Aria Las Vegas Review


Opened in 2009, Aria Resort and Casino stands as an MGM Resorts’ top-tier destination in terms of elegance and action.

Aria sports a AAA Five-Diamond award for its globally acclaimed chefs, modern in-room technology, and luxurious spa / salon located adjacent to one of the premier pools on the Las Vegas Strip.

MGM Resorts International is proud to recognize Aria as a recipient of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Gold certification. The City Center project –which includes Aria, Vdara, Crystals, and The Mandarin-Oriental — have reinvented the Las Vegas experience.

Modern style at Aria also means mobile

How could one of the newest Strip properties be complete without advances in the latest digital trends?

Guests control nearly every aspect of their in-room experience on a tablet — reviewing restaurant menus and details, tuning the TV or stereo, or closing the blackout curtains for bedtime after sunrise. Those of legal gambling age can enjoy the Las Vegas gaming experience from the comfort of their hotel rooms as well.

PlayStudios has partnered with MGM Resorts to offer a free-to-play casino experience where users can earn free rooms, meals, show tickets and more at MGM destinations.

Free-to-play options are on mobile (smartphone / tablet) platforms as well as on one’s laptop or desktop via Facebook. Why not try to extend a stay at Aria for free without having to step into an elevator by playing on one of the following digital platforms?

Pop! Slots

Aria’s ultimate digital casino experience includes a variety of slots both brand new and familiar with a twist.

On leading titles such as Wall of Khan, Jack and the Beanstalk and Race to Oz, players earn real rewards, enhancing their next Las Vegas experience. Visit the website to play Pop! Slots on your iOS (Apple iPhone or iPad) or Android device.

Konami Slots

Konami has been a leader in gaming technology for decades and now offers some of its gaming favorites to players with a mobile, free-to-play experience.

Enjoy favorites including Magnifying Magic, Dragon’s Law and Sparkling Nightlife. Konami gives players a variety of slot themes to experience from Jumpin’ Jalapeños and China Shores to Spellbound Princess.

MyVegas Slots

Ready for some of the best, most authentic, and free-to-play casino action on the go? The MyVegas software can downloaded from the App Store, the Play Store, Amazon, or played immediately through a laptop or desktop web browser on Facebook.

Some of the most popular MyVegas titles include Goldie Goose, Goldie Goose  – Vault Edition, and Forbidden 7’s. MyVegas hosts some of the most entertaining slot titles on digital platforms with a variety of themes, like golf in Shaq 9 or the Halloween-themed Monster Maniacs.

Mobile sports betting

The game starts in two minutes! It might be hard to run from a guest room or the pool to the sportsbook in time, but it certainly is not difficult to get that wager in.

With playMGM, Aria guests as well as anyone in the state of Nevada who signs up have an MGM Resorts’ sportsbook at their fingertips.  

Get in on the sports betting action 24/7 by opening an account at any MGM sportsbook. Aria’s is located not far from the main valet entrance between the poker room and Five50 Pizza.

Once open, funding options are simple. Deposit and withdraw in cash at any MGM sportsbook or fund the playMGM prepaid account by logging into the playMGM mobile app.

After selecting “Wallet” from the menu options, user pick “Deposit by Card.” Withdrawing to card is also an option for when it’s time to cash out winnings.

PlayMGM offers traditional straight wagers, of course, along with all of the round robin, parlay and teaser options offered at the counter of any MGM Resorts race and sportsbook in Las Vegas.

Security is a high priority both in a casino and in cyberspace. PlayMGM requires a PIN to be entered to verify every wager, in addition to a password to log into an account. Even if one’s phone is out of reach, his/her account is safe and secure. If for any reason players wish to change their PINs, they can do so at any MGM Resorts sportsbook counter.

EasyPlay mobile tournaments

Want the opportunity to compete with friends and others while at the Aria without being on the casino floor? All guests have to do is connect to the property’s wifi — in room, at a restaurant, or by the pool — it doesn’t matter! Connecting to easyPlay is as easy as clicking on the easyPlay button on the welcome page after connecting to the wifi or going to once connected.  

With 50 dollars and a phone, tablet or laptop is all one needs to enter an easyPlay high roller tournament. By simply funding one’s account at the casino cage, guests can participate in a winner-take-all tournament, with a first place prize of at least $1,000.

There are also plenty of $10 entry free tournaments to choose from.  Prizes are paid automatically, and winners can pick up their cash the cage of any MGM Resorts property in Las Vegas.  Games include slots, bingo, and video poker.  Want another chance to win?  Players may rebuy in each and every tournament.

The next big thing?

In an effort to attract more millennials to gambling and bring the casino gaming world into the modern mobile digital era, major gaming jurisdictions in the US are looking to mobile platforms as a supplement to an established land-based casino industry.

Legislation is in the works in Delaware to expand parlay sports betting operations on to mobile platforms, making it available to those of legal age anywhere in the state.

New Jersey is seeing year-over-year growth with the partnerships between traditional land-based and digital gaming companies. The online poker giant PokerStars also serves customers located in New Jersey.

Many in the industry hope that compacts between states like Nevada and New Jersey will expand the online poker market, allowing for competition in a single network of players who may be located in either state.

Free to play, easy to start

As the presence of mobile applications have expanded through so many aspects of life and nearly all types of businesses, why not gaming?

EasyPlay, MyVegas, and Pop! Slots are all free to play and simple to use. Before making that next trip to Aria, take a look at how your smartphone will change your gaming experience.