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Gamble on your smartphone in MGM's Vegas casinos

Engadget Engadget 13/07/2016 David Lumb
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If you wanted an even more convenient way to gamble while strolling the floors of casinos, MGM Resorts has the answer. Today, they announced a new mobile platform that lets users bet money on classic games so long as they're within the confines of the company's Las Vegas locations.

At the moment, you can only compete against fellow guests in bingo, slots and video poker, but other games are being developed. The platform, easyPLAY Mobile Tournaments, was developed by mobile gaming company oneLIVE inc and works on smartphones, tablets and laptops. Heck, MGM has even loaded it into interactive tables if you left your device in your room or don't want to burn battery.

EasyPLAY is open to gamblers 21 and over and only works while connected to a participating location's WiFi network. Obviously they're deploying it in their Grand resort, but the other eight locations include MGM-owned Las Vegas luminaries like the Bellagio, Mandalay, Luxor and New York-New York. If you're staying in one of those and don't want to leave the pool to challenge the no-armed bandit, this mobile platform is the gateway to lazy gambling.

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