We didn’t invent entertainment — we perfected it. Enjoy star-studded events at the Grand Garden Arena. Indulge in world-class shows, dining and nightlife at a variety of restaurants and lounges. Revel in the beauty of our stunning new nightclub Hakkasan, with DJs Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki. MGM Grand is the Entertainment Authority.

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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.

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Congratulations to our $120,000 jackpot winner today! #WINatMGM http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

Congratulations to our $120,000 jackpot winner today! #WINatMGM http://bit.ly/1hbYXbY

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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

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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

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This past year has been full of huge wins for our guests. Ranging from million dollar jackpots to Audi cars, our guests are going home with their pockets full! Here is a list of our big wins:
1,000,000 Degrees Wild Jackpot Triple Blazing 7s – $1,906,426
Megabucks Triple Double Stars – $10,337,637
Megabucks – $12,463,144
Tarzan & Jane Forbidden Temple – $205,725
2014 Audi A4 (3 cars given out!)

Come to MGM Grand to see if you’ll be the next major winner! Must be at least 21 years old to play.
http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

This past year has been full of huge wins for our guests. Ranging from million dollar jackpots to Audi cars, our guests are going home with their pockets full! Here is a list of our big wins:

1,000,000 Degrees Wild Jackpot Triple Blazing 7s – $1,906,426

Megabucks Triple Double Stars – $10,337,637

Megabucks – $12,463,144

Tarzan & Jane Forbidden Temple – $205,725

2014 Audi A4 (3 cars given out!)

Come to MGM Grand to see if you’ll be the next major winner! Must be at least 21 years old to play.

http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

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Be the first in the country to play our brand new SPHINX 3D™ game! You’ll see symbols flying past your head and onto the screen, immersing you in an epic adventure without the need of 3D glasses. Come and see for yourself! Located near Whiskey Down. Must be 21 or older to play. 
http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx Be the first in the country to play our brand new SPHINX 3D™ game! You’ll see symbols flying past your head and onto the screen, immersing you in an epic adventure without the need of 3D glasses. Come and see for yourself! Located near Whiskey Down. Must be 21 or older to play. 
http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

Be the first in the country to play our brand new SPHINX 3D™ game! You’ll see symbols flying past your head and onto the screen, immersing you in an epic adventure without the need of 3D glasses. Come and see for yourself! Located near Whiskey Down. Must be 21 or older to play.
http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

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The odds are always in your favor when you play at MGM Grand.  In the past year, we have given away over $216 MILLION in jackpots! You don’t have to bet big to win big. Could YOU be the next lucky winner? Come to MGM Grand and find out!



Past 12 Months
Jackpot Range	Number	Amount
$1,000-$9,999	32,490	$       91,161,483 
$10,000-$49,999	4,096	$       78,322,400 
$50,000-$99,999	302	$       19,991,424 
$100,000-$249,999	121	$       17,723,382 
$250,000-$499,999	12	$         3,688,916 
$500,000 +	6	$         5,211,010 
Total = 	                  37,027	$     216,098,614 

Must be 21 or older to play.

The odds are always in your favor when you play at MGM Grand. In the past year, we have given away over $216 MILLION in jackpots! You don’t have to bet big to win big. Could YOU be the next lucky winner? Come to MGM Grand and find out!

Past 12 Months
Jackpot Range Number Amount
$1,000-$9,999 32,490 $ 91,161,483 
$10,000-$49,999 4,096 $ 78,322,400 
$50,000-$99,999 302 $ 19,991,424 
$100,000-$249,999 121 $ 17,723,382 
$250,000-$499,999 12 $ 3,688,916 
$500,000 + 6 $ 5,211,010 
Total = 37,027 $ 216,098,614 

Must be 21 or older to play.

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It may not be summer yet, but things are heating up on the slot floor! Last night our 1,000,000 Degrees penny slot gave one lucky guest a $1.9 MILLION jackpot! What machines will you be playing at MGM Grand this summer? (Must be 21+)

http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

It may not be summer yet, but things are heating up on the slot floor! Last night our 1,000,000 Degrees penny slot gave one lucky guest a $1.9 MILLION jackpot! What machines will you be playing at MGM Grand this summer? (Must be 21+)

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#WINatMGM 3 Audi’s in 3 months! That’s right a 3rd winner walked away with keys to a new Audi this past weekend!
http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

#WINatMGM 3 Audi’s in 3 months! That’s right a 3rd winner walked away with keys to a new Audi this past weekend!
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For the month of March MGM gave away a total of $233,000 in Jackpots on Penney Machines! What’s your favorite Penny Machine? http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

For the month of March MGM gave away a total of $233,000 in Jackpots on Penney Machines! What’s your favorite Penny Machine? http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

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This weekend was full of big wins for MGM Grand guests! With 6 guests taking home over $95,000 combined on slot jackpots and one winner taking home the Audi #WINatMGM #LiveTheMlife

This weekend was full of big wins for MGM Grand guests! With 6 guests taking home over $95,000 combined on slot jackpots and one winner taking home the Audi #WINatMGM #LiveTheMlife

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This weekend we had 6 #lucky guests winning over $10K each on our slots #WINatMGM. What’s your lucky #slot?

This weekend we had 6 #lucky guests winning over $10K each on our slots #WINatMGM. What’s your lucky #slot?

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The new Bally Waves are here! As one of the newest and most anticipated games to hit the strip, the Bally Waves are making a bold statement with their Fu Dao Le ™ game. With 243 ways to win big, you will love the exciting progressive features including the Red Envelope Progressive which gives you the chance to win the Maxi jackpot of $8,888.00! Located near Whiskey Down, you won’t want to miss your chance to win the lucky red envelope.  What are some of your lucky ways to play your favorite slot game?
http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

The new Bally Waves are here! As one of the newest and most anticipated games to hit the strip, the Bally Waves are making a bold statement with their Fu Dao Le ™ game. With 243 ways to win big, you will love the exciting progressive features including the Red Envelope Progressive which gives you the chance to win the Maxi jackpot of $8,888.00! Located near Whiskey Down, you won’t want to miss your chance to win the lucky red envelope. What are some of your lucky ways to play your favorite slot game?
http://bit.ly/N6Kdgx

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Our casino floor is hot! A guest just won the 2014 Audi A4. SHARE if you could use a little Vegas luck. #WINatMGM

Our casino floor is hot! A guest just won the 2014 Audi A4. SHARE if you could use a little Vegas luck. #WINatMGM

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It was all smiles on January 17 & 18th when we hosted Beat the Host Slot Tournament for a chance to win a share of $100,000. 

Become an M life member today to learn more about events like this: http://www.mgmgrand.com/casino/mlife.aspx It was all smiles on January 17 & 18th when we hosted Beat the Host Slot Tournament for a chance to win a share of $100,000. 

Become an M life member today to learn more about events like this: http://www.mgmgrand.com/casino/mlife.aspx It was all smiles on January 17 & 18th when we hosted Beat the Host Slot Tournament for a chance to win a share of $100,000. 

Become an M life member today to learn more about events like this: http://www.mgmgrand.com/casino/mlife.aspx It was all smiles on January 17 & 18th when we hosted Beat the Host Slot Tournament for a chance to win a share of $100,000. 

Become an M life member today to learn more about events like this: http://www.mgmgrand.com/casino/mlife.aspx

It was all smiles on January 17 & 18th when we hosted Beat the Host Slot Tournament for a chance to win a share of $100,000.

Become an M life member today to learn more about events like this: http://www.mgmgrand.com/casino/mlife.aspx

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Our award-winning restaurants bring home more trophies: Hakkasan Restaurant, Joel Robuchon and L’Atelier make Eater’s 38 Most Essential Restaurants of Vegas http://vegas.eater.com/archives/2014/01/07/the-38-essential-las-vegas-restaurants-january-2014.php

Our award-winning restaurants bring home more trophies: Hakkasan Restaurant, Joel Robuchon and L’Atelier make Eater’s 38 Most Essential Restaurants of Vegas http://vegas.eater.com/archives/2014/01/07/the-38-essential-las-vegas-restaurants-january-2014.php

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Seems fitting we get a trophy on our birthday! #MGMGrand wins World’s Leading Casino Resort by World Travel Awards. http://bit.ly/1hmAtsE

Seems fitting we get a trophy on our birthday! #MGMGrand wins World’s Leading Casino Resort by World Travel Awards. http://bit.ly/1hmAtsE

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