Casinos of the World: MGM Grand

mgmOne of the iconic casinos that have helped Las Vegas a destination of choice for the world’s gamblers is the MGM Grand – located in the heart of the action on Las Vegas Strip. This is the second largest hotel in the world (by number of rooms) and the largest hotel resort complex in the United States. The MGM Grand opened in 1993 and was originally decorated as a Wizard of Oz theme, but it has since been updated to embrace a more art deco or old-Hollywood type of feel.

 

The MGM Grand was one of the hotels targeted in the George Clooney version of Ocean’s Eleven and has also been featured in several other major movies during the years. In the casino itself, the MGM Grand has one of the largest gaming floors in Las Vegas, with over 2,500 slot machines and nearly 140 tables for poker, blackjack, and other table games. In this article we take a look at some of the table games that you can play at the MGM Grand.

Roulette

The name Roulette is derived from the French word for “little wheel” and this is one of the most popular games played at the MGM Grand. Roulette is popular because it is easy to play, the rules about betting are easy to follow, and there is high levels of energy and excitement as players watch the ball spinning around the wheel, willing it to drop into their chosen number. Odds on this game range from even money through to thirty five to one.

Pai Gow Poker

This is a game of cultural fusion, combining elements from the ancient Chinese game of Pai Gow and the ever popular card game of Poker. Similar to the game of Pai Gow that is played with tiles, the objects of Pai Gow Poker is to make the two best poker hands, beating the dealer. This game uses a traditional deck of 52 playing cards plus a joker.

Casino War

Particularly popular with younger gamblers, this is a fast and simple game – the player and the dealer each are dealt one card. All you have to do is beat the Dealer’s card. If your card is higher than the card that has been dealt to the Dealer then you win.

Blackjack

Always a popular game, Blackjack is a card game where all players are playing against the Dealer. Everyone is dealt two cards and players try to build their hand so that their cards are as close to 21 as possible without exceeding that number.

Baccarat

This is an easy game to learn and also offers players some of the best odds on the casino floor. This is a card game where both the player and the dealer are dealt two cards – the hand that is the closes to adding up to nine wins.

 

There is a world of casino games and the world’s leading casinos are some of the most exciting places to play them. Casino’s don’t get any better than the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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