TUNICA, Miss., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 31, MGM Resorts International's (NYSE: MGM) Gold Strike Casino Resort could very well make all-you-can-eat history with the grand opening of its new $8 million Buffet Americana. It's not just because the buffet – the culmination of a multi-year, multimillion-dollar property transformation – aims to raise the culinary bar in Tunica with fresh gourmet selections, interactive food stations, and an intriguing design concept by renowned Philadelphia-based firm SLDesign. While those elements are certainly noteworthy, there's one more detail that's going to be turning heads – and forks: Your first meal at Buffet Americana is on the house. Gold Strike's "The First One's On Us" promotion will run June 10-13, at which time members of the free-to-join M life club will receive one complimentary meal. To receive an M life card, patrons simply need to go to the M life desk at Gold Strike and register. The process takes less than five minutes to complete. "We're so certain that Buffet Americana will exceed our guests' expectations and have them coming back for more that we're going to give them their first meal absolutely free," said Niklas Rytterstrom, general manager of Gold Strike Casino Resort. "America is a great melting pot of diverse cultures and flavors and this authentic dining experience is going to engage, entertain and elevate the concept of the traditional casino buffet." The buffet's design pays tribute to the region. Wall panels, ceiling beams and food stations crafted from Southern Heart Pine, and a large skylight infusing natural light generate a sense of warmth, comfort and familiarity rarely found in a casino dining setting. Arresting art displays inspired by the area's textile industry are a prominent design component. The authenticity, versatility and widespread appeal of Levi's 501 jeans provide a significant design inspiration, and denim weaves its way through the space.