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Motown Magic

These casinos make a visit to the Detroit area a must for any gambler

by Karrie L. Zukowski


Detroit, “Motown”, “Big D”, whatever name you call this great city, it’s the place for entertainment, culture and great food—not to mention being one of the top sporting areas in the nation. Three more reasons to make the Detroit area a destination for your summer are MotorCity Casino Hotel, MGM Grand Detroit and, just across the border, Caesars Windsor. And here’s why.

MotorCity Casino Hotel

Thanks in part to a little help from the renowned automotive designer Chip Foose, MotorCity Casino Hotel has an innovative entertainment venue featuring the crown jewel of the city’s skyline. With luxurious hotel accommodations, spa facilities, fine dining, live performance venues and high-energy gaming, having an exceptional stay is a foregone conclusion. Step inside and get ready for the time of your life. Whether you’re dining at Iridescence, trying your luck at the slot machines, relaxing at D.Tour Spa, or seeing a show at Sound Board, you’ll discover what it’s like when excitement, luxury, and pleasure are made one.

In the 400 luxurious rooms—including thirty-three spacious suites—you’ll find elegance, upgraded amenities and the latest technology. Rooms come complete with complimentary Wi-Fi access, on-screen in-room flight updates, iPod docking station, decadent bedding with 300-thread count linens, marble bathroom with separate soaking tub and shower, in-room coffee maker featuring Starbucks coffee, extensive mini bar selections, exclusive D.Tour Spa bath products, 24-hour in-room dining, fitness center and more.

Did we mention gambling? MotorCity Casino has been finely tuned for the best casino action with its neon lights, music and excitement. The property houses over 2,900 slot machines including the latest multi-line video and five-reel slots. Or check out one of the 59 table games including blackjack, roulette, casino war, pai gow poker, mini-baccarat and craps—there’s even a 12-table smoke-free poker room where you can go all-in at seven card stud or Texas hold’em.

MGM Grand Detroit

If you listen closely, you can almost hear the roar rising from the opulent $800-million MGM Grand Detroit. Developed by MGM Resorts International, MGM Grand Detroit is the first-ever Las Vegas-style destination to open in a major metropolitan core.

Indulge your need for the good life at the award-winning hotel nestled in the heart of Detroit. Near all major sporting and entertainment venues and only 20 minutes from the Detroit Metro Airport, MGM Grand Detroit is a great place to recharge after a wild night on the town. Stay in luxury with rooms that boast oversized marble showers with dual rain heads, in-room dining, 42-inch plasma digital IP televisions, flush-mounted bathroom mirror digital IP televisions and 510 square feet of sleeping space.

MGM Grand Detroit serves up a premier gaming experience. Nearly4,000 slots and video poker machines,98 table games and a non-smoking poker room that caters to everyone from the high rollers to the ante amateurs make it a visit worthwhile.

New to MGM Grand Detroit? New M life members may swipe at any eligible kiosk within 24 hours of becoming a new M life member to spin the virtual wheel and win up to $25 in FREEPLAY. If you prefer the fast-paced action of the tables, stop by on the second Friday of every month and try your hand at the monthly blackjack tournament. A $100 buy-in will get you a shot at the $3,500 first place prize!

If relaxing is the main goal of your trip, choose from an exclusive menu of re-mineralizing seawater and marine extracts, exotic botanical, and meticulously customized aromatherapy-based treatments and rituals at the IMMERSE spa. Packages for face, body and nails, treatment packages, and restorative baths and massages, are designed to transform, refresh, tone and detox.

When it’s time to feast, give in to your cravings at one of the two Wolf-gang Puck signature restaurants or catch the big game at Detroit’s newest old sports pub, TAP. For casual dining or quick bites, tempt your taste buds at Palette Dining Studio or Breeze Dining Court.

With five unique lounges and bars, every evening spent at MGM Grand Detroit promises to be unforgettable.   Offering a variety of pulsating rhythms, live music and DJs, it’s high-energy nightlife at its best. And as the sun sets, the heat rises at V Nightclub.

Every Friday DJ Whip is mixing the best in Hip Hop, Top 40, Old School and Dance, while stunning servers present a kaleidoscope of cocktails and create the vibes for an exhilarating night out. Friday is Ladies Night, so RSVP for free cover and celebrate the night with drink specials and more! And every Saturday night, state-of-the-art sound and lighting set the stage as Resident DJ Captn20 delivers the best in dance music. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Caesars Windsor

The largest casino resort in Canada, Caesars Windsor in Ontario is the first of its kind outside of the U.S. to be branded with this legendary, world-renowned name. A proud recipient of the AAA Four Diamond hotel award and recipient of a top rated 4-Green Key certification by the globally recognized Green Key Eco-Rating program, Caesars Windsor defines modern luxury in the midst of timeless elegance. The 758 masterfully-appointed guestrooms are situated in two towers over-looking the manicured riverfront trails of Windsor and Detroit City. You will be spoiled by luxurious amenities, including complimentary valet parking and full concierge service.

Experience the thrill of gaming excitement with the latest in slot action and a wide variety of table games. Caesars Windsor has one of the best poker rooms in the Detroit area featuring 14 tables serving Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Seven Card Stud. The room offers daily tournaments and WSOP Deep Stack Tournaments are offered every second Saturday of the month.

With over 2,200 slots, players will find all the latest reel and video poker games, including progressive jack-pots in a wide range of denominations. Caesars Windsor is part of the Mighty Millionaire, a multi-property linked slots that allows different themes and denominations to be connected to the same jackpot and the jackpot starts at $1,000,000.

Explore culinary variety where any craving is satisfied. Whether your appetite is in search of something light and fresh, hearty or filling, there is a wide selection from quick serve to casual and award-winning fine dining. Restaurants include The Artist Café, Legends Sports Bar, Pronto Café, Taza Mediterranean Grill, and Johnny Rockets. Of special note are Neros Steakhouse and the expansive Market Buffet. Neros is Caesars Windsors signature restaurant, offering an in–house sommelier, a service staff that has 20+ years experience in fine dining, a talented culinary team, fresh local products and more. The Market Buffet is the biggest in the city, emphasizing freshness and variety.

You’ll find great events at Caesars all month long like tournaments, multipliers and jeep giveaways. All new players who sign up for a Total Rewards Players Card by July 31 will receive $10 food credit. Players who return for a second visit by Aug. 15 and earn 10 tier credits will receive a $15 food credit. Better yet, re-turn for a third visit before Aug. 15 and earn 20 tier credits for a $30 food credit. Plus enjoy spectacular entertainment at the 5,000-seat theatre, The Colosseum, featuring world-famous performers across all genres of music, dance, comedy and more.

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