A recent visit to MGM Springfield inspired this post – MGM Springfield Trip Report – Tier Credit Multiplier, Dr. Suess & The Fort. The staff at NETimeGambling.com is always looking forward to those status multiplier days. This past Tuesday, we visited MGM Springfield to take advantage of their Tier Credit Multiplier on Tuesdays. Here are the multipliers available:
- Platinum & NOIR – Earn 5X Tier Credit Multiplier
- Gold – Earn 4X Tier Credit Multiplier.
- Pearl – Earn 3X Tier Credit Multiplier
- Sapphire – Earn 2X Tier Credit Multiplier
It’s all day long. If you take part in this promotion, swipe your card and activate the promo first. Swiping your players’ card at any MLife kiosk must be done before you start playing.
Tier Credit Multiplier
The play was a slow burn. Bonuses hit here and there, but we were never really up. Bert & I played slots mostly to get the biggest bang for the buck for status points. Some of our better results were found on the following machines:
- Lord of the Rings – Rule Them All by IGT – (suggestion, play at least $1.50 to get all lines and all possible bonuses)
- Lucky Honeycomb Twin Fever by Konami
- Buffalo Grand by Aristocrat
- Jumping Jalepenos (also Konami)
This visit was not a success financially, but we raised our status points substantially for four hours, which was our goal for the day.
But, MGM still needs to improve dining. As a matter of fact, we like TAP and Cal Mare, but I need more than the same thing repeatedly. Besides, South Market service is a hit or miss, no matter how many people are in line. Furthermore, the possibilities are overpriced, especially at the Hearth Grille. South Market is advertised as 24 hours, but look at the website, and none of the restaurant hours are listed as 24 hrs. On the website.
Casino News and Amenities – MGM Springfield Trip Report
The casino seems slightly more spacious. It feels like a few slots were taken out to accommodate the electronic roulette and craps.
Unfortunately, no report on table games this time due to only slot play. Also, no pics or coverage on either the new “Island Bar” or the VIP Lounge where Starbucks used to be. Both are closed off.
Drink service is much improved. We had minimal wait between roving drink staff. I noticed a new and interesting thing happening at Center Bar. Bartenders are interested in trying their mixology talents on you. For this reason, try asking for something different, and you may be surprised at the interesting drink you received. I saw some “experiments” that looked quite good and were received well by other patrons. Socializing is still a good reason to hang out at the bar. However, the video poker (still same terrible pay tables) certainly isn’t. Speaking of which……
Double Bonus Video Poker
BTW, 9/6 Double Bonus is the only playable video poker, quarter denomination, at center bar. Playing this game requires you to understand that:
- 10/6 is Full Pay, so with perfect strategy, you’re still playing at 98% to start with.
- Double Bonus perfect play is the most difficult strategy to learn for perfect play of all the Jacks Or Better Bonus games. Most players concentrate on JOB, Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus, and Deuces variations, which have horrible pay tables at the quarter denomination at MGMS.
- Playing less than perfect play or trying other game strategies (such as JOB or DDB) will further decrease your EV (expected value). At this point, playing a $1 or higher slot machine may be better for points accrued, status level, and your ADT (Average Daily Theoretical).
Time to Visit Dr. Suess
We thought we would make a day of it. Spontaneity sometimes reaps disappointing results. We arrived at the Dr. Seuss Museum at 4:45 PM. It closed at 5:00, weekdays. Rule #1, “google” when your destination is open. However, we were able to enjoy the garden outside and return another time. Here are pics of the garden:
Time to Eat – MGM Springfield Trip Report
Since we have eaten at TAP, Cal Mare, and Red Rose Pizza many times, I thought I would bring my wife to a local dining staple. Thanks to Chris DiMauro, from Art In The Game, for bringing me one time. The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant is its name. In Springfield, it’s just referred to as “The Fort.” This establishment’s history is referred to in the post below.
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The inside is “historical eye candy” meets “German Pub.” Steins adorn shelves everywhere you look. The benches, beer, and food scream, “You gonna like this place!” We shared the best-fried pork belly we ever tasted, more meat than usual with a pork belly. Then we took turns with the “Wurstplate.” It consisted of delicious bratwurst, knockwurst, and boar/cranberry sausages. The sides of sweet & sour red cabbage and the sauerkraut brought me back my visit to Germany; only the Fort’s might have been better! Topped off with a Spaten Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier, and it was the perfect German dining we’ve experienced in a very long time.
Make this a dining destination in Springfield. They have complimentary parking if you’re driving. (but tip these guys anyway).
Do not walk from MGMS at night. It’s not that close and not that safe at night. I suggest you take a from MGM.
It’s all good. A Great day of gambling & status harvesting at MGM Springfield, fun at the Dr. Seuss Museum (to be continued), and a fabulous ding experience. I’d say it was a Win-Win day!
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Binbin & Bert