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“Out of 3 this is the one” 4 of 5 stars
Review of MGM Grand Detroit Casino

MGM Grand Detroit Casino
1300 John C. Lodge Freeway, Detroit, MI
877-888-2121
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Ranked #42 of 71 Attractions in Detroit
Activities: Gambling, Dining
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Owner description: The ironic setting for the MGM Grand (a former IRS building) is only temporary; a permanent casino is to be built along the riverfront.
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“Out of 3 this is the one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

As a native of metro Detroit I have visited all 3 of the casinos (motor city & greektown being the other 2) and by far the MGM is the cleanest, biggest and has the most variety of games from classics to new.

New slots take a bit of time to be rotated in (so if you're looking for the newest slot you played at another casino, you might not find it yet at MGM for atleast 5-7 months).

Another thing negative would be how some patrons will hog up multiple slots at once, tip a chair up for someone to return to that slot minutes or hour's later. And another trick patrons use is they decide to play one slot, while leaving a small amount of money in the slot next to them but not play it but the tactict here is "blocking " it from you to play.
I've become numb to this irritants since it seems inner city casinos have patrons do this, so it feels to be a sad "reality " on your gaming experience.

If you are not a fan of rap or club music thumping bass kicks,I highly suggest you dodge the bars since the music is beyond loud on a Friday or Saturday night. The locals flock to it like nomads and at some points block the main aisles to get into it or ratchet jawing in front of the bars entrance making one have to loop around that area which is extremely poor and sad if you have to use the facilities & have to find a further bathroom clear across the casino.

The best time is the wee hour's of the morning if you want quietness and better odds of playing your favorite slots. The food is pricey but if you're a cardholder you can get food with your points (but not the beer in the dining area or in general) and the food portions are quite large, so be prepared to get a to-go box.

Overall from the last 7-8 year's of going here but never making it past the sapphire level card, the experience here is good. Some day's the slots pay well but most recently have become as tight as a rusted bolt.


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Pontiac, Michigan
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“A fun day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I went to the Casino with a few friends just for a fun day. It was very nice not too crowded and all the employees were very helpful and accomodating. I had a great deal of fun at the slots and walked away with nearley as much as I came with. The food was good and all in all it was a very nice day. I would go back again!

Visited May 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
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“The MGM is Grand..a world class casino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visit the MGM Grand Casino early and often...mainly to avoid the morning rush hour traffic when I work in downtown Detroit. The casino floor looks like Vegas. There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of brightly lit slot machines and plenty of tables which are remarkably busy, even when I'm there at 6:00 in the morning. New slot machines are introduced on a regular basis particularly around the perimeter of the casino. For non-smokers there is well ventilated smoke-free slot room at the front of the casino. There are two sets of self service drink machines where you can pour your own coffee and soft drinks and lots of drink servers circulating the floor at all times. The buffet opens for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and also serves lunch and dinner. The food is good and the selection is vast. There's also a food court, Starbuck's, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and several bars. The sports bar is the newest and opened within the last year or so. An elevator accesses a night club which hosts DJ's and other entertainers for evening partying. Self parking is free. There is also valet parking. The staff is friendly and helpful. Can I vouch for loose slots? No. But the MGM Grand casino is a fun, entertaining spot to spend an enjoyable evening.

Visited May 2014
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Orbassano, Italy
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“beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you are in Detroit, looking for some place to have fun, the MGM is the right place. I had been here several times, expecially for the V CLUB, that almost every Saturday night hosts international DJS.

Visited November 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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“Clean Casino, easy to get to”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Went here on a Friday night. Casino was easy to get to. Self parking was close and easy to use. Casino was clean and staff was friendly. Slots were paying well and I enjoyed my time. I would go here again.

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