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MGM "Easy Play"

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by rje, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. rje

    rje High-Roller

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    Has anyone tried "Easy Play" mobile games recently?
    https://secure.easyplay.vegas/

    Looks like it is a fairly new program, as I do not think it was up and running on my last trip to Vegas in May.
     
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  2. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    I've never heard of that before you mentioned it. Went to that website and boy does that look cheap. So cheap, I had to do some digging on it because it almost looks like a scam run out of some guys basement (which it looks like if you Google the address listed on their site!)

    Sure enough, it's legit and been running since July. Not sure I'd do anything with it though.
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mgm-resorts-launches-nations-first-mobile-real-money-tournaments-in-las-vegas-300297754.html
     
  3. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Was planning giving it a shot in when I go in a couple weeks. My feeling is that it's going to be kinda lame, but I figure I could throw a couple bucks at it and give it a try.
     
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  4. yamada517

    yamada517 Newbie

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    I created a profile on the site just to reply to this post.

    This program is basically a scam. I deposited $500 since they were offering "matchplay" for $500 for $1000. It is not a matchplay at all. It's just a clever way to entice players to deposit since it is offered to everyone and your competition is not the casino, its the other players. You're basically trading $500 real dollars for $1000 entry credits which can not be withdrawn. The entry credits are worth 50 cents or less in real dollars since everyone you play against deposited using the matchplay deal.

    Furthermore, there are no refunds, no exceptions. I deposited and realized right away what a scam this was and asked for a refund. There seems to be no one working in their support team. I submitted a support ticket and was just ignored.

    There are only one or two slot tournaments offered per day and those that are available to play are too low stakes ($5 or $10). You can only play when your at an MGM property. Therefore, you can not play through $1000 of entry credits without spending months in Vegas. If you go to Vegas for a couple days at a time it would take years to play through $1000 of entry credits.

    The odds of winning are not transparent enough. There are no stats that indicate what the house edge for this game nor is it even possible for a reasonable person to estimate what the house edge is. There is a fixed amount of winnable money per tournament, which means that the house edge is indicated by how many people sign up for the tournament. The more people to sign up the more profitable the game is to the casino. I have no problem with that model. What I do have a problem with is that I have no idea how many players are signed up per tournament and if there is a cap to the number of players that are signed up. If I'm playing a $10 tournament to win $50, how do i know that I'm not going to be playing against 100 people?