MGM Resorts offers free Wi-Fi in public areas of casino and hotel

January 8th, 20131 Comment »

MGM Resorts offers free Wi Fi in public areas of casino and hotel

MGM Resorts offers free Wi-Fi in public areas of casino and hotel

In an initiative that is sure to be well-received by the public, MGM Resorts offers free Wi-Fi in public areas at some of it’s properties, with upcoming plans to include more of it’s properties later this year.

Currently, the MGM Resorts offers free Wi-Fi in public areas at the MGM Grand, Bellagio, The Mirage and Mandalay Bay.

Guests do not need a password and can access the Internet from public areas including the pool, lobby, restaurants and casino.

Free Wi-Fi access is expected to be available at other properties later this year including New York New York, Luxor, Excalibur and The Monte Carlo.

MGM officials say that system will, in essence, create one giant hot spot at each property and can support tens of thousands of guests will multiple Wi-Fi enabled devices.

That’s important nowadays since many people own numerous internet enabled devices.

According to research conducted by Chetan Sharma, a Technology Consultant, the average household owns five devices connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, wired or cellular networks. Surprisingly, more than 6 percent of households own more than 15 connected devices, which includes smartphones,  gaming consoles, TVs, tablets and digital photo frames.

Wi-Fi only tablets sales have skyrocketed with the trend expected to continue this year.

When traveling for business, many business travelers will not even stay at a resort that does not offer Wi-Fi.

Overall it is a savvy, smart move that the MGM Resorts offers free Wi-Fi in public areas of the casino and hotel, and should be received very well.

There are risks involved when using a free Wi-Fi network,  especially ones that are not password-protected.

Users of free Wi-Fi open networks need to employ some common sense to protect their private information.

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