Firekeepers Casino Hotel Announces New VP of Food & Beverage

Battle Creek, Mich. (March 18, 2021) – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is proud to welcome Michael Hamilton to the FireKeepers Team as the new Vice President of Food & Beverage. Hamilton brings with him more than 37 years’ of experience in the hospitality industry.

Hamilton has an extensive food and beverage and casino operations background. Prior to joining FireKeepers, he was the Director of Operations for HMS Host at the Cincinnati/Kentucky International Airport, where he oversaw 19 different food and beverage outlets. Hamilton has previously worked as the General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort, and for more than 20 years at Mohegan Sun where he oversaw food & beverage, security, and construction. He is also a member of The Mohegan Tribe.

Hamilton began his duties on Feb. 25. He is responsible for the quality assurance of all food and beverage outlets, ensuring FireKeepers’ guests continue to enjoy the finest culinary and service experiences.

“We are excited to bring Mike into the FireKeepers leadership team,” stated Kathy George, FireKeepers CEO. “Mike will bring a fresh perspective to our already outstanding team.”

Hamilton has a degree from the Culinary Institute of America as well as certification from the University of Nevada in Casino Management.

“I’m very excited and happy to join FireKeepers,” Hamilton stated. “It’s a beautiful property with an amazing team, and I’m looking forward to building upon the success and greatness that has already been achieved.”


FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned 9 first place awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2015 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. Our signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event. For more information visit

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.