Soaring Eagle Launching Sportsbook on Monday; Online Gambling Pending

Soaring Eagle Launching Sportsbook on Monday; Online Gambling Pending
By Jim Tomlin
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

The Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is about to become the latest outlet for Michigan sports betting.

The casino, in Mount Pleasant, will have its grand opening at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 4, for its retail sportsbook. Two members of Michigan State’s 2000 national champion basketball team, Mateen Cleaves (pictured at top) and Morris Peterson, are scheduled to appear at the event, according to information on the casino’s website. The grand opening coincides with the date of this year’s men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament championship game.

Monday’s tournament final in New Orleans will match up the winners of the two Final Four semifinals; Villanova faces Kansas and Duke squares off with ACC archrival North Carolina on Saturday.


Grand Opening Amenities

Soaring Eagle will offer food and drink specials at the grand opening, and anybody making a bet on a parlay of three or more legs will receive a coupon for 50% off of an appetizer.

Soaring Eagle is the largest of the land-based casinos in Michigan, with 210,000 square feet of gaming space.

There is seating for at least 75 guests at the bar and restaurant, plus multiple large-screen televisions. The entire sportsbook area is non-smoking.

The title game is sure to be a popular proposition for Monday’s opening day, but the casino will offer wagers on dozens of sports. The sportsbook will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Mondays through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to midnight on Thursdays and Sundays, and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Retail Sportsbook Part of Expanding Offerings

Soaring Eagle teamed with Ascend Sportsbook for the retail sports wagering outlet, which had been planned since late 2020.

The facility also plans to offer mobile sports betting and real money online casino gaming in the future.

GAN Limited agreed to a deal with Soaring Eagle in 2021 to provide software for the casino’s online sports wagering and iGaming products.

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Florida resident Jim Tomlin writes and edits for GreatLakesStakes.com. In 30 years as a journalist he has worked for publications such as the Tampa Bay Times, Saturday Tradition, Saturday Down South and FanRag.

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