Monday, September 4, 2017

The horrible way in which Motor City casino treats its customers.

before i get into the main topic, let me give u a brief update on how im doing. im up to $22,800 and over $1800 in poker wins for the first 4 days of september, which isnt too bad. as slow as August went i knew some big wins were overdue. Theres a lot more cash stored with various casinos up in this part of the country than there used to be.

Ray wanted to get up to Greektown early yesterday, because of the drawings all day, one of whom would be winning $6500 or a 2 yr lease on a car. (poker players only). i couldnt sleep, so when he knocked on my door at 2.30pm to drive us to Greektown, i was too tired, i shouldve fallen asleep about 7-8 but i didnt til about 11am. so he went by himself, and i thought i might just play in toledo.

i eventually woke up about 7pm, and decided to take Uber to Greektown, seeing how much less Uber prices are in this part of the country. just like cheap eggs (70c) cheap milk ($1.19 gallon) and the lowest rental prices in the county if u google search it ($447 average 1 bedroom apt) uber is much less per mile here. so for $64 and an extra $10 tip for return gas, i got a lady to drive me to Greektown.

Ray wasnt doing too well, but was planning to be there til he did better, so i found a seperate game and eventually got up a few hundred. was once up $600. then i get moved to a new table, (when i got a big stack i always hate and resist this, which wouldnt bother me if i had a short stack). the guy in the middle of the table who seemed to know me had a big stack but this table didnt have as many big stacks as the other tables did, so i picked it.

6 of us see the flop with my AJ for a raise. flop comes 26J with 2 hearts. ive got the ace of hearts but not the J. the black guy with all the chips bets $20. one other guy calls, a middle eastern guy whose been getting on my nerves alot with his candy crush comments which i dont play on my phone. i should raise big here, but ive still over $550 behind, and hes got over $700 behind and im up way too much for the day since i only bought in for $53. so i worry about giving it back. figured id wait for the turn. and see if they check. plus then a flush draw they might have would only have one card to go. turn comes 3. he again bets $30 other guy calls im still afraid to raise, since he didnt check. big mistake on my part. were i behind money for the night, id have definitely bet big.

river comes 6. he bets $45, other guy calls, i call. the black guy wins with 6-4 offsuit. middle eastern guy shows J. if i shove the flop the black guy folds, the middle eastern guy whose very loose might call and id beaten his kicker which he didnt show. so i left immediately couldnt get ray to, so i went to go to motor city.

now ive been pissed off with weird motor city policies before. Greektown will sell u chips by the floor coming to your table, without u needing to get up, or in rare instances instruct the dealer to sell to u. both motor city and mgm make u go to the cage. even if u are playing already and went bust. so often i must remember to have $100 chips in my back pocket for if i bust, which u often forgot about when cashing out. which makes me feel like its their real reason for doing it and not their BS excuses. motor city dont even use a players card. which keeps the dealers from knowing your name when its your BB.

poor cell phone reception in the area by the casino made it difficult to get an uber driver but i found one, the first one canceled. i was hoping ray would leave soon before he got more stuck but the high hand promo was starting up at 4am with $600 for any aces full or better.

i quit still up over $300, and planned to buyin elsewhere for $50. but when i got to motor city, i found 15 people on the list, (none of whom were being seated, all were standing outside the room or sitting outside, waiting for seats.) yet there were like plenty of open seats, including some tables only 6 handed. here they play with 10, quite common this part of the country which i hate, preferring 9. the reason there was so many open seats and none were being filled is they wanted to send home employees on overtime. now ive seen them do this before, but forget they do it so often. so they were trying to break tables sometimes by force. until they combined enough games to send home some dealers, NO ONE was going to get a seat. the other names on the waitlist didnt like it either. the staff told me it would be at least an hour or more id need to wait.

so im outside the room and a guy comes up asking about my shoes if theyre velcro. i didnt even know what that is til ray explained later on. i didnt know and didnt feel like talking cause i was busy on my phone with something important and i asked him to please let me be. if this was brandon dean or bean face killa i apologize, i was too busy fixing a phone problem to look closely. he seemed to know me.

so i left pissed and took another uber elsewhere, and still had issues with this uber, had to cancel and use lyft. theres like 5 cabs outside too but refuse to use them. it would be like $15 for a $5-9 ride, and i resent them in general for poor service in the past refusing to go short runs and blocking uber in many cities. lots of panhandlers outside valet too either wishing to borrow your phone or something else.

when Ray finally came to get me he ended up out over $500 and i had won over $400. minus all the uber fees. im just as pissed people play at motor city and tolerate the poor service as i am the staff. too many people defend the casinos, and especially the employees when customers feel the policies are rude. its why people got blocked on twitter. if no one else played, theyd fix it. theres 2 other better rooms to play in here. its why so many places offer 6-5 bj and resort fees too. people dont get upset enough over it.






17 comments:

  1. The way you play poker is ridiculous, letting your fear of losing chips dictate bad play. And get a $2,500.00 car already, do you drive?

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    1. firekeepers in battle creek seems to be such a nice poker room and good place to play low stakes BJ i wish i had an RV to put out in the parking lot. wonder how long someone could? ive never been able to learn how. tried it when younger, couldnt do it. no uber here.

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  2. I don't understand why you are so pissed about playing at these places. You knew what the conditions and rules would be like, you have played there before. You don't do yourself any favors when you go into a poker room with a negative attitude before you even start to play. If you don't like the places, go elsewhere.

    PS Get your ID situation sorted out now.

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  3. Scared money is dead money. Raise when you know you should.

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  4. Sounds like the perfect place and time for our Hero to lead a protest of these annoying policies to fight the grave injustices at the above-mentioned locations! Tony, as an American (sort of) and a poker play it is both your right and obligation to print up some protest signs and fight the just cause to correct the grave injustices you have so carefully and thoughtfully documented. If those casinos see their poker room is empty and you are outside running a protest that is costing them money believe me they will have no choice but to listen to and comply with your demands for a more just poker room!

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    1. What's this outside nonsense? TBC clearly needs to stage a sit-in inside the poker room.

      No Chip Runners, No Peace!

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    2. "No Chip Runners, No Peace!"

      That made me laugh - thanks, IMS.

      s.i.

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  5. My one data point supports the proposition that Motor City doesn't care about their customers. When I went there to play poker my interaction with the person at the desk was so negative I turned around and walked away. Wanted a cup of coffee before I headed down the road so plunked down at a video poker machine put in $20 and hit a royal. Cashed out, walked out.

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  6. If I don't like the way a casino runs it poker room then I just won't play there.

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  7. The way you played the AJ hand seemed OK to me. You started with almost $600 dollars and you don't want to build a big pot with just one pair on the flop. If you reraise on the flop then most of the time your only getting called by hands that can beat you and you fold out all the hands that you beat. But sometimes they get there on the river. It happens.

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  8. TBC tweeting to random whores is comedy gold!

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    1. How do you know they are whores Iron Mike?

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    2. Um, because their Twitter profiles advertise their escort services.

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    3. Oh OK. I didn't see anything about Tony tweeting escort ladies on twitter. Maybe I don't get all his tweets. I'm missing the good bits.

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  9. Tony:

    Sup wit da Ultimate Holdem electronic games? What is your edge on that game, Tony?

    "tony bigcharles‏ @sevencard2003 15h15 hours ago
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    after winning about $100 in the $2-5 NL, lost close to $800 in the ultimate tx holdem machine"

    s.i.

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    1. none, but the good news is i won most of it back on the machine today.

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    2. That is good news - you've been growing the roll, which is great. Why did you choose to play the Ultimate Tx Holdem machine, when you know you don't have an edge? Boredom? Frustration? Stuck? I'm just curious what your triggers are. I'm guessing it's simply....addiction.

      s.i.

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