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The loyalty points have really been racking up ever since the MyVEGAS App launched in November. With players now earning points from both their desktops and mobile devices, it’s about time some new rewards have been introduced.
The most popular of the new rewards is clearly Freeplay. Up 'til now, if you managed your rewards the right way, you could pay for just about every part of a Vegas vacation with MyVEGAS points. Rooms, meals, shows, even monorail transportation have been available. The only aspect that hasn’t been addressed, until now, is gambling. With the addition of Freeplay rewards, even your bankroll can come at no cost.
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After what felt like an eternity the MyVEGAS app is here for both Android and iPhone platforms. Thankfully, you no longer have to spend countless hours at work earning loyalty coins for your upcoming trip. Now, you can do it on the go, too.
This writer got a chance to play the beta version as I'm a resident of Canada so I had some early concerns about the full release. But, just over a week after the official launch, I'm happy to report that the game runs much more smoothly than I ever expected it would. Being a regular player of the original Facebook version of MyVEGAS (brought to us by MGM Resorts and PLAYSTUDIOS) since it first broke onto the scene last August, it has been a frustrating, to say the least, experience when the game freezes up or lags significantly. However, the MyVEGAS phone/tablet app has been quick and responsive, especially impressive when running on 3G!
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The myVEGAS app we’ve all been waiting for is finally here… in America. We were giving the opportunity to play the game ahead of the masses and, we have to say, we’re pretty impressed.
The game play on your mobile device looks identical to the game we’ve all fallen in love with on Facebook. The same slot games are included, but there are new mini-games when you're lucky enough to get three bonus icons on the reels. But, the best part of the app is something not included in the Facebook game; both, by the way, brought to us by MGM Resorts and PLAYSTUDIOS.
Gamemaker PLAYSTUDIOS reveals a mobile version will launch in November and, to ramp up for the release, they've sent out a sneak peek at what it will look like as well as some of the games you will see (see below and above).
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MyVegas has gifted many of us with rewards to MGM Resorts properties and it seems as if earning those rewards are going to become even easier. Since the launch of MyVegas most of us had to play the game on a computer through Facebook. However, MyVegas isn’t available to play on Facebook mobile apps. (Although, some diehards downloaded the photon app to let them play via the Facebook website on their mobile device.)
Well, we’re all going to have the opportunity to play MyVegas on a mobile device shortly. PlayStudios, creator of MyVegas, has announced that there will be an app for the game coming soon. The MyVegas app will be released sometime this fall for both Android and Apple devices in America. Once again, our friends in Canada already have access to the MyVegas app. The app is considered to still be in testing.
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We're back with some helpful hints and tricks for everyone's (it's everyone's, right?) favorite comps earning Facebook game, MyVEGAS. If you aren't playing MyVEGAS by now, you can start immediately by going here.
Previously, I outlined my redemption of vast amounts of
free stuff comps rewards, which have been working out perfectly for my Vegas visits. However, when I went back to do a second round of redemptions recently, I noticed things had changed quite a bit! With increased game play and MGM Resorts' constant expected tinkering with prize availability and loyalty point costs, I noticed it was a little more difficult to get what I wanted. After some digging around, I found a few helpful hints and tricks that could help you get that beloved reward, too.
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Ever since we shared news that the Bellagio Fountains reward had been redeemed on MyVEGAS, the popular Facebook game by MGM Resorts that's proven to be the real deal when it comes to comps, we've wondered just who cashed in those one million loyalty points. Today, we have the answer. And, the picture.
Meet Eric and Sue Wiebusch. Eric surprised Sue with the special honor of choosing the music to which the iconic fountains dance as a 60th birthday present. The couple picked two songs then relaxed on the Prime patio with champagne in hand and friends at their side to take it all. Their song choices? God Bless the USA and Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds.
Well played, Eric. Well played. Both in real life and on Facebook. And, yes, we all apparently need to step up our Vegas game now.
VegasChatter member theduke282 let us know on June 25 that the top prize on MGM Resorts' Facebook game was sold out, but he wasn't sure if that meant someone had actually redeemed it, or if it was just removed as an offering.
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MyVEGAS is a fun game and great for tourists, but it's fairly useless if you live in Las Vegas and don't like Cirque du Soleil shows. Yeah, I'm that guy. When I'm in a casino I gamble, bet on sports, eat steak and drink too much vodka. When I started playing MyVEGAS the goal was to play enough to get a free crash pad for a night. Well, that never happened.
I didn't realize that MyVEGAS was made specifically for tourists until they started removing comp rooms from my rewards as I approached the point threshold. For example, a room at Luxor may have been 75,000 points, but when I attained that many points the rooms were gone. All hope wasn't lost as rooms at The Mirage or Aria were still available around 150,000 points but, again, as I approached 150,000 points that reward was gone. That may have just been strange timing, but it felt sketchy.
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You may have wondered why we haven't mentioned much on the myVEGAS Facebook game before now. You might have even thought we didn't know, or forgot about it. Well, let it be known we have been
fanatically playing secretly testing the game for the past few months and are happy to report back with results!
Many gamblers spend hours upon hours and tons of money to
buy earn diamond, pearl, elite or whatever top notch players club status is available at your casino(s) of choice. This status gives us all kinds of freebies and comps not available to the average Joe. Leaving many non-gamblers, or even the casual one, wondering if there is anyway for them to get comps. We can now say there is! myVEGAS is a virtual game by MGM Resorts game that's played through Facebook and users can win real Vegas rewards!
The game is free to play, all you need is a Facebook account, an MLife number (you can get one here) and some spare time. Game play is focused around gathering "playable" slot chips from virtual Strip casinos and using those to play a variety of games which in turn spit out "Loyalty Points" which you can use to buy rewards. Again, all of this costing nothing to the player.