The MGM Grand is a Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and has some big titles to its credit; the casino is the second largest hotel resort complex in the US and the second largest hotel in the world as well. The casino is open 24/7 and offers all the gaming opportunities that a player could look forward to. The casino is spread over 170,000 sq ft gaming space comprising 2296 gaming machines and 194 table and poker games. With 22 restaurants, three bars and a hotel housing 5044 rooms this is truly a picturesque places to visit, especially with its cartoon history which is so much a part of this unique casino.
The gaming machines totaling 2296 comprise of dollar, penny and nickel machines and video keno and video poker, along with progressive dollar slots. Table games of 194 comprise of card poker, baccarat, craps, grand baccarat, Let It Ride poker, mini-baccarat, Pai Gow poker, casino video poker, roulette and wheel of fortune. Other gaming activities are race and sports books. The poker room in the MGM Grand is also noteworthy.
The restaurants offer cuisines such as Mexican, French, Japanese, American, Italian, Chinese along with buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners and delectable burgers and delicious sea foods spreads. MGM Grand has convention and meeting space, lounges, nightclubs, swimming pools and spas, shops, theatres etc., all under one roof. The hotel is luxurious and well planned with 751 suites and 29 villas and has a class of its own.
The uniqueness of the MGM Grand is that it has a wide-ranging Wizard of Oz theme with the green ‘Emerald City’ color of the building. The MGM Grand was the home of the EFX show from 1995 to 2002. Initially the entrance to MGM Grand was a giant-cartoon like version of MGM’s mascot, Leo the Lion but later was changed to a traditional entrance, due to the apprehension raised by Chinese gamblers, who were of the opinion that entering the lion’s mouth was believed to be unlucky.