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Kewadin Casino St. Ignace

This page contains background information on Kewadin Casino in St. Ignace. Kewadin St. Ignace is one of five casinos run by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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Kewadin Casino St. Ignace is one of five casinos that carry the Kewadin name. All five are owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and they are located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

On this page, we’ve provided information visitors to Kewadin Casino St. Ignace will want to know, including what forms of gambling are available, dining and entertainment options, and casino contact information.

Located just across the Mackinac Bridge coming into the U.P., Kewadin Casino opened in St. Ignace, MI in 1987. It was the second Kewadin location opened by the Sault Tribe after the Sault Ste. Marie property opened in 1985.

Because it opened before the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), the Tribe did not require gubernatorial approval to set up the casino. This proved fortuitous, as three of the other Kewadin properties had to clear significant legislative hurdles for construction, and several other attempts to establish casinos in Lansing were unsuccessful.

From 2000 to 2008, the Tribe also held an ownership stake in the Greektown Casino, but after filing for bankruptcy protection on that property, it instead focused on Upper Michigan gaming.

Today, Kewadin Casino hosts several hundred electronic slot and video poker machines while offering table games on a limited basis.

Is there sports wagering available at Kewadin Casino St. Ignace?

Yes, there is sports wagering available at Kewadin Casino St. Ignace. Each of the five Kewadin casinos offers MI sports betting through Caesars Sportsbook.

At the St. Ignace location, sports wagers can be placed in the sportsbook at Whitetail Sports Bar. Instead of betting windows, Kewadin Casino utilizes self-service sports betting kiosks, which are open even when the bar is closed.

Partnership between Caesars Sportsbook and Kewadin Casino St. Ignace explained

All five Kewadin Casino properties host Caesars Sportsbook after the bookmaker agreed to a partnership deal with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe in February 2024. That was when Caesars purchased WynnBET’s iGaming interests in Michigan, which included taking over the casino partnerships.

This partnership is expected to help Caesars Michigan keep pace with other top online gambling operators in Michigan, including BetMGM, DraftKings, ESPN Bet, and FanDuel.

Which other types of gambling does Kewadin Casino St. Ignace offer?

Here is a full list of the types of gambling offered by Kewadin Casino St. Ignace. Please note that table games are only available from 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM Wednesday through Sunday.

  • Slot machines, ranging from penny and nickel minimums to $25
  • maximums
  • Video poker
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Craps
  • Three-card poker
  • Let It Ride Bonus
  • Slot tournaments (limited availability)
  • Sports betting through Caesars Sportsbook

Entertainment and cuisine at Kewadin Casino St. Ignace

The entertainment and cuisine options at Kewadin Casino St. Ignace are somewhat limited compared to other Michigan casinos, but we’re sure you’ll still enjoy the options.

  • Horseshoe Bay Restaurant: Horseshoe Bay Restaurant is open Thursday-Sunday from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, with a soup and salad bar from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The restaurant features many homestyle meals with a few bar-and-grill favorites mixed in.
  • Campfire Deli: Unlike Horseshoe Bay, Campfire Deli is open throughout the week. The Deli is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday-Thursday and from 11:00 AM to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Sandwiches and burgers make up the bulk of the menu, but other bar favorites like pizza, wings, and shareable appetizers are all excellent choices, too.
  • Whitetail Sports Bar: In addition to offering sports betting, Whitetail Sports Bar has traditional bar food and drinks available, including burgers, nachos, wings, sliders, and sandwiches.
  • Northern Pines Lounge: Northern Pines Lounge offers live entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Typically, this means live music, though occasionally it will be standup comedy performances.
  • Hotel amenities: Other options available for guests include a video game arcade, indoor pool, exercise room, whirlpool, and RV park.

Contact & opening hours

Address: 3015 Mackinac Trail, St Ignace, MI 49781
Opening hours: Open 24 hours
Website: https://kewadin.com/gaming/
E-mail address: Email form available on the website.
Phone number: (906) 643-7071