Playstudios Blog

February 8, 2017

2.0 Is (Almost) Ready to Go

Happy Lunar New Year

myVEGAS Slots made its mobile debut in November of 2013. It quickly found a loyal audience and shot to the top of the app store charts. In the years since, we’ve continually refreshed the app with a variety of new content – from games to bonus quests. However, the overall look and feel of the myVEGAS experience has remained largely unchanged. Until now! In the weeks ahead, PLAYSTUDIOS will be rolling out a series of major updates, culminating in the official launch of a completely redesigned myVEGAS Slots 2.0. This new version will include:

  1. A myVIP program for our most loyal players,
  2. Additional ways to collect free chips,
  3. A centralized “inbox” for sending and receiving gifts,
  4. A few extra 0’s added to your payouts, bets, and balances, and
  5. A redesigned user interface.
The reasons we are sharing this exciting news now is that beginning today, a small segment of our players – chosen at random – will start to see some of these new features. This process of previewing a major update with only a small group is fairly common practice in the tech world. Google and Facebook do it all the time. It’s a way to safeguard our existing users from anything unforeseen. By rolling these changes out slowly, we can keep a careful eye on how they’re working, collect feedback, and make any final adjustments.

What To Expect

The first two updates – the myVIP program and those extra 0’s – will appear inside the current version of myVEGAS Slots. The myVIP program allows you to, based on your myVIP level, earn extra chips, view special in-game Rewards, and access priority customer support. You increase your myVIP level by accumulating myVIP Points, or MVP’s, and you accumulate MVP’s by spinning the Daily Bonus Wheel, collecting hourly bonuses, and purchasing chip packages in myVEGAS or any of the other PLAYSTUDIOS apps (if you’re Facebook Connected). If you are part of the myVIP Beta Preview group, a special pop-up screen will appear when you launch the game. In addition, the new myVIP icon will be visible at the top left of your screen. As for all the extra 0’s – this doesn’t really have much effect on the game, since everything is increased by the same amount. Your chip balance will increase, and so will your bet amounts and jackpots. The amount of chips in each purchase bundle will increase as well.  The reason for doing this is that it affords us more flexibility with the game and lets us introduce some fun new ways to give away free chips.

Have Questions?

If you don’t see these changes, it means you’re not in the Beta Preview group—yet! There’s no way to manually add yourself, but we’ll be rolling this out to all players over the next several weeks, so you’ll see it soon. If you are one of the players selected to preview these new features and you have questions, start with a visit to our support site where you’ll find some new FAQ’s about myVEGAS 2.0’s increased chip amounts and the new myVIP Program. You can also submit support tickets or visit one of our official myVEGAS Fan Groups. These groups are great sources of community knowledge, and we work very closely with them to ensure that their group admins are well informed.

What Now?

Well, not much. Just keep playing and enjoying myVEGAS. As we approach the official launch of 2.0, we will continue to add new games and other content every couple weeks, just like we always do. And we’ll be sure to let you know when the big day – and the big update – finally arrive.