With the cost of gas eating into the amount left for playing the slots, bus trips are an inexpensive way to visit Michigan casinos. Bus companies provide transportation from prearranged pickup points and return gamblers after the trip is over. The bus companies receive vouchers for passengers from the destination casinos in return for a guarantee that passengers will stay at the casino for a minimum period of time.
Indian Trails Casino Trips
Indian Trails offers weekly bus trips to Detroit's Greektown Casino from the Michigan communities of Taylor, Southgate, Lincoln Park, Sterling Heights, Troy, Warren, Livonia, Westland, Dearborn, Clinton Township, Roseville, and St. Clair Shores. Wi-Fi is available on all of the company's buses and 110-volt electrical power is available on the full-size charter coaches. While the company can take walk-on riders if there are open seats, the bus will not stop in a city that doesn't have a registered ticket holder.
Indian Trails 109 East Comstock St. Owosso, MI 48867 (800) 292-3831 indiantrails.com
Parrott's Casino Bus Trips
Parrott's Tours offers overnight group trips to several Michigan casinos, including Kewadin, Odawa, Firekeepers, Four Winds and Soaring Eagle. Trips usually include visits to three of the above casinos. All packages include play vouchers and food coupons from the casinos. A Parrott's Tours representative accompanies passengers throughout the trip to offer assistance. Reservations and a deposit are required.
Parrott's Tours 3471 Ella Street PO Box 68 Deckerville MI 48427 (800) 276-8354 parrottstours.com
Starlight Tours Casino Bus Trips
Starlight Tours travels weekly to Greektown Casino in Detroit, monthly to Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan, and several times per year to Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
Trips originate from the Michigan cities of Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Marshall, Albion, Jackson, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Greektown Casino gives passengers additional credits for games, and Four Winds and Soaring Eagle give credits for both games and food.
Starlight Tours 400 Buckner Drive Battle Creek, MI 49037 (800) 290-0906 travelwithstarlight.com
Blue Lakes Casino Bus Trips
Blue Lakes Charter visits Motor City Casino and Greektown Casino in Detroit on a weekly basis. Pickup points for Motor City include the Michigan cities of Flint, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, Livonia, Okemos, Brighton, Novi, Southfield, Dearborn, Clinton Township, Roseville and Pontiac. Trips to Greektown begin from Saginaw, Clio, and Flint, Michigan. Group tour planning is available.
Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12154 N. Saginaw Road Clio, Michigan 48420 (800) 282-4BUS bluelakes.com
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