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Even as we complain about MyVEGAS, we have to acknowledge its success. The social casino game has helped MGM Resorts keep their customers engaged year-round while at the same time allowing Vegas visitors to get more bang for their buck. It’s a win-win, so it should come as no surprise that others are trying to get in on the mobile gaming action.
While MyVEGAS offers slick graphics and increasingly realistic slot games, other casinos are going the low-tech route. We recently stumbled across an intriguing text-based promotion while up north in Reno’s Nugget hotel and casino. The game’s simplicity was a refreshing change of pace. There was no Facebook account required and no web-enabled mobile device needed. No loyalty points to track or friends in need of daily “gifts.” All the action happened either via text message or in-casino display. The ease of participating certainly seemed to make the promotion a popular one and it may not be long before the concept catches on.
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It's not news to say the "legal" reemergence of online gambling is off to a slow start. We've said it before and this gambler hopes it picks up sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as if online gambling will pick up drastically in the near future. While Nevada and Delaware have an agreement to pool online poker games, New Jersey has yet to come on board. The Garden State isn’t the be-all end-all for online poker's continued growth, but its addition would certainly help.
There were hopes California would be the next state to legalize online poker, but that won’t happen this year as a bill aiming to do so was shelved. Supported by Senator Lou Correa, the lawmaker won't be returning to the California senate in 2015 so the bill's future is uncertain. While California recently marked the launch of PrivateTable.com, a real-money online poker site, it's run by a Native American tribe, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, and likely won't link with any existing poker rooms in Nevada, or elsewhere.
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Now two years old, social casino game MyVEGAS continues to add new users, new rewards, and new mini-games. Earlier this month, PlayStudios unveiled its latest slot title, China Mystery. New ways to earn those valuable loyalty points are always welcomed, but we were even more excited by the addition of new dining rewards. As we took a closer look at what’s new, however, we were left wishing we could turn back the clock.
Anytime anyone criticizes MyVEGAS they are inevitably met with the same response, so let’s get it out of the way. Yes, the game is free. It’s been possible to rack up free hotel stays, dining vouchers, shopping credits, show tickets, and more, all from day one without spending a dime. For those who joined early on, it’s been a great ride. Many of us here at VegasChatter are MyVEGAS players and this writer alone has racked up at least $1,000 in rewards. That’s the good, on to the bad.
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MyVEGAS brought new rewards on board for Vdara, the non-gambling, non-smoking hotel in CityCenter. This writer was especially happy to see a spa discount offering a 80-minute service for the price of a 50-minute booking. Hopefully, this will spur similar rewards at other properties and, maybe, a complete freebie at a higher loyalty point tier in the future.
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As MGM Resorts and PlayStudios continue to add more games, more rewards and more players to their ever-growing, uber popular MyVEGAS Facebook game, it begs the question of what (if anything) can they not link to the game.
MyVEGAS has been steadily adding new partners. Sugar Factory, the Las Vegas Monorail, Wolfgang Puck, House of Blues and Vdara have all climbed on board. Are there others on the way? It's probably a safe bet.
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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.