victories sports bar or dine at Sage, their superb dinner house. The casino offers nearly 1,000 slots and digital poker games, while the table games allow you to indulge in blackjack, poker, roulette, craps, and Texas Hold ‘Em.
Odawa Casino Fact Table
|Address||1760 Lears Road
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
|Number of Slots||1,000|
|Number of Table Games||36|
|Minimum Gambling Age||19 years old|
Online Betting at Odawa Casino
Those who want to take advantage of the convenience of online sports betting and online casino gambling will soon be able to at Odawa Casino Resort. They have reached an agreement with The Stars Group and FOX Bet to offer online gaming such as poker, Odawa Casino games, and sports betting when it launches in Michigan.
The Stars Group is a provider of technology-based gaming services on a global level. In exchange for the contract to offer the first online Odawa Casino, The Stars Group will pay a revenue share to the Odawa tribe. The agreement will also eventually launch a Michigan version of PokerStars Casino.
When exactly will online gaming be available through the Odawa Odawa Casino Resort? The Michigan Gaming Control Board estimates that they will have all of the regulations ironed out for online gaming, online sports betting, and daily fantasy games in early 2021. The Odawa Casino’s website indicates that they will start rolling out in-person sports betting in fall 2020 at the casino.
Odawa Casino History
The Odawa Casino is owned by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. It was a newly constructed building that opened in 2007. At the time, the Odawa tribe closed their nearby Victories Casino to throw their efforts fully into the Odawa Casino. The casino is also just one mile from the Odawa Hotel. This three-star hotel offers a shuttle bus direct to the casino so guests can easily come and go.
Leo A. Daly Architects designed the casino and hotel, giving it a blend of rustic and modern elements. Decor reminiscent of leaves and acorns can be seen throughout the casino, while atmospheric lighting is used to maximum effect. The pool area of the hotel and the meeting rooms boast lodge-style ceilings and wood decor.
The casino floor is about 50,000 sq. ft. with roughly 1,000 slot machines and poker games. You’ll also find digital poker games inside the Victories sports bar and the Rendezvous Lounge. The Odawa Casino also has a dedicated poker room and 36 live table games.
Guests can catch a show or two during scheduled events at the Ovation Hall, which offers seating for 1,000 people.
Two restaurants on-site allows guests to refuel when needed. Sage is open after 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. It features a surf and turf inspired menu. The Copper Cafe is open daily at 8 am. The cafe offers a range of items from ice cream to soups and salads to breakfast sandwiches.
Pure Rewards Loyalty Program
The Pure Rewards program allows guests to enjoy discounts and freebies at multiple Odawa properties, including the Odawa Casinos in Petoskey and Mackinaw City, and the Odawa Hotel. There are multiple ways to earn points when you sign up for the Pure Rewards loyalty program:
- Earn 1 point for every $2 bet at the slots
- Earn 1 point for every $8 bet at video poker
- Get points based on your average bets and length of play at tables
This program has multiple tier levels. These include the:
- Base Card
- Preferred Card
- Premier Card
- Elite Card
As soon as you sign up for a Pure Rewards card you start receiving a 5% discount on Odawa retail, restaurants, hotel rooms, and events. Each higher-level offers increasing discounts and additional rewards. If you accumulate more than 50,000 base points, you’ll jump up to the top tier Elite card. This level also offers VIP access to lounges, room upgrades, meet and greets at concerts, Escalade service, and the option to redeem your points for cash.
Odawa Casino FAQs
The closest large city to Odawa Casino is Grand Rapids, MI, which is about 183 miles via State Route 131.
The Odawa Casino is open 24 hours a day.
No, but the Odawa Hotel is a little over a mile from the casino and offers a free shuttle bus back and forth for guests.
Yes, the Odawa Casino has a poker room.
The Odawa Casino has two restaurants, Sage, an elegant dinner restaurant, and the Copper Cafe, where you can grab a quick bite to eat and drink. Guests can also visit Victories Sports & Entertainment bar for drinks while they place some bets. Rendezvous Lounge also offers drinks while you relax or play poker.
The Odawa Casino used to operate a buffet called Waas-no-dé Buffet. It doesn’t appear to be open as of 2020.