Best Of 2016

555 E. Lafayette St., Detroit;

Sitting at slot machines for hours on end can be exhausting even when you're just sitting there staring at the screen. That's why we love table games, and Greektown Casino has the best. The tables are normally never overcrowded — giving you ample arm and breathing room when things get tough. They offer all of the favorites like blackjack, craps, and roulette; but make sure you try out some new ones, like the poker game Let It Ride.

6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mount Pleasant; 888-732-4537;

We have great casinos in the city of Detroit, but weekend trips up north are a necessity. One of the best places to hit while you head to the land of trees is Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. Not only do they have a great casino with slot machines and card tables, but there is an amazing resort, spa, and theater to see shows. They host some pretty great concerts and always have some comedians to bring in the laughs. Unlike the Detroit casinos, Soaring Eagle is 18 and up, too.

1777 Third Ave., Detroit; 313-465-1234;

TAP opened inside MGM Grand in 2012, and since then it's been drawing in way more than gamblers and hotel guests. The self-described "newest oldest pub" draws in tons of sports fans with its 40-plus flat-screen TVs. The extensive beer menu — 50-plus rotating selections is nothing to scoff at — means those in search of a well-crafted brew will find a bevy of options. Insider tip: Head there on a Sunday for $3 mimosas.

555 E. Lafayette St., Detroit;

Living the VIP life while gambling at Greektown is the only way to go if you want to win really big. The $100 slot machines and dozens of table games will raise the stakes and your blood pressure. The area is secluded so you truly enjoy the VIP experience.

1777 Third Ave., Detroit; 877- 888-2121;

Even if gambling isn't your thing, MGM is a popular choice for those looking for a quality place to crash in the D. From its luxurious spa to its live music venues — and of course, 24-hour concierge staff — MGM offers guests top-of-the-line amenities as well as rooms that boast some of the best views of the city.

377 Riverside Dr. E., Windsor; 800-991-7777;

We all love a good casino, but what happens when that casino offers awesome promotions? Even better! Caesars Windsor is a great casino with great promotions to help you save even more money. On their website, they are offering $16 off hotel rooms, and special promotions that involve beer and wine, our favorite. There are beer-and-bike offers, as well as wine trail rides. Make sure you wear a helmet!

2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-237-6732;

We're so glad to see that Iridescence won this poll, because it really is the place where you'd suggest that your parents go for their diamond wedding anniversary, or where you'd ask your boss to take you on your last day working for the firm. Michael Russell, one of only two practicing Certified Master Chefs in Michigan, has promised that the absolutely deluxe restaurant is "where his vision will come to fruition," and that appears to undeniably be the case here.

377 Riverside Dr. E., Windsor; 800-991-7777;

For those who gamble regularly, joining the players club is the next step to enjoying all the benefits that casinos have to offer. Caesars Windsor offers some of the best deals and specials when you join their players club. You get insane discounts on rooms, free food from their fabulous restaurants, and receive rewards when you spend money.

1777 Third Ave., Detroit; 877- 888-2121;

There are tons of things to do at MotorCity Casino, but catching a show at the Sound Board is one of our favorite things to do at the vibrant casino. The 1,500-seat theater has a unique way of feeling intimate, yet big and theatrical all at the same time. They've hosted such acts as Aretha Franklin, Gregg Allman, Melissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle, and comedian Margaret Cho.

2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 866-782-9622;

This award-winning buffet features both American and international cuisine. Stuff your face with everything from warm breads to delectable sushi. Have a hankering for something sweet? Go wild at the create-your-own-dessert station. Want to plan your visit based off the food? Check out some of the evening themes. Monday is the seafood buffet, Tuesday is heavy on the German food, Wednesday is Hawaiian-inspired food, Thursday, you've got the grill, Friday is all about French food, Saturday is a taste of the "D," and Sunday is good old-fashioned soul food.