Motor City Casino is one of Detroit’s leading poker venues. A notably large band of staff ensures that Motor City has enough customer service personnel on hand to satisfy players at busy times. Motor City’s name makes reference to Detroit’s major status in the automobile industry, with factory workers and executives alike often populating the room on Friday nights. Being aware of this, it is usually a smart idea to call the poker room in advance of a visit to reserve a seat. A two-hour wait can face players who are not so forward-thinking.
The Motor City Poker Room provides roughly 10 cash game tables alongside several tournament-only tables. The tournament action is very steady. A selection of $75 and $100 deep-stack and regular events populate the weekly calendar and play with strong fields. Even beyond the auto industry, players all over Detroit come to Motor City when the poker room’s bad-beat jackpots begin to climb. Especially when combined with public holidays, the bad-beat jackpot is often the catalyst for the sort of crazy action that skilled players adore. This activity can be found in limit and no-limit hold’em cash games, plus Omaha eight-or-better when choppers are hungry for a game. Once the bad-beat jackpot reaches $200,000, cash game action takes priority. At this stage, tournaments are cancelled to make room for extra cash players in search of the jackpot payout.
As an aside, smokers should remember that the Motor City Poker Room is smoke-free, although you are allowed to light-up on the ground floor of the property. Also, although there is no comp program for players looking for refreshments at Motor City, this gives the impression that the room is focused on spreading quality poker games in favor of flashy extras.