Wednesday, January 9, 2013

MGM Moves to Cisco Public Wi-Fi in Las Vegas Casinos

MGM Resorts is using Cisco's WLAN solution to launch free Wi-Fi access in public areas and restaurants of its Las Vegas casinos.  MGM said its high-density Wi-Fi rollout will enhance the guest experience with superior connections and customer service.  Smartphone users will be able to connect to the network automatically.  MGM plans to offer state-of the-art interactive wayfinding resort maps, on-site promotional offers and restaurant wine, cocktail, beer and dessert menu apps.

The service is up and running at the Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Mirage and will be extended to four other hotel properties soon.

Previously, MGM's Wi-Fi system was capable of supporting 4,000 concurrent users. The upgraded infrastructure enables it to support 120,000 concurrent users in Las Vegas, enough to handle the largest conventions.