The MGM was best when opened with emphasis on MGM movies and stars. The Wizard of Oz at the entry, the photos of the stars on the walls, the elaborate painting of various trim and boundary about the cornice area. We took video (vcr) when it first opened and still can't believe it existed. We had no kids so it wasn't a family destination for us. We went to Pyramid the first year it was open too with the boat ride, weird inclinator(?), sigma derby with camels and yes, the "cute" waitresses dressed as Egyptian servant types. It made gambling fun (or at least more fun). But I agree with previous poster, lack of diversity makes it just another hotel.