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In 1996, Michigan voters approved operation of three casinos in the City of Detroit.  After a lengthy review process, the City selected the Motor City, MGM Grand Detroit, and Greektown casinos from a pool of applicants that included Donald Trump and other notables.  The casinos were allowed to build temporary gaming facilities for use until permanent casinos were completed.  Construction of these new facilities was recently completed and the result is three spectacular hotel / casino resort complexes offering world-class accommodations, gaming, live entertainment, clubs, and cuisine.  We'll take you on a tour of all three and even throw in a visit to Caesars Windsor Casino across the border in Windsor for good measure!


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Motor City Casino


Motor City Casino [A]

2901 Grand River Avenue



The 17-story, 400-room Motor City Casino is the only locally owned casino and as such, has a distinct flair all its own.  Built with the help of noted automobile designer Chip Foose, the hotel's interior décor complements the Post World War II "Future Retro" design theme of the Motor City's 100,000 square foot casino space, paying tribute to Detroit and America's love affair with the automobile.  The hotel offers luxurious accommodations and premium in-room amenities, with upper level guests enjoying spacious living areas and panoramic views of the city.  A 1,500-seat theater, outstanding dining, and sleek clubs and lounges round out the experience.  Motor City Casino is located off the John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) about a mile north and west of the immediate Downtown area.

MGM Grand Detroit




MGM Grand Detroit [B]

1777 3rd Street



The $800 million MGM Grand Detroit was the first of the permanent casinos to open its doors, doing so with huge fanfare that included local, national, and international celebrities.  The celebration was for good reason.  Detroit was welcoming its first Las Vegas resort-style hotel / casino, an art-deco-inspired complex that includes a 17-story, 400-room hotel, 100,000 square feet of gaming space, meeting rooms, entertainment venue, five restaurants and five lounges, full-service spa and 5,000-car garage.  MGM Grand Detroit has become a focal point of Detroit's bold foray into the gaming industry.  The casino is located off the John C. Lodge freeway (M-10) on the west side of the downtown area.



Greektown Casino-Hotel [C]

555 East Lafayette Avenue



As its name suggests, the city's third major gambling facility is located in the heart of action-packed Greektown.  Now patrons can enjoy not only the 100,000 square feet of gaming space, but a beautiful contemporary 30 story, 400-room hotel tower with luminescent blue glass windows, a dazzling lobby, and luxurious accommodations.  Complete with fine dining and live entertainment, the Greektown Casino-Hotel is the perfect complement to the one of the city's great entertainment districts.  Free self-parking is available in one of the structures located adjacent to the casino.  The casino also boasts its own People Mover connection on Level 3, making it a convenient and accessible destination.

Caesars Windsor



Caesars Windsor [D]

377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada



Our Canadian neighbors across the river actually beat Detroit to the gambling punch with the opening of Casino Windsor in 1994.  The complex was re-branded Caesars Windsor following a $400 million expansion that added a second hotel tower, 5,000-seat entertainment center, 100,000 square foot convention center, new bars, cafes and restaurants, and an upgraded gaming area that includes Canada's first licensed sports book.  All of this and more to accommodate the six million visitors Caesars Windsor attracts annually.

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