Looks Like Blackjack Is Coming To MyVegas Mobile

MyVegas Mobile

A couple of days ago I found a survey from MyVegas that asks a lot of questions about playing blackjack on mobile devices.

MyVegas Survey
MyVegas Survey – Blackjack Mobile

If blackjack was an available on MyVegas mobile I would give it a whirl. Right now I play blackjack on my mobile devices with the ODDcase blackjack training app. It looks great, reminds me when I make a bad move and helps me keep count of the cards. If there was an aesthetically appealing option for MyVegas I’d give it a whirl.

It also looks like MyVegas is even contemplating adding more table games to the Facebook version of MyVegas.

MyVegas Table Game Options
MyVegas Table Game Options

When I play MyVegas on Facebook I usually just let the slot machine games run in the background on another tab and check in to see if I have a bonus round to activate. When I’m bored with my day I’ll fire up blackjack. If any of the other games in this survey were available, besides roulette, I’d give it a whirl.

There are some open-ended table game questions and I recommended that they add craps. I’m guessing it’s difficult to create an exact replica of a craps game based on true odds and that’s why it was left off of the survey.

There’s nothing official about new games for MyVegas yet. This is just speculation for based on the MyVegas survey. Here are some quick links for you.

New Games And New Partnerships For MyVegas

Sherlock Hound MyVegas Facebook
Sherlock Hound

Earlier this week MyVegas launched a new Facebook game, Sherluck Hound, then they launched a new game for their mobile app Around The World in 80 Days. MyVegas is a great way to get freebies or discounts in Vegas and now they’ve opened the rewards to MGM Resorts and partner businesses outside of Las Vegas. Here are some highlights.

  • PLAYSTUDIOS and MGM Resorts International expand rewards program to Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi
  • For the first time, myVEGAS players can redeem rewards at 2 new destinations outside of Las Vegas, NV
  • Reward offerings from Beau Rivage and Gold Strike casino resorts include hotel suite upgrades, rounds of golf, tickets to Saltoriya and Taganai shows, and more

I’m not sure why anyone would want rewards outside of Vegas, but that’s just me. 🙂 Here are some of the rewards available.

MyVegas Rewards For Facebook and Mobile
MyVegas Rewards

Download the MyVegas app for free and learn more at Get Vegas Apps.

Rocking The Vegas Strip With Clutch & MyVegas

I have pretty strange taste when it comes to music. If you follow me on twitter you get a sample of those tastes every now and again but my love of Britney Spears and Queens of the Stoneage should give you a pretty good idea of where my tastes lie. A few weeks ago I received a press release that one of my favorite bands of all time, Clutch, would be playing the Hard Rock Cafe (on the strip, not the casino) March 23rd  and I nearly lost my mind (in a good way). I was told that they wouldn’t be playing Las Vegas any time soon. Thankfully, that changed.

Seeing Clutch live isn’t complete without a few beers so I’ll probably stay somewhere on the strip that night because even buzzed driving is drunk driving. Unfortunately, I’m losing my Total Rewards Diamond Status this year and my room offers show it. There’s not a comp to be found at any Caesars Entertainment property. I don’t mind paying for a crash pad but I like when they’re free. 🙂

A few people recently mentioned that they’re playing the MyVegas game on Facebook to get a variety of freebies to use at MGM properties. I decided that since I can’t get a freebie from Caesars, I’ll see what the MGM Resorts properties can offer.

MyVegas is a (very addictive) game on Facebook where you earn points playing casino games that can be redeemed for a wide array of prizes from MGM Resorts. After a few days playing MyVegas I have it to the point where I can leave slot machine games on autospin and do something else on my computer while the game plays and earns points in the background. Sweet!

If I end up staying at a new hotel you’ll see a link to a review on one of the various social media sites I have. In the meantime enjoy the new song from Clutch. “Earth Rocker” is the title track from Clutch’s new album.

You can buy all Clutch music on iTunes (They have a large catalogue. Feel free tweet me for recommendations). If you plan on being in Vegas March 23rd you can buy tickets to see Clutch at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip on TicketWeb.

It Was Nice While It Lasted

Something great happened in Las Vegas when the economy crashed in 2008. Hotel room rates in Las Vegas decreased. A lot. $200-$300 hotel rooms at Wynn could be had for as little as $99. It was awesome for those not hurt too badly by the slowed economy.

I was able to get suites at The Palazzo for $109 without ever having gambled there before. Even middle of the road hotels had to discount their rooms and places like The Mirage and MGM Grand offered rooms as low as $29.

Things are changing. The number of visitors to Las Vegas has increased almost every month this year and while that’s good for the businesses in Las Vegas, that is becoming bad for for the customer. Insert the law of supply and demand.

The law of supply and demand defines the effect that the availability of a particular product and the desire (or demand) for that product has on price.

When hotel rooms were unoccupied, the hotels had to lower rated to get people in the door. Now that there are more visitors the hotel companies have been able to raise prices. Those $99 Wynn hotel rooms are back in that $200-$300 per night range. The Cosmopolitan feels so confident about their room rates that they’ve added a resort fee to their rooms even though they said they would never have one.

This is just a warning that prices will continue to rise as tourism rates rise. There are still bargains to be had at casinos if you are a players club member and/or if you shop around. Twitter and Facebook offer sales and expedia runs weekly discounts just to name a few places you can find bargains.

Plan your trips to Las Vegas early and manage expectations of where you’re staying because the dollar won’t be stretching as far as it used to.

50 Cent Blackjack!

I still remember the first time I heard a song by 50 cent. I was driving down the mean streets of Springfield, MA in a Cadillac when a friend popped on the song “Heat“. He told me it was the hardest beat he’d heard in a while. It may not have been the hardest beat, but it was awesome. “Get Rich or Die Tryin” instantly became one of my favorite rap albums of the moment. Today, it’s one of my favorite rap albums of all time.

I can talk about that album forever. I saw that 50 cent has a new Blackjack game on Facebook and figured that it was a good excuse to talk about my love for that album. The game is free to play and made by the people at GSN (Game Show Network).

Use your winnings to deck out your avatar in nicer fashions and upgraded bling — you can also buy chips for the casino and tokens for customizing your look. Tokens can also be spent on in-game boosts such as the “I’m Killin’ It” boost, which tells you whether you will bust on your next card, and “Ace Rich” that lets players immediately gain an ace in their hand. If the players at your table win enough hands, the co-op boost “Table Heat” turns all twos in the deck into aces for a limited period of time.

Yeah, just like 50 Cent’s music, this game sounds like something that’s about 5 years past it’s prime. I’d still like to play blackjack with 50 Cent. There’s an app in development for iPhone and Androids, but it’s not available yet.

If given the choice, I’d listen to “Get Rich or Die Tryin” and do something else. If you don’t have one of the best rap albums ever grab the MP3’s or CD.

Get Rich or Die Tryin
Get Rich or Die Tryin

Aria Commercial

Last week Aria posted a new commercial on youtube and facebook.  Unlike the Cosmopolitan commercial, I haven’t seen it on TV yet and don’t expect to.

The commercial fits the same profile as most MGM advertising over the past couple years.  It years to be sexy and multi-cultural while reminding you, briefly, that they have gambling.  While the ad looks good, it doesn’t resonate with me, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the target for the ad.

I have to imagine that their agency has found this type of advertising to work for MGM.  Maybe they should try sexy sales for the Veer Towers who don’t seem to be able to sell or rent their apartments at any price.