Love this Casino.
It's clean and has happy to help you employees! The food is great and so is the atmosphere.
It can get smokey, but they must have a very good ventillation system because I never smell like smoke when I leave.
They send us great coupons for even gas!! Thank you, we will keep coming back.
I just wanted to post my thoughts as well on Northstar. My wife and I go there about once a month, we enjoy ourselves and feel like we have more of a chance doing well there as opposed to Oneida, and Menominee (which we drive past from Appleton).
I would have to say the only downfall of this new casino is the fans that they put in the floor make my wife uncomfortable, it is a smart design however for the people that do not enjoy all of the smoke - but don't really think they are needed.
As far as them not having a hotel on site, it sounds like once the economy improves that they are going to continue on with the construction project. For now though my wife and I stay at the Konkopot lodge that is a mile or so down the street, the service that we get there is very impressive and there is also a great atmosphere provided by everyone staying there, we have also heard that the White pines lodge is a pretty nice place, but with the package that the konkopot lodge gives for gambling we will always stay there.
We play mostly slots so unsure how the table is, the people playing craps are always sounding pretty happy! The slots allow us to keep playing, and can generally play all night with $100.00 which is good because it is basically entertainment with the outside chance that you can hit it big, and that is the way we approach this casino.
It seems like a lot of people don't feel that they send out comps, then you are not taking advantage of everything that they have to offer. We get mail offers for cash, and also free dinners or discounted dinners which is pretty nice. Also on their website you can play a game called shoot for the stars and win prizes ranging from a logo prize, 500 points on your players card(first time is 1000) 5 or 10 dollars, golf, and hotel stays at local lodges you are really selling yourself short if you don't take advantage of this. I often get the points, and have accumulated 5,000 points just for shoot for the stars.....
Northstar Casino in WI has to have the worst payouts I have ever seen. Take a lot of money and don't plan on taking any home with you. It was not only me either, I have never seen so many negative grumble patrons in my life as I did at this casino.
I should have known when I walked into the door and the couple leaving greeted me with 'Don't bother even going in there' and then I heard all the negative complaining about how the machines were paying when I walked into the restroom.
They do not offer match plays to new customers and instead they give you a slip which you have to use in selected machines, which as I expected were set to pay out nothing but make me feel like I was already winning.
The players club was not one of the friendlier ones I have ever seen but as for the floor staff, they were very very friendlly and the food was very good. Not as cheap as a lot of the other casinos in the area that offer food but still not too badly priced.
They do not have a hotel and I did not play the tables, so I can not honestly rate these two items but I heard they are building a hotel as I write this so hopefully when it is completed, they will follow other casino practices as offer so really good hotel packages, because as of right now, I do not see a reason to ever want to return to Northstar any time in the future.
Mohican Northstar Casino is just too damn greedy. But I guess that could be said for most of the casinos in Wisconsin. If table games are your thing, I cannot comment on that because I have only played slots at Mohican Casino. But if you like slots, well read on.
I have spent a TON of money at Mohican, and have received absolutely nothing except a kick in the ass as I was heading out the door. Their players club is a joke and so is their customer service. You have to accumulate 2500 points to earn $10 cash back which is pathetic. From my experience there, be prepared to take along at least $2,000 to earn a measly $10 back. To earn at least 2500 points you have to put a lot of money through their machines not just in them. Because their pay outs are so bad you are constantly putting money into those black holes instead of recycling it and earning points. I have NEVER and I mean NEVER received anything from Mohican in the form of comps after spending well over ten grand there in a relatively short period of time. Try going to one of Harrah's properties in either Illinois of Las Vegas. The most I ever spent at one of Harrah's casinos was a lousy $300 but every month like clockwork they send me a voucher for a free hotel stay, a $40 dining credit along with free play. They have been doing that for over a year now. Indian Casinos in Wisconsin, especially Mohican Northstar take their patrons for granted. It's time to take a stand and fight back! Enough said.
Many people who read this review may disagree with my comments here. Some may even go as far as saying, "Are you out of your mind?" Regardless of what others think, I feel compelled to comment on my favorite casino, namely Mohican North Star Casino.
I think the slots at Mohican North Star Casino are reasonable in payout. The key is to remember that the machines seem "tight" because they, like those in many casinos today, are "geared" toward the very large, infrequent jackpot hit. Your results may vary greatly from trip to trip. With this in mind, I find it best to prepare a personal budget at home, and to STICK TO IT when I gamble. This helps me gamble responsibly, while making sure my financial obligations are all resolved. I have won 3 jackpots so far this year in 2013 ($2,700, $2,250, and $1,200). I think you need to stay on a machine quite a while (1.5 to 3 hours per machine) to give it the best chance to pay that big, infrequent hit. Too many people expect an instant hit, and are disappointed when that hit doesn't happen right away.
I gave the lowest ratings to the Customer Service and Food and Drink categories. My biggest concerns here are with the beverage service on the floor. At times, this service is excellent! Often, however, the beverage service people come around infrequently, if at all. The reason I don't rate this area lower than 3 stars is that I can ask any employee to see if I can get beverage service to me, and they always seem to send someone over right away. I think they need to staff this area more consistently to better serve the customers.
I don't play table sames, so I did not rate Mohican North Star Casino in this area. I chose to give all other categories 4-star ratings. The players club is generally well-staffed. Sometimes, the lines are long because so many people are waiting in line. However, the line seems to move rather quickly when this happens. The matchplay system seems to be a "work in progress" with the new management there, but I am thankful for what I get in mail coupons. The hotel seems nice, but I have never stayed there since I live less than an hour away (Wausau, WI). The gaming atmosphere seems fine, but the air conditioning system works too well at times in the summer. At times during hot weather, I have worn shorts and sandals to the casino, and if I play in the wrong areas, I end up with frozen legs and frozen feet!
The thing I like best about Mohican North Star Casino is the great variety of slots they offer. I am a borderline Ruby/Pearl players card member, and I typically play $1 slot machines, with some $5 machines played when my luck is good, and I can afford to do it. At this time, the "triple double" and Crystal Sevens machines are some of my personal favorites, and seem to pay well over time for me. I prefer larger casinos with larger variety of slots over smaller casinos with little slot variety.
I find it best to take $400 with me to the casino for every dollar played per spin. That means you need at least $800 to $1,200 to play dollars at maximum credit value, and at least $2,000 to play a $5 machine at 1 credit per spin. This "stretegy" has worked well for me lately.
I wish you the best when you gamble at Mohican North Star Casino. Have fun, gamble responsibly, and BEST OF LUCK!