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Old 01-05-2010, 01:59 AM
 
Location: N LV
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Arrow Detroit Casino's taking your money?

what are your thought's about going to any of the Detroit Casino's

When they 1st open'd them i was always winning now it's like they will never pay
out.

back then $200 a day would go along way almost 1/2 the day and now it's lucky to last 1 hour

back then the comps were great and last forever and today they will take them away the next day if not used that day..

what i mean is i was at MGM last night i swap the players card it said i had over $50 and went back today gone i didn't use a penny talked to someone at the desk they said they got a new system it's by your play time i was like what happen i spent $1000 in play in the slots and used my card it showed i was on what happen they told me sorry sir there is nothing they can do..

So i would like to know anyone have the samething happen to them?

or tell me what you think of the casino's
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:27 AM
 
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Why would you go to a casino in Detroit when you live in Vegas? Whenever I vacation to Arizona I stay out of the casinos there. Vegas has much better odds than any casino out of state. To answer your question, it is obvious that the casino in question tightened up their slots. With the current state of the economy, this is going on in many casinos.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:34 AM
 
Location: New Haven Michigan
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Default MGM sucks BIG Time

I completely agree.Have been there, done that. MGM is the pits, the absolute worst.No one should go to that place. That happened to me over a year ago. I tried to complain via E-mail. Well guess what, you can't contact them. MGM will never see another nickel of my money.I had over a hundred in comps when I first went in, before I played, I played for awhile, probably six hundred dollars. When I went to eat, I only had less than twenty. I went to the desk, same as you, and they told me how it works now. I was fuming. I told them, never again.
All the casinos are bad, and it is really stupid to go and just give your money away. It amazes me how many people do go there.Myself included. Nintey-nine percent of them that are in there, can't afford it.$200 won't nearly last an hour these days, more like ten minutes. Wait until Ohio gets theres. I hope MGM loses piles.
Did you ever notice how few floor people there are, but there are suits walking around everywhere?They also cut back on the cashiers and how many cages there are. Payoffs are definitely down to, as you said, so are comps and points. Motor City still lets you acquire food comps. At least they did the last time I was there, which was New Years Eve. I am not sure about Greektown.
Yes, I know casinos are in business to make money. I think everyone would be better off if we did not have them.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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I completely agree.Have been there, done that. MGM is the pits, the absolute worst.No one should go to that place. That happened to me over a year ago. I tried to complain via E-mail. Well guess what, you can't contact them. MGM will never see another nickel of my money.I had over a hundred in comps when I first went in, before I played, I played for awhile, probably six hundred dollars. When I went to eat, I only had less than twenty. I went to the desk, same as you, and they told me how it works now. I was fuming. I told them, never again.
All the casinos are bad, and it is really stupid to go and just give your money away. It amazes me how many people do go there.Myself included. Nintey-nine percent of them that are in there, can't afford it.$200 won't nearly last an hour these days, more like ten minutes. Wait until Ohio gets theres. I hope MGM loses piles.
Did you ever notice how few floor people there are, but there are suits walking around everywhere?They also cut back on the cashiers and how many cages there are. Payoffs are definitely down to, as you said, so are comps and points. Motor City still lets you acquire food comps. At least they did the last time I was there, which was New Years Eve. I am not sure about Greektown.
Yes, I know casinos are in business to make money. I think everyone would be better off if we did not have them.
This post describes exactly why I have never, and will never, set foot in a casino. I like to hold onto my hard earned money! Remember, casinos aren't in business to lose money and make you rich, it's the other way around. No business would continue to stay open if people were consistently making money off of them. What would be the point?

Why Detroit thought that casinos would be the answer to their woes is beyond me. As we can all see, it didn't help. It won't help Toledo either. How does opening businesses that take money out of your citizens' pockets help the economy? So that they can't afford to buy things in other, more legitimate businesses around town? In places like Vegas and Atlantic City it might bring in enough tourist dollars to make it worth it, but that's only because those places' entire economy and identity is based on gambling and entertainment, and people travel long distances to be a part of it. Not so, Detroit. Running a couple of busloads of senior citizens up from Ohio everyday isn't going to turn Detroit around.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Same thing is happening here in Indiana. We have several casino's along the Ohio River, and then a few up around the northern part of the state. Then, we have what's referred to as "racecino's".....casino's that are also part of a horse race park.

They were all great and alot of fun in the first year or two, and people were happy with the winnings they were walking away with, but it didn't last long. Actually, the "racecino's" have only been open for a little over a year (maybe close to two years), and they're asking the state for bail-outs!
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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Casinos are basically the same everywhere. The odds of winning do not change. They remain the same. Some machines or games have higher or lower odds. Some casinos pare the odds down lower than others, but the difference is miniscule.

If you won a lot for a while and are now losing, it is just the odds working against you where they formerly worked in your favor. The casinos did not change the odds of paying out. They make plenty of money with the established odds.

The odds are ultimately against you at any Casino. They are in business to make money. What do you think pays for all the fancy amenities?

Gambling is fun to me for a while, but it is a stupid way to try to make money. It is entertainment (expensive entertainment) and nothing more.

I like to play Craps because it generally has slightly better odds so I can play longer before running out of money. Once in a while I even come out ahead, but that is not the point. the point is to have fun. To me craps is fun for a while. It is interactive with other people, and it is complicated enough to be somewhat mentally stimulating. I also want to go and play tic tac toe agasint the Chicken in Greektown. That would be entertaining and that is what gambling is about. If oyu think it is about making money, you are confused. It is only about making money for the casino owners.

By the way, I think that the odds on slots are regulated. Someone peobably knows that.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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It's the zerosum game. Somebody win, somebody lose. So, when you win, you win somebody's money not the casino's money.
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:31 AM
 
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what are your thought's about going to any of the Detroit Casino's

When they 1st open'd them i was always winning now it's like they will never pay
out.

back then $200 a day would go along way almost 1/2 the day and now it's lucky to last 1 hour

back then the comps were great and last forever and today they will take them away the next day if not used that day..

what i mean is i was at MGM last night i swap the players card it said i had over $50 and went back today gone i didn't use a penny talked to someone at the desk they said they got a new system it's by your play time i was like what happen i spent $1000 in play in the slots and used my card it showed i was on what happen they told me sorry sir there is nothing they can do..

So i would like to know anyone have the samething happen to them?

or tell me what you think of the casino's
Don't be so dumb. Feed ppl. You dump a grand in a casino and can't figure out what's going on?
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: N LV
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I just found out Last night i went to MGM to talk to the Manager. they told me they will check into it and send me something in the Mail haha... I wait forever i bet.

Also i was playing a Slot machine and this is the Comp odds. for every $2.00 put in i got 1 comp point. WTF.

for every 500 comp points its $5.00 Do the math people

i miss Las Vegas Slots i got more Comps for the Money and they will not take your comps unless you don't play there for a year...
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:04 AM
 
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I have decided to starve the casino for my money, just as they are starving us, the people. They are all fighting to keep your dollars. Let me encourage you to STOP. $200.00, buys a lot of stuff today. If you decide to stop, you are now a Winner. ST LOUIS
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