permanent Detroit casino now open
With fireworks on Wednesday
MGM Grand opened the first permanent Detroit casino.
The fireworks display was a must for the MGM Grand Detroit
casino on Wednesday, when the permanent casino site was
officially opened. The new $800 million 400-room 18-story hotel
and casino was announced as the first Las Vegas style casino to
open its doors in a major metro area outside of Nevada. The
permanent casino site sits just a block away from the 1999
temporary casino. Along with the hotel and casino, new
restaurants, shopping centers and spas around the MGM Grand
begun welcoming customers. MGM Mirage Inc. management commented
that the new site is well on its way to become not just
gambling, but an entertainment spot for thousands of visitors
from the surrounding states, including Canada.
Meanwhile , the other two Detroit
casinos are also working hard on bringing up their permanent
sites. Greektown Casino is spending almost half a billion in
expansion and renovations, scheduled for completion next year,
and MotorCity Casino, which already expanded its gambling floor,
is pouring in $275 million on a new hotel.