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We didn’t invent entertainment—we perfected it. Enjoy star-studded events at the Grand Garden Arena as well as world-class shows, dining and nightlife. Revel in the beauty of our stunning new nightclub Hakkasan with DJs Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki. And live in the moment at KÀ™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, and the intimate Hollywood Theatre, home to world-class entertainers including David Copperfield. MGM Grand is the Entertainment Authority.

And when you can’t be at MGM Grand in person, consider this your daily dose of all things Vegas: updates on what’s new, the inside scoop on our entertainment and guest DJs, recipes from our world renowned chefs, celebrity sightings, and any other fun stuff we come across. It's our way of staying connected with our fans, and bringing you more of what you love about Vegas.

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We are bringing back the most prolific female superhero in our newest Wonder Woman slot machine! You won’t want to miss out on this action-packed game, located near the Poker Room. http://bit.ly/1pCWPYi 

We are bringing back the most prolific female superhero in our newest Wonder Woman slot machine! You won’t want to miss out on this action-packed game, located near the Poker Room. http://bit.ly/1pCWPYi 

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Legend has it that whoever wins the Lion’s Share jackpot gets to keep the machine. Today we are staying true to the rumor as we say goodbye to the machine that’s been part of MGM Grand since day one. At 21 years old, Lion’s Share is officially retiring to the home of the $2.4 million jackpot winner. #WINatMGM http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

Legend has it that whoever wins the Lion’s Share jackpot gets to keep the machine. Today we are staying true to the rumor as we say goodbye to the machine that’s been part of MGM Grand since day one. At 21 years old, Lion’s Share is officially retiring to the home of the $2.4 million jackpot winner. #WINatMGM http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

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Redeem your M life rewards and start winning your way to Vegas! Reap the benefits of being a VIP at MGM Resorts.  http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

Redeem your M life rewards and start winning your way to Vegas! Reap the benefits of being a VIP at MGM Resorts.  http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

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Tips on How to Play Let It Ride Poker
Here’s a poker game that doesn’t wear a poker face! This is an effortless game where you don’t compete against anyone and have a chance to win a side bonus jackpot!

BETS
Each player places three equal bets as indicated in circles labeled: 1, 2, and $.

THE DEAL
Each player receives three cards, and the dealer receives two cards to complete a five-card hand for each player.

THE PLAY
The players lay their cards down and the dealer’s second down card is turned up. The player is simply trying to get a good poker hand by using their three cards and the dealer’s two down cards. The Winners are paid according to the payout schedule*.

After looking at their first three cards, the player may ask for their first bet back or you may “Let It Ride.” One of the dealer’s down cards is then turned up. The player may then ask for their second bet back or “Let It Ride.”

The dealer’s second down card is turned up and all the players lay their cards down. The dealer then pays all winning hands according to the payout schedule*. Players cannot show their hands to other players.

*THE PAYOUT SCHEDULE
Royal Flush – 1,000 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $20,000+)
Straight Flush – 200 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $2,000+)
4-of-a-Kind – 50 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $400+)
Full House – 11 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $200+)
Straight – 5 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $50+)
3-of-a-Kind – 3 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $25+)
Two Pair – 2 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $5+)
10s or Better – 1 to 1

 
For more information about gaming and M life visit http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

Tips on How to Play Let It Ride Poker

Here’s a poker game that doesn’t wear a poker face! This is an effortless game where you don’t compete against anyone and have a chance to win a side bonus jackpot!

BETS

Each player places three equal bets as indicated in circles labeled: 1, 2, and $.

THE DEAL

Each player receives three cards, and the dealer receives two cards to complete a five-card hand for each player.

THE PLAY

The players lay their cards down and the dealer’s second down card is turned up. The player is simply trying to get a good poker hand by using their three cards and the dealer’s two down cards. The Winners are paid according to the payout schedule*.

After looking at their first three cards, the player may ask for their first bet back or you may “Let It Ride.” One of the dealer’s down cards is then turned up. The player may then ask for their second bet back or “Let It Ride.”

The dealer’s second down card is turned up and all the players lay their cards down. The dealer then pays all winning hands according to the payout schedule*. Players cannot show their hands to other players.

*THE PAYOUT SCHEDULE

Royal Flush – 1,000 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $20,000+)

Straight Flush – 200 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $2,000+)

4-of-a-Kind – 50 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $400+)

Full House – 11 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $200+)

Straight – 5 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $50+)

3-of-a-Kind – 3 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $25+)

Two Pair – 2 to 1 (With $1 Bonus - $5+)

10s or Better – 1 to 1

 

For more information about gaming and M life visit http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

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WEEKEND RECAP: Cindy Crawford enjoyed dinner at CRUSH, we had DJRob Ruckus and Michael Woods at Hakkasan Nightclub, plus our historical Lion’s Share slot machine hit for $2.4 million - its first jackpot in over 20 years! www.mgmgrand.com

WEEKEND RECAP: Cindy Crawford enjoyed dinner at CRUSH, we had DJRob Ruckus and Michael Woods at Hakkasan Nightclub, plus our historical Lion’s Share slot machine hit for $2.4 million - its first jackpot in over 20 years! www.mgmgrand.com

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LUCKY WINNER HITS $2.4 MILLION JACKPOT ON LEGENDARY “LION’S SHARE” SLOT MACHINE AT MGM GRAND LAS VEGAS

20-year-old machine garnered international attention as jackpot mounted

LAS VEGAS – Aug. 23, 2014 – A lucky couple has walked away the winners of a $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand Las Vegas.  The machine hit the enormous jackpot just after 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22.

One of the the winners inserted $100 into the machine and was playing the $3 max bet for about five minutes when the three long-awaited green emblems lined up horizontally on the jackpot center payline.

“MGM Grand is delighted to award this historic jackpot to the lucky winner of the ‘Lion’s Share’, and we couldn’t be happier for the winners and their family and friends,” said Scott Sibella, President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Grand.  “This monumental event is another great example of why MGM Grand is the Entertainment Authority, and our goal of providing every guest with the ultimate Las Vegas experience.”

The “Lion’s Share” slot machine, the oldest reel machine on the MGM Grand casino floor, gained its legendary status for stubbornly refusing to yield its top jackpot since it became the sole remaining “Lion’s Share”-themed game on the casino floor about 15 years ago.  Through the years, it rose to become the single most popular slot machine at MGM Grand on a floor of about 1,900 slots.

“Lion’s Share” gathered a fan following on Facebook and elsewhere on the Internet long before the jackpot hit. Internet bloggers posted and regularly updated maps of the MGM Grand casino floor indicating where the slot machine was located as it was moved around the floor.  It is one of the few known stand-alone slot machines to merit such prominent cyber attention.  

After Wall Street Journal published an article by writer Ron Copeland in February 2014 about the long-dormant machine, lines of fortune-seekers at the machine stretched ever longer.  Fans waited single-file for their turn at the machine as they cheered on fellow enthusiasts.

In subsequent months, national and international news media agencies flocked to MGM Grand in hopes that the “Big One” would hit while the cameras were rolling.
“Lion’s Share” is the only game left from an entire network of $1 progressive slotsthat wereinstalled at MGM Grand in the early 1990s.  The machine pre-dates modern ticket-in-ticket-out systems.
The collection of themed machines was custom-made and branded for MGM Grand. There were 50 machines in all. Over the years, the resort removed all but one. Floor leaders would have removed that one, too, but no one hit its progressive jackpot, which through the years accumulated $2.4 million.  Under gaming regulations and to ensure the integrity of the games, MGM Grand could have shifted the “Lion’s Share” jackpot to different machines of equal or lesser denomination.   The resort was not allowed to keep the accumulated jackpot.  
MGM Grand is currently reviewing regulatory requirements in the winner’s state of residence to determine whether the winners are eligible to take the machine home with them. 
 
MGM GRAND
MGM Grand is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  The AAA Four Diamond hotel features the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; master illusionist David Copperfield; the vaudeville-inspired Beacher’s Madhouse and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.  MGM Grand offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort recently remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and launched the industry’s first-ever STAY WELL Collection. MGM Grand is home to many of today’s hottest DJs including Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki who share residencies between the brand new Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC, The Strip’s hottest day life destination. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking Five Green Key conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, CSI: The Experience and an inviting six-acre pool complex. Upscale accommodations include SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, an exclusive boutique luxury hotel within the hotel and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com or call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog.  

 

LION’S SHARE HISTORICAL TIMELINE

Early 1990s – Fifty “Lion’s Share” slot machines custom-made and branded for MGM are introduced on the floor of MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Mid- to late-1990s – Due to a lack of popularity, all but one “Lion’s Share” machine is removed from the casino floor.

Oct. 26, 2012 – Facebook launches a “Lion’s Share Progressive Slot Machine” page.

Feb. 6, 2014 – Wall Street Journal publishes an article about the long-dormant machine that is subsequently reported by local, national and international media.

Aug. 22, 2014 – A lucky couple win the $2.4 million “Lion’s Share” jackpot

www.mgmgrand.com

LUCKY WINNER HITS $2.4 MILLION JACKPOT ON LEGENDARY “LION’S SHARE” SLOT MACHINE AT MGM GRAND LAS VEGAS

20-year-old machine garnered international attention as jackpot mounted

LAS VEGAS – Aug. 23, 2014 – A lucky couple has walked away the winners of a $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand Las Vegas.  The machine hit the enormous jackpot just after 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22.

One of the the winners inserted $100 into the machine and was playing the $3 max bet for about five minutes when the three long-awaited green emblems lined up horizontally on the jackpot center payline.

“MGM Grand is delighted to award this historic jackpot to the lucky winner of the ‘Lion’s Share’, and we couldn’t be happier for the winners and their family and friends,” said Scott Sibella, President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Grand.  “This monumental event is another great example of why MGM Grand is the Entertainment Authority, and our goal of providing every guest with the ultimate Las Vegas experience.”

The “Lion’s Share” slot machine, the oldest reel machine on the MGM Grand casino floor, gained its legendary status for stubbornly refusing to yield its top jackpot since it became the sole remaining “Lion’s Share”-themed game on the casino floor about 15 years ago.  Through the years, it rose to become the single most popular slot machine at MGM Grand on a floor of about 1,900 slots.

“Lion’s Share” gathered a fan following on Facebook and elsewhere on the Internet long before the jackpot hit. Internet bloggers posted and regularly updated maps of the MGM Grand casino floor indicating where the slot machine was located as it was moved around the floor.  It is one of the few known stand-alone slot machines to merit such prominent cyber attention.  

After Wall Street Journal published an article by writer Ron Copeland in February 2014 about the long-dormant machine, lines of fortune-seekers at the machine stretched ever longer.  Fans waited single-file for their turn at the machine as they cheered on fellow enthusiasts.

In subsequent months, national and international news media agencies flocked to MGM Grand in hopes that the “Big One” would hit while the cameras were rolling.

“Lion’s Share” is the only game left from an entire network of $1 progressive slotsthat wereinstalled at MGM Grand in the early 1990s.  The machine pre-dates modern ticket-in-ticket-out systems.

The collection of themed machines was custom-made and branded for MGM Grand. There were 50 machines in all. Over the years, the resort removed all but one. Floor leaders would have removed that one, too, but no one hit its progressive jackpot, which through the years accumulated $2.4 million.  Under gaming regulations and to ensure the integrity of the games, MGM Grand could have shifted the “Lion’s Share” jackpot to different machines of equal or lesser denomination.   The resort was not allowed to keep the accumulated jackpot.  

MGM Grand is currently reviewing regulatory requirements in the winner’s state of residence to determine whether the winners are eligible to take the machine home with them.

 

MGM GRAND

MGM Grand is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  The AAA Four Diamond hotel features the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; master illusionist David Copperfield; the vaudeville-inspired Beacher’s Madhouse and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.  MGM Grand offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort recently remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and launched the industry’s first-ever STAY WELL Collection. MGM Grand is home to many of today’s hottest DJs including Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki who share residencies between the brand new Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC, The Strip’s hottest day life destination. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking Five Green Key conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, CSI: The Experience and an inviting six-acre pool complex. Upscale accommodations include SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, an exclusive boutique luxury hotel within the hotel and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com or call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog

 

LION’S SHARE HISTORICAL TIMELINE

Early 1990s – Fifty “Lion’s Share” slot machines custom-made and branded for MGM are introduced on the floor of MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Mid- to late-1990s – Due to a lack of popularity, all but one “Lion’s Share” machine is removed from the casino floor.

Oct. 26, 2012 – Facebook launches a “Lion’s Share Progressive Slot Machine” page.

Feb. 6, 2014 – Wall Street Journal publishes an article about the long-dormant machine that is subsequently reported by local, national and international media.

Aug. 22, 2014 – A lucky couple win the $2.4 million “Lion’s Share” jackpot

www.mgmgrand.com

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Come join the fun! MGM Grand is hosting a complimentary Slot Tournament near the KA Box Office on Saturday, August 23rd from 12pm-2pm. All you need is an M life card to participate! Sign up at the M life desk and head over to the tournament area for your chance to win up to $1,500 in FREEPLAY®! Participants must be at least 21 years old. #WINatMGM
For more info about M life visit: http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

Come join the fun! MGM Grand is hosting a complimentary Slot Tournament near the KA Box Office on Saturday, August 23rd from 12pm-2pm. All you need is an M life card to participate! Sign up at the M life desk and head over to the tournament area for your chance to win up to $1,500 in FREEPLAY®! Participants must be at least 21 years old. #WINatMGM

For more info about M life visit: http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

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Hey M life members! Redeem your most recent offer on Mlife.com and reap the rewards of being a VIP at MGM Resorts.  http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

Hey M life members! Redeem your most recent offer on Mlife.com and reap the rewards of being a VIP at MGM Resorts.  http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

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Hey M life members! Get 2 tickets to Lady Gaga Aug. 1 #LIVEatMGM when you earn 1500 M life points here at #MGMGrand! #WINatMGM

For more information about M life click here: http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

Hey M life members! Get 2 tickets to Lady Gaga Aug. 1  when you earn 1500 M life points here at !

For more information about M life click here: http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

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We have a new slot machine on our casino floor - Holy Classic, Batman! Adam West’s legendary Batman will send you spinning through the rogue’s gallery of iconic villains: The Joker, Catwoman and The Riddler. Now sing it with us—na na na na na na na na…Batman! Find it near Beacher’s Madhouse. #WINatMGM http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

We have a new slot machine on our casino floor - Holy Classic, Batman! Adam West’s legendary Batman will send you spinning through the rogue’s gallery of iconic villains: The Joker, Catwoman and The Riddler. Now sing it with us—na na na na na na na na…Batman! Find it near Beacher’s Madhouse. #WINatMGM http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

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Tuesday July 8, 2014 - ABC News played our famous The Lion’s Share slot machine and suggested ways to spend the #jackpot! #WINatMGM http://abcn.ws/U1XLNy  

Tuesday July 8, 2014 - ABC News played our famous The Lion’s Share slot machine and suggested ways to spend the !  

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Go inside the mind of the world’s greatest magician and experience the only slot game featuring the reality-bending magic of David Copperfield. MGM Grand is the first to bring his magic to the gaming floor. Get ready for mesmerizing graphics and a spectacular progressive $2.5 million jackpot! 
#WINatMGM  http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

Go inside the mind of the world’s greatest magician and experience the only slot game featuring the reality-bending magic of David Copperfield. MGM Grand is the first to bring his magic to the gaming floor. Get ready for mesmerizing graphics and a spectacular progressive $2.5 million jackpot!

#WINatMGM  http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

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Tips on How to Play Blackjack
One of the most popular casino games today, Blackjack is fun and easy to learn! Have the total point value of cards dealt exceed the point value of the dealer’s hand without going over 21 (bust). Everyone plays against the dealer.

OVERVIEW
The dealer gives each player 2 cards. The dealer also gets 2 cards: 1 face down, 1 face up. Ten, Jack, Queen, and King count as 10. Aces count either as 1 or 11 depending on the player’s choice for each hand. Other cards play at their face value. If the player receives an Ace and a 10-value card as his/her first two cards, the player has “Blackjack” and will win, unless the dealer also has Blackjack. In this case, it is a tie (push). If the player asks for another card (hits) and his/her total is more than 21, then the player has busted and loses. If the player does not go over 21 and the dealer does, the player wins. The dealer is the only person allowed to remove or alter the location of the cards. If you’re unsure of the total, ask the dealer.

KEY RULES
-          If the player’s total is closer to 21 than the dealer’s total, the PLAYER WINS.
-          If the player hits and the total is more than 21, the player LOSES.
-          If the player and the dealer have the same total, it is a TIE/PUSH.

SPLITTING PAIRS
If the player’s first two cards have the same numeric value, the player may split them into two hands. The bet on the split hand must equal the original bet. Only after the first hand is played and completed may the player play on the second hand. You can split up to 4 times. If the split cards are Aces, there will be a one card draw on each hand.

DOUBLE DOWN
After receiving the first two cards, the player can wager an additional amount not to exceed the value of the original bet. With this bet, the player will receive only 1 additional card.

 For more info visit http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

Tips on How to Play Blackjack

One of the most popular casino games today, Blackjack is fun and easy to learn! Have the total point value of cards dealt exceed the point value of the dealer’s hand without going over 21 (bust). Everyone plays against the dealer.

OVERVIEW

The dealer gives each player 2 cards. The dealer also gets 2 cards: 1 face down, 1 face up. Ten, Jack, Queen, and King count as 10. Aces count either as 1 or 11 depending on the player’s choice for each hand. Other cards play at their face value. If the player receives an Ace and a 10-value card as his/her first two cards, the player has “Blackjack” and will win, unless the dealer also has Blackjack. In this case, it is a tie (push). If the player asks for another card (hits) and his/her total is more than 21, then the player has busted and loses. If the player does not go over 21 and the dealer does, the player wins. The dealer is the only person allowed to remove or alter the location of the cards. If you’re unsure of the total, ask the dealer.

KEY RULES

-          If the player’s total is closer to 21 than the dealer’s total, the PLAYER WINS.

-          If the player hits and the total is more than 21, the player LOSES.

-          If the player and the dealer have the same total, it is a TIE/PUSH.

SPLITTING PAIRS

If the player’s first two cards have the same numeric value, the player may split them into two hands. The bet on the split hand must equal the original bet. Only after the first hand is played and completed may the player play on the second hand. You can split up to 4 times. If the split cards are Aces, there will be a one card draw on each hand.

DOUBLE DOWN

After receiving the first two cards, the player can wager an additional amount not to exceed the value of the original bet. With this bet, the player will receive only 1 additional card.

 For more info visit http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

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MyVegas has a new game now available on mobile! Check out Pandarama on the MyVegas mobile app today! 

MyVegas has a new game now available on mobile! Check out Pandarama on the MyVegas mobile app today! 

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Need a serious shopping spree? Play anytime during July and August and you’ll earn 3X Gift Points Monday - Thursday and 2X Gift Points Friday – Sunday!For more info about Holiday Gift Shoppe and M life visit http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

Need a serious shopping spree? Play anytime during July and August and you’ll earn 3X Gift Points Monday - Thursday and 2X Gift Points Friday – Sunday!

For more info about Holiday Gift Shoppe and M life visit http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY 

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