MGM Resorts Starting to Recover From Hack Attack

Las Vegas-based betting operator MGM Resorts International has started to get things back to normal after the hacking attack that has crippled the group's operation for the past week-and-a-half.

The company issued a statement earlier this week announcing that certain systems are back online, with the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, back to "operating normally". MGM has also claimed that all of its 19 properties are open and operational, although some systems are still offline.

MGM was attacked beginning on September 11th, with systems like ATMs, hotel reservations, slots, and other customer service systems being shut down by the hack. The group was demanding a ransom, which MGM refused to pay, thereby setting off the attack, which reportedly cost the company $8 million per day.

In a statement, the Excalibur said, "Our resort services, dining, entertainment, pools, and spas are operating normally and welcoming thousands of guests each day. Our gaming floors, including slots, table games, and poker rooms are open.

"Visitors to our properties may use Slot Dollars and FREEPLAY, and our slots are recording gaming spend. Our slot ticket-in/ticket-out systems are up and running."

Casino Listings News is following the story and will be updating readers as the situation progresses.

About the author

Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.


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