Mafia Wars is turning on the promotion for the upcoming Las Vegas expansion, with a special Vegas event, called Whack the Rat Jimmy Vegas, this weekend, plus offering a lucky few VIP access to Sin City once the beta launches.
It'll take a little luck and a lot of Casino poker racks (available as a free gift sent from fellow mafiosos) to gain access to Mafia Wars Vegas early. To see if Lady Luck is on your side, you'll need to collect 50+ racks to get a 20% chance of winning early access and then visit the Las Vegas High Roller Access page (via the drop down Travel menu at the top of the page).
If you don't win, you'll get a popup that says 'Bad Luck' and have to wait 22 hours to try again. Ouch.
If you win aceess, you'll receive a notification that says "You're In," but won't be able to get into Mafia Wars Vegas right away. This just guarantees you'll be one of the first people to check it out once the beta actually launches, which doesn't have an exact release date, though I suspect it will be soon with all of this build-up.
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So, this is all sort of a tease, but if you're dying to be one of the first to get their hands on Mafia Wars Las Vegas, start sending lots of Chip Racks to friends and encourage them to send them back.
Did you get early access to Mafia Wars Vegas? Were you PO'd that you can't actually access the game yet?