A Weekend at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

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BetMGM Nov 21, 2023, 4:22 AM

If you play poker online, chances are that you’ve always dreamed of going to the poker capital of the world: Las Vegas. In fact, going to play in person is an excellent addition to your online poker tournament strategy. 

Sin City is renowned for its amazing casinos and hotels, and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is right up there with the very best. This casino and entertainment giant is almost a city in its own right and most guests won’t even leave the hotel, as everything they need is right on their doorstep. Let’s take a trip away from online poker (for just a bit) and get a glimpse of what’s on offer every weekend at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Hotel

The first things guests notice when they get to the hotel are undoubtedly the massive size of the establishment, and the huge lion statue at the entrance. Leo is the name of this iconic lion, and at 45 feet tall and weighing 50 tons, it is the largest bronze sculpture in the US.

The hotel has 6,852 rooms, making it the largest single hotel in the USA. This also means that there many accommodation options for those who want to take a break and play poker games online in their room.

Just over 5,000 of these rooms are found in the main hotel building. Then there are over 50 luxury SkyLofts that take up the top two floors. You’ll also find over 1,500 rooms split between the three Signature at MGM Grand towers and 29 VIP villas at The Mansion at MGM Grand.

The wonderful thing about the size of MGM Grand is that the sheer number of rooms enables customers on all different budgets to enjoy a weekend away at one of Las Vegas’ most sought-after destinations.


It isn’t just the rooms that attract people from all over the world to visit MGM Grand; it’s also the fact that it has some of the best amenities out of all the hotels and casinos on The Strip. Here’s just a taste of what you have to look forward to.

Dining and entertainment

The MGM Grand has 15 restaurants and nine entertainment venues, and the very best dining in Las Vegas is pretty much located at this hotel. 

Some of the dining options include: 

  • Joël Robuchon
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
  • Hakkasan
  • Emeril’s
  • International Smoke (Ayesha Curry and Micheal Mina)
  • Craftsteak
  • Wolfgang Puck
  • Ambra
  • Morimoto
  • TAP Sports Bar
  • China Tang

A couple of the entertainment options available include: 

  • Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
  • David Copperfield Theater
  • Hakkasan Restaurant and Nightclub
  • Jabbawockeez Theater
  • Kà Theatre, home to Cirque du Soleil
  • MGM Grand Garden Arena, which hosts huge concerts and sporting events, including the Latin Grammy Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • Wet Republic Ultra Pool Dayclub

The pool complex

The pool complex at MGM Grand is one of the most popular features of the hotel. The complex is over 6.5 acres and features four swimming pools, three whirlpools, and cascading waterfalls. Guests can also float on a tube down the hotel’s Lazy River or take advantage of the spacious cabanas that can fit eight people and have access to personalized dining options, as well as flat-screen TVs and views across the beautiful pool complex.

TopGolf Experience

If you love golf, then you can’t miss out on the TopGolf Experience at MGM Grand. There are 120 climate-controlled hitting bays, numerous bars, a number of pool options, a Callaway Fitting Studio and a TopGolf Pro Shop.

Casino Floor

Of course, the main reason you’d be leaving your online poker tournaments is to get involved with the real thing. The casino floor at MGM Grand is second to none, and at 171,500 square feet, it’s one of the biggest in Las Vegas. With 2,500 machines and 139 poker and table games, you’ll certainly never run out of options.

There’s also a dedicated sports betting area, where you’ll find 36 60-inch plasma TVs, along with 24 42-inch plasmas, well-stocked dining and entertainment options, and much more.


Because BetMGM is one of the best online poker sites, it makes sense that poker takes center stage on the casino floor and there are 17 poker tables in the poker room. Texas Hold’em is undoubtedly the king of poker at MGM Grand and they offer tons of Texas Hold’em Action, including, but not limited to:

  • Daily Texas Hold’em tournaments
  • $1–$2 No Limit Hold’em
  • $2–$5 No Limit Hold’em
  • $5–$10 No Limit Hold’em
  • Crazy “4” Poker & Texas Hold’em
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Obviously, it isn’t the only type of poker you can indulge in here, though, and guests can also enjoy:

  • Pai Gow Poker
  • Let It Ride Poker
  • Three Card Poker
  • High Card Flush

Of course, you’ll also find tableside food and beverage services and you can even order a professional massage while you think about your next play.

Play the Best Online Poker in the USA at BetMGM

As you can see, MGM Grand is the ultimate Las Vegas destination for people looking for something special in the city. Of course, BetMGM also has an incredible online casino, where you can play from the comfort of your own home too. You’ll find an amazing array of casino table games on our site and you can also check out our renowned blog for poker tournament tips, playing guides, and much more.

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