You'll find "elegant" gaming in a pre-fab, deliberate way, with a very high ceiling that produces a very low claustrophobia factor. This is definitely the right place to gamble if you're looking for less hectic, less gimmick-filled play. The layout makes it look airy, and it's marginally less confusing and certainly less overwhelming than many other casinos. Because it is so far down the Strip, there are fewer walk-in players, but the presence of the House of Blues, a new-as-of-2008 center lounge, and the increasing popularity of the rumjungle nightclub can mean a late-night influx of customers. There's a big, ultra-comfortable sports-book area (complete with armchairs that could well encourage a relaxed gambler to fall asleep), including a live, daily sports-radio show. Players can sign up for the MGM MIRAGE Players Club (www.playersclub.com).
- © Frommer's 2013