So you think you know all you need about the excellent BetMGM Casino? Well, we beg to differ! We think we have unearthed some interesting facts and snippets of information about the site which we are going to put to you in our own A to Z of the site.
It can be quite interesting to visit some of the more unusual aspects of the site (plus it’s a challenge when we get to letters such as Q, X and Z to come up with something that fits the brief!)
So without any further ado, let’s kick off the countdown at the start of the alphabet in this first part of a two-part article, focusing on letters A through to M.
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A-Z Of Casino Gaming At BetMGM – Part One
A is for American Roulette
Sure, it’s the patriotic version of the game to play ahead of that European version, but did you know that the American version of roulette, with its single and double zero slots on the wheel, is actually less player friendly than the European (or French) version? American Roulette has a house edge of around 5.2%, while European has just 2.7%. Go figure!
B is for Blackjack
One of the most popular card games in casinos, with a very low house edge, especially when played to a strategy. Did you know famed Poker legend Stu Ungar once won a bet with Casino owner Bob Stupak that he couldn’t memorise the final card after playing through a blackjack shoe. Ungar accepted the final bet and correctly told Stupak the identity of the final card after playing through the rest of the shoe.
C is for Cheating and Con Artists
Have you read about how you can beat an online casino like BetMGM using a little known cheat, if you just pay $25 for the secret then you can break the casino… Yeah, have you ever wondered why these people don’t just use their secret knowledge to earn millions from online casinos? It’s because it doesn’t work and they are looking for gullible chumps to stump them up some cash.
D is for Don Johnson – Blackjack Hall Of Famer
No not the guy from Miami Vice, but a different New Jersey-based Blackjack superstar who took three Atlantic City Casinos for a combined $15 million in five months, playing $100,000 a hand Blackjack. He won $6m from Tropicana Casino, $5m from the Borgata and $4m from Caesars before the casinos quit taking his bets. He was inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame in 2017.
E is for Even Money – The lowest payout available on a Roulette layout.
You may know the most famous bets on a roulette layout as being Red or Black, or Odd or Even or 1-18 or 19-36. These even money bets are very popular as they offer the player the best odds of success in the game, a chance to double your stake on a successful spin. It is also generally the odds paid out when you play Blackjack too (unless you land a blackjack and earn an enhanced 3/2 payout).
F is for Fruit Machines – One of a number of names used for slot games over the years.
Did you know that slot games go under a number of different names depending on where you are in the world? In Australia and New Zealand they are often referred to as ‘pokies’ in the UK, they can be called one-armed bandit (as a throw back to the old mechanised slots which used a lever to set the reels in motion) and fruit machines (or ‘fruities’). There are still lots of fruit-themed slots you can play today at BetMGM including Fruit Spin, Melon Madness, Fruitblaster and Fruit Shop.
G is for Gaming Club – The world’s first online casino
Although it is contested by another casino called InterCasino, Gaming Club lays claim to being the world’s first online casino, established in 1996 by Microgaming, who have since gone on to become one of the top providers of slot games in the world today. You can play many Microgaming slots at BetMGM Casino such as 11 Champions, Action Ops Snow & Sable and 9 Masks of Fire.
H is for Help – Customer Services readily available
One of the most important services an online casino like BetMGM can offer is customer support services. At BetMGM there is a simple menu-driven customer services option which allows you to get support for many different aspects of the site.
I is for Ireland – The Emerald Isle is a very popular choice for slot games!
Ireland has proven to be the inspiration behind a number of different slot games you can find online today. Just some of the games you can play at BetMGM that have this Irish theme are Irish Magic, Emerald Isle, Road to Riches and 9 Loaded Pots.
J is for Jackpot Slots – A variety of which you can play at BetMGM Casino!
Jackpot slots are hugely popular as they offer customers the chance to win a cash prize which is often far in excess of the amount you can land on standard slot games. Some offer progressive jackpot prizes, where the top prizes increase with every spin played on the game until someone eventually lands the jackpot. Some of the games available to play at BetMGM include Loot-En Khamun, Melon Madness Deluxe, Mercy of the Gods, Divine Fortune and the exclusive MGM Grand Millions.
K is for Keno – A game for bingo fans, but which offers a high house edge
Keno isn’t available at BetMGM Casino, but it is available at other casinos around the world today. However, it is one of the least player-friendly games in the casino and has a very high house edge. It is essentially a lottery or bingo style game where you need to match as many numbers on your card with those drawn randomly. The more numbers you hit, the more you can win.
L is for Lighting Roulette – A new version of the game which sees up to 500x your bet paid out!
Lighting Roulette offers a fresh new perspective on roulette, where you can bet on a number to land on the roll of the ball on the roulette wheel, but at the end of the spin up to five numbers can be selected as being hit by lighting. If you selected one of these numbers, then your bet can receive a boot of between 50x and 500x the amount staked.
M is for Macau – The biggest gambling city in the world
Wans to play at the biggest casino in the world, in the biggest gambling metropolis in the world? You may think that honor belongs to Las Vegas, or perhaps Atlantic City, but in fact it is the special Chinese state of Macau that holds both records. It is also home to the Venetian Macao, the largest casino in the world and the seventh-largest building in the world in terms of floor area.
Join me later in the week for part two of this article when we take a look at letters N through to Z!