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Staying in Detroit ? Worth going to Windsor

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by chess, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. chess

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    Just curious....I know MGM isin DET but was thinking of going across to Windsor o pla a couple hours one night...

    Any pros or cons at either property??


    I will be in DET on travel so I'll have my evenings free :)
     
  2. redzone

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    If you win a jackpot at Windsor you have no tax forms to fill out. If you want an adult beverage you will have to pay for it. If you are a member of CET you can accumulate points. Otherwise it's a casino like a hundred other casino's.

    Getting across the border can be a pita at times and remember, passports are like condom's. If you don't have one you ain't gettin in:peace:
     
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    Plus Windsor is a no-smoking casino,if that makes a difference to you.Personally,I prefer Windsor to anything in Detroit.
     
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    I am play CET I figured I'd drive across and go..

    How is the entry into Canada.? Yes I do have a passport..

    I drink but since I'll be on business I won't be drinking...maybe water or a soda...
    Also I smoke only cigars and that's not an everyday occurrence....

    Anything else I should keep in mind ??

    Thanks everyone !!!!
     
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    Nice quote on condoms....I shoulda used that theory 6 yrs ago lol lol
     
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    Windsor is fine...easy in, easy out. Caesar Windsor is better than DET casinos IMHO
     
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    Thanks for info...appreciate it !!!!
     
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    Chess,

    They also have self service soda/water machines as well as self service coffee.
     
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    Sounds like akchin in Arizona then...self service works for me
     
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    Sweet link will bookmark this !!!
     
  12. Nevyn

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    Casino is good. buffet is mediocre and overpriced (unless comped). I like Neros steakhouse. There is no sports book. The poker room is good. Typical table game mins $15.
     
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    Nevyn thanks for the heads up on table games...

    I am a craps and roulette kinda guy
     
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    There is a "semi" sports book. It is run by the Ontario Lottery Commission though and you must bet on at least two games.

    Otherwise, I think it is worth checking out, especially if you are a big CET player. I think it is my favorite of the four Detroit area casinos (of course that may just be a sentimental pick since it was the first casino I ever went to when I was 19).
     
  15. Loonar

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    FYI, there are 5 craps tables on the main floor......one is Crapless Craps. The regular craps tables often have $5 and $10 table limits, and they do have the Fire Bet. There are about 4 roulette tables on the floor (I think the lowest minimum is $10). There is also a single zero roulette wheel in the high limit area where the minimum is $50. If you are a Diamond member, there is a new diamond lounge downstairs beside the buffet. It generally opens at 3 pm on weekends, and noon on weekends. Inside is a mini buffet (no free booze though). It is free for diamond guests with a tier score of 25k plus....diamond guests with a tier score less than 25k can pay 1000 reward comps to gain entry ($10). Hope this helps....I spend a lot of time in this casino, so if you have specific questions I'll do my best to answer them.
     
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    I haven't been there since the late 90's, but I've always held the place in high regard as it was the first casino I ever gambled in (and won in). Back then the exchange rate was much different, $100 US = about $150 CND. This really helped me as I was a young super low roller and was able to play longer on my meager buy-in. Plus, after a winning session, a lot of fun can be had in and around Windsor (Aardvark:beer:, Old Fish Market, or even Cheetahs!:wink2:)

    Recent trips to Detroit have me staying either at MGM, or the Atheneum Suites, which is located right next door to Greektown. I have stayed at Motor City once, and the rooms were nice, but the casino just didn't do it for me.

    MGM is by far the largest of the Det three, and probably the nicest. Though, like Motor City, as little as one block away on foot may find you in a pretty rough neighborhood.

    Greektown wins for location as it actually is in a small neighborhood safe to traverse on foot, and has a People Mover station as well. The Atheneum is nice hotel alternative because of its location, prices, and the fact the every room is a suite. Great hotel and better than Greektown Casino's hotel next door, in my opinion.

    I enjoy the occasional trips to the Detroit casinos, but in the end, it's just not the same as a trip to Vegas! :peace:
     
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    Thanks for he heads up...if you want I'll shoot ou a pm if you want get a craps session let me know.

    Great info...again thanks so much !!!!
     
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    I think Craps usually starts at 10. Don't know about Roulette for sure, as i mainly play blackjack. $15 and up is weekend rates. if you find a weeknight, there are $10s about but I don't recall seeing $5 ever.
     
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    Windsor

    Last weekend $100 U.S. = $97 Canadian. Also $4.75 each way across.
     
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    I'm heading over to Caesars Windsor this morning so I'll double check limits, etc. Also, the exchange rate yesterday at the casino was the same as Guardian posted. I'll report back later.
     
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