Why the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is a Must-See Destination in 2021

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BetMGM Sep 29, 2023, 1:41 PM

While you can always have a great time playing online slots, live dealer games, and more at the best online casino in the USA, there is also plenty for you to enjoy at MGM’s many brick-and-mortar casinos and hotel resorts. 

Join us as we take a look at the latest offers at the MGM Grand, the best (and largest) hotel in Las Vegas. With an excellent range of casino games and other entertainment options on offer, you can discover for yourself why it is a must-see destination in 2021 and beyond.

Events and upcoming entertainment

The range of entertainment at the MGM Grand’s many entertainment venues practically never ends. Belly-laugh your way out of Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, become spellbound at the David Copperfield Theater, and experience a variety of wonders at the MGM Grand Arena. So much more can be found at this incredible Las Vegas location. 

Here are some of the upcoming events to look forward to in 2021:

General entertainment

  • Jabbawockeez – The Jabbawockeez, a hip-hop dance group, bring you Timeless – a mesmerizing show that combines incredible dance choreography, mind-blowing music, and jaw-dropping special effects. It’s also family-friendly for those who are enjoying the MGM Grand with any young ones.
  • Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club – The Emmy award-winning actor and comedian Brad Garret opened the doors to this comedy club in 2012. Since then, it’s been host to some incredible comedy acts. Look forward to the likes of Rob Schneider, Jimmy Shubert, Erik Griffin, the man himself, Brad Garrett, and more!
  • David Copperfield – When it comes to magic, mystery, and illusion, none are as well known as master and professional illusionist David Copperfield. Not only does he have great shows running until the end of the year, guests will also get the opportunity to meet this incredible star, get their photo taken with him, get a signed autograph and enjoy an exclusive illusion!
  • The Hunger Games: The Exhibition – Explore the world of Katniss Everdeen and The Hunger Games in this in-depth exhibition that unpacks everything you’d want to know about the incredible movie franchise. Fans will not want to miss out on this event that gives you a behind-the-scenes look into how this popular series of books made the leap to the big screen, as well as what was used to bring it to life in front of the camera.
  • Topgolf – This cutting-edge driving range offers more than just a place to practice your swing. Topgolf also has live entertainment, bars, two pools, VIP cabanas, and of course, an incredible view of the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Virtual Reality – Take escapism to the next level with incredible virtual reality games that will have you fighting off spine-chilling zombies and deadly robots or solving mind-bending puzzles! This incredible experience is a part of the MGM Grand’s LEVEL UP gaming lounge.
  • Daniel Tosh – Join actor and comedian Daniel Tosh at the KÀ Theatre! This great stand-up comedian will be sharing his particular flavor of dark humor for one night only on August 14th.
  • Desus & Mero – This comedy duo, known for their late-night award-winning talk show, will be bringing their fresh views and edgy comedy to the MGM Grand on September 4th. 

MGM Grand Garden Arena events

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  • Alejandro Fernández – Fans of Latin music don’t need any introduction to award-winning singer Alejandro Fernández, who’s received two Latin Grammy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This talented Mexican entertainer will bring his unique mix of Mexican folk music and foot-tapping pop to the Grand Arena on the 15th and 16th of September, 2021.
  • J. Cole with 21 Savage – Award-winning rapper and singer J. Cole, known for incredible hits such as No Role Modelz and Middle Child, will be making a stop at the MGM Grand as part of the J. Cole: The Off-season Tour for one night only. Be sure to book your tickets for October 16th.
  • The Millennium Tour 2021 – This hip-hop tour brings you a mix of incredible artists including Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Pretty Ricky, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Sammie, and Soulja Boy. Book your spot for this event scheduled for November 26th.

Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas

  • KÀ by Cirque du Soleil – The Cirque du Soleil has been wowing audiences across the world with its incredible acrobatics and choreography, but KÀ takes things even further by bringing you a show filled with intrigue, drama, and war. KÀ is currently closed, but will likely return before the end of 2021. Keep your eyes glued to the MGM Grand website for more updates!

This is just a peek behind the curtain of all the great shows that you can enjoy at the MGM Grand. Find out more about the mesmerizing shows and other sources of incredible entertainment on offer.


From fine dining to fast food, there are many great options for everyone at the MGM Grand. If you want to sit down and relax or grab a quick coffee or dessert while you wander the resort’s extraordinary halls, there’s no shortage of choice.  

Here are three great celebrity chefs and restaurants whose world-class dishes are available to visitors at the MGM Grand:

  • Morimoto Las Vegas – This elegant restaurant is part of the incredible Morimoto restaurant family. Chef Masaharu Morimoto ensures that any restaurant that bears his name brings the iconic combination of Japanese and Western tastes that he has become known for around the world.
  • Joël Robuchon – If you have a passion for French cuisine, you can’t go wrong at Joël Robuchon. This is a Three Michelin Star restaurant that has won numerous awards, including the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond, and Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. Joël himself may have passed in 2018, but his legacy carries on in this fantastic fine dining locale.
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill – Wolfgang Puck is a famous chef and restaurateur who began his career as an apprentice in Europe. He moved to the US in his early twenties and not long after began his decades-long career as a restaurateur. The Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill offers a relaxing casual atmosphere with a classic American grill menu that includes pizzas and delicious cuts of meat.

This is just a small taste of all the culinary delights you can enjoy at the MGM Grand. Learn more about the other restaurant options on site.


Four women drinking and dancing at a nightclub.

For some, the day only begins when the sun goes down. If you’re something of a night-owl, you’re bound to find yourself in good company in Sin City. 

Here are a few of our favorite bars you can visit:

  • Hakkasan Las Vegas – If you want to eat, drink, and party into the night, the Hakkasan Nightclub has everything you desire, including an exclusive floor with VIP booths and dance floors.
  • LEVEL UP – Looking for a place to have fun, play games, and of course, enjoy a great selection of food and drink? At LEVEL UP you can enjoy sports on the big-screen TVs, play pool, beer pong, and even try your hand at some VR gaming!
  • Whiskey Down – If you’re a whiskey connoisseur, then you have to visit Whiskey Down. This whiskey bar has more than 50 whiskeys from around the world, as well as many other great drinks.
  • Losers Bar – For a country setting and live music, you can’t go wrong at the Losers Bar. Enjoy a wide range of drinks and an intimate music experience at this great bar.
  • Centrifuge – For those who appreciate a more modern, urban, metro atmosphere, be sure to check out Centrifuge. This venue stands out with its central, circular bar with a constantly changing lighting installation, and its hand-crafted cocktails and progressive music selection. 

This isn’t an exhaustive list of what’s on offer at the MGM Grand after dark. If you’re looking for more, you can discover all the other exciting nighttime activities you can enjoy at the MGM Grand.


While all hotels and casino resorts have services, truly exceptional venues have amenities that stand out from the rest. MGM Grand has a variety of excellent options for guests to enjoy, like the Grand Pool Complex, which has four large pools, three whirlpools, and waterfalls, the MGM Resorts App, which puts many services right at your fingertips, the Grand Salon, for those who want to always look their best, and much more.

Learn more about all the excellent amenities you can pamper yourself with.

Offers and promotions

If you’re interested in sweetening your stay at the MGM Grand, there are a number of promotions you can take advantage of. The first and one of the best offers available is for members of MGM’s loyalty program, M life Rewards. If you have an M life Rewards membership, you can get a variety of discounts, including a Flexible Rate discount worth up to 15%, as well as a 30% discount on an Avis Car Rental. 

Other excellent promotions include AAA Membership Rewards, with 10% off Flexible Rates if you are a member, a 10% discounted Military Rate for members of our armed forces, as well as a 5% Senior Discount.

Learn more about the offers and promotions at the MGM Grand.

MGM Grand Casino

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Of course, no visit to the Grand is complete without a stop at the casino. This incredible gambling venue offers a huge range of slot machines that players can enjoy for as little as 1c or as much as $1,000. These slots also offer great fixed and progressive jackpots, for those who want to try their luck on a big win. There are also incredible table games like roulette, blackjack, poker, and much more, for those who prefer the traditional casino experience. You can even enjoy the exclusive myVEGAS Bingo game, which offers you exclusive access to services and features at The Grand.

To discover everything our incredible casino has to offer, be sure to take a look at the full casino service listing.

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