Casino Voted the 'Best' in Michigan
MI - Readers of the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News, Michigan's
two largest newspapers, agree that Greektown
Casino is the best casino in Detroit and Michigan.
Three weeks after readers of The News voted Greektown Michigan's
"Best Casino" for 2002, the Free Press announced on May
8 that its readers have selected Greektown as the "Best Detroit
Casino" for the second consecutive year.
Casino was named "Best Casino" and "Best Place
to be Seen" by Free Press readers for the second year in a
row in the paper's Best of Detroit 2002 poll. The News' readers
recently voted Greektown
Casino Michigan's "Best Casino," "Best Casino
with Winning Slots," "Best Wait Staff Outfits," "Best
Craps Tables," "Best Blackjack Tables," "Best
High Rollers Area," "Best Casino Crowd," "Best
Casino Restaurant," "Best Casino Decor," "Best
Casino with Quickest Valet," and "Best Casino Entertainment."
"The readers of Michigan's two largest newspapers have recognized
Casino as their favorite gaming destination, and we are deeply
grateful for their support," said Greektown
Casino Chief Executive Officer Bernard Bouschor. "You can't
have the best casino without the best staff like we are so fortunate
to have at Greektown. These awards are tributes to our Team Members'
hard work and dedication, and a testament to their award-winning
Casino is proud to house the latest and greatest in gaming.
We are thrilled to offer the first and only live poker room in the
market! In addition to being named the "Best Casino" by
readers of Michigan's two largest daily newspapers, Greektown
Casino has captured many other accolades in the 18 months it
has been open, including "Best Slot Club," Casino Player
magazine's 2001 review of the nation's top slot clubs; "One
of the best video poker selections in Michigan," Casino Player
Magazine; "Best Slots," New Detroit Magazine; and "Best
Place for People Watching," Metro Times Best of Detroit issue.
Casino is in the heart of Greektown, Detroit's fun-town neighborhood.
A total entertainment destination, Greektown
Casino features more than 2,500 slot machines and more than
90 table games in 75,000 square feet of luxurious Mediterranean-themed
Casino is home to the Alley Grille Steakhouse, Detroit's finest
steakhouse, and the Grapevine Cafe. Casino guests can also experience
about two dozen restaurants, pubs, confectioneries and other shops
in the Greektown neighborhood and nearby Harmonie Park. Greektown
Casino is a short walk from Comerica Park, home of the Detroit
Tigers, Detroit's Fox Town theater district, and Ford Field, the
new home of the Detroit Lions.
Park Ready to Run!
2002 Live Racing Season Opens Friday Night
MN - Another summer of horse racing action breaks from the
gate with the arrival of live racing season at Canterbury
Park on May 17. The 62-day meet will once again reflect
the success of Canterbury
Park with purse levels remaining at their 2001 record
levels, another healthy complement of horses, both Thoroughbred
and Quarter Horse racing, and a series of 29 stakes races
worth more than $1 million.
daily purse figures are the continuance of a series of increases
begun in 2000 thanks to the success of the Canterbury Card
Club. Two years ago the daily purses were slated to average
approximately $100,000, a significant increase over the
1999 figures. For 2002, the average daily purses will be
more than $120,000. The consistent purse structure has proven
attractive to horsemen as Canterbury
Park again expects to be at or near stall capacity of
1,600 horses. The influx of horses last year led to a similar
influx of new trainers and jockeys, supplementing a well-respected
group of returnees. Most of those new faces have returned.
"What's especially exciting is seeing the new faces
from last year returning for another summer," said
President Randy Sampson. "It's a testament to our growth
and our product that both horsemen and patrons are willing
to return time and again."
track, jockey Derek Bell returns to defend his back-to-back
riding titles facing stiff competition from Seth Martinez
who finished second to Bell last season and currently stands
7th in the nation with 106 wins riding at Turf Paradise
weekend will feature a pair of outings for top Minnesota-Bred
horses. The 2002 stakes schedule begins Saturday afternoon
with the $35,000 - 10,000 Lakes Stakes for top state-bred
colts and geldings. Sunday afternoon the fillies and mares
take their turn in the $35,000 Lady Slipper stakes featuring
two-time defending champion Nidari ridden by Bell.