Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Review

 

Glistening on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino offers the feel of a breezy, sandy beach throughout the property with a physical beach and wave pool as a couple of the main attractions.

Not too far behind in terms of catchiness are the MGM Resorts property’s online and mobile gaming platforms.

Play for free from anywhere and earn real prizes like hotel rooms, meals or show tickets. Test out what it’s like to be a high roller for only $50, or place a sports bet from anywhere in Nevada on a smartphone or tablet.

Before embarking on a future trip to Mandalay Bay, one can use digital gaming platforms on a smartphone or PC — from mobile app stores or on Facebook or Amazon — to improve his or her stay.

These platforms with free-to-play and real-money features respectively are fantastic ways to enhance one’s next stay at Mandalay Bay.

Mandalay offers the goods (for free!)

Before ever selecting dates for a prospective Las Vegas trip, players should check out playstudios.com. The partnership between Play Studios and MGM Resorts’ MLife properties opens a whole new world of exciting rewards and opportunities for anyone, not just those located in Nevada.

It all started in 2013 with myVegas, a free-to-play platform supported by Apple, Android, and nearly all mobile devices, with laptops and PCs included. Users can play myVegas like any other Facebook game, but in reality it’s quite better.

How, one might ask? The traditional free-to-play yet pay-to-improve model is sometimes limiting. But users can access all the features and earn real rewards without purchasing coins, credits or any extras.

While myVegas is only slots, blackjack players haven’t been left behind. MyVegas Blackjack, offered on all of the aforementioned platforms except Facebook, is a mobile version of one of the most popular casino games where again users play for free and earn real rewards. Each MGM Resorts, Inc. casino property is a partner, along with world renowned Las Vegas restaurants and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

One of Las Vegas’s most well known, long standing slot manufacturers, Konami, has joined Play Studios and MGM Resorts to offer a Las Vegas style slot experience on mobile devices around the world.  Enjoy Konami titles from Bull Mystery to Lotus Land on an Apple or Android device.

Whether a Nevada local or in lands far away, the “ultimate social casino,” Pop! Slots brings free-to-play favorites like Wall of Khan and Race to Oz to one’s smartphone.  The app is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store. Explore casinos, and choose the right virtual machine to hit big!

Bet sports with playMGM

In order to play for real money (as opposed to just valuable prizes), gamblers ages 21 and older must be located in the state of Nevada at the time of wagering.

One of the popular apps that Mandalay Bay and MGM Resorts offers is playMGM, the gaming giant’s mobile sports wagering app. Set up an account by visiting any of the MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas sportsbooks. Simply bring a photo ID.

Accounts can be funded in person with cash at any sportsbook’s counter. One must be in Nevada to place wagers; however, account holders can check balances and wagering lines from anywhere with cell data or wifi. Enjoy the convenience of placing a wager from the comfort of a Mandalay Bay hotel room, restaurant, pool, or even right outside Area 51.

easyPlay slots

The Mandalay Bay wifi is now more valuable than ever.  Connect a mobile device or laptop to the wifi of any MGM Resorts property, and experience easyPlay Mobile Tournaments. Linked directly to the welcome page of the respective property wifi networks, secure.easyplay.vegas holds the gateway to interactive slot tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10 to $50.

Prize pools are only expected to grow as casino guests become more familiar with the feature. The Diamond High Roller Tournament ($50) now regularly features a prize pool of more than $2,000.

There is no app to download in order to gamble with easyPlay Mobile Tournaments. Funding options are plentiful. Credit cards, PayPal and cash of course are accepted at any MGM Resorts casino cage.

When it comes time to collect those winnings, all one needs is a photo ID, and any cage attendant will be happy to count out some cold hard cash in return.

Online gambling in Nevada and other states

Nevada is not alone when it comes to propelling the casino gaming industry into the future.

New Jersey and Delaware are also iGaming leaders, with other states closely following suit. Just last month, SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia launched an online gaming platform in New Jersey. In partnership with the Golden Nugget, PlaySugarHouse.com offers more than 200 games, mobile app features, and some of the most recognizable slot titles like Super Monopoly Money, Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin and Quick Hit Platinum.

Delaware has expanded the way in which its racino customers can partake in the action. Casino Delaware Park for example proudly advertises its mobile casino app as a way to turn an ordinary smartphone into a “lean, mean gaming machine.”  Online poker is also available in Delaware.

Free ways to play via Mandalay

Gaming enthusiasts no longer need to be on a casino floor to get in on the action. Before arriving at the glistening Mandalay Bay, check out the several free-to-play ways to earn real rewards and hone those gaming skills with myVegas Slots, myVegas Blackjack, Pop! Slots and Konami Slots.

Welcome to a new era of gaming.