Kewadin Casinos Properties
Kewadin Casinos with locations in Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Manistique, Christmas, and Hessel, offers premium entertainment in the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Kewadin offers a variety of on-site amenities, entertainment venues, dining options, convention facilities, and exciting Las Vegas style gaming action, including more than 2,000 slots, and your favorite table games, including Poker, Keno, Craps, Blackjack, Let it Ride, and Roulette.
We invite you to explore all five Kewadin Casinos!
Sault Ste. Marie
Kewadin Casino Sault Ste. Marie offers a variety of Vegas-style gaming including Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Craps, 3 Card Poker, Keno, bingo, and over 800 slots to choose from.
On-site amenities include a 319-room hotel with an indoor pool, spa, fitness center, valet parking, free parking and a hotel shuttle service. Kewadin Sault also offers a 30,000sqft full-service convention center located on property. Plus, our Dreamcatchers Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other additional amenities include the 1500 seat DreamMakers Theater, Northern Rewards Players Club, Signatures Bar, Rapids Lounge, Superior Bar, Bahweting Art Gallery and Miigwewnan Gift Shop.
The Agawa Canyon, world famous Soo Locks, and the history of Michigan’s oldest city all await you in Sault Ste. Marie.
Kewadin Casino St. Ignace offers a variety of Vegas-style gaming including Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Craps, 3 Card Poker, and over 700 slots to choose from.
On-site amenities include a newly renovated hotel on Lake Huron, shuttle service to and from area motels, valet parking, free parking, the Northern Rewards Players Club, Eagle Feather gift shop, Whitetail Sports Bar and the Northern Pines Lounge. Plus, our Horseshoe Bay Restaurant overlooks the beautiful shoreline for spectacular dining with an equally spectacular view
St. Ignace is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula with Mackinac Island and the Mackinac Bridge in reach!
Kewadin Casino Manistique, located on US-2 west of the Mackinac Bridge, features a hometown atmosphere with the excitement of Vegas-style gaming.
Enjoy dining at our Mariner’s Cove Restaurant, relax and take in a sporting event at our Team Spirits Bar, and join in on exciting promotions at our Northern Rewards Players Club.
The Manistique area has many outdoor attractions as well. Enjoy hundreds of island lakes, rivers, and streams, as well as incredible charter fishing on Lake Michigan. In the winter months, snowmobilers can enjoy over 300 miles of groomed trails, ice fishing on the hundreds of lakes or cross-country skiing on dozens of trails.
Kewadin Casino Christmas located on Lake Superior offers Vegas-style gaming including slots, Blackjack, Virtual Blackjack and Let It Ride. Coming March 2017, Kewadin Casino Christmas will also introduce Ultimate Texas Hold’em and six spot King’s Bounty Blackjack to their floor.
Amenities at Christmas include Frosty’s Pub ‘n Grub, the Northern Rewards Players Club, and the Northern Lights gift shop.
The Christmas area offers exciting outdoor attractions along the coast of Lake Superior. Visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or take a voyage on the Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours. Enjoy all nature has to offer in Christmas!
Kewadin Casino Hessel is located three miles from the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands on Lake Huron. Hours at this facility vary upon the season, but hometown friendly service is always yours for the taking.
This quaint Kewadin Casino location offers our guests exciting slot gaming action along with the Northern Nook Deli and the Northern Rewards Players Club. Plus, take advantage of our cabin rental year round or our campground from May 1st to November 1st, located directly a crossed from the casino and minutes away from the trails. Area activities include golfing, boating, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Owned and Operated by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians
History of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Kewadin Casinos
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is a modern expression of the Anishinabeg, or Original People, who have lived in the Great Lakes region for more than 500 years. Many of the Anishinabeg made their homes near the rapids of the St. Mary’s River, which they called Bawating, or the Gathering Place. This area would later become the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
The roots of the Tribe’s modern government extend into the 1940s. During that time, neither the city of Sault Ste. Marie nor Sugar Island contained lands for the Chippewa people, nor did the federal government consider them members of the Bay Mills Indian Community. Consequently, the Sugar Island Group decided to push for recognition as a separate Tribe. The impoverished community in which they lived motived their actions. Many of the Native people lacked jobs and lived in substandard homes. It took more than 20 years for the Tribe to gain federal recognition. Once recognized, the Original Band became the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Separate land for the Tribe was placed into trust in March of 1974 and a Tribal Constitution was adopted in the fall of 1975. Today, the Tribe is a fully recognized Indian community with 29,000 enrolled members living throughout Michigan and the United States. Our Tribal sovereignty is recognized throughout the United States and Canada.
In 1984, the Board of Directors voted to open the Tribe’s most successful business, Kewadin Casinos. Kewadin’s rapid success provided funds to expand the Tribe’s business holdings from one to five casinos and gained ownership of 15 non-gaming enterprises. In 2005, these businesses employed nearly 2,000 people making the Tribe the Upper Peninsula’s largest employer.
The long-term goal of the Tribe is to become self-sufficient. Revenues from the Tribe’s casinos and non-gaming businesses are spent in ways that better our communities by providing improved health care, housing, and increased educational opportunities.
The Sault Tribe continues to build and nurture strong families, communities and nations. We are always searching for new and exciting ways that will allow us to carry these trends and traditions on for many generations to come. We continue to revitalize and promote our cultural and traditional values as an Anishinabeg nation.