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MGM Rewards Tier Status Accelerator 2023

MGM Rewards is running a Tier Status Accelerator promotion through the end of 2023. The Tier Accelerator adds bonus Tier Credits to your account once you hit certain thresholds in a single day. This can help you achieve a higher tier status. like Gold or Platinum, faster than you would normally be able.

Here are the daily Tier Accelerator thresholds.

Accelerator Milestone #1

Earn 5,000 Tier Credits in one promotional day, receive a 1,250 Tier Credit Bonus. That’s 6,250 Tier Credits in one day.

Accelerator Milestone #2

Earn 10,000 Tier Credits in one promotional day, receive a 5,000 Tier Credit Bonus. That’s 15,000 Tier Credits in one day.

Accelerator Milestone #3

Earn 20,000 Tier Credits in one promotional day, receive a 20,000 Tier Credit Bonus. That’s 40,000 Tier Credits in one day for Gold Tier Status in just two days.

Accelerator Milestone #4

Earn 40,000 Tier Credits in one promotional day, receive a 60,000 Tier Credit Bonus. That’s 100,000 Tier Credits in one day for Platinum Tier Status in just two days.

Only one bonus will apply per day. That means that if you hit Milestone #3 (20,000 Tier Credits) you won’t also get the Milestone #1 and #2 bonuses. Nor can a lower bonus help you achieve the next Milestone.

The promotion is only running at Las Vegas properties. The promotional day is 12:00am to 11:59pm Pacific Time. Bonuses are applied a few hours after the end of the day.

Top Online Casino Sites Offering the Las Vegas Experience

Best Online Casinos Giving Out Las Vegas Vibe

Online casinos have brought the casino experience much closer to enthusiasts. The Las Vegas experience is brought to the comfort of your home as casinos roll out different features. What started as a clunky alternative to the real thing has since evolved to rival brick-and-mortar casinos in more ways than one. The best online casinos offer thrilling jackpot draws, live celebrity streams, and cutting-edge game studios so that you can experience the thrills firsthand. Online casinos also come with high-quality visual and sound effects that create the bustle you would expect from the biggest casinos in Vegas. Features like these make virtual casinos a good enough alternative to the Las Vegas Strip if your main interest is gambling.

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Mlife Extending Tier Credit Earning Period 31 days

I received an email from MGM / Mlife letting me know that they were extending the Tier Credit earning period for 2022 status by 31 days. They will count any Tier Credits earned in January 2022 towards both 2022 and 2023 status. (Quick reminder that when you earn Tier Credits, you are officially earning them towards your status for the following year).

I can understand why they wouldn’t want to simply extend your tier status for another year like they did last year, but giving me 31 more more days seems like an empty gesture. I have had minimal time in the casinos this year and have no plans to go this January. This promo certainly isn’t going to change that. If you are a few credits shy of achieving the next Mlife tier, though, I hope it helps you.

Vegas is back?

(UPDATE: Mask were required when indoors again from July 30th, 2021 – February 10, 2022. The mask mandate is no longer in effect)

Vegas is back. Kind of.

The cab driver on my way from the airport said that Vegas was back. And on the surface, that’s believable. There are a lot of people on the Strip. Shows are reopening and most restaurants and clubs are open. The airport is crowded.  That’s about as far as it goes. Even though the airport was busy, they have only 1 taxi line open and there wasn’t much of a wait when I landed.

Many restaurants have reopened, but not all of them. The ones that are open tend to require reservations. The lineup I saw waiting to get in to Catch at Aria right when they opened was comical. I considered going to the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars, but all reservations were sold out for the duration of my last trip. Late night dining options are very limited (and you can expect long lines at the ones that are). It seems like more restaurants are reopening each week, though (like Fleur at Mandalay Bay reopening July 26th).

As a general rule, masks are not required if you are vaccinated.

If everyone is being honest, it looks like over 90% of the people in Las Vegas are vaccinated. I don’t believe that, though. I did get a few looks for wearing mine. Most staff members wore masks, but not all of them. I am guessing that some vaccinated staff may not be required to wear masks. I wasn’t happy that the Cosmo room service person came right into my room without a masks, though.

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How Self-Discipline Can Improve Your Overall Results in Casino Games

Many people play casino games for fun. However, it is more fun and enjoyable when you set yourself up to win. Everyone has equal chances of being successful at casino games. The challenge is that there are many factors that determine your ability to be successful. Even if you study game strategies, the outcome is a gamble. The house is likely to win in the long run because the odds are in their favor. There’s no guarantee that you’ll win money every single time you play. You can do the right thing and lose. You can make the wrong play and win. It happens. However, self-discipline is one of the best virtues you can have when looking to improve the winning chances in casino games. Here you will learn how your discipline can impact your overall results. 

Self-discipline ensures proper bankroll management

Good money management is absolutely the best practice you can do to become successful when playing slot online. The ultimate goal for any player is to maximize the winnings and minimize losses as much as possible. To manage your bankroll correctly, you need to practice self-discipline. When playing casino games, it is normal to go on long streaks of wins or losses.  Unfortunately, many players get carried away and fail to remember that those streaks don’t last forever. To avoid any risk, have a set target for winning, and then stop once you manage to win that amount. By  doing so, you ensure that you don’t end up betting with all your winnings. If I get a big slot or video poker win, I typically set a range with a high and a low, where I will cashout if I get to either amount. If I have another big hit, I’ll create a new range. Another tactic I sometime use is to cashout after a big win and then put $100 back in the machine. That way I lock in my win and limit any possible losses. 

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