Bad River Casino, Ashland – Wisconsin

Location of Bad River Casino in Ashland, Wisconsin

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The Bad River Lodge Casino stands approximately ten miles east of Ashland, Wisconsin. It is owned and operated by the Bad River Band of the Chippewa Tribe. The 74,000 square foot facility remains open daily between 8 a.m. and 2 a.m.

You can access the Bad River Lodge Casino at 73370 US-2, Odanah, Wisconsin 54806. It stands close to the highway, with ample parking in front of the building. The complex contains a casino (with games and promotions), a hotel, a restaurant and a special events center. Many visitors also take day trips to view nearby local attractions during vacations in the area.

Casino Games and Promotions

The Bad River Lodge Casino offers some 460 modern electronic slots, video poker and video games. It provides some keno machines, as well. Popular new slots include OMG Kittens, Carmen, Thumbelina, Magic Lamp, Pegasus, Power Ball Fever, Rich Little Piggies 2, Dragon’s Fire and Pirate Queen. Visitors can spend at little as a penny a spin on these machines or as much as $20 a spin.

The casino provides several table games at designated times. Guests can play Blackjack on Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until Midnight and on Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m. Poker is available until 2 a.m. on Wednesday and Saturday, commencing at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively. Call (715)682-7121 for specific information about times for Texas Hold’em Poker and Three Card Poker. The casino does not offer those games regularly, but will occasionally provide them.

The Bad River Lodge Casino offers a Good Fortune Club membership which allows members to play games using a casino player’s card. The special card enables them to earn points during the course of visits to the facility. Members can redeem points for free play or cash back.

First time club members receive a $5 free play bonus when they first sign up. Additionally, after 50 points are accumulated in a month, club members the following month can earn $10 in free rewards play for every 10 gallons of gas or $30 in groceries purchased from the Moccasin Trail Convenience Store and BP Station and the Moccasin Trail Grocery Store.

Both stores provides competitive prices. The gas station remains open daily to sell snacks and gas between 6:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. The Moccasin Trail Grocery Store conducts business between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. It provides a large selection of food items, including frozen foods and dairy products. Grocery store customers obtain a 10% discount on Thursday purchases.

Hotel Facilities

The Bad River Lodge furnishes clean, well maintained rooms, including some that have in room refrigerators and microwaves. It charges before-tax prices ranging from $59.95 to $89.95. Guests can enjoy a comfortable bed, satellite digital television, free wireless connections, access to an indoor pool and whirlpool, in room coffee and use of a clock radio and in room hair dryer. There are both smoking and non-smoking rooms. Suites at the hotel contain a jacuzzi.

The front desk at the hotel provides 24 hour service. It will furnish guests with free information about tourist attractions and recreational events in the area. The Bad River Lodge Casino lies within commuting distance of both the City of Ashland to the west and the Ottawa National Forest to the southeast.

Restaurant Facilities

Visitors to the casino complex can dine at the Manomin Restaurant. It offers a variety of American cuisine, including hamburgers, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, chicken and pastas. On Saturday night, there is a Prime Rib Buffet. The restaurant will also serve take out items. It offers a fish special every Friday.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except for Friday and Saturday. On those two days, the restaurant remains open an hour longer, until 10 p.m. The kitchen serves breakfast until 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. until closing time.

Patrons who do not wish to leave the casino floor can visit a food bar that serves fast food, snacks and beverages daily between 10 a.m. and Midnight. It recently began offering pizza. There are also snacks and groceries available at the Moccasin Trail Center.

A short distance away from the complex, the Bad River community provides a lounge which serves drinks and sometimes offers live musical entertainment. The lounge contains several large screen televisions to permit guests to watch sporting events there.

Special Events Center

The Bad River Lodge Casino maintains a special events center in conjunction with the casino and hotel complex. This part of the facility remains available for rental. In the past, it has been the site of corporate business meetings, seminars, special events and wedding receptions. The Gitche Gumee Convention Center can accommodate large groups. Set up for a banquet, it will seat 400 people. When the staff arranges seating in a movie theater style, the special events center holds 450 guests. The center also contains a stage and a dance floor, both features available for rent.

There is a small gift shop located within the complex, very close to the special events center. It offers items imprinted with the Bad River Lodge Casino logo, plus a number of souvenirs and gifts. The shop recently began offering discounted tobacco products, as well.


With a convenient location just a short drive from Ashland and many entertaining activities for visitors, the Bad River Lodge Casino attracts guests throughout the year. Its Good Fortune Club Card encourages numerous residents of the local area to patronize the casino and its associated businesses on a regular basis.

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