|MGM Grand Casino Colombo|
Gaming Rules and Freebies
Gaming currency is Lankan Rupees but major foreign currencies are accepted on gaming tables and at the cashier's counter. Exchange rates are better than any bank in Colombo. MGM/Bellagio/Bally's casinos promise highest winning percentages in the world. Players can surrender bets in Blackjack for a 50% loss on any card combination except when the dealer's up-card is an Ace. Additional side bets are also allowed on "Pairs" in Blackjack. On some of the gaming tables a guy sits next to the dealer to note down the bets placed by the "member" players. These bets are counted for members' eligibility in the free lucky draws which are held on weekend nights. There is a small stage on the gaming floor for a live music and singing show. Free drinks and snacks are served to players on the gaming tables. A nice and free buffet dinner is served on the first floor. Food is tasty and well presented. Gaming-wise though, I did not find the atmosphere so hot as compared to Bally's and Bellagio. When I started to leave the casino after a whie, a "Manager" type of guy at the Cashier's counter tried to convince me to stay on in the casino and when I told him I was going to Bally's, he started asking sort-of an excplanation on why I was leaving so early. I found that very unprofessional. Fortunately, they gave me a free drop to Bally's on a casino cab. Overall, MGM Grand looked like a place for serious gambling rather than an entertainment venue. So, I would return to MGM Colombo if I had nothing but gambling on my mind but if I were looking for an overall party-like atmosphere, I would just head to Bally's.
How to find MGM Grand Colombo: Most of the tuk-tuk / taxi drivers know MGM Grand in Colombo. Casino phone number is +94 112 502 268.
||Posted by Narinder Singh|