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Address
11177 East Michigan Avenue
City
Battle Creek
State
Michigan
Zip Code
49014
Country
United States
Phone
(269) 962-0000

Toll-Free Number: (877) 352-8777
Rooms: 242 Price Range: $180-$210
Valet Parking: $3/Free for slot club members
Restaurants: 5 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: L-$15.95/$19.95 (Fri) D-$19.95/$24.95 (Sat/Sun)
Casino Size: 107,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Bingo
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Special Features: Sports bar. Dance club. Food court. Buffet discount with slot club card.

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2.9  (19)
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3.1  (17)
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3.0  (19)
Player's Club 
 
2.7  (19)
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3.1  (19)
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2.5  (17)
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3.2  (19)
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I go here more for the atmosphere then the surety of a win ... if u go to play w/the attitude of entertainment you will enjoy yourself
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
4.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by deb em June 02, 2014
Last updated: June 03, 2014

it's okay

I go here more for the atmosphere then the surety of a win ... if u go to play w/the attitude of entertainment you will enjoy yourself

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I never go to the casino thinking I'm going to win, but this place makes me think I have a 0 chance no matter what I play or do.

Slots- Tight
Table Games- Garbage. Auto Shufflers, 8 shoe decks, dealer hits on soft 17, and it felt like anytime I had 19, dealer would get 20. When I finally did get blackjack, dealer had blackjack and it was a push.

The buffet was excellent on seafood night, and the new hotel is amazing. Clean and comfortable.

In the future I will eat and stay here, but I'm not gambling here unless I receive a freeplay offer in the mail.

Overall rating 
 
2.7
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
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1.0
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2.0
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5.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by dmoore268 January 25, 2013
Last updated: January 25, 2013

Money Keepers

I never go to the casino thinking I'm going to win, but this place makes me think I have a 0 chance no matter what I play or do.

Slots- Tight
Table Games- Garbage. Auto Shufflers, 8 shoe decks, dealer hits on soft 17, and it felt like anytime I had 19, dealer would get 20. When I finally did get blackjack, dealer had blackjack and it was a push.

The buffet was excellent on seafood night, and the new hotel is amazing. Clean and comfortable.

In the future I will eat and stay here, but I'm not gambling here unless I receive a freeplay offer in the mail.

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I know when you think 'indian casino', the first thing that pops into your mind is "these people are a bunch of crooks!"...

However, this casino is one of my favorites thus far. I drive 40 minutes extra to avoid the Detroit casinos, in favor of playing here.

I have hit several large jackpots, including a $1,200, $700, and $600... As well as hitting numerous smaller jackpot ($100-$200). Even when I lose, I am still usually able to enjoy the entertainment value of playing long enough to have a good time, and having a few drinks over the coarse of the day.

No hotel, aside from a Quality Inn next door.

table games were good. Low minimums, easy access.

Excellent service, I've had several people approach me while i'm playing and ask if I needed a drink, no long lines at the bar.

Comps are OK, but not great.

The food was low quality/overpriced... Buffet, rinky dink cafe w/ turkey sandwiches, as well as a "fancy retaurant".

I was disappointed in the "fancy restaurant", since I spent $200 for dinner for 2 (2 Seafood Jackpots, 2 sides, 2 appetizer)... Which was essentially mass produced food, cooked in industrial sized batches, and served on a fancy plate.

the food wasn't terrible at all, just a little over priced. For the price I payed for dinner, I expected hand prepared, chef inspired food. But it was essentially food that was disguised as such.
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
5.0
Customer Service 
 
5.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
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N/A
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by blazing sevens November 21, 2012
Last updated: November 21, 2012

BEST SLOTS IN MICHIGAN

I know when you think 'indian casino', the first thing that pops into your mind is "these people are a bunch of crooks!"...

However, this casino is one of my favorites thus far. I drive 40 minutes extra to avoid the Detroit casinos, in favor of playing here.

I have hit several large jackpots, including a $1,200, $700, and $600... As well as hitting numerous smaller jackpot ($100-$200). Even when I lose, I am still usually able to enjoy the entertainment value of playing long enough to have a good time, and having a few drinks over the coarse of the day.

No hotel, aside from a Quality Inn next door.

table games were good. Low minimums, easy access.

Excellent service, I've had several people approach me while i'm playing and ask if I needed a drink, no long lines at the bar.

Comps are OK, but not great.

The food was low quality/overpriced... Buffet, rinky dink cafe w/ turkey sandwiches, as well as a "fancy retaurant".

I was disappointed in the "fancy restaurant", since I spent $200 for dinner for 2 (2 Seafood Jackpots, 2 sides, 2 appetizer)... Which was essentially mass produced food, cooked in industrial sized batches, and served on a fancy plate.

the food wasn't terrible at all, just a little over priced. For the price I payed for dinner, I expected hand prepared, chef inspired food. But it was essentially food that was disguised as such.

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This place fully deserves the moniker 'Moneykeepers' in more ways than one. Just had an awful experience on our first visit there a few days ago. I don't go to a casino often, but it was a holiday and I had saved my money for this 3 hr trip for some fun. After signing up for our players cards, I put a 20 dollar bill in the first machine I sat at..I pressed the spin button and nothing happened..I then noticed that the buttons were not lit up, which indicated that the machine wasn't working. I then pressed the cash out button..again, nothing happened. I called the attendant, who then came over..I explained what happened...he took notes, opened the machine and examined it. He noted the time I had sat down and indicated that I did indeed put a 20 into the machine...he then told me that another customer had also put a 20 into the machine and their was no way he could be sure that it was mine! Then the attendent tried to tell me that I had most likely taken the money OUT after I put it in per surveillance video...this was absolutely NOT true because of how I put my money in...I was practically in tears, but he didn't seem empathetic in the least that I had just seen 20 dollars literally disappear and his attitude was one of 'tough luck' because the machine was out of order. Needless to say, that will be our LAST visit to 'Moneykeepers'.
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
N/A
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
2.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Carolyn September 02, 2012
Last updated: September 03, 2012

BEWARE!..

This place fully deserves the moniker 'Moneykeepers' in more ways than one. Just had an awful experience on our first visit there a few days ago. I don't go to a casino often, but it was a holiday and I had saved my money for this 3 hr trip for some fun. After signing up for our players cards, I put a 20 dollar bill in the first machine I sat at..I pressed the spin button and nothing happened..I then noticed that the buttons were not lit up, which indicated that the machine wasn't working. I then pressed the cash out button..again, nothing happened. I called the attendant, who then came over..I explained what happened...he took notes, opened the machine and examined it. He noted the time I had sat down and indicated that I did indeed put a 20 into the machine...he then told me that another customer had also put a 20 into the machine and their was no way he could be sure that it was mine! Then the attendent tried to tell me that I had most likely taken the money OUT after I put it in per surveillance video...this was absolutely NOT true because of how I put my money in...I was practically in tears, but he didn't seem empathetic in the least that I had just seen 20 dollars literally disappear and his attitude was one of 'tough luck' because the machine was out of order. Needless to say, that will be our LAST visit to 'Moneykeepers'.

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You very rarely walk away a winner from this place. The food is acceptable... but getting comps for it are like "pulling teeth"... after spending SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS! (Trust me... Casinos were NOT built on Winners... but GOOD ONES will give YOU free food at the very least!) Some of the 'help' is very rude and not helpful one bit. They seem to act like they are doing YOU a favor because THEY work there!
We were there TWICE when their computer system went down and created havoc for everyone... had to wait 2.5 hours for my money I had in my machine!
SAVE YOUR MONEY for LAS VEGAS or RENO, NEVADA!!!
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
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N/A
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
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1.0
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N/A
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1.0
Reviewed by Jane August 01, 2012
Last updated: August 01, 2012

"Fair to partly cloudy Casino"

You very rarely walk away a winner from this place. The food is acceptable... but getting comps for it are like "pulling teeth"... after spending SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS! (Trust me... Casinos were NOT built on Winners... but GOOD ONES will give YOU free food at the very least!) Some of the 'help' is very rude and not helpful one bit. They seem to act like they are doing YOU a favor because THEY work there!
We were there TWICE when their computer system went down and created havoc for everyone... had to wait 2.5 hours for my money I had in my machine!
SAVE YOUR MONEY for LAS VEGAS or RENO, NEVADA!!!

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This casino is very clean, but the chances of winning are slim. You would have to invest a large amount to make any profit. The service is really poor, they don't seem happy nor interested in the customers.
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
2.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Derek June 29, 2012
Last updated: June 30, 2012

Moneykeepeers

This casino is very clean, but the chances of winning are slim. You would have to invest a large amount to make any profit. The service is really poor, they don't seem happy nor interested in the customers.

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This is a nice modern stand alone facility. It has everything you would expect in a newer property, with ample restaurants and close parking. Tables seemed to be hovering around the $10 area on our visit. Lots of slots, and only short pay VP that we saw. There are several hotels to be found in a short drive of Firekeepers.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
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1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Carey Spangler October 25, 2011
Last updated: October 25, 2011

Nice Casino

This is a nice modern stand alone facility. It has everything you would expect in a newer property, with ample restaurants and close parking. Tables seemed to be hovering around the $10 area on our visit. Lots of slots, and only short pay VP that we saw. There are several hotels to be found in a short drive of Firekeepers.

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I live in Ohio but make the 2 hour drive to SW Michigan a few times a year. This is a very new casino that has a huge variety of penny and nickel slots. Some of the slots you find here are ones that are not found in Detroit. This is an Indian Casino but you would never know by the look and feel of the place. The comp and cashback program is extremely weak but they make up for it with a generous monthly freeplay/food offer. A hotel is in the process of being constructed at the casino. I did not like the options for hotels in the area. The hotels are very expensive. Food options at the casino are typical and reasonably priced. I did hit a jackpot for $22,300 last year so I know it is possible to win here. :)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
4.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by rhousedj October 11, 2011
Last updated: October 11, 2011

Great Casino Bad Location

I live in Ohio but make the 2 hour drive to SW Michigan a few times a year. This is a very new casino that has a huge variety of penny and nickel slots. Some of the slots you find here are ones that are not found in Detroit. This is an Indian Casino but you would never know by the look and feel of the place. The comp and cashback program is extremely weak but they make up for it with a generous monthly freeplay/food offer. A hotel is in the process of being constructed at the casino. I did not like the options for hotels in the area. The hotels are very expensive. Food options at the casino are typical and reasonably priced. I did hit a jackpot for $22,300 last year so I know it is possible to win here. :)

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Food was great at the buffet, but a little overpriced. Good service! Friendly, helpful service on the floor. Nice clean bathrooms. Slots were tight. Saw very few winners! Music gets louder and the air fills with smoke as the night went on. Beautiful building and nice parking area. Close to the highway.
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
5.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Healthe July 01, 2011
Last updated: July 02, 2011

First time at Firekeepers

Food was great at the buffet, but a little overpriced. Good service! Friendly, helpful service on the floor. Nice clean bathrooms. Slots were tight. Saw very few winners! Music gets louder and the air fills with smoke as the night went on. Beautiful building and nice parking area. Close to the highway.

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This casino is only 50 minutes from home & could easily be my favorite if they would listen to paying customers. The problem is the unwillingness to correct payscales on video keno. 90% of their keno has worse payouts than the Michigan state run "Club Keno" which sucks. Example a 3 spot should pay 43-46 coins, club keno pays 27, Walletkeepers pays 11! Have complained endlessly to slot manager, his answer is if you don't like it go somewhere else. Some marketing strategy huh? I'm mainly a table player but the wife plays keno. So in order to satisfy both of us, we travel elsewhere. I agree with others, now that Gun Lake Casino is open, these people will lose business. Too bad, otherwise not a bad place to play although winning is tough to do here.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Bewildered customer February 25, 2011
Last updated: February 27, 2011

"Walletkeepers"

This casino is only 50 minutes from home & could easily be my favorite if they would listen to paying customers. The problem is the unwillingness to correct payscales on video keno. 90% of their keno has worse payouts than the Michigan state run "Club Keno" which sucks. Example a 3 spot should pay 43-46 coins, club keno pays 27, Walletkeepers pays 11! Have complained endlessly to slot manager, his answer is if you don't like it go somewhere else. Some marketing strategy huh? I'm mainly a table player but the wife plays keno. So in order to satisfy both of us, we travel elsewhere. I agree with others, now that Gun Lake Casino is open, these people will lose business. Too bad, otherwise not a bad place to play although winning is tough to do here.

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I am local and visit once or twice per week since opening. The slots are tight and constantly being adjusted in play to lower minimums. Big payouts are mainly in the classic "bar" games. Payouts in the game or theme slots is generally low, at most about one-hundred to two-hundred dollars. Table games are the best, with nice dealers and player attitudes. The game rules are again tight. Player club amenities are standard, and regular players get food and small game dollar premiums. This a new casino and is very clean. There is a small non-smoking site, but smoking is heavy, mainly cigarettes. No free alcohol, but there is plenty of service at main paths. Parking is great. Food is excellent, and in all price ranges. Buffet is very good but expensive, however, is frequently discounted as premiums. Grand prizes are nice and nicely displayed on front hall. In summary this casino, is not a "gamblers" casino, but a nice local casino mainly for regional customers.
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Westsideratsalem February 04, 2011
Last updated: February 05, 2011

Firekeepers Review by local

I am local and visit once or twice per week since opening. The slots are tight and constantly being adjusted in play to lower minimums. Big payouts are mainly in the classic "bar" games. Payouts in the game or theme slots is generally low, at most about one-hundred to two-hundred dollars. Table games are the best, with nice dealers and player attitudes. The game rules are again tight. Player club amenities are standard, and regular players get food and small game dollar premiums. This a new casino and is very clean. There is a small non-smoking site, but smoking is heavy, mainly cigarettes. No free alcohol, but there is plenty of service at main paths. Parking is great. Food is excellent, and in all price ranges. Buffet is very good but expensive, however, is frequently discounted as premiums. Grand prizes are nice and nicely displayed on front hall. In summary this casino, is not a "gamblers" casino, but a nice local casino mainly for regional customers.

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Living 100 miles from this casino, we originally vary much liked it over the rest in Detroit or Souring Eagle Casino's. But today I have decided that until they are more responsive to the RV's that helped start them, they can forget our coming there ever again.
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
2.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by jer January 13, 2011
Last updated: January 13, 2011

Only know about these items below and my comments

Living 100 miles from this casino, we originally vary much liked it over the rest in Detroit or Souring Eagle Casino's. But today I have decided that until they are more responsive to the RV's that helped start them, they can forget our coming there ever again.

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Didnt play the table games or eat there, even though I heard the food is good.
This was my first visit, the gentleman at the customer service counter was very friendly. I was there for about 4 hours, no one offered me a drink, but I found the self serve counter.

The atmosphere was pretty good, but the layout was a little confusing. There is no hotel. The valet's were very courteous and prompt, but I forgot to tip when I left, sorry.

I also recently visited the Soaring Eagle Casino for the first time in several years.

The biggest difference I noticed, in my opinion, was the number of slot machines that paid out a jackpot at the Soaring Eagle compared to Firekeepers. Honestly, I never heard a slot machine going off with a jackpot win at Firekeepers, at the Soaring Eagle, it was about every 1/2 hour. At the Soaring Eagle, a lady 6 machines down from me won $1500 after I had played my machine for 20 minutes. We sat down at about the same time. Approximately an hour later, I heard 3 machines going off, one of them was a person I was there with.

I did win about the same amount of money at both, $120.

I did notice that at Firekeepers, more people won on the table games. I dont know how much the players won at the tables.

I just compared these two casinos because I visited both of them recently. I have been to most of the casinos in Michigan but it has been several years.


Not a scientific study, just something a regular person noticed and would consider next time they choose a place to go.

I have been to Las Vegas a couple of times. Much better chances there winning than any place in Michigan.
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Slots 
 
4.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Jeffrey Hart January 09, 2011
Last updated: January 10, 2011

Comparison

Didnt play the table games or eat there, even though I heard the food is good.
This was my first visit, the gentleman at the customer service counter was very friendly. I was there for about 4 hours, no one offered me a drink, but I found the self serve counter.

The atmosphere was pretty good, but the layout was a little confusing. There is no hotel. The valet's were very courteous and prompt, but I forgot to tip when I left, sorry.

I also recently visited the Soaring Eagle Casino for the first time in several years.

The biggest difference I noticed, in my opinion, was the number of slot machines that paid out a jackpot at the Soaring Eagle compared to Firekeepers. Honestly, I never heard a slot machine going off with a jackpot win at Firekeepers, at the Soaring Eagle, it was about every 1/2 hour. At the Soaring Eagle, a lady 6 machines down from me won $1500 after I had played my machine for 20 minutes. We sat down at about the same time. Approximately an hour later, I heard 3 machines going off, one of them was a person I was there with.

I did win about the same amount of money at both, $120.

I did notice that at Firekeepers, more people won on the table games. I dont know how much the players won at the tables.

I just compared these two casinos because I visited both of them recently. I have been to most of the casinos in Michigan but it has been several years.


Not a scientific study, just something a regular person noticed and would consider next time they choose a place to go.

I have been to Las Vegas a couple of times. Much better chances there winning than any place in Michigan.

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Firekeepers is a pretty nice looking casino. Plenty of hotels within 10-15 minutes of it too. The slots here are pretty much just as tight if not tighter then the casinos in Detroit. They do have a wide selection of slot machines. Table selection is good and minimums are good even on the weekends. I have seen $5 minimums even on the weekends. Most of the casino feels pretty open and easy to move around in. Food selection is good. Buffet prices seem a bit high, but you do get a discount if you have a players card. The quality of the buffet is pretty good, but the sitting arrangement is bad. It feels very cramped inside the buffet.
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Greg October 28, 2010

Moneykeepers

Firekeepers is a pretty nice looking casino. Plenty of hotels within 10-15 minutes of it too. The slots here are pretty much just as tight if not tighter then the casinos in Detroit. They do have a wide selection of slot machines. Table selection is good and minimums are good even on the weekends. I have seen $5 minimums even on the weekends. Most of the casino feels pretty open and easy to move around in. Food selection is good. Buffet prices seem a bit high, but you do get a discount if you have a players card. The quality of the buffet is pretty good, but the sitting arrangement is bad. It feels very cramped inside the buffet.

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Great casino, win almost everytime I go. The food is wonderful, especialy in Chi-mon-ee's.
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
5.0
Customer Service 
 
5.0
Player's Club 
 
5.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Danielle Dickeson September 22, 2010

Great Casino

Great casino, win almost everytime I go. The food is wonderful, especialy in Chi-mon-ee's.

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I have visited Firekeepers several times in the last few months and it is my new casino of choice. I play slots and have found the selection of slot machines astounding! Even better than any casino in Las Vegas. While I haven't won anything big, I find I can play for 8-10 hours and spend far less than in Detroit casinos - usually around $50.00 per visit. The staff is friendly, the casino floor and public areas are clean and the food is worth the price. We loved their "Happy Hour" drink prices. I just wish they had a hotel on site.
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Slots 
 
4.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
4.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Leslie July 02, 2010

My new casino of choice

I have visited Firekeepers several times in the last few months and it is my new casino of choice. I play slots and have found the selection of slot machines astounding! Even better than any casino in Las Vegas. While I haven't won anything big, I find I can play for 8-10 hours and spend far less than in Detroit casinos - usually around $50.00 per visit. The staff is friendly, the casino floor and public areas are clean and the food is worth the price. We loved their "Happy Hour" drink prices. I just wish they had a hotel on site.

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This place has a lot of potential but its Blackjack rules and conditions are terrible: H17, AMS machines and ridiculously high minimum tables, especially on weekends. All tables are at least $15 minimum on weekends.

The buffet is okay but the selection is rather limited to say the least. I expect when the casino near Wayland opens this place is going to lose most of its business. They may be able to get away with screwing over the players now, but once a little competition moves into the neighborhood...
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
2.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
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2.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Terry Shea May 09, 2010

Bad Blackjack

This place has a lot of potential but its Blackjack rules and conditions are terrible: H17, AMS machines and ridiculously high minimum tables, especially on weekends. All tables are at least $15 minimum on weekends.

The buffet is okay but the selection is rather limited to say the least. I expect when the casino near Wayland opens this place is going to lose most of its business. They may be able to get away with screwing over the players now, but once a little competition moves into the neighborhood...

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I was expecting less but pleasantly surprised.



My games are JOB Video Poker and Blackjack and I have no opinions of other gaming options.



Outside of Nevada, good blackjack conditions are impossible to find. But at least Firekeepers (locally dubbed "Moneykeepers") offers several $5 tables - weekdays anyway. The $5 tables are usually full and hard to find a seat. I settled for a $10 table - a multideck continuous shuffle affair - at least six decks - dealer hits soft 17. I played for a half hour or so - left up $7.50



The Video poker choices were better than other Michigan casinos. Unless you are familiar with video poker, you won't understand the lingo but I found a bank of 25 cent 9-6 machines (bonus) which got most of my play.



One needs to pay attention to the pay tables - along the back wall (near poker room) there is a row of seemingly identical $.25/.50/1.00 denomination Multi game machines. But the VP JOB pay tables range from 8-5 to 9-5. You need to check each one if you are particular. If you play alongside the wife, as I do, one of you will most probably have a lesser paying machine.



If you prefer a bar top machine, you will find poorer pay tables. I didn't check each one but the most frequent was 7-5. And it didn't matter what denomination - $1 credits had same returns. Again - I didn't check every barstool.



Even after choosing the best paytable, one still needs luck. I was fortunate to basically break even during my 4 hour visit. Most play was at the $.25 level but when ahead (on house money), I would change to the dollar level.



In all, I found the place to be completely acceptable.
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Halmann October 16, 2009

Firekeepers review

I was expecting less but pleasantly surprised.



My games are JOB Video Poker and Blackjack and I have no opinions of other gaming options.



Outside of Nevada, good blackjack conditions are impossible to find. But at least Firekeepers (locally dubbed "Moneykeepers") offers several $5 tables - weekdays anyway. The $5 tables are usually full and hard to find a seat. I settled for a $10 table - a multideck continuous shuffle affair - at least six decks - dealer hits soft 17. I played for a half hour or so - left up $7.50



The Video poker choices were better than other Michigan casinos. Unless you are familiar with video poker, you won't understand the lingo but I found a bank of 25 cent 9-6 machines (bonus) which got most of my play.



One needs to pay attention to the pay tables - along the back wall (near poker room) there is a row of seemingly identical $.25/.50/1.00 denomination Multi game machines. But the VP JOB pay tables range from 8-5 to 9-5. You need to check each one if you are particular. If you play alongside the wife, as I do, one of you will most probably have a lesser paying machine.



If you prefer a bar top machine, you will find poorer pay tables. I didn't check each one but the most frequent was 7-5. And it didn't matter what denomination - $1 credits had same returns. Again - I didn't check every barstool.



Even after choosing the best paytable, one still needs luck. I was fortunate to basically break even during my 4 hour visit. Most play was at the $.25 level but when ahead (on house money), I would change to the dollar level.



In all, I found the place to be completely acceptable.

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Very Nice Employees, good location, just off I-94..Casino was very large..lots of penny machines..in fact too many. The smoking areas were confusing. But will go back.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Jeanne September 13, 2009

Nice, Friendly

Very Nice Employees, good location, just off I-94..Casino was very large..lots of penny machines..in fact too many. The smoking areas were confusing. But will go back.

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