• Rooftop suites and private dining events
• Midwest gaming facilities have it all
And to be clear, the planning process with a casino resort is no different than working with any other destination: plan as far out as possible and know your group dynamics in order to get a good fit. But there are other things to consider when placing your meetings and events into a gaming facility - namely how much free time you should plan into your schedule so attendees can have some fun at the game tables and slot machines. After all, that would be one of the reasons to bring them there in the first place, so planners shouldn’t ignore the obvious. Beyond that, today’s boutique casino resort complexes offer many of the same amenities you’ll find at similar big name, full-service resorts, and sometimes these are even kicked up another notch to aim at a specific niche or exclusive market that links directly back to their location.
- At the MotorCity Casino Hotel (Detroit, MI) you can arrange to have live feed sound/video from their distinctive event performance space projected into private meeting rooms. Your VIP’s will feel like they’re in the center of the action in the large arena while enjoying a more intimate, private location.
- Potawatomi Hotel and Casino (Milwaukee, WI) not only has 381 luxurious sleeping rooms but now they’ve added the Potawatomi Events Center with more than 30,000 sq. ft. of space - one of the biggest venues in Milwaukee - to create special events, meetings, tradeshows, and gatherings of all kinds; complimentary parking included for all groups.
- At The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort (SD) you’ll encounter a gamer’s paradise both inside at the casino tables but also outside as your guests enjoy a million acre playground perfect for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, skiing, and motorcycling to name just a few of the outdoor sports readily available. Plus, back inside there’s an indoor water play land to explore year round.
- At the MGM Grand Detroit (MI) you’ll find nine plush rooftop suites in which to pamper your own VIPs while they enjoy the Motor City from the top down.
- You’ll find a nationally ranked RV Park and Campground with full amenities at Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort (Granite Falls, MN). Encourage your CEO to drive himself in his beloved RV and know that he’ll be staying in luxury.
- Located on the Ohio River and within a one hour drive from three international airports - Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Lexington/Louisville - is Belterra Casino Resort (Florence, IN). The complex includes 608 guest rooms, more than 50,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art meeting space, 1,500-seat showroom, full salon/spa, plus an 18-hole Tom Fazio Golf complex. A complete planner package for sure!
- At FireKeepers Casino Hotel (Battle Creek, MI) groups are able to take over Nibi, their award-winning fine-dining restaurant, in its entirety for private dining events. This complex also has a designated wedding team in place to make bridal dreams come true.
- Cadillac Jack’s (Deadwood, SD) offers ample motorcycle parking complete with rags and washing stations to keep those machines preened and polished.
Speaking of motorcycles, one thing to look out for in booking any of these specialty locations is the potential for popular local activities (think bike week or poker tournaments) that might snatch up room inventory fast and early, so always inquire when doing your site search.
Surprised to find all these things at casino complexes located anywhere but Las Vegas? From multiple gourmet dining options to excellent meeting space and outstanding recreational possibilities including fishing ponds, bowling alleys, and everything in between, Midwest gaming facilities have it all and then some.