LAS VEGAS GAMBLING: MGM Grand casino guide

Las Vegas gambling can provide a largely chilled experience or a full blown attack on all of the senses. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll likely find it somewhere. So, what can you expect from MGM Grand casino?

Hold on to your hats at MGM Grand casino, because if you’re anything like me, you will not know where to start.

This sprawling casino seems never-ending as it twists and turns around the various bars and offers possibly the biggest selection of slots in any casino.

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MGM Grand Casino overview

Total gaming space: 171,500 sq. ft

Rewards program: MGM Rewards

Number of Slot and video poker machines:  2500+

High Limit slots room: Yes

Table games: Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, lot of variations of poker

Poker Room: Yes

Sports book: Bet MGM

Smoking: Yes

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MGM Grand casino has one of the largest gaming floors in all of Las Vegas, measuring 171,500 square feet (15,930 m2).

And if that’s difficult to visualise in your mind, just imagine trying to find your way out of it once you’re in the middle!

MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotels casino

In truth, MGM Grand casino actually weaves its way around the ground-floor in a kind of semi-circle shape and that’s why it appears to be never-ending. It is immersed between bars and restaurants, making it look like there are slots as far as the eye goes.

As you would expect from a casino this size, there are more than enough options when it comes to slots. You will never struggle to find something you want to play.

In fact the only problem you may have is how busy the casino gets. With so many bars, restaurants, sports events and shows at the resort, the casino benefits from a high amount of footfall.

Gambling at MGM Grand casino

For those who don’t mind spending a little bit more on the slots, a high-limit room is provided with a private lounge, private restrooms and some added customer service.

MGM Grand casino has a large selection of table games too including all the usual favourites – blackjack, baccarat, craps and roulette, but don’t expect to find low table minimums here, it is definitely for those with a deeper pockets. That is a Strip-wide thing these days, though, not MGM Grand-specific.

As for those who prefer poker to feature in their Las Vegas gambling, then MGM Grand is one of the few properties that still has a designated poker room.

This non-smoking poker room is open 24 hours and is the number one hot spot for Texas Hold’em. They run daily Texas Hold’em tournaments starting from $1-$2 No Limit Hold’em.

Drinks service and sportsbook

As with all Las Vegas hotel casinos, a complimentary drinks service is available to anyone who is gambling. From my experience, MGM Grand is one of the hardest places to find a waitress. That may be due to the shape and size of the casino, but there are plenty of bars close by.

If sports is where you prefer to get your Las Vegas gambling fix, then MGM has an expansive sportsbook. With sixty plasma screens simultaneously streaming sports action, there is plenty to keep you entertained while you track your bets.

Rewards club

As the name suggests, the MGM Grand casino is part of MGM Rewards. Makes sure you sign up for it as the casino is right at the heart of the MGM neighbourhood.

Mandalay Bay, Luxor, New York-New York, Excalibur and Park MGM are right on the doorstep, and they all take the same card.

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Lynsey Thompson
Lynsey Thompson
Lynsey Thompson is a UK journalist with a passion for all things Las Vegas and one half of the popular Las Vegas YouTube channel and Podcast Begas Vaby. A regular visitor to Las Vegas for the past decade, Lynsey has written gambling and iGaming content professionally for a number of years, as well as gambling news content.

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