MVP card

MVP card

MGM Resorts International last month introduced a Military & Veterans Program (MVP) — a year-round discount program honoring the service of active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserve, retired military, prior service and spouses of eligible military personnel.

As an MGM Resorts International Luxury Destination, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa participates in the program.

To join, visit the M life Rewards desk. Valid proof of military service is required. A list of acceptable IDs can be found at

Existing M life cardholders will get a new players card with a special MVP logo in the upper right-hand corner and, if applicable, an automatic upgrade to Pearl status. New members also will get the upgrade. Pearl cardholders get complimentary valet and self-parking, a dedicated buffet line and other benefits.

In addition, MVP cardholders get a 10 percent discount off Borgata Classic rooms and at casual dining restaurants — The Metropolitan, Bread + Butter, the Borgata Buffet, the Borgata Baking Company, Noodles Of the World (NOW) and The Marketplace. MVP cardholders also get 25 percent off services at Spa Toccare, Immersion Spa, The Salon and The Barbershop.

Similar discounts are available at MGM’s other properties in Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi and Nevada.

Atlantic City’s other casinos also offer benefits to active duty service members and veterans with proper ID:

Bally’s, Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort: Active duty military and veterans receive a 10 percent discount at all Caesars Entertainment-owned food and beverage outlets. However, the discount cannot be combined with any other certificates or coupons.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City: Veterans get 10 percent off room rates.

Resorts Casino Hotel: Active duty military get 10 percent off room rates.

Tropicana Atlantic City: Active duty military and veterans get 15 percent off room rates Sundays through Fridays. They also receive a 10 percent discount at The Palm, 15 percent off non-sale items at A Time For Wine (not valid with comps or room charges) and 15 percent off at Godiva. Carmine’s and Escape AC give a 10 percent discount to active duty military; Old Farmer’s Almanac, Adam Good Deli, Hooters and Adam Good Sports Bar, give a 20 percent discount.

MGM debuts online casino

MGM has launched an online casino in New Jersey. is the first online casino site to bear the company’s name. The site offers slots and table games, as well as poker.

While MGM owns the Borgata, the two Borgata-branded sites, and, as well as sites through partnerships with and, remain in operation.

Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen, a former professional journalist, is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations, and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations. Have a comment on this or a question specifically related to an Atlantic City casino, players club or other promotion? Email Darryl at and he’ll try to respond to you personally. Your question — without your name — may appear in a future column.

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