Went here for New Years Eve with the wife. Played between .15 and .75 per spin (mostly 30 or 40 cents a spin) and lost $500. Very bad experience. Never got a bonus above $40 all night and that was playing .75, got a 40 cent free spin bonus though on a Money to Burn machine playing .30/spin!
Atmosphere and layout seemed nice but the slots were extremely tight. Tried quite a few. The casino wasn't very busy for a New Years Eve and now we know why. Seems like people were enjoying themselves playing Blackjack though.
They need to loosen up their slots to get people to come back. This casino has had some some financial corruption internally in its recent history so perhaps they are trying to recover for it. Had not been here in about a year and just when I thought it couldn't have been any tighter than that time it was.
The players club and staff seemed nice and friendly though. I was going to have steak for New Years (instead of the seafood buffet which would have been the same price) but at $30/plate from here we opted for the snack bar, and I'm fairly certain I got food poisoning from their snack bar. Will not be coming back anytime soon.
Have played the slots for about 10 years regularly at Torches and at about 12 of the other casinos in WI and MI. It is a nice atmosphere, but you will pay dearly for it. The slots must have about a 80% payback chip in them, some of the worst I would venture to say in the northwoods.
Restaurant used to be good for the money and used to have a nice variety menu years ago, now that is way overpriced. Staff always seems unfriendly at the players club. Offer a lot of promotions for cheap gifts, and other baits to get you in the door.
Hotel stays and pool facilities are above average, and a lot of times are offered at fair rates. A nice place to visit, but watch your $ go faassstttt. You don't even see as many locals in there, because they know the new machines are tighter and tighter.
I was only there once about a year and a half ago and I can only speak for their slots. I did pretty well. Judging from the past reviews I guess I was the exception. I came up from Milwaukee and wanted to check them out. It was a helluva long drive. I started with $200 and worked it up to $1200, no joke. Then I started playing the Wizard of Oz penny machine and that was my demise. I have been to Potowatami here in Milwaukee a many times and never won anything so I was pretty surprised when I got on a winning streak at this casino. An 80% payout seems pretty darn good compared to the crappy payouts here in Milwaukee. The state mandates 80% but with some casinos, cough *Potowatami* they ignore that rule like it was not worth the paper it was printed on.