The coins simply weren’t dropping at the Motor City Casino last Sunday. We decided to have dinner at the Motor Casino Assembly Line (buffet) where they have this awesome buffet. While standing in line, we were entertained by a gentleman that obviously spent a lot of time there. He mentioned that the slots weren’t paying out lately so he dines at the MC Assembly Line buffet and heads back over to the MGM to do his business.
Last year, the husband and I ate at the Assembly Line buffet and this year we compared our likes and dislikes between the two visits, and we gotta say that last year was much better. If you love oysters, it’s the place to go. The prime rib was to die for. We can’t really complain about the food or the service. Our dis-like was centered around the lack of options. Now, if you’re talking about desserts… there were more than plenty and this was the 2nd time I said that I could spend my time just having desserts and screw the meal. Tip: if you love a good cannoli… don’t eat them here. The more you leave for me, the merrier I’ll be. Be warned however, they are not as creamy as you might hope for; a little more ricotta in the recipe does the trick.
Onward…. we walked through the casino and I could not believe my ears. I spent a lot of time in Tahoe and Reno casinos and vowed not to spend a lot of time in the Detroit casinos for a long while (at least until the casinos recouped enough to repay some of their start up debts). I don’t understand the attraction to sitting in front of a slot machine for hours in an environment that is so quiet you can hear a single quarter drop. I’d be outta there so fast the wheels would spin on their own. Even the non-smokers room of slots was quiet. What about that? Non-smoking slot machine room but no blackjack or card tables. I have to admit it was a breath of fresh air regardless. On a day like last Sunday, I’d vote for the cards and craps before I’d promote a slot machine. No, we didn’t lay our money down. Instead, we took a walk through with a full tummy and hit the road before the night life kicked in.
So that said, an interesting article popped up today, written on May 21. “Wings Reportedly Move Forward On New Arena.”
If you’re not familiar, the Motor City Casino is owned by Olympia Entertainment, a company owned by Mrs. Ilitch; part of the Ilitch Holdings conglomerate including the Joe Louis arena and the Red Wings. 😉
Do the math and if you want to support the build out of the new Joe, go to the Motor City Casino; choose a slot machine to feed, and play until your heart is content. Preferably in the non-smoking room. Personally, I’ll wait and pay to see a game at the new Joe. Less of a risk getting the biggest bang for my buck.