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A Private User
Ive never been a casino person. This one is about a 40 minute drive for me. Im frugal and hate to throw away money. For a change I stopped in to Gun Lake. Most of my time was spent looking around and watching others at the tables. I played my first Black Jack game ever and came out a small winner. The staff was very helpful and the other players were fun to be around. Now I go back once or twice a week and have gotten to know a few of the dealers and staff. They have verious skill levels. Ray works the $25 blackjack table and is allot of fun. People at her table are always laughing. Ive seen people losing their money and giving the dealer a hard time and the dealer handled it well. We all know its not the dealers fault. They have no control over the cards. And, of course, you should never go to a casino expecting to win. If youre not good at self control, only carry what you can afford to lose. I still start my night by walking in and watching the tables at first. A few know me by name, but I think most remember me as the man in the brown coat. As I was watching, Ive even asked some staff questions and theyve always been happy to help me. Im a non-smoker and the first time I went in, the smoke bothered me. I dont notice it as much anymore. Maybe the first night was a bad night or Ive become more accustom to it. I tend not to sit next to a smoker. I have the Players Club card. They encourage it and offer UP TO $500 free play on the slots when you get it. Its somewhat random as to how much you get. Its my understanding that most people get $5. I got a little more. When you use it during your play you get points for perks. I dont use it all the time because I know its also being used to track what I do and how often I go there. This was brought to light in the case of embezzlement case of Stephanie Bogdan who was reported to have gone there 162 days since they were opened. Im not a drinker. There are two "bars" inside. One is an open area by the tables. The other is Stage 131 which others have mentioned. Personally, I think Stage 131 is small. But maybe they will expand it as the business gets more established. Ive seen a variety of music played there. It has all been good. Ive seen people try and dance, between the tables since there is no dance floor. Even though it may get expensive, expanding it with a dance floor may be a way to bring in people that want more than just a casino experience. The casino stays pretty busy with people. That, in itself, is a testament to the staff. Obviously, if it was bad, people wouldnt keep going back. Keep in mind that companies are not in the business of losing money. This holds true for casinos, too. If they lost money, they wouldnt stay in business. You can go to the bar for a night and spend money and walk away with $100 less to your name. You can go to the casino for a night and walk away with $100 less to your name. I cant agree with Ash at all. Theres something wrong when someone complains that they cant win at a casino and then continues to go back a couple times a week. Ive won. Ive lost. But thats not the reason I go. I go because of the friendly service. I go because I find it pretty clean. I go because the people (staff and customers) are nice to be around. I go because its fun. I have not had a bad experience at Gun Lake Casino.
Up until now I have had mixed emotions about this casino as I have seen a lot of unprofessional and uneducated dealers on the floor. That being said we continue to go for the many great dealers and pit bosses they do have. Gordy, Bill, Emery, Jenny (pit bosses) as well as Calvin, Duane, Amanda, Tim, Tom, Anthony, and Ray (my favorite) just to name a few. Any ways back to what prompted my review after having frequented this casino so much that we are on a first name basis with many of the "pit bosses" and dealers. Recently we were sitting at the baccarat table which as many of you know is $25 a hand minimum. We had played several hands both winning and loosing and were taking a break to ask Ray the pit boss to check our card for comps (which we generally are given). There was a man at the table playing who asked to have the table max raised which we did not object to. Ray the "pit boss" called another man over from across the room who called him self Dale the head of the gaming floor. He raised the table and then asked us if we were playing. We replied with no (because we were waiting on Ray to check our comps so we could take a break and eat) at which point he told us to leave the table because the players dont like spectators. WHAT? We were not spectators we were playing just not right as he came over. He was extremely rude and told us we were not allowed to watch at all that the high rollers dont like it. He also stated that they dont have a high rollers section so they try to keep people away when high rollers are playing. WTF? It was a $25 table that we watched him raise to $100. We walked out even though we had plenty of gaming left in us. Any ways on a whole this place is really starting to suck. Not so sure that we will keep going after this incident. I am in Kalamazoo several times a week and can easily just go to Firekeepers which is way nicer and doesnt constantly change out their slot machines. Good luck players!
Robert J. Woldhuis
I will be upfront and say that I lived in Vegas for around 6 years and have been to some of the best casinos there so I really tried to set my standards on a different level upon walking into this casino. I drove my motorcycle there and they had special motorcycle parking which was nice. I was able to get a players card very quickly and the lady who helped me was very friendly. The promotion that was going on at the time was for free slot play to be added to your card in between 5 and $500 and of course I got the free $5. I played some nickel and penny slots and was able to play on that $5 for well over an hour. I also played a quick hand of roulette and my lucky numbers didnt hit but you have to roll with the punches. they had a live band doing covers on eighties and nineties songs which was actually pretty good so I secured a machine near the entertainment and just enjoyed myself there. if you are looking for something comprable to Vegas you need to keep looking. But if you are looking just to get out and have a good time play a few slot machines and maybe some table games then Im sure this casino could scratch your itch. Overall I had a good service from the waitresses and had a decent time while I was there but I just wasnt overly impressed. It was very smoky in there. I quit smoking almost 6 years ago and really forgot how much I dont like being around smokers in a enclosed area like that. My girlfriend is also a non-smoker and really doesnt like this casino because of how Smoky it is so we probably wont return there even though it is close to us.