Leelanau Sands Casino
Leelanau Sands Casino
2.5
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Located on Leelanau Peninsula—home to miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and award-winning wineries—Leelanau Sands Casino combines the thrill of gaming with the beauty of northern Michigan. Over 350 slot machines, table games, and sports betting kiosks await you on the casino floor, while stunning bay views greet you from your relaxing hotel room in the Lodge. Our welcoming casino staff makes gaming fun, whether you’re looking for a casual afternoon with friends or an exciting evening of higher stakes. With beaches, charming small towns, and diverse dining options at your fingertips, you’ll experience beautiful Leelanau Peninsula each time you take Michigan’s famous M-22 highway to our doors. Start planning your visit today.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Outnumbered Mom
Royal Oak, MI413 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
They had table games and slot machines. It looks like they have bingo events too. It was a decent up north casino.
Written November 22, 2019
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Ana Carmen
Dallas, TX389 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Listen, if you're in the area, like we were driving by, sure stop for a bit. There are a few 21 tables and craps tables, though only 2 21 tables were open, and empty, in the early afternoon. There are a lot of what appeared to be older slot machines. They have a couple beverage self serve stations (coffee and sodas). There's a small gift shop with nothing much to look at and a bar. The restaurant area was like something out of the mall food court. Again, it's a no frills casino. We were there perhaps 30-35 minutes. Stop by, but set your expectations appropriately.
Written December 22, 2015
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moejoe45
Shelby Twp, Mi52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
I have been to a few casinos in Michigan, this by far was the smallest and not many slot machines to choose from. The place was clean and the air seemed a little stale from the smoking, I did win on some of the machines, but all in all it was not one of my favorite places to visit.
Written November 3, 2016
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cd9972
67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Small casino with mostly slot machines. They had a few table games. Looks like bingo is a huge draw but it appears that activity / game has been it hard by Covid-19. If you are looking to hit the slots or play video poker at the bar then this is the place for you. Thankfully my wife loves video poker, so this casino was a perfect stop. I found the staff to be very friendly. I would go back if I was in the area.
Written November 6, 2020
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Tuxmiller
Webster Groves, MO442 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the second worst casino facility I've visited in my lifetime. What a dump.

Be prepared for a po-dunk, cigarette-smoke-infested, unprofessional time. Creepy atmosphere reminiscent of a cheap wedding banquet hall with the decor and the furniture to match. Don't bother going here unless you're desperate, in which case, you probablly shouldn't go here.
Written July 22, 2016
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982pamb
Sand Lake, MI161 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Terrible terrible casino....couldn't get waited on while donating my money (did not see 1 single slot payoff) the entire evening. Save your money....to me this is clearly a training center for employees because it sure was terrible at being a casino
Written July 24, 2016
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Mlghetto911
Saginaw, MI116 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Wow! We stopped here during a trip to Traverse City, the bingo had 9 people playing, there were 7 people playing table games, and maybe 20 playing slots. It was Friday night, everyone seemed sad. This place has really gone down hill. This is probably the last time we will stop here, and they charged $1 for a bag of popcorn. Nothing happening here, just a place to lose money in a depressing atmosphere.
Written September 29, 2017
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Jim S
Mishawaka, IN657 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
If you are doing the Route 22 tour through north west Michigan, you'll drive right past this casino. It's worth stopping in. Small, but not crowded. A few table games and a lot of slots. The people were friendly, from the doorman to the dealers to the wait staff.
Written October 12, 2015
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Katey T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Went on a family trip with my mom and sister, we all hit bonuses betting over a dollar and the bonus literally paid out $0 to all three of us. (Different games)
Written April 1, 2024
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Wolfy_13
Grand Rapids, MI4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
If you don't sanitize ur hands when u arrive they make you leave...but you touch your dirty money after you sanitize and i don't think they follow you into the bath room to make sure u washed your hands but security will chase you down and kick u out if u do not sanitize your hands. Losing money!!
Written January 16, 2022
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