MyVegas is a wonderful mobile and Facebook application that allows you to play non-gambling slot games for points which can be converted into a whole host of rewards to spend in Vegas and beyond.
With MyVegas you can unlock a number of hotel stays, meals and buffets and even attractions with the points you have collected to redeem for your stay, so that night at the Bellagio looks more and more likely right?
I decided to put together this guide to help you understand what the game is, what it does and how you can use it to make your time in Las Vegas so much better!
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Is MyVegas Genuine?
We’ve been here, and we completely get it. You’ve got a friend that’s told you about this great new Facebook game come app which allows you to get real-life rewards from a whole host of MGM properties.
After googling what MGM properties are (resorts like the Bellagio, Aria, MGM Grand, and the Mirage), you almost certainly had the same thought as us: ‘That can’t be real, right?’
Well, it actually is legit, genuine, and 100% squeaky clean! It sounds far too good to be true, which is the sad truth, but you’d better believe that it is true! By simply playing this game, you can dine at Vegas buffets, catch Cirque-du-Soleil shows, and stay in a room on the Strip.
So, at this point, you’re probably wondering how the game actually works.
Don’t worry, it’s really simple!
First things first, you log in to MyVegas Slots, spin a wheel, and then visit your online Strip to pick up your MyVegas chips. Once you’ve got your chips, you can use them on games like Excalibur and Blackjack – just like in a brick-and-mortar casino!
As you play the MyVegas games on the Facebook or mobile application, your chips (which began life red) will begin to turn gold, meaning that you can redeem them for free stuff.
The more you play the game, the more free chips you get, and therefore the more free stuff you can get over time.
The catch, of course, is that the app needs to make money somehow and they do this through paid chips.
MGM is able to make this app profitable is by including an option to buy chips that allow you to keep playing the game.
The pop-ups as shown in the image above appear frequently during your gameplay with additional ‘buy’ buttons scattered around the application.
There are some times in which buying chips may make sense – we’ll get into that in more detail a little later.
How To Get Free MyVegas Chips
There are three ways in which you can get free chips on My Vegas;
The first method is the daily spins and pop-ups that you can complete. You’ll also be rewarded with double, triple or quadruple the number of chips if you login multiple days in a row.
Another way in which you’ll be able to get free chips from My Vegas is through marketing emails which will be sent to the email address you signed up for Facebook with on a regular basis.
The third way in which you’ll be able to get free My Vegas chips is by checking out the My Vegas Facebook page and clicking through the link to claim the free chips.
What MyVegas Rewards You’d Like
It’s pointless spending any amount of money or a dedicated amount of time on the game if you aren’t sure of the rewards you’d like to receive.
We started playing MyVegas having booked our flights to Vegas but not a hotel and as such we decided that we’d use any points we won for either a discount on or a fully complimentary hotel stay at one of the MGM hotels.
So I headed over to the MyVegas app rewards section to work out roughly how many loyalty points I’d need in order to get the longest, and best stay we could during our trip.
I noted a couple of two-night complimentary stays currently available in the MyRewards section of MyVegas. I checked the promotional calendar to ensure my dates were available (these will either be within the terms on the page like above or on a link.
I was looking for our two-night complimentary stay to be between the 15th to the 21st of October and those dates were available according to the promotional calendar. Therefore my goal was to get to 95,000 loyalty points.
If I spent $5 and as a result felt as though it could get me to that 95,000 loyalty points, then I’d spend it. Simply because two nights at this hotel during my visit retails for a minimum of $289.08.
How Much Time You Have To Invest In The Game
If you work an office job, are a stay at home mom or have plenty of spare time then you should be able to run the MyVegas game in the background while getting on with everyday tasks.
As such then you should be able to complete more of the free MyVegas chip redemption methods more often, resulting in more MyVegas free chips.
However, you don’t have much free time to spend playing MyVegas or don’t have long until you leave for your Vegas trip then you may have to look into potentially purchasing some MyVegas chips.
This should then allow you to increase your stake amount, which converts the chips into loyalty points quicker.
Where You’re Staying During Your Vegas Trip
If you’ve already booked a stay at an MGM resort then you may want to consider saving your loyalty points for some Freeplay. There are often different Freeplay rewards for each of the MGM hotels.
In the case of my parents, they’d already booked to stay at the Bellagio. So we decided the best thing for them to save their loyalty points for was the $50 Freeplay in the hotel’s casino.
If they were to spend $5 to get them to 150,000 loyalty points in time for their trip, then I’d say that’s a great deal. As they’ve spent $5 to get $50.
Of course, I’d always recommend maximising and continuing to maximise the free MyVegas chip offers that refresh every day. Whether you’re purchasing chips or not. These are free chips, and essentially free rewards!
Remember, the ultimate goal is to spend as little amount of money as possible and get as much free stuff for our Vegas trip as possible thanks to the MyVegas rewards.
What Are MyVegas Chips Worth
I said in the introduction of this post that MyVegas heavily promotes the option of purchasing MyVegas chips. So much so you might receive multiple pop-ups with multiple different offers.
So if you decide to part with your hard-earned cash in return for MyVegas chips that you’re planning on turning into MyVegas rewards then you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the very best deal.
Below are screenshots of the offers I had available to me at the exact same time when I was looking to purchase MyVegas chips. This included pop-up offers, looking to pop my champagne bottle that was 100% full or looking at the standard purchasing options.
Above you can see I was offered 333 million chips for $9. This works out at 37 million chips per $1.
While my ‘Deal’ button offered over 39 million chips for $1 along with some additional golden chips (which remember are the ones we’re using in exchange for our free stays and other goodies!)
While the offers are going to vary at the time of play. I’d recommend using a strategy of comparison, and holding out for the best offer to ensure you’re always getting the best value for money if you do decide that buying MyVegas chips is worth it in your case.
I’d also urge you to stay on the side of caution. I’d hate to see anyone spending anything near $100 on the game. Especially if they’ve zero experience in redeeming the rewards. For any further gambling help, we’d always recommend GamCare.
The games are designed as slots and can be addictive, just remember the reason we’re playing is to get amazing rewards at a heavily discounted rate.
How To Redeem MyVegas Rewards
In the interests of preventing people from abusing the system that they’ve set up, there are a few rules that MGM has put in place for the MyVegas rewards.
While they’re likely to be constantly changing, we’ve got a list of them here. To be completely certain about the rules, however, make sure to check through the app – there you’ll definitely find the current rules.
- You’re allowed to keep any gold coins that you earn. There’s no upper limit to the number that you can hold, and the coins themselves never expire.
- When redeeming your coins for rewards, you can get three rewards per thirty-day period. Therefore, you could claim a room stay, a buffet pass, and tickets to a show in one thirty-day period, but you’d have to wait until the next one to redeem any further coins.
- To ensure that you’re making the best of your rewards, two users can pool their stays together to get a two- or three-night stay for two people, rather than one. The same goes for show tickets and buffet tickets.
- You can only redeem one reward per category per thirty days. For example, you cannot redeem two separate stays within a thirty-day period, as they will both be of the same category: stays.
However, two people could redeem two stays back to back at the same hotel, this would result in a four- to six-night break, rather than a two- to three-night break.
- As a lead on from the last rule – MyVegas works best when multiple players travel together. For example, two partners could each redeem a two-night stay at a single MGM property, leading to a four-night stay overall.
- The final rule is an obvious one. All players must be 21 or over to play MyVegas and use their comps when in Vegas.