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gameterror
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January 18th, 2013 at 4:45:53 AM permalink
nevermind...my bad
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FleaStiff
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January 18th, 2013 at 5:43:00 AM permalink
Quote: Alembert

MGM apparently has a partnership with Facebook. Play free games on facebook, collect points that can be redeemed for comps at MGM locations in Vegas. Is this legitimate? What is the catch?

The catch is that Nothing is what it seems to be anymore.

Airline companies don't make money herding you onto a big metal bird and delivering you somewhere, they make money selling you a hotel room and a rental car reservation. Actually operating the airplane is an afterthought.

Its the same way with a casino... they don't make money by providing you a roulette wheel, they make money by getting your digits and ensnaring your social media attention and loyalty, the caress your psyche with coupons and they cater to your ardvark or avatar or something. After your online ego has been taken care off and your avatar has received an electronic "BJ" in cyberspace you will have been loaded with a combination of real and illusory trinkets and will be deemed to be a "loyal customer" who will eventually show up in Vegas and make a beeline to their casino to redeem your points and transfer the satisfied smile from your avatar's face to your face.
Unfortunately, it all boils down to Hype from Cyberspace being not much different than those Free Dice and Free Deck of Cards. Its just that now the Hype is Personalized and is a bankable commodity on their books, Your avatar's smile is now an "asset" of the casino instead of an asset of "Las Vegas". You are now a Loyal Customer whose been lured by some time wasting freebies redeemable at their casino.
boymimbo
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January 18th, 2013 at 10:17:14 AM permalink
Flea, it's a little bit pessimistic.

There are plenty of people who waste time on the internet. This activity is one of them. The Wizard and the admins know exactly who I am and if you read all of my posts, you can pretty much figure out exactly who I am. This is the tradeoff we make by being on line.

Facebook has plenty of games in which you trade your email address for playing the game. Some are good, and some are lousy. But there are few games in which you actually can win "real" stuff. If you already play games online, this game is just another one no different in the amount of information you give them from any other site. There are plenty of slot based games on Facebook that alot of people play, but they get no real tangible reward except entertainment. Plenty of people enter the contests at videopoker dot com.

MyVegas is one of those games. Your loyalty to them is that you play games based on their property names. It's very easy to earn a deck of cards and free dice, but the die hard fans are going to go for the 25,000 points it requires for $50 meal credit or even the offer of free nights. The games are mindless (except blackjack) and if you spend passively an hour or two a day at it to collect the 50K coins from the MyVegas groups and the 20K or so in property drops per day, you can probably get 700K of action on the slots there (at 90% payback). It takes about 2.5K in action to get 10 points while playing at a realistic rate. I'm guessing you would accumulate about 3K in earnings over 2 hours a day. If you play at the higher levels, you could probably earn about 1.5K in an hour. At that rate you're looking at about 16 hours to earn a $50 meal credit and about 48 hours to earn a free night.

You have the passive ability for autospin so you can multitask, only clicking when you win a bonus or at the end of the autospin.

For me, I've decided that I'm going to see how long it takes to earn 200K points, which is enough for 2 free nights, a dinner at a buffet or steakhouse, and a Cirque show. I am guessing that it would take about 5 months at one hour per day. And that would be my Vegas trip for 2014.
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Venthus
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January 18th, 2013 at 11:38:55 AM permalink
Getting the 50k chips from the groups takes a lot less user-time than that, actually. Chrome (and Firefox, I think?) have an extension called LinkClump that lets you select a bunch of links for opening. Give FB/MV its own broswer window (not required, but I find it annoying to have the window I'm using constantly have tabs added and removed), open a chip thread, view previous comments (it expands the 'view more' links for me, at least) and open the first 300 or so. I recommend setting it to open the links every 5 seconds or so: Doing it all at once is liable to lag your system.

It's taken me about a month to get to 50k, but I'm also not using a lot of the 'social' functions, like sending chips/points to people.

(And, tangentially related, but I just found that CET has their own 'Social Rewards' program, ostensibly for spamming people on your Twitter feeds... https://web.socialrewards.com/totalrewards)
98Clubs
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January 18th, 2013 at 11:58:48 AM permalink
Quote: bbvk05

The game is designed to be addictive and make money through the purchase of game chips. Also, the decent comps take at least dozens of hours of play to earn.



Agreed with you and GH immediately above. Its an Attention Black-Hole with Info Rake. Nothing to see here folks, move along to Te'o's GF LOL.
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semaj
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January 23rd, 2013 at 7:15:46 AM permalink
Does anyone know if comps earned through myVegas can be stacked with other comps or offers received?
AZDuffman
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January 23rd, 2013 at 8:00:01 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo



MyVegas is one of those games. Your loyalty to them is that you play games based on their property names. It's very easy to earn a deck of cards and free dice, but the die hard fans are going to go for the 25,000 points it requires for $50 meal credit or even the offer of free nights. The games are mindless (except blackjack) and if you spend passively an hour or two a day at it to collect the 50K coins from the MyVegas groups and the 20K or so in property drops per day, you can probably get 700K of action on the slots there (at 90% payback). It takes about 2.5K in action to get 10 points while playing at a realistic rate. I'm guessing you would accumulate about 3K in earnings over 2 hours a day. If you play at the higher levels, you could probably earn about 1.5K in an hour. At that rate you're looking at about 16 hours to earn a $50 meal credit and about 48 hours to earn a free night.

You have the passive ability for autospin so you can multitask, only clicking when you win a bonus or at the end of the autospin.

For me, I've decided that I'm going to see how long it takes to earn 200K points, which is enough for 2 free nights, a dinner at a buffet or steakhouse, and a Cirque show. I am guessing that it would take about 5 months at one hour per day. And that would be my Vegas trip for 2014.



I've been following the same plan, auto spin while I multitask to earn a vacation. But what are the "groups?" I've just been picking up the day spin and property drops.
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slyther
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January 23rd, 2013 at 9:08:46 AM permalink
I started last Thursday..I'm up to level 28 I think now. I just autospin the Excalibur slot, betting low amounts until I am near a free spin award, then betting high amounts. I am nearing completion of Bellagio.
SlangNRox
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January 23rd, 2013 at 9:15:01 AM permalink
I've been playing off and on since this game started. Currently have over 250k LP after redeeming 87k on Zarkana tickets. I am impressed that they gave me a pair of tickets that go for $350 on their website. The first row that isn't the couch seating. I was expecting cheap seats based on the 1000LP = $2 in rewards. This is closer to $4/1000LP. Of course this reward sells out everyday and you have to redeem it right at midnight PST in order to snap it. Like others have said I just put it on autospin and click when I need to. It helps that I have 2 monitors right next to each other so myvegas doesnt distract me too much.
Venthus
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January 23rd, 2013 at 10:26:04 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I've been following the same plan, auto spin while I multitask to earn a vacation. But what are the "groups?" I've just been picking up the day spin and property drops.



Facebook groups... pretty much just clusters of people getting together to share chip feeds (those links you can click to collect an extra 50k chips a day), tips, etc.

(Personally, I find the environment here to be much more interesting though.)

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