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FleaStiff
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May 7th, 2010 at 4:02:46 AM permalink
I've never been to Detroit.
I've heard that Greektown opened with some really weird past-posting at the craps table that was taking money out the door like crazy. Always the same "players" with the Box telling any hesitant dealer to pay. I've heard it was a way to have one partner force the casino into bankruptcy to freeze out another partner but have no idea if that was true.
I've also heard that craps at Greektown is all "hoopin', hollerin' and hardways" but don't know if that is true or just dealer's gripe.

If a property is in bankruptcy and it is being run by a Sweat The Money place like Isle of Capri, then I would not expect the casino to emerge from bankruptcy any too soon.
teddys
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May 7th, 2010 at 9:56:11 AM permalink
Quote: makeshots22

Why not? Just supply and demand?



Yes.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
makeshots22
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June 24th, 2010 at 7:11:34 PM permalink
Went to go play at Motor City at Saturday night, and saw a SUV with a busted out back window with glass everywhere in the parking lot...needless to say, I went straight over to MGM.
FleaStiff
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June 25th, 2010 at 4:59:05 AM permalink
Vandalism of vehicles is common. Decades ago I was at Circus Circus and when I reported my vehicle had been tampered with to a security guard he gunned his pickup truck and got to that first level but fast. It was one of the best policed casinos at the time but even in broad daylight they can't stop all thieves. They sure try though. Casinos want any money you have to go to them, not to thieves or hookers or conmen. Parking lot problems may be low priority items but they will have casino security fill out forms on it. They atleast keep track of what happens there but car prowls and hookers who roll their clients are often things you have to be careful of. It used to be that only young attractive females had to be wary of chloral hydrate being put in their drinks, but when a gambler has his pockets bulging with casino chips, even males have to watch their drinks or else they are going to have an attractive female "help them" to their rooms. Casinos are magnets for people with money and criminals are no fools: they go where the money is highest and the police presence is lowest.
cardshark
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June 25th, 2010 at 7:42:24 AM permalink
Quote: makeshots22

Went to go play at Motor City at Saturday night, and saw a SUV with a busted out back window with glass everywhere in the parking lot...needless to say, I went straight over to MGM.



Motor City is in a not-so-nice part of town. And that's not good news when we're talking about Detroit. Also, the crowd can be very rough, in my experience. The low limit table game rules are bad. However, it is a very funky, modern looking casino. It has a Motown feel with a very futuristic design. Lots of great music piped through the speakers, and I've been impressed more than once with the quality of the bands and singers at the Chromatic Bar. It's worth visiting at least once (especially if you like Motown and gambling), if you live in the area. Just take a beat up old car or a taxi (but don't walk there!)
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June 28th, 2010 at 7:27:09 AM permalink
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dwheatley
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June 28th, 2010 at 8:08:15 AM permalink
Does Casino Windsor play Mississippi Stud face up?
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cardshark
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June 28th, 2010 at 8:13:17 AM permalink
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Does Casino Windsor play Mississippi Stud face up?



No, as of my last visit in May 2010.
cardshark
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June 28th, 2010 at 8:16:36 AM permalink
That said, I did see someone playing two hands on my last trip. Also, some dealers don't seem to mind if you talk about your hand to other players.
Ibeatyouraces
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June 28th, 2010 at 8:28:47 AM permalink
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