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FireKeepers closing to the public for New Year's Eve

Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 31, 2020

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek will close to the public on New Year’s Eve night in order to control numbers and protect guests and team members, according to a news release.

Traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year, FireKeepers will close to the public at 3 p.m. Thursday and shift its focus to a property-wide, invitation-only evening.

The property will re-open at 7 a.m. Friday, when guests will also be able to enjoy a day-long Double Points promotion.

This decision was made because FireKeepers traditionally has a packed house on New Year’s Eve.

“This is not the year for that type of event,” said Jim Wise, FireKeepers vice president of marketing. “With our occupancy constraints due to social distancing, we can’t be the place where the public goes to party this year. We will instead close to the public, avoid potential traffic nightmares and extended delays to enter the building.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the daytime events, however.

From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., free donuts and coffee will be available in the main casino lobby.

Starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. every 15 minutes, one guest with a Red Hot Rewards card in play at any slot machine will win $2,201 in Red Hot Credits.