MGM Springfield Trip Report – Tier Multiplier, Suess & The Fort

In 2019, I paid a visit to MGM Springfield. It inspired this post – MGM Springfield Trip Report – Tier Credit Multiplier, Dr. Suess & The Fort. While it was a few years ago, it’s still relevant. Read on to see what I mean.

Tier Credit Multiplier

We visited MGM Springfield primarily to take advantage of their Tier Credit Multiplier on Tuesdays. This promotion has since been eliminated during the pandemic. I would hope this very popular promotion will be offered again.

Here are the multipliers that were available according to tier status:

  • 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

Swiping your players’ cards at any MLife kiosk must be done before you start playing any promotion at MGM Springfield.

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 (remember this was two years ago):

  • 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)
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Inside MGM casino

This visit was not a success financially, but we raised our status points substantially for four hours, which was our goal for the day.

My feelings concerning MGM Springfield’s dining options from this trip are still issues in 2021. MGM still needs to improve its dining options. TAP is terrific 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.

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 on weekdays. Rule #1, “google” when your destination is open.  However, we could enjoy the garden outside and return another time. Here are pics:

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From right to left – The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss, and Binbin
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The Dr. Seuss Museum Entrance

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Time to Eat – MGM Springfield Trip Report

Inside, behind the hostess station at “The Fort.”

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. The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant is its name. In Springfield, it’s just referred to as “The Fort.”

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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 had 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 to my visit to Germany; only the Forts might have been better!  Topped off with a Spaten Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier, it was the perfect German dining we’ve experienced for a long time.

Make this a dining destination in Springfield. They have complimentary parking if you’re driving. (but tip these guys anyway).


It was a great day of gambling & status harvesting at MGM Springfield, fun at the Dr. Seuss Museum, and a fabulous dining experience. I’d say it was a Win-Win day!

Binbin & Bert

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