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MGM Grand Market

Here's a dark web market I've known about for some time, and with its recent growth I feel it deserves a review of its own. In the springtime of 2024, MGM Grand Market will be a real toddler at the age of 3. They really like to take things slow, but my prediction is that they will be around at least for the next 5 years. The market must have the lowest downtime of all markets in the dark realm. I never ever saw the website never not working, either a miracle or a sign of good protection and safety. Time to delve deeper into this casino inspired wonder.

MGM Grand Market Links

You will require the Tor Browser in order to access MGM Grand Market. This is completely free and available for Windows, MacOS, Linux (all distros), iOS and Android.

Key Facts about MGM Grand Market

Founded April 2021
Cryptocurrencies accepted Bitcoin (BTC) only
Product Categories Stimulants, Cannabis, Counterfeit Items, Benzos, Opioids, Psychedelics, CVV & Cards, Ecstasy, Guides & Tutorials
Notable Features 15 day escrow, Anti-bot protection, DDOS protection, PGP 2 Factor Authentication (optional for buyers, mandatory for vendors)

MGM Grand Market in Numbers

This is a market which has done very little promotion. You won't find the dark web flooded with adverts for this market, yet their buyer numbers are now above 100k, with at least half of those considered 'active'. They have over a thousand vendors and more than 20k listings. I would call this market a rich one, a happening place. Proof that organic growth can work.

Visuals, Login and Experience

MGM Grand Market are good at banning the bad eggs (i.e. dishonest vendors and buyers) and upgrading their features regularly. They have even promised that Monero is coming in the future. It has an aura of peace once you login and navigate around. The search function is pretty great and works like a charm. Meanwhile their feedback system is excellent for providing prospective buyers with lots of information.

MGM Grand Market Home

You can choose between dark or light themes depending on your preference. I would say this is a feature all markets should have, and I'm inclined to ignore the markets which do not have this basic accessibility function. Don’t forget, blue light interrupts with your sleep! If you did not know that, read up and learn how you can improve your sleep quality by avoiding screen time altogether at least half an hour before your head hits the pillow. In short, dark mode is a winner, for me at least. And you get a beautiful sunset on the landing page. What's not to like?

The Financial Side

MGM Grand is a Bitcoin only market (currently). That might disappoint you but they are old skool and classic in this sense. Perhaps they just prefer the stability of Bitcoin. However as mentioned above, Monero is said to be coming soon, so watch this space. Depositing to the market or making withdrawals may take time as it depends on the Bitcoin blockchain times. 3 confirmations are needed so that will typically take around 30 minutes.

Remember, try not to send Bitcoin directly from an exchange to the market for security reasons. You should first transfer funds to a non custodial wallet such as Electrum or Exodus. What's that, you want a guide on how to do this? Well, here's one ready made for you. We're nice like that!

MGM Grand Product

Rules & Security

MGM Grand has pretty strict rules, but nothing unusual as far as markets on the dark web go. Obviously not content involving children, animals or anything nasty like that. And buyers can expect to be protected through rules such as no out of market communications via platforms such as Telegram, Signal etc. where users are most likely to fall prey to scam attempts.

The vendor bond cheaper than many comparable markets at just $100, although it's gone up from the lowly $20 when the market first launched. When providing shipping details, you could auto-encrypt with the market's automatic system, but I highly recommend you use vendor’s PGP key and do this yourself. I think it is encryption is the first priority of this dark world. If you still have not mastered that, you might want to reconsider your use of the dark web for such purchases. What's that? A guide to PGP encryption you say? Luckily we've prepared that for you too which you can view right here. Don't we just spoil you here at Dark Weeble!

April Aprica
April Aprica
Dark Web Journalist

Final thoughts on MGM Grand Market

This market demonstrates the power of word of mouth, and how you don't need a massive marketing budget to be successful. Just offer a good experience to users and vendors alike, and they will find their way to you. I truly hope this market sticks around for the long haul as it's a pleasurable experience to click through its pages. Peace and love!

Reviewed October 2023