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Island Resort & Casino

This page contains a visitor’s overview of Island Resort & Casino in Harris, MI. You’ll find information about the types of gambling offered at the venue, the partnership with SI Sportsbook, and a history of the casino.

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The Island Resort & Casino in Harris, MI is one of 23 tribal casinos in the state, most of which are located across the Upper Peninsula. It originally opened in 1981 as a bingo hall but has since become a mainstay in the Michigan gambling industry.

In this piece, we’ll take a look at the history of Island Resort & Casino as well as provide an overview of other important visitor information.

About Island Resort & Casino in MI

Island Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, a federally recognized Potawatomi Indian Tribe. In 1981, the Tribe opened what was then known as the Hannahville Bingo Hall to raise money for the community baseball team.

Today, Island Resort & Casino still offers bingo games but has also expanded to offer table games, poker, sports betting, and more than 1,100 slot machines on its gaming floor.

The resort is also home to an 18-hole golf course, known as “Sweetgrass.”In 2021, Sweetgrass was named the Michigan Course of the Year.

Island Resort & Casino is also a frequent stop for musical tours and standup comics. The Island Showroom is a larger theater-style venue while Club Four One offers free live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

If you’re an RV traveler, the resort has 42 sites available between May 1 and November 30. You will need to call the resort at 1-877-475-7375 to make your reservation (online reservations are unavailable).

Need a break from your gambling activities? Grab a bite or have a drink at any of the eight bars and restaurants at the casino, with a variety of cuisines to sate your appetite.

Can you bet on sports at Island Resort & Casino?

Yes, you can bet on sports at Island Resort & Casino. The venue has a partnership with SI Sportsbook (which we’ll touch on more below) that allows Michigan sports gambling enthusiasts to make their wagers at the casino.

SI Sportsbook kiosks can be found inside the sportsbook area, outside of T. McC’s bar, and at the casino cashier. There are 14 kiosks throughout the venue, all of which operate on a cash-only basis (also, you cannot use bonus credits to place a sports bet).

All wagers carry a $5 minimum bet. Maximums will vary depending on the sports you’re gambling on and the wager type you’re playing.

The sportsbook is open 24/7, and players do not need to register to participate.

Partnership between Island Resort & Casino and SI Sportsbook explained

Island Resort & Casino was able to forge a partnership with SI Sportsbook MI as a result of the former’s initial partnership with 888 Holdings. The three companies came together to launch SI Sportsbook in Michigan in September 2022.

Before the Michigan launch, SI Sportsbook was only operating in Colorado and Virginia. Today, the sportsbook only operates in those three states, though there are concerns about SI’s long-term future.

In March 2024, 888 Holdings announced it was looking to sell all or part of its U.S. consumer businesses. If SI Sportsbook is forced to shut down as a result of these sales, Island Resort & Casino will immediately look for a new sports betting partner to continue providing a top-notch sports gambling experience to casino patrons.

Which other kinds of gambling does Island Resort & Casino offer?

This is a full list of the types of gambling offered at Island Resort & Casino.

  • Sports betting via SI Sportsbook
  • Live bingo
  • Electronic bingo
  • Pull tabs
  • Poker room with cash games, weekly tournaments, and special tournaments
  • Slot machines (more than 1,150 games from top manufacturers like IGT, Bally, and Aristocrat)
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Roulette
  • Let It Ride
  • Heads Up Hold’Em
  • Player’s Edge 21
  • Three-card Prime

History of Island Resort & Casino

Here is a brief history of the Island Resort & Casino.

  • 1981: Hannahville Indian Community opens a bingo hall on their lands to help pay for their baseball team. Before the venue was built, ballplayers participated in bingo games from their cars.
  • 1985: The Hannahville Casino opens across the street from the Tribal Administration Center.
  • 1987: The Hannahville Casino rebrands as “Chip-In Casino.”
  • 1991: Chip-In Casino undergoes its first expansion.
  • 1995: The new Hannahville Bingo Hall opens.
  • 1998: The Island Showroom opens at the casino, which had rebranded to its current moniker.
  • 1999: The casino adds a convention center to the property, opening the facility in July.
  • 2000: The RV park opens at the casino.
  • 2006: The casino undergoes another renovation to expand the gaming floor and showroom, and to open Beachcomber Restaurant & Bar.
  • 2008: Sweetgrass, the 18-hole golf course, opens at the resort.
  • 2011: The renovation and expansion of the convention center, which cost $2 million, is completed.
  • 2020: Island Resort & Casino begins a $30 million expansion.
  • 2021: Sweetgrass is named Michigan’s Golf Course of the Year.
  • 2022: SI Sportsbook opens on the gaming floor.

Contact & opening hours

Address: W 399 US-2, Harris, MI 49845
Opening hours: Open 24 hours
Website: https://www.islandresortandcasino.com
E-mail address: Email contact form is available on the website.
Phone number: (800) 682-6040