Chairs are very comfy and tables are top notch, but the location leaves much to be desired. The location is between the sports book and the centrifuge bar. The sports book is loud and boisterous on weekends and that bar pumps out loud dance music. Very distracting. Nice looking women abound, however. The room is not really a room either, it's just sort of a space in the middle of everything with a waist level wall surrounding it. Nice plasma screens and good list management though. If they could make it a little quieter it would make a world of a difference.
Played 2/4 limit several times and although most of the players are pretty bad, it's tough to stay ahead with everybody chasing flushes and straights. This past Sunday I switched up to 1/2 no limit and it made all the difference. The players were equally bad but it was easier to get people out of pots with aggressive play. Only a couple of bad beats due to chasing. Maybe it was just the cards falling right for me, but the calling stations rarely caught the cards when I was in a hand. The inexperienced players at MGM seemed to have plenty of cash to spare and were more than happy to part with it. A local or two stopped in to play for a while, but they were easy to spot and staying out of harms way was not difficult. Overall friendly atmosphere at the table.
Some were excellent. Others, not so much. With so many poker rooms in town, you've got to figure it's hard to find good help. The good dealers were very friendly, but not too chatty. They were clear and fair as to the rules. A couple of the poorer dealers were just pathetic. Slow, fumbling with the cards, no control of the players, etc. With a few exceptions, the dealers seemed competent
Service can be slow at times when the room is busy, but the proximity to the sports book bar makes for quick service on most occasions. Waitresses were generally attractive and the outfits were just what the doctor ordered (I'm a leg man). I only drink water or juice while playing so I can't comment on the quality of the drinks.
In my opinion, excellent list management. Seats were filled quickly, player chips are only the push of a button away. The tables have a paging system that informs management when the dealer needs player chips or when a seat is available. Nice.
I think it's a buck an hour. No jackpots that I know of.