A resort on the banks of the Potomac River is not only changing the luxury casino game, it’s changing the actual casino games themselves. MGM National Harbor’s version of blackjack made one person $908,000 richer. Slot machines are motion-sensored so players can literally catch their bonus points with their hands. This may sound far-fetched, but it’s happening at the $1.4 billion resort dedicated to dining, retail, entertainment and bringing gambling into the 21st century.
Breakthrough Slot Machine Technology
In the past, physically interacting with a slot machine meant repeatedly pulling on an old rusted lever. Now, you can earn bonus points by catching Wonka’s chocolate and batting away magical jelly beans as if you’re actually in the game. Several slot machine developers have chosen to debut their most high-tech creations at MGM National Harbor, including WMS’ Willy Wonka game with interactive sensor technology, and IGT’s 3D Wheel of Fortune with visuals bursting out towards the viewer.
Additionally, MGM National Harbor has the largest installation of server-based slot machines in the entire world. Upon request, the casino staff can download any slot machine game – from “Wheel of Fortune” to “Big Red” and beyond – onto one of its server-based games, which fill up 50% of the casino floor.
To make the slot experience even more exciting, MGM National Harbor has created a series of bonus scratch games within the slots that offer even more interactive excitement for M life Members. On St. Patrick’s Day, the casino debuted “Dublin Your Luck,” a promotion that presented players who earned 25 tier credits with a digital e-scratch ticket on the machine, allowing them to play a game-within-a-game for even more chances at winning.
Table Games that Turn the Tables
If you think there’s no way to elevate the classic table game, you’re in luck. MGM National Harbor introduced new blackjack and baccarat games to the region with heart-racing side games that can exponentially increase a win and bring the thrill of slots to the tables. One guest recently won a $908,000 progressive jackpot playing blackjack.
Along with these favorites, the casino also has an entire gaming pit dedicated to Asian games, like Macau-style Baccarat and Pai Gow tables authentic to the casinos on the other side of the world.
Earning Rewards for Las Vegas
The reward program at MGM National Harbor, M life, is more than a players club; it transforms everyday travelers into high rollers. Members are rewarded for virtually every dollar spent at MGM National Harbor with special offers and experiences redeemable across all of MGM Resorts’ destinations, including Las Vegas.
Believe it or not, this just scratches the surface of MGM National Harbor’s game-changing casino program. It’s certainly a destination visitors need to visit in person to get the full effect.