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William Hill’s first Michigan sports book opens at Turtle Creek Casino

Famed sports betting company William Hill has opened its first Michigan sports book. The Onyx Sports Book by William Hill and its satellite location are now open for business seven days a week at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel in Williamsburg and the Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown, respectively.

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9/24/2020

article Tribe unveils sports book at Traverse City-area casinos
(Michigan) -- Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos has unveiled its new sports book, which will operate out of Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel near Traverse City and also...
article William Hill’s first Michigan sports book opens at Turtle Creek Casino
(Michigan) -- Famed sports betting company William Hill has opened its first Michigan sports book. The Onyx Sports Book by William Hill and its satellite location are...

9/23/2020

article 'Bad Boy' makes big bet at Turtle Creek sportsbook
(Michigan) -- Minutes after Rick Mahorn cut the ribbon at the Onyx Sportsbook by William Hill, he placed the first bet. Mahorn, the Detroit Pistons legend from the 1980s...
article Turtle Creek Casino Opens Onyx Sports Book
(Michigan) -- You can now legally bet on sports in northern Michigan. Turtle Creek Casino opened the state’s first sports book Wednesday morning, and they were joined by...

9/20/2020

article Now You Can Bet Legally In Traverse City On (Or Against) The Lions
(Michigan) -- It's official: sports gambling is legal in Michigan, at least at Native American casinos, and Onyx Sports Bar inside Turtle Creek Casino on M-72 is...

9/14/2020

article Michigan Tribe’s Economic Development Corporation to Invest in Transformation of Downtown Manistee
(Michigan) -- Plans unveiled last week to city officials will give a facelift to transform the entry into downtown Manistee, Mich., a city on the shores of Lake Michigan...

9/11/2020

article Turtle Creek Casino to open William Hill sports betting venue
(Michigan) -- Turtle Creek Casino will be launching a sportsbook powered by William Hill in Traverse City and it also plans to operate a satellite location at Leelanau...

9/9/2020

article Turtle Creek to launch William Hill sportsbook
(Michigan) -- Northern Michiganders soon won't have to travel far to bet on sports. Turtle Creek Casino is launching the Onyx Sports Bar & Grill by William Hill...

8/28/2020

article Smoking banned at northern Michigan casino
(Michigan) -- Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel is making a change to its smoking policy. Starting Monday, August 31 at 7 a.m. smoking will not longer be allowed indoors at...

8/23/2020

article Grand Traverse Resort and Spa enforces stricter face mask policy
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa will be enforcing a stricter policy when it comes to wearing a face mask. Starting Friday, guests and associates to the...

7/12/2020

article Turtle Creek Casino, Torch Lake Sandbar Identified As Exposure Sites
(Michigan) -- Public health officials identified two locations Friday that were potential exposure sites for coronavirus, including Turtle Creek Casino and the Torch...

7/10/2020

article Torch Lake sandbar, Turtle Creek Casino flagged as COVID-19 exposure sites during holiday weekend
(Michigan) -- Local health officials identified additional public exposure sites for COVID-19 from the recent holiday weekend. Both the weekend-long Torch Lake sandbar...
article Turtle Creek Casino Identified As Possible COVID-19 Exposure Site
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse County Health Department has identified another possible COVID-19 exposure site. The health department says anyone who was at Turtle...

5/24/2020

article 2 more northern Michigan tribal casinos to reopen with coronavirus precautions
(Michigan) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, two more northern Michigan tribal casinos are preparing to reopen this week with some precautions. Leelanau Sands...

5/7/2020

article Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship Rescheduled for Late Summer
(Michigan) -- The Michigan PGA announced Thursday the Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship has been rescheduled for Aug. 31 through Sept. 3 at The Bear golf...

4/10/2020

article Michigan Tribal Casinos Continue Paying Workers Through April
(Michigan) -- A Native American group that owns two tribal casinos in northern Michigan, plus a non-gaming resort, will continue paying its workers through at least the...

4/9/2020

article Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos extends employee pay during closure
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has approved the extension of full wage compensation for all Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos...

4/8/2020

article Northern Michigan casinos extend full pay to employees through end of April
(Michigan) -- Employees of three casinos in Northern Michigan will continue to receive paychecks through the end of the month while the properties remains closed due to...

4/3/2020

article Grand Traverse Band Casinos Donate 7,000 Pounds Of Food
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has given several thousand pounds of food to area food banks. Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel...

3/25/2020

article Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Continues to Pay Employees After Limiting Operations Due to Coronavirus
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is limiting operations due to the corona virus, but all employees will continue to be paid. The Grand Traverse Band of...
article Grand Traverse tribe makes primary election absentee-only amid COVID-19
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will hold its primary election in April entirely via absentee ballot because of the COVID-19...

3/14/2020

article Turtle Creek remains open, takes precautions to maintain safety
(Michigan) -- While we have seen a lot of closures this week, Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel is open while taking extra precautions for customers and guests. As guests...

3/2/2020

article GT Band to open sports books
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians inked a long-term partnership with sports betting company William Hill to open a William Hill Sports...

2/26/2020

article William Hill To Partner With Michigan Tribes For Two Sportsbooks
(Michigan) -- London-based bookmaker William Hill announced on Wednesday that it would be partnering with two tribal casinos in northern Michigan to become their sole...

2/24/2020

article William Hill seals Michigan market access with tribal partner
(Michigan) -- William Hill is to expand its reach into Michigan after it agreed a new long-term partnership with the federally recognized tribal gaming operator, the...

1/30/2020

article Organizations receive $854K from Grand Traverse Band 2% allocation
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians distributed more than $850,000 to 60 northern Michigan organizations.The $854,574.38 is 2% of the...

1/14/2020

article TC Horse Shows partners with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
(Michigan) -- Flintfields Horse Park and Traverse City Horse Shows, LLC, the parent company of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival and the new Traverse City Spring Horse...

11/13/2019

article Turtle Creek Casino GM Barrientoz receives national award
(Michigan) -- Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel General Manager Johnny Barrientoz received the Chairman’s Leadership Award from the National Indian Gaming...

11/2/2019

article Nat King Cole Holiday to Come Alive at Odawa Casino
(Michigan) -- Who doesn’t love Nat King Cole? The singer’s appeal has continued long after his untimely death in 1965. “I think Nat King Cole gives you...

11/1/2019

article Traverse City recognizes Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa at 'Mazinaadin' ribbon-cutting
(Michigan) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for new artwork installed in the Clinch Park tunnel in downtown Traverse City. The art honors the Anishinaabek,...

10/6/2019

article GT Board adds rules for 2 percent tribal funding grants
(Michigan) -- Nonprofits applying for the Grand Traverse Band’s 2 percent grants must now explicitly provide services “by and for” Grand Traverse...

9/28/2019

article Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel Celebrates Reopening of Cultural Corridor
(Michigan) -- The Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel has a place to honor the Grand Traverse Band of Indians once again. Saturday the casino held a reopening and dedication...

9/1/2019

article Michael Schrader named CEO of Grand Traverse casino company
(Michigan) -- Michigan native Michael Schrader is new CEO for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Economic Development Corporation (GTB EDC), the...

8/29/2019

article All eyes on Grand Traverse Bay
(Michigan) -- Cindi John didn’t always enjoy her husband’s fishy fragrance. She recalled the early years of their relationship when Ed John would return from...

8/27/2019

article Grand Traverse Band Announces New CEO
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has a new CEO. Michael Schrader has been named leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and...

8/22/2019

article All eyes on Grand Traverse Bay as deadline looms for tribal fishing decree
(Michigan) -- Cindi John didn’t always enjoy her husband’s fishy fragrance. She recalled the early years of their relationship when Ed John would return from...

5/16/2019

article Grand Traverse Commissioners Dispute 2% Funding Tradition
(Michigan) -- “The Grand Traverse band has always determined who receives the money,” according to Commissioner Sonny Wheelock. Grand Traverse County...

3/12/2019

article GTB members part of caucus creation
(Michigan) -- Issues important to Michigan’s Native American community — including environmental, educational and domestic violence concerns — are...

1/26/2019

article The Last Casino Poker Hand Folding
(Michigan) -- The only remaining casino poker room between Mt. Pleasant and the Mackinac Bridge will be closing at the end of March. Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel will...
article Turtle Creek Casino to Distribute Bad Beat Jackpot in March
(Michigan) -- It was decided some time ago that the poker room inside the Turtle Creek Casino was to close, and a definitive date for the closure of that poker room has...

1/23/2019

article GT Band buys Bay Shore Steel Works
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has purchased Charlevoix-based Bay Shore Steel Works. A closing ceremony for the deal was held on...

1/21/2019

article Grand Traverse tribe's economic arm acquires Bay Shore Steel Works
(Michigan) -- A Bay Shore manufacturing business recently moved under the ownership of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians’ economic arm. Grand...

1/17/2019

article GT Band Distributes More Than $873K To Local Organizations
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians announced the distribution of $873,420 in gaming revenue allocation to local governments and...

1/14/2019

article Grand Traverse Band Looks to Diversify Revenue Streams, Create Jobs With Purchase of Manufacturing Co.
(Michigan) -- A Bay Shore steel manufacturer is keeping its original name but is now officially under new, unique ownership. Grand Traverse Economic Development, a...

11/6/2018

article GTB reasserts authority over non-native domestic abusers
(Michigan) -- Non-natives who commit domestic violence against members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians may now find themselves being charged,...

11/4/2018

article Probate judge races heat up
(Michigan) -- Voters task probate court judges with settling arguments. Local probate court judge candidates levy their own against each other in hopes of becoming the...

10/29/2018

article Northern Michigan tribe hosts candidate forum; Republicans fail to show
(Michigan) -- A northern Michigan Indigenous tribe hosted its own political town hall in preparation for the upcoming elections. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and...

7/29/2018

article GT Band announces two percent allocation recipients
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band announced the 38 applicants that will receive their two percent allocation. Twice a year the band is required to give two percent...

7/28/2018

article GT Band Distributes Nearly $702K To Local Organizations
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians announced the distribution of nearly $702,000 in gaming revenue allocation to local governments...

7/27/2018

article GT Band Distributes Nearly $702K To Local Organizations
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians announced the distribution of nearly $702,000 in gaming revenue allocation to local governments...

7/8/2018

article Grand Traverse Band Sets New Economic Development Course
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, already one of the region’s economic powerhouses, has a big new goal: contracting with the...

6/7/2018

article Grand Traverse Band, students partner to plant traditional Native American garden
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians is teaming up with a northern Michigan school to grow the student's knowledge of ancient...

4/7/2018

article Chairman survives recall effort
(Michigan) -- Thurlow “Sam” McClellan says he’s learned to take the hits and keep right on moving. McClellan will remain chairman of the Grand Traverse...

4/6/2018

article Tribal chairman fends off recall attempt
(Michigan) -- The leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will keep his job. Tribal Chairman Sam McClellan was the target of a recall election...

3/31/2018

article Grand Traverse Band chairman faces recall after opposing new casino
(Michigan) -- The leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is facing a recall next month after questioning plans for a new casino in Michigan....

3/27/2018

article Casino dispute leads to recall effort against tribal chairman
(Michigan) -- Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will vote in a tribal election next week. They will be choosing candidates for the tribal...
article Grand Traverse Band chairman faces recall after opposing new casino
(Michigan) -- The leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is facing a recall next month after questioning plans for a new casino in Michigan....

3/24/2018

article Grand Traverse Band arrests non-Indian for sexual assault at casino
(Michigan) -- A non-Indian man in Michigan is facing numerous charges after being accused of sexual assault at the casino owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and...

2/28/2018

article Maple syrup production season begins in northern Michigan
(Michigan) -- Spring is right around the corner and that means it's time to get out your spiles and start tapping trees for sap. While the season usually starts in...

2/23/2018

article Casino plans cause controversy among GT Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians council
(Michigan) -- A new six-story hotel and casino with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is set to break ground in Leelanau County this spring, but...

7/5/2017

article 'It speaks of us': Grand Traverse Band celebrates Heritage Day
(Michigan) -- Blazing sun, full tribal regalia and a packed crowd didn't stop Jasmyne Antoine-Jackson from dancing her best. Antoine-Jackson, 15, danced her way...

1/30/2017

article Lawsuit follows failed recall
(Michigan) -- A single letter and one word comprise an argument that ended a recall effort led against a local tribal council member. Former Grand Traverse Band of...

10/27/2016

article GT Band Purchases Acme Development; Trust Status Next?
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians has become the outright owner of the Grand Traverse Town Center development on M-72 in Acme, and...

10/26/2016

article Backlash on Tribal project
(Michigan) -- A political fight over economic development is brewing in Peshawbestown. Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) say the...
article Grand Traverse Community Celebrates Native American Marker Tree
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse County community celebrated a mark of history Tuesday. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians awarded Grand Traverse...

8/24/2016

article Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians gives thousands to local organizations
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has announced the distribution of $722,692.68 of gaming revenue allocation to local organizations....

7/6/2016

article Commissioners Approve Vet Millage, Dropping Trust Appeal
(Michigan) -- Grand Traverse County commissioners Wednesday approved placing a millage on the ballot this fall to support veteran services, and agreed to drop a federal...

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