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You can now gamble in 9 MGM casinos in Vegas...from your phone
You gotta love Vegas, always coming up with new ways to part you from your hard-earned cash. This latest scheme is perhaps the most clever yet: you can now gamble in Vegas casinos without even being in the casino. And you can do it all from your smartphone.
MGM Resorts in Las Vegas has announced a new gambling platform that allows you to place bets on video poker, bingo and the slots, all from the comfort of your phone, tablet or laptop. You’ll need to be within the confines of the Wi-Fi signal in MGM’s various Vegas properties to use the platform, but it still frees you from sticking at a particular table. Now the gambling doesn’t ever have to stop, even when you’re taking a stroll by the pool. How considerate.
Called easyPLAY Mobile Tournaments, mobile gamblers will soon be able to bet on other games currently being developed. What’s more, MGM even has “interactive easyPLAY tables” available, so if you don’t want to use your own device and still feel like gambling on the platform, you can. From your phone, from a table, or in the actual casino, MGM really wants you to never come up for air.
easyPLAY Mobile Tournaments is live now at all nine of MGM’s Las Vegas properties, including: MGM Grand, Bellagio, Aria, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, New York-New York, The Mirage, Monte Carlo and Excalibur. Naturally, you have to be over 21 to play. The first contest is on the slots and for a $5 entry you can win the grand prize of at least $10,000. Tempted?
Do you gamble on your phone? Are you likely to gamble on your phone in Vegas?