Of the Detroit trio, Greektown Casino is the one most used to change.
The casino opened as a tribal property in 2000 and has undergone a handful of ownership changes since then.
In 2020, a year of change for many, Greektown appears to be settling into a state of permanence under parent company Penn National Gaming.
In addition to pioneering the company’s sports betting brand, Greektown is linking up with other Penn properties with its popular mychoice rewards program.
Mychoice rewards finally hits Detroit
It takes a while for a parent company to add its own systems and brands to each property.
Penn agreed to purchase Greektown Casino operations in 2018 from Michigan billionaire Dan Gilbert, but it was not approved until May of last year.
After indicating over the summer the mychoice brand was coming soon to Michigan, Greektown made the change this week.
How to change GT Rewards to mychoice rewards
Players can bring their GT Rewards cards into the Player Services or Promotions counter at the casino, in addition to a temporary table set up outside of the high-limit gaming area.
Points carry over and you will be placed into one of five mychoice rewards tiers: Choice, Advantage, Preferred, Elite, and The Owners Club.
Prizes range from $10 for food for novices to luxury gifts such as a Mercedes-Benz lease and vacations for more valued guests.
But like any big changes in 2020, there were hiccups along the way.
During a visit on Thursday afternoon, lines were long at all of the designated mychoice areas. In addition, kiosks to redeem rewards were not operational or did not recognize accounts.
Patient patrons did eventually have their issues resolved and points were redeemed for free play or food vouchers.
Players can pad rewards points regionally
Greektown players can now pad their mychoice accounts at Penn’s casinos nationwide.
Penn’s 35 casinos in 16 states honor the program. That includes four facilities in Ohio, including Hollywood Casino in nearby Toledo.
Hollywood General Manager Justin Carter welcomed Greektown to the “mychoice family” Friday on social media.
“Whether you are a Toledo player who loves to go to Detroit, or a Detroit player who loves to come to Toledo, you now have two amazing destinations to not only earn, play, redeem,” Carter said. “It is just fantastic.”
Social casino also available for mychoice rewards
The social online casino mychoicecasino.com is also now available on the Greektown Casino website.
Purchased credits there can earn mychoice tier points (50 cents of purchased credits gets you 1 tier point). Players also can earn points at the Greektown sportsbook, earning 1 tier point for a $10 straight or futures bet, or a $5 parlay.
The brand will power Greektown’s online sports betting, which also will launch later this year. The Barstool online sportsbook in Michigan is the only launch planned for the rest of 2020. The app is only available in Pennsylvania.
The mychoice rewards system also incorporates Penn’s Hollywood Casino online brand into the system. That, too, is slated to launch in late 2020.