Detroit Area Poker Rooms?

CarrieCarrie Red Chipper Posts: 71 ✭✭
I'm about to hop a flight to Detroit for business and will have a little time to play and was wondering if there are any Redchippers in the area (didn't see a thread) and if you have recommendations about the three rooms I see there downtown. Thx!

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  • dnoyeBdnoyeB Red Chipper Posts: 143 ✭✭
    edited October 2017 Accepted Answer
    I live in the area.

    Greektown is definitely the most casual. Even the house is a bit lax. I waited with 4 people an hour to get into a tourney. They should have split the 2 existing tables. They seem inexperienced. Fewest active tables. Oddly and probably due to the small number of people when folks tilt they can go hard. Kicking chairs and cursing, etc.. Otherwise, people are friendly. Free cookies and comps per hour \o/ poker room is away from casino games area. Also Friday an every hour high hand giveaway. Other giveaways. 1-2 max buyin is $400 I believe. You can rebuy at the table.

    MGM you take the elevator to the tables. The people here seem older and more agitated. More apt to call clock. Less smiling. All business to me. Not a fun time but they run more tables than greektown. Maybe 6-10. Free sandwiches and other fridge snacks.

    Motor City room is adjacent to the games so lots of smoke gets in the room. Actually they have two rooms. Plus they had to remove some games and add more tables. Very busy. 1-2 2-5 3-6 PLO etc. Always call ahead at least 45minutes. Friendly and many regulars but mostly poor players including yours truly. The floor is solid no nonsense. Dealers are mostly fast and friendly. I hate the smoke but I suffer it every Friday. The 1-2 max buy is $200.

    Also MGM is the fanciest casino with snazzy restaurants and a spa. Motor City is OK. Greektown I just exit the casino and eat in greektown...

    All 3 are downtown Detroit but greektown is in the heart in a pedestrian busy area.

    Neglected to mention Caesars across the bridge in Windsor. Haven't been yet.

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  • CarrieCarrie Red Chipper Posts: 71 ✭✭
    edited September 2017
    I'm here, landed about an hour ago. Greektown is walkable and I've played there once briefly. The people seemed friendly. And small doesn't bother me - I'm definitely still learning and don't need to go broke lol. I see they have a $55 tourney tomorrow and if work doesn't crush me, I may play it.

    Too bad about Motor City - not sure if I can handle the smoke. How many tables do they run? Doesn't look like they have Bravo.

    Are you nearby?

  • eugeniusjreugeniusjr Red Chipper Posts: 380 ✭✭✭
    I live on the west side of the State. MotorCity is the busiest casino. I won't make it there this week.
  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper, Table Captain Posts: 3,315 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What is exactly is the smell of Motorcity?
  • bigburge10bigburge10 Red Chipper Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭✭
    persuadeo wrote: »
    What is exactly is the smell of Motorcity?

    Imagine an old locker room smell mixed with cigarettes.
  • CarrieCarrie Red Chipper Posts: 71 ✭✭
    Thanks for the input @bigburge10 . I tried both. I went to greektown for a $55 (really $85) tourney but only three of us signed up. It paid top 3 but since 1st only paid $82, I figured that wasn't a good ROI
  • bigburge10bigburge10 Red Chipper Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭✭
    Yeah, those tourneys are hit or miss, especially with the large bad beat jackpot at motorcity.

    Good instinct to not play!
  • CarrieCarrie Red Chipper Posts: 71 ✭✭
    Edit: Bah! Wrote a long response about all three rooms that must have been eaten underground on the commute. Will try to recreate later.
  • eugeniusjreugeniusjr Red Chipper Posts: 380 ✭✭✭
    Carrie wrote: »
    Edit: Bah! Wrote a long response about all three rooms that must have been eaten underground on the commute. Will try to recreate later.

    Ach! Too bad. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about the rooms.

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