MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims. Is it time to boycott MGM?

I like MGM resorts properties. A lot. I have stayed at the Bellagio several times over the last few years. I eat at Le Cirque and Heritage Steak and Bruxie and many more places. We have been to Zumanity and the piano bar in the New York New York, and my favorite relaxing spot is the Bellagio spa. I even follow the relationship between MGM and cruise lines since it helps determine cruise vacations. So, I am an MLife guy. MGM’s widely-reported decision this week to sue some victims of the October 2017 Las Vegas shooting, however, leaves me deeply concerned. Suing people who got shot strikes me as deeply wrong, and it makes me ask whether we should boycott MGM. So, let’s walk through the details of the shooting, the argument MGM is making, and whether a boycott is an appropriate response. Continue reading “MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims. Is it time to boycott MGM?”

Changes to MLife Royal Caribbean benefits

MLife Royal Caribbean benefits. We pulled this chart on 10 May 2018 to show the benefits elite MLife members can expect to receive on Royal Caribbean.
MLife Royal Caribbean benefits. We pulled this chart on 10 May 2018 to show the benefits elite MLife members can expect to receive on Royal Caribbean.

I wrote last year that I wasn’t particularly impressed with the casino on the Liberty of the Seas. Part of that problem was that I was expecting to receive MLife points which never showed up because I failed to read the fine print. My bad. It appears, however, the MLife Royal Caribbean relationship is now more straightforward. Full details are available from MLife, and we have tried to describe some of the key points here. Continue reading “Changes to MLife Royal Caribbean benefits”

No Royal Caribbean MLife points for table play

I wrote earlier that I enjoyed the casino on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas. There were some problems, but Casino Royale gave me a steeply discounted fare and the casino itself was a mostly pleasant experience. One of the attractive things about it was that the points I earned onboard would transfer to MLife, thus making it easier to retain status for the next year.  Just one little problem with that… There are no Royal Caribbean MLife points for table play. Continue reading “No Royal Caribbean MLife points for table play”