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    Detroit casinos?

    It's looking like I may have an opportunity to travel to the Detroit area a couple times in the next several months... Any Detroit-area slot fans, I could use your advice -

    1. Which casinos do you like?
    2. Any safety/crime issues I should be aware of? Areas to avoid?
    3. How are the roads in winter usually?


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    Mgm is the nicest and to me the easiest to get in and out quickly. Motor city has a different feel. The ceilings are low in certain areas and just feels more cramped. Greektown is ok. There have been issues outside with fights and other undesirable activities that keep me away. The parking garage is also kind of creepy. More walls/areas to hide and darker. I find myself walking faster there. Game selection at mgm is ok, there are still quite a few older games there, though they are slowly being taken out in favor of the newer flashy money suckers.

    I was there Thursday night and got creamed. Played a bunch of wonder 4 buff deluxe at 6$ a spin. The 4 coin curse is real. Hit it twice and both bonus spins paid less than 30$. Pathetic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tobiathan View Post
    It's looking like I may have an opportunity to travel to the Detroit area a couple times in the next several months... Any Detroit-area slot fans, I could use your advice -

    1. Which casinos do you like?
    2. Any safety/crime issues I should be aware of? Areas to avoid?
    3. How are the roads in winter usually?


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    I like visiting the Detroit Casinos:

    My favorite is MGM. It's one floor, easy to get around. Has a great mix of old and new slots. They do let you play for a while. Comps are good.

    If you get the opportunity to stay at the hotel, please do. It's one of the nicest hotels to stay at (dont forget to checkout the pool). Parking is fine, but if your concerned about safety I'd suggest using Valet (free).

    Greektown is also nice, great selection of games. But remember this Casino has multiple floors and areas. Food is really good there, lots of choices.
    The hotel is average, but still nice just limited to what it offers. Parking is like a mile a away so you are better off to Valet (free).

    Motorcity is nice too, but very busy at times and can be hard to navigate through. It's also two levels. Usually has the newest games first. Really good (affordable) restaurants and dining choices. Hotel is really nice. As for parking, valet is probably the easiest (free).

    Caesars Windsor (Canadian side)
    Only a short 20 min drive (depending on tunnel traffic). Has most of the newest games, great dining options. Hotel is pretty nice (if you get a room in the renovated tower). Free Valet parking. *tax free on all slot wins too. Your money does go further though with an almost 30 percent exchange.

    Firekeepers (about an hour west)
    Added it to the list because in my opinion its a must visit. Beautiful casino, has all the latest and greatest games. Hotel is amazing. Free valet parking or park in the near by parking lot. Restaurants are amazing as well.

    Which ever Casino you choose, if there's an event going on or if its Saturday night, expect to see HUGE crowds. My advice plan ahead.


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    Thanks you guys. SlotM, I didn't know about Caesars Windsor. This is a dumb question, but, you just drive across the border? Any checkpoints where I'd need a passport to get back in to the US?


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    Yes, you will need your passport on both crossings of the border.

    If you have a car, make sure that all your stickers are valid. I went over to the Canadian side one time, and they turned back a guy because his car had expired stickers.

    And as always, be truthful to all of their questions, and don't even joke about narcotics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobiathan View Post
    Thanks you guys. SlotM, I didn't know about Caesars Windsor. This is a dumb question, but, you just drive across the border? Any checkpoints where I'd need a passport to get back in to the US?


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    Passport is required. If your live in a border state you may cross with an enhanced license. The tunnel is quick and easy usually. Reccomend staying away from the bridges (they really grill you there). And never lie or joke with a border agent. Always tell them the truth (no matter how dark it may be).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlotM View Post
    Passport is required. If your live in a border state you may cross with an enhanced license. The tunnel is quick and easy usually. Reccomend staying away from the bridges (they really grill you there). And never lie or joke with a border agent. Always tell them the truth (no matter how dark it may be).

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    My one time through the tunnel, it was Christmas night. They were stopping every car for inspection. I saw a car with just your regular husband, wife, and daughter.

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    FYI , the Firekeepers Casino is about 110 miles from Detroit , so you are looking at close to a 2 hour trip. All of the Detroit Casinos get pretty busy in the evening, especially on week ends. If you can , gamble during the day, especially if you want certain popular machines... Bob

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