Best poker room in Detroit?

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Best poker room in Detroit?

Postby Liquid Oxygen2 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:46 am

I will be in Detroit for a week in early June.
Which of the poker rooms would you suggest for $1/$2 NL? and why?

Thanks in advance,

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Postby padlock470 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:38 pm

Here's my ranking

1) MGM bar far the closets to the Vegas style casino the players are decent mix from fish to tag players. Non-alcoholic drinks, waitresses are marginal, dealers are decent. Tables are real nice auto shufflers with marble race track. I happen to like the track most do not. :D

2) Motor city not bad plenty of room and they have sandwiches and what knots for the players and non-alcoholic drinks no charge as long as you're playing at the tables. allot of sharks here….. bring your "A" game I like playing here when I find myself getting too loose it makes me get better. Waitresses are marginal, good spot to play. :)

3) Windsor (Canada) Last time I was there it was very large up stairs very clean and decent mix, Have not been there for sometime they remodeled the whole place according to some of my friends and have made it even better (second hand info). You’ll need your passport for the bridge/tunnel if you cross over…Beer excellent…if you’re a beer drinker. 8)

4) Greek Town…. More commonly knows as the ghetto casino, very dirty tables and shaky at times no comps soft drinks only. Did I say the tables need to be cleaned…. many many wild players here never know what you'll run into. Only reason I ever go here is for tournament play they do that very well on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Also last time I was there I seen the poker room manger direct one of the dealers too clean the cards so that they could reuse them for the next tournament, this guy was sitting there cleaning each card with a rag. I swear every time I play tournaments there they have used the same cards so many times that they will be translucent soon. Don’t bother looking for the waitresses. :(

Have any more questions let me know….I will be at MGM tonight good luck.

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Detroit poker

Postby superpowers » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:46 pm

I live in Vegas but am originally from Michigan. My Detroit room of choice was Greektown Casino. The poker room is actually divided into a smoking room and a non-smoking room. Several 1/2/ NL are spread as well as the unlimited buy-in 2/5/5 (yes there are 2 big blinds) big game. This was the scene of the biggest pot I EVER won in a cash game ($3500 playing 68 offsuit! Sweetest hand EVER!)

The Omaha game is interesting too. It is dealt round by round alternating with limit holdem. However it is a pricey 15/30 game.

HERES THE KICKER: The gamble of playing cards in Detroit lies in the actual coming and going from the casino. Especially if you are leaving with money and someone knows it. I was once followed 45 miles up the I-75 after a big win. Detroit is a nasty place (as you may have gathered, I got the hell out.)

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Postby padlock470 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:59 pm

Oh yea that’s another thing surepowers is correct you should always watch you back in Detroit regardless of the casino. However I have played several times and never been followed but I usually don’t go to Greek town too often either.

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Postby Liquid Oxygen2 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:27 pm

Padlock,

thanks for the reply. I am not to worried about handling myself in Detroit. I was born in the city and lived in it for a long time.

It sucks though that you know need a passport to drive thru the tunnel to canada. I have one but it expired last year. I remember many a lucky night at Casino Windsor as a young lad of 19 and 20. Now a old man in his early 30's I would like to find that luck again.

Any others on their thoughts for the detroit area poker rooms? Although Padlock may already have MGM set in my mind.

L.O.

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Postby craigo19 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:59 am

I would agree that MGM is the best poker room, hands down. I can't give a reason why, but it is just overall a great room. Especially since my wife loves the casino. Motor City the competition is tough, but they have bad beat jackpots which translates into extra rake. Greektown is ok overall, good for tourneys and that is all. The slots are tight and they are an Indian run casino (Federal Regulations don't apply to them). One night we left there at 11PM and the lights on the top level of the parking lot were not on. Casino Windsor is good, but with the exchange rate down and passports required, there is no real incentive to go there.
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Postby AvsLegend21 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:30 am

I live in Troy, about 20 minutes north of Detroit. To go over to Canada right now all you need is your driver's license and your birth certificate... passport is not required. Here is a breakdown of the 4 casinos and why (or why not) to play there.

Greektown Casino-- I play their tournaments which given 3 times a day can be well run. Buyins are ok, and structure is ok, but overall a good time. I have cashed quite a few times so competition in these tourneys is ok not overwhelming. The cash games are ok as well depending on the game you play. They have a 100 max( heard this was changed to 50-200 now), 300 max and no cap max game and all can be good. I play the 300 max and It can be fish many nights... lots of people splashing around. Beware of suckouts...You shouldnt have any issues with parking as the poker room is a 50yard walk through the new walkway (with security there) to the garage. Easy to get a seat as well with about 20 tables, and they do have a bad beat.

MGM--Only 8 tables but a great spacious place to play. Competition is good and I have been going here more and more. they offer a 200 max game as well as a 200-500 game. Lots of dealers from the other casinos play hereand can make for a fun game. Dealers here are weak at times though... lots of misdeals my first 2 times there. Great casiono overall, real Vegas in Detroit...also watch out for Amanda, a dark haired girl that can flatout play!! She is hot but dont let that distract you from her abilities, she can mix her play up with the best of them.

Motor City-- This place is the best for competition period. They always spread good games and the dealers are very good, especially Heidi in the evening. With free self serve sandwiches and softdrinks it is a great bonus. They also have a bad beat and a very trendy , plush feel to the room. This is my favorite room to play in although it can be tough to get a seat.

Caesars Windsor-- The fishiest room in the area, but if you wanna make the trek over to the Maple Leaf, it is worth it, lots of games going and a new room... Plus they accept the Harrahs cards and i think it was a $2/hr comp? when i was there last... They have a lot of young internet players since it is ponly 19 and over but it makes the games interesting.

As a sidenote, I am planning on moving to Vegas this summer in search of a dealers/floor job, but I love playing in Detroit
I wouldnt worry too much about the security issue in Detroit I am down there 3 days a week and around the industry all the time and I would worry more about it at the charity casinos in the burbs than in detroit... Dont make a scene for yourself and you will be fine. Also, remember when the Tigers are playing the rooms get very very busy so plan accordingly... any other questions feel free to email me...
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Postby 21gateman » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:44 am

Currently you do not need a passport if you are driving from michigan to windsor. You will need a copy of your birth certificate and a picture i.d. or you may experience a delay. Minor criminal convictions may get you turned away from entering canada. Casino windsor is nice and has recently undergone a renovation.

Tournaments or wild play 100 max 1-2 go to GREEKTOWN.
A little classier go to MGM 200 max on the 1-2, no tournaments.
I have not played at MOTORCITY but the room looks really nice.
With I-75 shut down in the area you should consult a map. The casino's have detour signs pointing you right to the front door if you dont want to map it out.
I have never had a problem going downtown, i have felt safe every time i have been there.
Both mgm and motorcity have their hotels open and are very nice, a little expensive though. ($389 at mgm)
Get the number for the pokerrooms at each casino and CALL AHEAD and get your name on the list, you will have 1 hour to check in and there is usually a lengthy list at popular times. If you call ahead you will get a seat soon after you arrive.

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Postby 21gateman » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:58 am

the heartland poker tour will be at the Greektown casino from may 31 through june 8th I imagine this may bring a different crowd to all the detroit casinos for a week or two.


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