Bay Mills Resort & Casino

Bay Mills Resort & Casino is a casino complex located on the banks of Lake Superior’s Waiska Bay in Brimley, on the bucolic Lakeshore Drive. It is owned and operated by the Bay Mills Indian Community, leaders of casino enterprise operations among native tribes in Northern Michigan. The Bay Mills Indian Community opened Michigan’s first casino, the Kings Club Casino, back in 1984.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino opened in November 1995 on more than 17,000 square feet of gaming space, with close to 700 of the hottest new slot machines and eight table games with the friendliest of dealers. Bay Mills Resort & Casino partnered with DraftKings in 2020 to bring online casino gaming and sports betting to the Upper Peninsula of the Great Lakes State. DraftKings’ online casino and sportsbook app went live on Jan. 22, 2021.

DraftKings first opened a temporary retail sportsbook at Bay Mills Resort & Casino on June 22, 2022, pending the completion of a permanent DraftKings retail sportsbook. The grand opening of the new sportsbook occurred on Nov. 6, 2022.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino property is also home to a 143-room waterfront hotel, an RV trailer park, several restaurants, a casino gift shop, and a championship 18-hole golf course.

The casino welcomes all patrons who are at least 21 years of age.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino details

  • Name: Bay Mills Resort & Casino
  • Address: 11386 West Lakeshore Drive, Brimley, MI 49715
  • Phone Number: 888-422-9645
  • Hours of Operation: 24/7
  • Games Available: 600+ slots, video poker, and video keno machines, eight table games, online casino, sportsbook app, and a retail sportsbook

Bay Mills Casino Resort gaming specs

Bay Mills Resort & CasinoDetails
Slots600+
Blackjack6 Deck Blackjack
Poker TablesYes
Online CasinoYes
SportsbookYes, DraftKings Sportsbook
KenoNo
Free PlayYes, through the Funcard PLayers Club
Comp ProgramYes
SmokingNo
RestaurantsSacy's, Back Bay Grill & Games
BarsNo
HotelYes, 143 rooms

Bay Mills Resort & Casino slot machines

Over 600 different slot machines are spread across 17,000 feet of gaming space at Bay Mills Resort & Casino. The slots are provided by leading software companies such as IGT, Aristocrat, Konami, Everi, and many others. From penny to multi-dollar machines, Bay Mills Casino slots include all the hottest and most exclusive titles in the industry. The latest exclusives to the area include Everi’s Fu Lu Shou™ Land of Wealth, Aristocrats COIN TRIO™, and several other exclusive releases.

Among the most popular slots on offer, patrons can find the following:

  • Dragon Link — There are four Asian-themed games in the Aristocrat’s Dragon Link series with progressive jackpots and multiple bonus features, such as Hold & Spin with an orb trigger symbol that appears across all titles. Dragon Link slots are available in multiple denominations.
  • Dollar Storm — The Dollar Storm series of slots brings multiple titles, such as Caribbean Gold, Ninja Moon and Egyptian Jewels under one roof. All of these multi-denomination games from the series feature the Hold & Spin bonus as well as free games, retriggers and progressive jackpots, with the six-figure Super Grand Jackpot as the top prize.
  • Reef of Riches 3-D — Reef of Riches is a 3D slot game by IGT with a 5×4 reel set and an exciting pirate theme. It’s a Trigger Tiles slot, just like IGT’s Jungle Riches, where you need to shatter all 20 titles to trigger the bonus game. They shatter when you get two or more scatters; if a symbol lines up and the tile behind it hasn’t shattered, it will do so at any random spin. Reef of Riches brings three different jackpots available at any bet level.
  • Buffalo Ascension ™ — Buffalo Ascension is another release from Aristocrat’s iconic Buffalo series. This time, the slot comes with 5,488 ways, a progressive jackpot and an enhanced free spins feature with multipliers.
  • Super Buffalo ™ — Super Buffalo™ is Everi’s latest 243-ways-to-win slot with 15 reels and scores of bonus features. If you collect six bonus symbols, you’ll activate the wheel bonus and possibly win a multiplier up to 10X or a chance to win 10 wheel prizes. The game comes with a progressive jackpot bonus as well.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino table games

Bay Mills Resort & Casino features eight table games open from Sunday to Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. The selection of table games includes:

  • 6 Deck Blackjack
  • 3 Card Poker
  • Let it Ride
  • Ultimate Texas Hold Em
  • Live Poker

Blackjack tables with $5 minimums are offered daily, which is also the table minimum for 3 Card Poker and Let It Ride games. The maximum bet is $25 and applies to all games except blackjack where you can bet up to $100 per round. High rollers can request the blackjack limits to be raised to $25/$200.

Does Bay Mills Resort & Casino offer a poker room?

There isn’t a dedicated poker room at Bay Mills Resort & Casino, but live poker is available. The one poker table in the pit has nine seats where $1/$3 No Limit Texas Hold’em cash games are offered from 2 p.m. until 12 a.m. Tournament play is postponed indefinitely.

Does Bay Mills Resort Casino offer an online casino in Michigan?

DraftKings launched its online casino app in Michigan through a partnership agreement with Bay Mills Resort & Casino on Jan. 22, 2021. The online casino offers more than 900 games, including slots, blackjack, roulette, and live dealer games. Anyone 21 or older with a valid Social Security number can register an account and play real money casino games as long as they are within Michigan state borders.

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Does Bay Mills Resort & Casino offer a sportsbook in Michigan?

DraftKings opened a temporary retail sportsbook at Bay Mills Resort & Casino in June 2022, with a sports betting ticket cage and six self-service kiosks. Then, on Nov. 6, 2022, the casino opened a full-fledged retail DK sportsbook with additional self-service kiosks, over-the-counter ticket cages, a large video wall and three odds boards. Bettors were invited to watch a Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers game live and enjoy exclusive cocktail service and food options.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino rewards program

Funcard Players Club is a four-tier rewards program at Bay Mills Resort & Casino available to all patrons. You can join the program in person with a valid ID at the Funcard Players Club stand or by filling out this form online. As a member of the program, you earn comp and loyalty points based on your gameplay. The more you play, the faster you can accumulate points and advance to higher program levels. Here’s the entire structure of the rewards program and the corresponding loyalty card you receive:

  • Lake Michigan Card
  • Lake Huron Card
  • Lake Superior Card
  • Great Lakes Card

Unlike other rewards programs, Funcard Players Club lets you earn comp and loyalty points at the same time and exchange them for free play, discounts at the Bay Mills Casino Hotel, and many other perks and benefits.

How do you earn points at Bay Mills Resort & Casino?

Patrons earn points based on their gameplay and current level. As a Lake Michigan card holder, you earn $1 in comps for every $300 wagered on slots, whether you win or lose. That amount increases to $2 and $3 in comps for Lake Huron and Lake Superior card holders and even more so for the Great Lakes tier members.

Can you get free play at Bay Mills Resort and Casino?

Free play promotions are available via Funcard Players Club and various other daily and recurring promotions.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino history and current owners

Bay Mills Resort & Casino was established in 1995 by the Bay Mills Indian Community, a tribe that still owns and runs the property. The venue also includes a 143-room hotel, an RV park, a championship golf course, and several dining facilities.

In 2020, the casino inked a deal with DraftKings to set up an online casino and sports betting app and a retail sportsbook on the premises. In September 2022, Bay Mills Resort & Casino announced a $65 million expansion project that will result in 134 rooms being added to the hotel, a deli, a spa center, and many other amenities. The estimated completion date is Spring 2023.

Bay Mills Resort & Casino FAQs

Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Brimley, Michigan is a tribal casino owned by the Bay Mills Indian Community.

Yes, free drinks are offered to all active players.

All visitors must be at least 21 to enter Bay Mills Resort & Casino and enjoy gambling on the premises.

No, smoking is not allowed anywhere within the property.

More than 600 different slot machines on the casino floor.

There are no bingo games at the moment.

Blackjack table limits range from $5 to $100. High rollers can request to play at tables with a $25 minimum and $200 maximum bets.

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