Bellagio Las Vegas Review

A general theme that permeated the Las Vegas Strip in the early and mid 1990s was the idea of family-friendly resorts like Luxor and Excalibur (both also MGM Resorts, Inc / MLife properties). When the Bellagio opened toward the end of 1998, the Steve Wynn mega resort revitalized Las Vegas modernity and luxury with the twist of an Italian villa.

The Bellagio is known not only for high -stakes gambling but also as the host of the long-running “O” by Cirque du Soleil, and the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden.

Though strolling through the property is free, guests who wish to try their luck at casino games without breaking the bank can do so with the growth of mobile and digital gaming.

Gaming from the Bellagio and around the state

The Bellagio takes trendy to a whole new level. Guests now can stroll through the Botanical Garden and keep an eye on the progress of their slot tournament in between snaps and Facebook Live streams.

EasyPlay Mobile Tournaments — which can be accessed simply by connecting to Bellagio’s wifi on a smartphone or tablet — offers a range of daily tournaments with real cash prizes.

The best part of it all is that while $50 is not even the minimum bet at many blackjack tables on the gaming floor, $50 is all it takes to enter the Diamond High Roller tournament for a chance to win $1,000 or more.

Prize pools for the Diamond High Roller often exceed $2,000. Ten dollars, however, is all one needs to get involved in the easyPlay mobile gaming action. Triple Sapphire Sevens and Jester Poker are two of the titles casino guests are likely to find at the $10 entry price.

All transactions — deposits and cashouts — can be completed at the main casino cage. You can get to the login page directly via

Bellagio guests can take advantage of an MGM Resorts partnership with PlayStudios and experience free-to-play casino games for chances to win free rooms, meals, show tickets and more at MGM Resort International destinations.

While taking a casual stroll around the property, seated at one of Bellagio’s many bars and dining establishments, or cozied up in the comfort of a guest room, free-to-play games are only a few clicks away. After sharing that photo on Facebook, why not open up MyVegas directly from Facebook and experience authentic casino action on the go?

Free-to-play slots on Facebook through the myVegas app is primarily where the mobile Vegas experience all began a few years ago.  Titles such as Betrock Multi-Slots and Southern Wilds are just two of the many popular slot games that can be played from anywhere with an internet connection.

You can find this free-to-play option on Facebook, Amazon, the App Store or on Google Play.  Those of legal gaming age do not need to be in Nevada to play for free and earn real prizes.

To play with real cash, though, one must be located in Nevada, and there are plenty of opportunities to earn money right from your smartphone, whether you are on a casino property or enjoying the sights of the town.

Pop! Slots

Bellagio’s ultimate digital casino experience includes a variety of slot titles. Whether on The Excalibur, Frontier Fortune or Around the World in 80 Plays, players earn real rewards, enhancing their next Las Vegas experience.

Visit the app store on your mobile device or 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 via a mobile, free-to-play experience. Enjoy favorites including Bull Mystery, Lotus Land, and Masked Ball Nights.  

Mobile sports betting

Not having enough time is no longer a realistic excuse for not getting a wager in on time. With playMGM, Bellagio guests as well as anyone physically located in the state of Nevada with an account has an MGM Resorts sportsbook at their fingertips.  

Get in on the sports betting action 24/7 by opening an account at any MGM sportsbook. The Bellagio sportsbook is located by the poker room.

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

PlayMGM offers traditional straight wagers 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 or 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.

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 Bellago, take a look at how your smartphone will change your gaming experience.