View Full Version : Props in Michigan?

03-05-2002, 06:02 PM
Does anyone know if the Soaring Eagle or Greektown casinos in Michigan use props? Props are usually pretty easy to spot (like sky marshals /images/smile.gif), and there is one player at Soaring Eagle who I think could be one. This player is always there, and made a comment like "I've gotta go get that game started" to someone else at the table. I asked the dealer, who said no.

I know Nevada law states that props and shills have to be identified, but this is an Indian casino. Is it possible that the casino isn't being forthcoming? Or did I just read too much into this guy's statement?

03-06-2002, 04:28 AM
I'd ask the floor manager.

03-06-2002, 07:15 PM
I've played quite a bit at the Soaring Eagle, and as I remember they don't have any props on the payroll. As for Greektown, I'm virtually sure they don't as the almost never have a problem filling a game (although this has begun to change a bit, oddly enough, since they opened the new cardroom).

03-06-2002, 07:51 PM
hey any info on what's going on in the detroit poker scene would be appreciated....did greektown expand..how are the games at various limits and can you get in a g without waiting 3 hours like at xmas time...did mgm, or someomne else open a room...tia gl

03-07-2002, 12:36 AM
Last time I was at Greektown was two weeks ago, and I waited four and a half hours between the time I called in to be placed on the list and when I got my seat. I've gone on different days and different times, but always seem to get on LONG lists. When they had their old room, I went one Sunday at 3:00 am (don't even ask why /images/smile.gif) and waited two hours.

I just started going to Soaring Eagle, because the two hour drive up there is shorter than the wait at Greektown. It's also a much better place to play, imho.

03-07-2002, 08:28 AM
thanks...lol..the last time in mich at soaring iggle that was the joke..easier to drive to mt. pleasant than wait for a seat..gl

03-09-2002, 02:39 AM

Greektown expanded to a nine table room in January. If you are looking to play the lowest limit hold 'em game (5-10) or the high spread limit stud game (5-20), the wait is usually not too terrible. Otherwise, if you come at peak times, you should bring a book. The "word on the street" is that Motor City is opening a poker room on March 15th, although supposedly they are know having labor problems, etc., so it may be delayed.

You are now allowed to call in and reserve a seat, although oftentimes nobody answers. The phone number is 313-223-2999, just press 4 as soon as the voice recording begins. If you live at some distance, though, this is just a guessing game; if you don't arrive when your name is called, you get recycled at the bottom of the list.

To alleviate the waiting problem, I recommend arriving at off-peak hours, if at all possible. (For example, I am not leaving for a couple of hours as of right now.) Getting there at 1 p.m. on a Friday, for example, and grinding it out for a few hours before the action players arrive. In general, the low-limit "regulars" give enough action to make a decent amount, although I cannot speak to the middle limit games.

If you are at all a decent shorthanded hold 'em player, you might want to take a look into the mid-morning shorthanded low limit hold 'em affairs. I primarily play stud, but I think I am at least a $30 an hour favorite in the short 5-10 hold 'em games I have played in the last three Saturday night-Sunday morning turnovers. This could just be freakish, though.

Good luck, hopefully the Detroit poker scene will improve ASAP. Just happy to have one, though.

03-09-2002, 10:39 AM
thanksw for info gl

03-09-2002, 05:51 PM

Just heard today that Motor City has postponed the opening of their poker room until July/August.


03-14-2002, 03:47 PM
I went again yesterday at 3:00, and I was 17th on the list. I waited four hours for a table, and at times the list was as long as 40 people. The manager told someone they were going to "do something" about the waits, but I have no idea what that means, if anything.

Like you say, at least there IS a poker scene in Detroit.