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MGM Grand Detroit Casino

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Address: 1300 John C Lodge Fwy, Detroit, MI 48226-2414
Phone Number: 877-888-2121

The ironic setting for the MGM Grand (a former IRS building) is only...

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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Typical casino

Was visiting the area for a family function. I took a few hours to check out the casino. The casino floor is the typical set up. Two interesting items: 1) drinks are not free... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Tim J
Montclair, Virginia
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Montclair, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was visiting the area for a family function. I took a few hours to check out the casino. The casino floor is the typical set up. Two interesting items: 1) drinks are not free while gambling. Apparently it is Michigan law. 2) they do have Blackjack tables where you can bet $1. This is not common in most large casinos.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The casino is quite big and looks very clean. The entire building itself looks amazing. Lots of slots machines and a few poker tables on the 2nd floor. I would go back again , it was a nice way to spend an evening

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So if you are going to make the trip to one of 4 or 5 casinos on the US side. MGM has a great layout, better slots, and better high stakes tables.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the MGM Grand Casino late on a Friday night after a dinner nearby at Republic. We didn't have the best experience - but should have anticipated that before visiting. The casino was packed with people and reeked of smoke.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great stay at MGM. The few hiccups I did experience were overshadowed by the excellent service. The room was lovely; I had the Luxury King room, the cheapest and smallest. The TV seemed to be a little limited on channels but I was able to watch what I wanted. Plus there was a TV in the BATHROOM... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The first impression was very positive and it reminds me about the MGM in Vegas, slightly smaller though. We have a kings size room on the 8 floor, I wanted higher but everything was full, unfortunately. The view over down town Detroit is very nice and the room size is good. I love the shower and it's a nice feature... More 

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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Once you get used to the place, you have many new machines to choose from. This can become addictive as there are many, many machines, or, you have the tables. They have a wonderful bar where you can sit and enjoy the sports taking placee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Chick fight broke out in the bar area. Great night we were sitting at the bar with a friend drinking and playing slots at the bar. A women about mid forties, she began speaking to my friend when another women came up to her and started ranting about her husband talking to someone in the bar, and she should keep... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

How frustrating can it be when your trying to unwind after a day on the road and your TV goes out. I can understand day one when the storm rolled through... satellite service. But the following morning pictures with scratch sounds on a sunny day. Add to the fact that you have to go down to the hotel lobby for... More 

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Orland Park
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This was my first trip the MGM Grand. I am reviewing the casino only. MGM Grand.....I expected bright lights, a beautiful atmosphere, a grand gaming experience. Wrong. I could not have been more disappointed. The layout of the casino was horrible, the smoke was overwhelming, the atmosphere was not exciting at all and the property looked in need of renovation..... More 

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