From their perch on the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort sign, a pair of eagle statues greets guests as they enter the resort property. It’s an impressive sight that hints at the flashing lights and classic Lodge-style decor inside. Located in Mount Pleasant, MI, the casino and resort is owned and operated by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation.
Those who come to the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort will find it a well-rounded experience with options for everyone. There are thousands of slots and dozens of table games, several restaurants and bars, a concert hall, spa and salon, and a hotel with 512 rooms. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe also operates a second water park and resort just down the road with family-friendly games and entertainment too.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Fact Table
|Address||6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd.|
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
|Table Games?||About 60|
|Minimum Gambling Age||18 years old|
Online Betting in 2021
As of late January 2021, online gambling is now available at casinos in Michigan. The changes came after the government approved legislation to allow online casino gaming and in-person sports betting in the state. In fact, retail sports betting has already been made legally available as of March 2020.
The Soaring Eagle had plans to make retail sports betting available in early spring 2020, but plans were postponed due to Covid. In December 2020, the casino announced that it would be opening a retail sportsbook in mid-January 2021. The sportsbook, Ascend, will be located at the Mt. Pleasant flagship hotel.
As of January 22, 2021, Michigan players can place sports bets online through apps provided by most state casinos. Available betting includes a wide variety of options like team and individual sports as well as amateur and professional events.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Casino History
A busy spot with more than 200,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, the Soaring Eagles Casino & Resort first opened in 1996 as just the casino. Later in 1998, the resort portion was completed and opened to the public.
In September 2018, a multi-million dollar construction project was completed which involved major upgrades to the resort and casino. These included:
- A High Stakes and VIP Lounge
- Ascend Restaurant/Sports Bar/Night Club
- An Updated Entertainment Hall
- Enclosed Area for Non-Smoking Slots
- Re-Designed Kid’s Quest & Cyber Quest
- Relocated Poker Room and Rebranded Central Deli
As of 2020, the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is also undergoing a four-phase construction project. The initial phase was expected to be completed by Fall 2020. These renovations focus on adding new hotel rooms and updating/installing infrastructure like plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and new technology.
Currently, the Soaring Eagles offers more than 3,300 slots in smoking and non-smoking areas and about 60 gaming tables. You can find:
- Seven Card Stud
- Texas Hold ‘Em
There is also a bingo hall with progressive stakes and poker room open 24/7 with cash games, televisions, and cocktail service for players.
In the resort, there are more than 512 rooms with features such as in-room jacuzzi and fireplace. Guests can also enjoy a large pool, spa and salon, and the Kids Quest and Cyber Quest Centers with family-friendly activities.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Loyalty Program
The Access Club offers plenty of options for players to earn comps, prizes, and free play at Soaring Eagle. This club card is also designed to be used at all three of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation properties, including:
- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
- Saganing Eagles Landing Casino
- Soaring Eagle Waterpark & Hotel
Each card earns a certain number of points per dollar spent at different activities. For instance, you can get 2 points per $1 at the slots, 1 point per $1 at video poker, and 20 points per $1 at Bingo. Players can also use their card to earn points when paying for hotel rooms, RV spaces, dining, spa services, shopping, and entertainment.
Players can redeem every 1,000 points for $1 in premium play at the slots, table games, or bingo. They can also redeem 500 points for $1 in rewards at the spa, restaurant, and other resort spots.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has a special membership card for active duty and veteran US military members. Cardholders can enjoy the same points earning systems and additional benefits and discounts each month. These can include:
- $10 BI-Weekly in Dining Credit
- $20 BI-Weekly in Premium Play
- Discounted Rooms
- Discounted Entertainment
- Birthday Freebies, Including 2 Complimentary Buffets and 1 Free Room
FAQs About the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Is there a poker room at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort?
Yes, the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort Poker Room is a smoke-free environment with cocktail service and cash games.
Does the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort have dining?
The Soaring Eagle offers several dining options including the Siniikaung Steak & Chop House, Aurora Buffet, Isabella’s Taste Italy, Legend’s Diner, and multiple cafes, sports bars, and lounges.
Is there a buffet at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort?
Yes, guests can enjoy all they can eat at the Aurora Buffet.
Is the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort open 24/7?
Yes, the Soaring Eagle is open 24 hours a day, year-round.
What is the closest major city to the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort?
Soaring Eagle is about 72 miles from Lansing, the capital city of Michigan.