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May 10th, 2014 at 4:30:52 PM permalink
Finally checked out Caesars Windsor today.

If it wasn't such a pain to cross the border, I'd probably go there more often. The clientele seemed more friendly than the Detroit casinos. And no smoking is a plus.

Played $5 Caribbean Stud for a while (my carny game of choice). They have a new pay table for the progressive that pays 9-1 for trips, 30-1 for a straight, and 300-1 for four of a kind. Apparently it used to not pay for a three of a kind or straight, and paid 500-1 for 4oak. I wonder how this affects the edge, that pay table isn't on WoO. Broke even there and moved to blackjack.

Most of the tables were $15 and most were 21+3, but I found a $10 perfect pairs table. They use the 6-12-25 pay table. Of course I didn't play the PP. There was a grumpy old man at first base who would mutter under his breath whenever I got a pair. He was a terrible player. One of those grumpy jerks who sucks the life from the table. He kept proudly announcing how he NEVER splits 8s, because 8s are the worst card in the deck...(???) He kept a running count of how many hands he went without a pair. Got to 14. Boo hoo.

I left when I was up $200 ($175.25 US).

They still have S17 Spanish 21. And you can resplit aces at the low limit BJ games, which is rare for Caesars properties. I guess it's to remain competitive with the Detroit casinos...?
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May 10th, 2014 at 4:41:27 PM permalink
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May 10th, 2014 at 4:46:56 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

As far as I've known, you could resplit aces there since the late 90's



It's not a big deal, but it always just seems needlessly stingy to me when you can't. Most Horseshoe casinos don't allow it and the low limit 3-2 tables in Vegas CET casinos don't allow it.
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May 16th, 2014 at 11:06:06 AM permalink
I'm going to a concert tomorrow at the Joe Louis Arena. Never been there before.

Is it a plausible idea to park at Greektown (assuming they're not charging) and take the people mover to the Joe?
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May 16th, 2014 at 1:40:47 PM permalink
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May 29th, 2014 at 2:42:16 PM permalink
Does anyone have information on motor city casino? I'm going there mid June with some friends and will be catching the tigers game and then hitting the town before coming back to gamble. How is the casino? How are the rules and penetration on the low limit black jack? Do they have full pay jacks or better? Do they have 3 card poker for $5? Is there any bar in Detroit I should definitely check out after the game? I'll only be there the one night.
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May 29th, 2014 at 5:49:19 PM permalink
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June 14th, 2014 at 12:12:31 PM permalink
Ok - I was at Caesars Windsor last night from about 9pm - 12:30 am.

Compared to the Detroit casinos, it was heaven. Not nearly as loud, crowded, busy, annoying, etc. The crowd level for a Friday night there probably rivals a Saturday morning/afternoon at the MGM Grand Detroit.

They have a $5 electronic blackjack pit. Same rules as the normal tables. 8 deck, 3:2, etc. The only difference really is that all the betting/paying out is done electronically on an touch pad screen on the table. I played a quick session at one and doubled my buy-in very quickly. The only downside I can see to these tables is that they deal FAST. Because once you get your cards, everyone basically presses hit, stand, or double on their screen at the same time and the dealer just flies through and then doesn't have to pay out with chips because it's done electronically. I'd love to know how many hands per hour they deal compared to a regular table.

Table limits for all the carny games like 3CP, Let It Ride, UTH, Four Card Poker were $5 (except Pai Gow was $15. They have a bunch of Pai Gow Poker tables, some of the commission-free version).

I was in a carny game mood so I played $5 Crazy 4 Poker for like an hour and ended up dead even.

Played some S17 Spanish 21. That was a disaster. Lost my $100 buy-in really quickly. That game can be so rough.

Then I sat at a $15 regular BJ table for the rest of the night and had a "dream session" where I basically couldn't lose. I don't think I ever lost more than 3 in a row, and I can't even remember losing one double down. I might've pushed one. Bought in for $100, got up to $500 and decided it was bedtime.
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June 19th, 2014 at 1:38:52 PM permalink
Has anyone spotted Ben Affleck in the Detroit area recently?
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October 23rd, 2014 at 6:48:33 AM permalink
Quote: FourFiveFace

Has anyone spotted Ben Affleck in the Detroit area recently?



Ibeatyouraces saw him a few times I think, but he's deleted all his posts.

Apparently Ben was booted from Caesars Windsor for counting.
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