A study in opulence, the MGM Grand lives up to the entertainment giant’s name in presenting a microcosm of Sin City itself in one place. Start with the main point of interest, i.e. the casino. With 171,500 square feet of gaming area, MGM Grand lays claim to status as largest casino in Las Vegas, certainly putting it among the tops in the world as well. (Incidentally, upon its grand opening in 1993, the ‘Grand was the world’s biggest hotel.)
With that much space, you’d figure the MGM Grand casino to include all the classic games you’d expect, and you’d be right. In slot machines, around 2,000 penny slots, high-limit slots, progressive jackpot machines and video poker games fill the floor; folks at the Grand notes that the Majestic Lions progressive slots alone pay out over $750,000 daily.
The entire prism of table games is on the MGM Grand casino floor, with blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, Let It Ride, Pai Gow (both versions), three-card poker, "Crazy Four Poker," Texas Hold 'Em Bonus, and good old Casino War represented.
The poker room is open 24/7 and houses 22 tables for all-day dealing; most games are Texas Hold ‘Em, but other variants are also played. No-limit tournaments are held daily, and poker lessons are also available to players eight hours a day.
Finally, the MGM Grand race and sportsbook is also one of Vegas’ biggest, providing punters with 5,300 square feet of service areas, televisions and seating.