Blog | Island Resort & Casino https://www.islandresortandcasino.com UP's Top Casino & Resort Destination. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:20:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Go Bonkerz This September With Steve Byrne and Friends https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/go-bonkerz-this-september-with-steve-byrne-and-friends https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/go-bonkerz-this-september-with-steve-byrne-and-friends#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:57:46 +0000 https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/?p=16077 We know you could use a laugh…or four. This September, we’re quadrupling the laughter when the Bonkerz Comedy Showcase hits the Island. Catch Steve Byrne, Rocky LaPorte, Bob Zany and Dobie Maxwell for one night of high-octane hilarity on September 19th, 2020. Non-Stop Laughs With Steve Byrne                 […]

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We know you could use a laugh…or four. This September, we’re quadrupling the laughter when the Bonkerz Comedy Showcase hits the Island.

Catch Steve Byrne, Rocky LaPorte, Bob Zany and Dobie Maxwell for one night of high-octane hilarity on September 19th, 2020.

Non-Stop Laughs With Steve Byrne

Comedian Steve Byrne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feel the Byrne—in your gullet—when this international headliner takes the stage.

Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father in Pittsburg, PA. This true American takes aim at anyone and everyone in his relentless attempts at everyman humor.

Steve is a veteran of stage, television and film. Since winning the TBS “Cutthroat Comedy Competition” in 2006, he’s been the feature of four comedy specials and numerous TV appearances, including ten appearances on “The Tonight Show.” His TV work culminated in three seasons of “Sullivan and Son,” his half-hour comedy series on TBS.

Byrne has also lent his levity to many films, including “The Dilemma,” “Couples Retreat,” “Four Christmases,” and “The Goods: The Don Ready Story.”

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the world’s sharpest comic minds slicing it to shreds. Here’s a sample:

Three Other Great Comedians for the Price of None

Steve Byrne is more than worth admission. But we’ve got three other sultans of smirk to make your night a blur of endless laughter.

Comedian Rocky Laporte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rocky LaPorte is a former Chicago truck driver and dock worker who parlayed his blue-collar sensibilities into a successful comedy career. Since hitting the circuit, Rocky has appeared all over including Showtime’s “The Godfather’s Of Comedy”, A&E’s “Evening At The Improv” and “Last Comic Standing” where he placed 5th out of 10 contestants. Check out some of Rocky’s material:

Comedian Bob Zany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Zany is a 35-year comedy legend. He’s made thousands of TV appearances and performed on and co-hosted the “Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon” for 17 years. He’s been in films with David Spade, Matt Damon and Eric Roberts. He’s also performed in all 50 states as well as seven other countries. The LA Times describes Bob as “so smooth and effortless that it would be easy to overlook just how much talent and skill is behind the process.” Here’s Zany being zany:

Comedian Dobie Maxwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dobie Maxwell—the “worst-case scenario” comic—has been working the room since 1985. He’s crossed stages with greats like Jerry Seinfeld, Sam Kinison, Chris Rock, Tim Allen and Drew Carey. His bizarre luck and horrendous timing have launched him into TV screens and radio airwaves around the country. He even teaches comedy classes where he lays out the hard truths of what it takes to survive in the comedy world.

Take a gander at Dobie in action:

Don’t Miss This Star-Studded Comedy Show

Now, more than ever, laughter is the best medicine. Get your tickets for the Bonkerz Comedy Showcase and catch Steve Byrne, Rocky LaPorte, Bob Zany and Dobie Maxwell live on stage, unfiltered and uncensored.

For more information, visit the Bonkerz website.

Show Details

  • Date: September 19th, 2020
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Island Showroom
  • Ticket price: $20.00

Find seats online or call 877-475-7469 to order tickets by phone.

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The Island Heats Up to 98° This Fall https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/the-island-heats-up-to-98-this-fall https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/the-island-heats-up-to-98-this-fall#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 16:02:19 +0000 https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/?p=16054 Four-part harmonies and smooth jams are forecast for November 13th and 14th, 2020, when the Island Showroom experiences a wave of unseasonable grooves. Because of you—the fans—Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre and the brothers Lachey are making a stop in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for two nights of their biggest hits. The Boy Band That Set Their […]

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Four-part harmonies and smooth jams are forecast for November 13th and 14th, 2020, when the Island Showroom experiences a wave of unseasonable grooves. Because of you—the fans—Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre and the brothers Lachey are making a stop in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for two nights of their biggest hits.

The Boy Band That Set Their Own Rules

98 Degrees has always done things their way. The road to 10 million records was paved with an earnest love of R&B music and a commitment to creating a sound true to their own vision and the artists that inspired them.

Dropping out of school and working odd jobs, the boys wrote and refined the songs that would become their heartfelt blend of Motown and soft ballads. They cultivated their sound, look and presentation until that fateful Boyz II Men concert when they were discovered during a live radio broadcast. They soon toured with Janet Jackson and released their first hit, “Invisible Man.”

The band went on to record six albums and have eight number one hits, including:

The 98° catalog defined the sound of popular music in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But after performing with Usher and Luther Vandross at the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration and in the wake of the 9-11 attacks, the quartet decided to take a break. Except for a TV special in 2004, it would be another decade before they sang together again.

Back on Top

In 2013, 98° tested the waters with an appearance at Pennsylvania’s Mixtape Festival followed by a tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. Encouraged by fan response and their own love of being on stage together again, the group hit the road in 2016 for a headline tour. They followed up their success with a second Christmas record. 98 Degrees continues to perform worldwide as a group and as solo artists.

Nick Lachey launched a successful solo singing career. He’s also performed on TV in “Dancing with the Stars,” The WB’s “Charmed” and “One Tree Hill”. Drew Lachey was crowned the season two winner of “Dancing with the Stars,” acted on Broadway and opened Lachey’s Bar with his brother.

Timmons joined members of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC for VH-1’s “Mission Man Band” and Nick Carter’s Sci-Fi feature “Dead Seven.” Jeffre made a bid for mayor of Cincinnati and remains active in many causes.

Their talents shine in whatever they do but sizzle hottest when they’re together under the spotlight singing the songs that made them a household name.

Giving You Just Two Nights

Don’t miss your chance to see 98° reunited and hotter than ever. Get your tickets today and see why fans all over the world call these velvet-voiced vocalists “My Everything.”

For more information, check out the 98 Degrees website.

Show Details

  • Dates: November 13th & 14th, 2020
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Island Showroom
  • Ticket price: $38.00
  • Find seats online or call 877-475-7469 to order tickets by phone.

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July 2020 Events & Promotions https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/july-2020-events-promotions https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/july-2020-events-promotions#respond Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:55:04 +0000 https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/?p=16024 Firecracker Hot Seats July is the perfect time for Firecracker Hot Seats! Join us for the fun during the 4th of July weekend and you could take home $100! Friday, July 3 thru Sunday, July 5 there will be random $100 HOT SEAT drawings from 4 PM ET – 12 AM ET. *Must be using […]

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Firecracker Hot Seats
July is the perfect time for Firecracker Hot Seats! Join us for the fun during the 4th of July weekend and you could take home $100! Friday, July 3 thru Sunday, July 5 there will be random $100 HOT SEAT drawings from 4 PM ET – 12 AM ET.

*Must be using Island Club card to be eligible. Winner has ten minutes from first announcement to claim their prize at the Island Club. Unclaimed prizes will be redrawn. Promotion subject to change at management’s discretion.

Senior Days at the Island
Senior Days

Every Wednesday in July is Senior Day! Island Club members 55+, you can win CASH equal to your age each week! Visit any kiosk to register.

*Five winners each week. Need not be present to win. Promotions subject to change at management’s discretion.

Veterans can win a footlocker at the Island
Tribute Tuesdays
Thank you for your services, veterans! We want to show our appreciation for you every Tuesday at the Island. Visit the Island Club to present your military ID and register to win our popular Relic Wood Handcrafted Footlocker Gift, customized with your branch of service.

*1 drawing held at the Island Club each Wednesday at 9 AM ET. Need not be present to win. Must present military ID to register. Promotion subject to change at management’s discretion.

Comedy Nights Sunday at Club Four One

Comedy Nights
Laugh away your Sunday nights at Comedy Nights! Held in Club Four One, Comedy Nights feature a different nationally touring comedian from the Bonkerz Comedy Club each week. Check out our list of upcoming comedians for the month of July.

• July 5: Comedian Gerry “The Human Jukebox” Grossman
• July 12: Comedian Billy Ray Bauer
• July 19: Comedian Lee “LA” Lycan
• July 26: Comedian Larry Reeb

*Must be 18 or older to enter Club 41. Must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages. All acts subject to change.

Free Lounge Entertainment

Club Four One Live Bands
Stop by Club Four One for FREE entertainment Thursday through Saturday. There will be dancing and live band music all night long.
Shows are from 8:30 PM – 1:15 AM ET.

Appearing in Club 41 in July:
• July 2-4: Asphalt Cowboys
• July 9-11: Eddie & the Edsels
• July 16-18: Rick K. & Road Trip 20/20
• July 24-25: The Grand Design Band*
• July 31 – August 1: Sweet Trouble

*Asterisks indicates a local band that only performs on Friday and Saturday. All acts subject to change. Must be 18+ to enter Club 41. Must be 21+ to consume alcoholic beverages.

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Enjoy a Summer Staycation at the Island https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/enjoy-a-summer-staycation-at-the-island https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/enjoy-a-summer-staycation-at-the-island#respond Fri, 19 Jun 2020 18:32:34 +0000 https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/?p=15614 Your Upper Michigan Summer Staycation Destination A staycation doesn’t have to mean being stuck at home making your own fun while still doing all the work. Island Resort & Casino is the Upper Peninsula’s premier summer escape. Let us treat you to a hassle-free summer getaway where the fun is non-stop, and relaxation always awaits. […]

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Your Upper Michigan Summer Staycation Destination

A staycation doesn’t have to mean being stuck at home making your own fun while still doing all the work. Island Resort & Casino is the Upper Peninsula’s premier summer escape. Let us treat you to a hassle-free summer getaway where the fun is non-stop, and relaxation always awaits.

If you live in Michigan or Wisconsin, there’s only a short distance between you and summer staycation bliss.

Plenty of Room for Everyone

Whether you stay a night, a week or a month, we have the just-right accommodations to make you feel rested and comfortable after a full day of excitement and adventure at the Island.

Our guest rooms are the perfect refuge without breaking your budget. Choose from a standard queen or king bed for the best rest you’ll have all summer.

Want to make your getaway extra special? Treat yourself to one of our luxury suites. Choose from studio, queen, king, executive or presidential to match your staycation inclination. Or, bring your RV to enjoy our RV park. With 42 sites and a world of fun outside your door, it’s the perfect place to stop.

Feast Whenever You Want

Fine dining at the Island

With eight succulent options for dining, including world-class restaurants, your only dilemma will be where to eat next.

We hope you stay long enough to try it all!

T. McC’s Is Your Neighborhood Sports Grill

Island Resort's Sports Bar

Don’t miss a second of your favorite team in action while away from home. T. McC’s is a classic sports bar where you’ll feel welcome anytime. With nine large screens and 30 personal screens tuned to your favorite events, you’ll be sure to catch all the summer-league action.

Let our bartenders, cooks and servers give you the 50-yard-line treatment with thirst-quenching drinks and first-class bar food while you cheer the home team. With great bites like buffalo chicken nachos and build-your-own burgers, you’ll hit a home run every time you step up to the plate.

Play Your Cards Right This Summer

Table Games at the Island

Welcome to the Monte Carlo of the Midwest. Island Casino features the hottest gaming in the area. With tables, poker, bingo, and slots, we’ve got something to up the ante on everyone’s summer fun. Our festive atmosphere and complimentary sodas mean you just hit the jackpot.

We’ve got tables for every skill level. With games and limits to match every player’s comfort zone, you’ll find just the spot to challenge lady luck.

For our valued poker players, the Island Poker Room offers the finest in Vegas-style action five days a week. Make sure you get your Island Club reward’s card to add more value to your winning hand. Also, keep an eye on the tournament schedule for special events.

With over 1,200 machines, there’s bound to be a slot for you. Our friendly staff will make sure your needs–like drinks on tap–are always taken care of so you never have to leave your seat. Trying to locate your favorite machine? There’s an app for that.

Drift Away From It All

Drift Spa at Island Resort and Casino

When you’re ready to truly be pampered during your staycation, make an appointment at the Drift Spa. Take time out for yourself or schedule a spa party with your friends. We love groups.

Our staff offers a variety of treatments and experiences to put every part of you at ease no matter what treatment(s) you indulge in:

We want your staycation to be one you’ll truly remember. Our spa staff will melt away all the stress that comes with traveling and make you feel like you’re on an island of your own.

The Midwest’s Best Golf Destination

Any way you slice it, our Sweetgrass and Sage Run courses provide the finest greens you’ll find in the area. We offer a golf experience recognized by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest as best in the state.

Set your tee time and savor those long summer days perfecting your swing. If you’re a golfer, the Island is the perfect summer staycation for you. We’re proud to host world-class events like the Symetra Tour where you can see top-name pro golfers competing for the championship. Be sure to check the tournament calendar to plan your visit.

Plus, check out our Stay & Play packages. We’ve paired with our neighbors at Greywalls and Timberstone to bring you four of the area’s best courses while staying in one place.

Start Your Summer Staycation by Calling Us Today

You don’t need to go far to have a blast this summer! Let us be your Upper Michigan home away from home.

Whether you’re passing through in your RV, planning a week-long escape or just visiting for a day, we’ve got something for everyone. And being only a few miles away from Escanaba, we’re the perfect place to settle down during the State Fair.

Book your staycation today before your summer slips away. Give us a call at 1-800-682-6040 to book your stay.

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Table Games Reopening Information & Procedures https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/table-games-reopening-information-procedures https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/table-games-reopening-information-procedures#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2020 17:38:10 +0000 https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/?p=15962 We are excited to announce the return of Tables Games! Craps, Blackjack, 3 Card Poker and Spanish 21 are all back to our regular hours under new procedures. To ensure a safe return, please read over the procedures before your next visit to the Island. General Information & Procedures: Supervisors will sanitize podiums, phones and […]

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We are excited to announce the return of Tables Games! Craps, Blackjack, 3 Card Poker and Spanish 21 are all back to our regular hours under new procedures.

To ensure a safe return, please read over the procedures before your next visit to the Island.

General Information & Procedures:

  • Supervisors will sanitize podiums, phones and all other equipment on an hourly basis.
  • On specialty games, cards will be changed according to the level of action at the tables (heavy action = more frequent card changes).
  • Pitch tables will run as 2-deck, face-up games until further notice.
  • All employees in the pit area and customers playing at the tables must wear masks.

Blackjack (video below):

  • Cleaned chips/chip trays will be brought out to the pit at opening.
  • Tables will be limited to 4 players, spread out accordingly. Space between players will be marked with an “X” so players are aware that those spots are unavailable.
  • Incoming dealers will sanitize their hands before going to the table and announce their presence to the outgoing dealer (no tapping in).
  • At the table, the incoming dealer will sanitize the shuffler, card shoe, discard, plunger and no peek.
  • Supervisors will wipe down the table rail and chair when a player leaves the table.
  • Dealers will sanitize their hands before leaving the pit.
  • Chips/chip trays will be sent to the Cage at closing, for cleaning.

Craps (video below):

  • Cleaned chips will be brought our to the pit at opening.
  • Tables will be limited to 4 players, spread out accordingly. Space between players will be marked with an “X” so players are aware that those spots are unavailable.
  • Incoming dealers will sanitize their hands before going to the table and announce their presence to the outgoing dealer (no tapping in).
  • At the table, the incoming dealer will bring in a new, sanitized puck. They will also wipe down the stick, plunger and rail before proceeding.
  • The outgoing dealer will take the used puck off the table (to be cleaned before coming back to the table).
  • The dealer will sanitize the dice for each new shooter.
  • Supervisors will wipe down the table rail and chair when a player leaves the table.
  • Dealers will sanitize their hands before leaving the pit.
  • Chips will be sent to the Cage at close, for cleaning.


Blackjack procedures:

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Clint Black—Still Killing It 30 Years Later! https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/clint-black-still-killing-it-30-years-later https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/clint-black-still-killing-it-30-years-later#respond Fri, 12 Jun 2020 16:30:49 +0000 https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/?p=3969 It’s been 30 years since Killing Time forever changed the country music landscape. Come celebrate this landmark anniversary tour with Clint and the band! The Island Showroom is excited to host two special nights with country legend Clint Black this October 16th and 17th, 2020. Spend a Special Evening With One of Country’s Most Prolific […]

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It’s been 30 years since Killing Time forever changed the country music landscape. Come celebrate this landmark anniversary tour with Clint and the band! The Island Showroom is excited to host two special nights with country legend Clint Black this October 16th and 17th, 2020.

Spend a Special Evening With One of Country’s Most Prolific Artists

Since breaking onto the scene as part of the fabled Class of ’89, Clint has proven himself to be one of its most consistent alum. Three decades later, Clint celebrates the release of his triple-platinum debut Killin’ Time—an album which yielded five #1 singles including “A Better Man”, “Nothing News” and “Walkin’ Away.”

Join Clint as he celebrates songs from this landmark record as well as 30 years of the hits that followed plus songs from his new record Still Killin’ Time, due 11/8/2019.

An Exceptional Songwriter Who Crafted His Own Sound

Clint is known for being a hands-on maverick in the country music world. He’s had a hand in penning most of his hits and always chooses the musicians he wants to back him up.

Despite selling over 20 million records, winning dozens of awards including a Grammy and earning a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Clint remains humble about the route he took and the achievements that followed:

“I would hear things like, ‘So-and-so is going to record, and they’re using their own band because you did.’ Or, ‘So-and-so wants to write more of their own songs, because you did.’ But I don’t feel like I changed anything, other than contributing my work to the big picture. It’s hard to look at myself and see the impact I’ve had. I do know that my songs have touched a lot of people.”

Tap a Toe (or Two) to Some of Clint’s Biggest Hits

Before the show, crank some of Clint’s most beloved songs:

Clint’s voice and musical prowess shine through in each one of these classics.

Put Yourself in His Shoes This Fall

From his early days performing in Houston nightclubs with his brother Kevin to tours around the world, Clint Black has changed the face of country music. He’s worked with and inspired some of the genre’s biggest names like Tobey Keith, Alan Jackson, George Strait and Kenny Chesney. 

Don’t miss your chance to kill time with one of country music’s most celebrated stars. Get tickets now for a special engagement with the legendary Clint Black at the Island Showroom.

  • Dates: October 16th & 17th, 2020
  • Time: 8:00 PM EST
  • Place: Island Showroom
  • Find seats online or call 877-475-7469 to order tickets by phone.

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Reopening Our Food Outlets https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/reopening-our-food-outlets Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:52:31 +0000 https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/?p=15764 *All Times in in EASTERN Coral Reef Restaurant: OPEN Hours of Operation: Daily – 8:00 AM to 3:00 AM   TMcC’s Sports Bar Food Service: OPEN Hours of Operation: Thursday thru Sunday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Beginning July 8th: Wednesday thru Sunday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM   Firekeeper’s Restaurant: OPEN Breakfast […]

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*All Times in in EASTERN

Coral Reef Restaurant: OPEN

Hours of Operation: Daily – 8:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Hours of Operation: Thursday thru Sunday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Beginning July 8th: Wednesday thru Sunday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Firekeeper’s Restaurant: OPEN

Breakfast only. Sit down dining available.
Hours of Operation : Friday thru Sunday – 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Beginning July 8th: Wednesday thru Sunday – 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 

5 Bridges Restaurant: OPEN

Sit down dining available.
Hours of Operation: Friday thru Sunday – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Beginning July 9th: Thursday thru Sunday – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Bakery-Coffee-Custard Shop: OPEN

Hours of Operation: Daily – 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Note: Operating out of one outlet.

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Introducing a New Look and Updates to Our Website https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/explore-our-new-website-and-stay-in-touch-with-island-updates Fri, 01 May 2020 18:50:39 +0000 https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/?p=15313 Have you noticed our splashy new design? Not only did we update the look of our website, but we also improved the interface to optimize your experience on all your devices. Now the odds are better than ever that your visit will be non-stop fun! Want to learn more? Spin the wheel and see where […]

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Have you noticed our splashy new design? Not only did we update the look of our website, but we also improved the interface to optimize your experience on all your devices. Now the odds are better than ever that your visit will be non-stop fun!

Want to learn more? Spin the wheel and see where you land!

Customize Your Island Getaway

Everyone comes to the Island for different reasons. Now all those great options are arranged in one convenient place on our homepage, along with the latest news, updates and promotions.

Click on your favorite option(s) to start planning your next stay:

With a click of a mouse, you can get started on all the best experiences your premiere Upper Peninsula retreat offers.

The Best in Touring Entertainment and Free Shows

You already knew the Island brings you the best in national and regional traveling music and comedy acts. But did you know that Club Four One is always free?

You read that right, Club Four One is always free! Catch live music from up-and-coming artists Thursdays, Friday and Saturday nights. Then, prepare to bust a gut every Sunday with hilarious touring comedians who always bring down the house.

Check out the Club Four One lineup with an easy-to-read

Now it’s easier than ever to keep up with all the amazing talent coming to the Showroom and Club Four One stages!

All the Entertainment Is Right at Your Fingertips

There’s a lot to do once you step foot into your favorite Michigan entertainment complex. We don’t want you to miss out on a single show, tournament, or promotion.

We’ve revamped our website to pack all the fun at your fingertips. Now you can browse updates and calendars on your phone to ensure you don’t miss a beat (or a laugh or a discount or…well, you get the idea).

Plan Your Visit to Island Resort & Casino Today

With our new user-friendly interface, you can start planning your next Island escape anywhere and anytime. Don’t let precious minutes go to waste. When you land on islandresortandcasino.com, you’ve hit the jackpot!

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COVID-19 Information & Updates https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/blog/covid-19-information-updates Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:19:55 +0000 https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/?p=14978 The Island Resort & Casino acknowledges the State of Michigan’s most recent updates & continues to closely monitor the situation in the Upper Peninsula and the surrounding areas. —- Wednesday, June 10 —- Drift Spa is now open! At this time services will only be available by appointment. No walk-ins are accepted. Book an appointment […]

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The Island Resort & Casino acknowledges the State of Michigan’s most recent updates & continues to closely monitor the situation in the Upper Peninsula and the surrounding areas.

—- Wednesday, June 10 —-

Drift Spa is now open! At this time services will only be available by appointment. No walk-ins are accepted. Book an appointment by calling 844-475-3743. Before you visit the Drift Spa for your services please read over the Drift Spa General Guidelines and Information.

—- Saturday, May 16 —-

We are open and here to serve you 24/7! Our slot machines, Hotel and RV Park are open along with Bingo, Golf, T.McC’s Sports Bar, Coral Reef Grille and Signature Subs & Pizza.

We are excited to see you here at the Island Resort & Casino! As always, we strive to provide superior service and quality entertainment to our guests. To do this in the safest manner while keeping the health of our guests and employees the number one priority we have outlined these guidelines and expectations to ensure a healthy return.

Employee and Guest General Guidelines and Information:

Health Concerns:

  • Employees and guests not feeling well are asked to stay home and follow CDC guidelines.
  • We suggest vulnerable individuals per the federal recommendations take special precautions and/or consider not visiting out facility at this time.

Guest Arrival:

  • Individuals must be 18 or over to enter our facility at this time.
  • There will be no smoking in the facility at this time.
  • All active entrances will have Island staff present to conduct a temperature check. All checks will be done with an infrared thermometer not requiring personal contact.
  • Customers and employees with a temperature above 100.0 without exception will not be admitted. We recommend following up with the CDC guidelines at this point.

Personal Protection Equipment:

  • Employees and guests are required to wear a mask on the gaming floor. Personal masks may be worn or (1) is available at the door.
  • Plexiglass barriers have been placed between staff and guests where possible.

Cleaning / Sanitizing:

  • Slot Machines will be marked with a sticker to notify each guest that the machine has been cleaned. When guests play the machines with stickers they are asked to remove the sticker to notify our staff that cleaning is needed.
    Guests wanting to play a machine that has not been cleaned and marked with a green sticker may press the call button and and Island employee with be over to clean the machine.
  • All restrooms, elevators, counters, furniture, workstations, doors, kiosks, ATM’s, TRM’s, equipment and multi touch areas will be sanitized consistently in both employee and guest areas.

Hand Sanitizer: 

  • Touchless and pump hand sanitizer dispensers have been increased throughout the facility. Dispensers are available at all high traffic areas as well we placed throughout the gaming floor for convenience when moving to new slot machines.
  • Wet wipes are available by request from the Island Club, Guest Services, Food Service areas and Cashier.

Physical Distancing: 

  • Please keep a 6 foot distance from other while moving through the casino or standing in line. Please look for floor guides in high traffic areas.

Additional Guidelines by department:

Hotel, Guest Services, Island Club:

  • To best adhere to sanitation recommendations, we would appreciate you leave your luggage in your vehicle during the Hotel check-in process.
  • The pool and hot tub are temporarily closed.
  • Island Club promotions and drawings are discontinued until further notice. Level benefits received in your monthly newsletter will be honored.
  • Luggage service, valet parking and shuttle service will not be available at this time.
  • Customer exchange items such as Island Club cards, room keys and wheelchairs are sanitized prior to delivery to each guest.
  • Guest amenity delivery will be delivered with contactless procedures whenever possible.

Self Service Beverage Areas:

  • Cup dispensers for cold beverages are available at each beverage station.
  • Cups are for single-use and cannot be refilled.
  • Complimentary coffee service will be provided by Guest Services in the Hotel Lobby.

Restaurant & Bar Areas:

  • Condiments to be served in disposable single-use containers.
  • Menus to be single-use and/or disposable.
  • All self-serve condiments and utensils to be removed and available from cashiers or servers.
  • All beverages are served in disposable drinkware.
  • All food and beverage items to be placed on the table, counter, slot or other surfaces instead of being handed directly to a guest.

VIP Services: 

  • A limit of 2 VIP guests will be admitted at a time to the VIP room. Guests of VIP members are asked ti wait outside the VIP room at this time.
  • The appropriate social distancing should be observed with other guests and employees while visiting the VIP room.
  • Cookies will not be available in the VIP room at this time.
  • Coffee and water service will be provided by VIP staff when available. There will be no self service areas in the VIP room at this time.
  • Magazines and Newspapers will not be available at this time.
  • Contact your VIP host via your cell phone for service from the gaming floor when possible. The VIP call phone outside the office will be unavailable at this time.

Golf:

  • Golf carts, loaner clubs, locker rooms, equipment, counters and guest areas are sanitized consistently or before and after each round for individual use items.
  • Guests will handle their own golf equipment.
  • Ball washers, benches and rakes have been removed from the course.
  • Our golf rangers will rake sand traps.
  • Each player can request their own cart if desired.
  • Please use the appropriate physical distancing in warm-up and pro shop areas.
  • Tables and chairs have been relocated to allow for social distancing.
  • Tees, ball markers, scorecards and pencils are pre-set in carts.
  • Beverage cart service is not available at this time. Disposable bag coolers will be provided when purchasing beverages at the Starter Shack.

Housekeeping:

 

  • Extra towels, pillows and blankets have been limited in each rooms and are available upon request.
  • Guest linen will be delivered and removed from guest rooms in single use sealed bags.
  • Decorative pillows and bed coverings have been removed from the room.
  • We follow our cleaning protocol within the rooms with the same precautions we are taking within the facility. We also take special care to cover all touchpoints within each guest rooms including but not limited to all furniture, doors, door knobs, phones, remotes, thermostats, curtain pulls, fixtures, blow-dryers, iron, ironing boards, luggage stands, lighting controls, hangers, mocrowaves, refrigerators and amentieis.
  • Ice and vending machines are sanitized consistently.

—- Tuesday, May 5 —-

Due to unforeseen circumstances our opening date has been postponed to Saturday, May 16th. We apologize for any inconveniences. We hope to see you soon!

—- Friday, May 1 —-

We will be reopening Wednesday, May 6! As always, we strive to provide superior service and quality entertainment for our guests. To do this in the safest manner while keeping the health of our guests and employees the number one priority we have outlined these guidelines and expectations to ensure a healthy return.

Click here to view the Employee and Guest Guidelines and Information.

—- Thursday, April 2 —-

In response to the ever changing COVID-19 crisis and to ensure the health and safety of our community, guests and employees, we will remain closed beyond April 6, 2020, and will only reopen when it is safe to do so.

We would like to thank all of our customers, vendors and employees for their continued patience. We look forward to seeing you soon.

—- Wednesday, March 18 —-

In a decision in the best interest of our community, the Island Resort & Casino, our customers, and employees, we will be taking additional precautionary measures to aid in the effort of preventing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the surrounding areas.

Effective March 19th until April 6th, 2020 we will be closing all Tables Games, including Poker. Cosmo Bingo will also be canceled, regular bingo sessions will continue to operate. Slot Tournaments will not take place during this time.

Club 41 Entertainment, including karaoke, live bands, & comedy, are also canceled until April 6th.

Our restaurants will continue to operate normal business on a Take-Out basis. If you choose to eat in the casino, please continue to practice social distancing and follow the CDC’s recommendation of limiting groups to 10 people or less.

During this time, we will conduct a daily deep cleaning and sanitation of our facility during the hours of 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Along with the scheduled cleaning, all employees will continue to conduct constant cleaning and sanitation throughout the day.

To protect our employees, we ask that all guests continue to practice CDC guidelines for personal hygiene and safety. During this time, The Hannahville Indian Community and Island Resort & Casino are committed to continuing compensation for our employees.

We remain in constant contact with the Hannahville Health Clinic, Indian Health Services, and Centers of Disease Control & Prevention for updates.

—- Monday, March 16 —-

The health of Island Resort & Casino employees is our top priority as we continue to remain diligent in keeping our guests safe & healthy. Preventive measures will continue and additional items, such as wipes and hygienic gloves, are being provided to both employees and guests upon request.

All Island Team members are assisting in keeping our resort clean & sanitized.

Hotel staff continues to provide extensive cleaning & sanitation of all guest rooms.

Bar & Restaurant service will continue and is being assessed daily. Updates for each Food & Beverage outlet will be made as necessary.

Bus Group Tours coming from high-risk areas and beyond the radius of 125 miles within the next couple of days are currently being rescheduled. Effective March 19th, all Bus Group Tours arrivals will be halted until April 6th, 2020. Group Tours will remain in communication to reschedule your stay.

Large events happening in the Convention Center are canceled until March 27th, 2020. On-going discussion regarding any bookings past that date will be closely monitored and further decisions made as necessary.

The Landshark Tailgate Party & Show and Tesla will be postponed to a later date, to be announced. Information regarding refunds will be updated upon rescheduling.

Island Management continues to assess & strategize the situation throughout the day and we are closely monitoring the situation in the surrounding areas as the situation unfolds.

We will continue to provide updates here as they become available.

—- Sunday, March 15 —-

Over the past several days, we have seen an increase in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the country. Island Resort & Casino Management continues to meet daily to assess the coronavirus situation locally and in relation to our facilities. We will continue to follow the CDC’s instruction and recommendations as the situation develops.

Over the following days, guests will see an even larger increase in the sanitation of areas of food & beverage service, the gaming pit, hotel front desk, Island Club, and slot machines. Additional items such as sanitizing cleaners, hygienic gloves, and hand sanitizer will be distributed to all departments as we begin to implement stricter sanitation procedures.

All upcoming groups & events are being reviewed and are currently expected to continue as scheduled. The Island Resort & Casino will be providing continuous updates here as they become available.

—- Friday, March 13 —-

In an effort to keep our customers safe and healthy, the Island Resort & Casino is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in light of recent local precautions.

We remain diligent and have taken measures to double our efforts amid the concerns, including increased cleaning and sanitation of high traffic areas such as bathrooms, lobbies, restaurants and slot machines.

Hand sanitizer dispensers can be found at many resort, restaurant and bathroom entrances, as well as employee stations. Hand towelettes will also be available at the Cashier Cage, Guest Services and Island Club upon request.

The Hannahville Health Department continues to receive up-to-date information from the Indian Health Services and the Center for Disease Control regarding the spread and treatment of this latest outbreak.

We strongly recommend that all Island team members and our guests follow the CDC’s recommendations to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

The Island Resort & Casino is committed to the safety and well-being of our guests and will continue to offer the Total Experience

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