BetMGM’s Majestic Lions Brings Classic Slot Machine Feel To Your Phone

Written By Paul Costanzo on March 23, 2022 - Last Updated on December 7, 2023
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Majestic Lions is not a phrase often uttered in Michigan.

Same Old Lions? Stupid Lions? (Insert something very colorful) Lions? Yes, all of those. Majestic Lions, however, is a foreign concept.

Unless, that is, you’re a classic slot machine fan. The in-house game that has lived at MGM properties for more than two decades is now available for Michigan online casino players through BetMGM Casino Michigan.

What is Majestic Lions at BetMGM Online Casino Michigan?

Majestic Lions is a traditional slot game with three reels and a single pay line. It features retro sounds and graphics that nearly make you feel as though you just pulled a lever.

It also features a progressive jackpot capable of reaching $2.5 million.

The online version of the game was built by Entain, and is exclusive to BetMGM. It is currently only available in Michigan, but will be available to players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia later this year.

“For more than 20 years, Majestic Lions has captivated players at MGM properties. We’ve now recreated it for online players and are thrilled to add it to our strong iGaming portfolio” Oliver Bartlett, BetMGM’s Director of Gaming, said in a release. “Through MGM Grand Millions, Bison Fury, Bellagio Fountains of Fortune, and many more, our players have access to countless unique gaming experiences with brands they know, trust, and won’t find online anywhere else.”

Taking Majestic Lions for a spin at BetMGM

As someone who, at best, would be considered a slot machine novice, I decided to take Majestic Lions for a test run.

Folks, I loved it.Majestic Lions

I will start by saying that I had to wager real money to play it, as I couldn’t find a demo online or on the app. So, I guess this was less of a test run and more a regular run.

But I didn’t just love it because I came away with $12 more than I started with. I loved it because of how simple it was to recognize what was happening.

The single payline is obviously easy to understand, as is the simplicity of icons spinning through the three reels. But on top of that, the payout structure is explained on the top of the screen.

I can understand why people enjoy playing games with fun graphics and hundreds of ways to win. If you play a lot of slots and know what you’re looking for, I’m sure that’s a blast.

But for me, the classic slot machine is where it’s at.

Majestic Lions joins progressive jackpot options at MGM online casino

And it’s not like Majestic Lions doesn’t offer multiple ways to win. The first pull that paid out for me was a blank pay line.

You can play up to three “coins” at a time, and bet anywhere from $1 to $10 per coin. Playing three coins triples your stakes, but it gives you a chance at the progressive jackpot and other larger prizes.

The game joins several BetMGM online options with progressive jackpots, including popular titles such as Bison Fury, MGM Grand Millions and Divine Fortune.

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Paul Costanzo is the managing editor of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. He has covered news and sports throughout the state at various media outlets over the past 20 years. Paul works with a talented team at PlayMichigan to provide the latest news and information on Michigan’s booming sports betting, online casino and online poker industries.

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