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MGM National Harbor changes some blackjack payouts to its advantage

Some gamblers are not happy with MGM National Harbor, because they're winning less. Not necessarily less frequently, just less. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that the new $1.4 billion resort and casino has changed the payouts on some of its blackjack tables, so that a player who hits blackjack (an ace plus a 10 or face card) is paid 6-5, instead of 3-2.

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9/19/2018

article MGM Could Be Forced To Exit Huge Market As Hedge Fund Places $500 Million Bet
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts International (MGM) stock rose on news that Starboard Value has built a $500 million position, which the activist investor could use to force the...
article MGM Resorts-Invested Hedge Fund Wants Company to Sell Macau Casinos, Merge Real Estate Trust
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts is the latest publicly traded casino company with an activist hedge fund that doesn’t intend to sit back and collect profits without having...

9/13/2018

article MGM updating regulators following casino opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM is updating Massachusetts gambling regulators following the opening of its nearly $1 billion Springfield casino last month. The Las Vegas casino...
article MGM to stop using single-use plastic in 2019 Q1
(Macau) -- MGM Macau announced today that it will stop using any single-use plastics in the first quarter of next year, as a group of local residents who recently...

9/12/2018

article Alliance of American Football to Embrace Sportsbetting w MGM Sponsor
(USA) -- A brand new football league will embrace sports betting as part of its very fabric when it kicks off next spring. The Alliance of American Football (AAF) will...

9/10/2018

article Baccarat Dealer Accused of Cheating Conspiracy at MGM National Harbor Casino
(Maryland) -- Federal prosecutors charged a baccarat dealer at MGM National Harbor Casino with being part of a cheating conspiracy, the News4 I-Team has learned. Ming...

9/7/2018

article MGM employees will soon be able to pursue online degrees for free at Nevada public colleges
(Nevada) -- Workers at MGM Resorts International — the state’s largest private employer — will soon be able to pursue a college degree for free. The...
article MGM employees will soon be able to pursue online degrees for free at Nevada public colleges
(Las Vegas) -- Workers at MGM Resorts International — the state’s largest private employer — will soon be able to pursue a college degree for free. The...

9/3/2018

article Why MGM Resorts sued terror victims
(Las Vegas) -- Stadiums, corporate buildings and other facilities that draw crowds have strengthened their security since 9/11, and in return they have earned U.S....

8/28/2018

article MGM Cotai hosting Grammy winner for major concerts
(Macau) -- Macau casino resort MGM Cotai (pictured), which launched in February, is to hold two major concerts later this year, the first such events for the property.

8/26/2018

article MURREN: Las Vegas is stronger, more dynamic today
(Las Vegas) -- As Las Vegas continues to advance as the premier entertainment destination in the U.S. and the world, I’d like to take stock of where we’ve...

8/24/2018

article Kringle Candle expands with emporium at MGM Casino
(Massachusetts) -- As the state’s first resort casino with expansive gambling and entertainment options was launched Friday with a Las Vegas-style flourish,...
article Father Left Child Unattended in Car at MGM National Harbor Casino
(Maryland) -- A father left a child unattended in a car at MGM National Harbor casino last month, according to state and local incident reports. Prince George’s County...

8/13/2018

article MGM Resorts Wants to Dominate Sports Betting
(Wall Street) -- MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) is already the biggest casino operator in the U.S., generating over $4 billion in revenue just from its Las Vegas casinos...

8/10/2018

article New York Lawmaker: MGM Resorts Should Withdraw October 1 Victims Lawsuit, Otherwise No Deal for Yonkers Casino
(New York) -- New York State Senator Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers) says if MGM Resorts doesn’t withdraw its lawsuit filed against victims of the October 1 mass...

8/9/2018

article MGM to add 20 percent charge to rest of its Las Vegas Strip spas
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International will implement a 20 percent service charge at all spas and salons inside the company’s Strip properties. The company said...

8/8/2018

article Commitment To Timely, Accurate Data Drives MGM Resorts' Sports Betting Deal With NBA
(New York) -- When NBA commissioner Adam Silver and MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren unveiled a historic partnership between the companies on July 31, the...

8/5/2018

article MGM Springfield touts year-round events ahead of opening
(Massachusetts) -- Officials at a soon-to-open Massachusetts casino resort say there will be year-round entertainment and activities at the $960 million resort. MGM...

8/3/2018

article MGM Strikes Gambling Deal With Pro Basketball. Will Massachusetts Play Along?
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts has announced a gambling partnership with the NBA and WNBA. But don't look for betting on basketball at MGM’s new Springfield...
article Murren in contentious earnings call: One month does not constitute MGM’s entire year
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International told the investment community Thursday its third quarter net revenues from its Las Vegas Strip properties could be off by...
article MGM cuts room rates in preparation for a ‘volatile’ Q3
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International stock dipped to a 52-week low Thursday after the Las Vegas company’s earnings and revenues failed to meet analysts’...
article Vacant in Vegas: MGM guidance sparks another casino stock sell-off
(Wall Street) -- Bargains along the Las Vegas strip are good news for gamblers and bad news for casino investors. MGM Resorts (MGM) sparked more pain for the gambling...

8/2/2018

article Will MGM’s Early Moves Lead To Dominance In US Sports Betting?
(USA) -- Sports betting was a prominent topic during Thursday’s Q2 earnings report from MGM Resorts International. During a call with investors, CEO Jim Murren...
article Like competitors, MGM Resorts expects weak third quarter
(Las Vegas) -- Industry analysts grilled MGM Resorts International executives Thursday after the company forecast weak results for the current quarter because —...

8/1/2018

article MGM Resorts shares rise after casino announces first gaming partnership with NBA
(Wall Street) -- MGM Resorts and the National Basketball Association have entered into a multiyear partnership, establishing the casino company as the official gaming...

7/31/2018

article MGM And Boyd Are Poised To Take Over Sports Betting, But Where Will They Start?
(USA) -- It looks like this latest deal between MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming Corporation will have major ramifications on the emerging US online gambling...

7/30/2018

article GVC forges US gambling joint venture with MGM Resorts
(USA) -- The UK betting group GVC has struck a breakthrough deal with casino group MGM Resorts International to expand in the US in a bid to take advantage of the long-...
article MGM Makes Wager on U.S. Sports Betting [sub req]
(USA) -- MGM Resorts International on Monday said it would partner with Britain’s GVC Holdings PLC to set up a U.S. sports betting and online-gambling business,...
article New MGM And Boyd Online Gaming Partnership Puts The Brands In 15 States
(USA) -- Top gaming companies MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming will partner with each other to expand online and mobile gaming in the United States. The...
article Poised To Grow Sports Betting Platform, MGM Strikes Historic Deals With GVC Holdings, Boyd Gaming
(USA) -- Capping a busy 48-hour period which began with an announcement that its WNBA franchise will host the 2019 All-Star Game, MGM Resorts International agreed to two...
article This Casino Giant Aims To Be 'Instant Leader' In Sports Betting With Big Deal
(USA) -- MGM Resorts International (MGM) has become the latest casino stock to bet big on sports betting after going all-in on a partnership with U.K. gaming giant GVC...
article The Wait Is Over For Mississippi Sports Betting As MGM Announces Plans
(Mississippi) -- A huge day of news for MGM Resorts continues as the company announced it will launch Mississippi sports betting on Wednesday. A Twitter post by the...

7/29/2018

article Ladbrokes owner close to agreeing $200m deal with MGM Resorts
(Las Vegas) -- The UK owner of bookmakers Ladbrokes and Coral is likely to seal a $200m (£153m) tie-up with the world’s biggest casino operator this week, to...
article MGM And GVC Are About To Become A Sports Betting Behemoth
(Las Vegas) -- Since May 14, the deals partnering up casinos, software companies, DFS sites, and sports betting operators seem to be announced every other day. This...
article MGM in talks with sports betting company about joint venture
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International is sprinting out of the sports betting gates. The Las Vegas-based casino operator is in talks with GVC Holdings, one of the...

7/28/2018

article Ladbrokes hits $200m MGM jackpot in US sport‎s betting frenzy
(UK) -- The owner of Ladbrokes and Coral will unveil a $200m (£153m) tie-up with the world's biggest casino operator next week in a bid to dominate what is...

7/16/2018

article MGM Adds $48 Million Second-Floor Casino at National Harbor
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor has debuted a $48 million second-level casino space. The 38,000-square-foot second-level casino introduces an expanded poker room, off-...
article MGM National Harbor’s $48 million second-level casino space debuts today
(Maryland) -- There are more places to gamble than ever at the immensely popular MGM National Harbor. Today marked the debut of a 38,000-square-foot second-level casino...

7/14/2018

article MGM buys Ohio’s Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- The property sold for $1.02bn but will continue to operate under the Hard Rock Rocksino name. MGM Growth Properties of Las Vegas said in a news release late...

7/13/2018

article MGM buys Ohio’s Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, the US state of Ohio’s busiest slot machine racino, has been purchased by MGM Growth Properties.
article MGM Growth Properties closes $1.06 billion purchase of Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Ohio's busiest slot machine racino, has been purchased by MGM Growth Properties for $1.02 billion but will continue...

7/2/2018

article Child Critically Injured by Electric Shock at Maryland Resort
(Maryland) -- A 6-year-old girl received a severe electric shock, and the man who tried to help her also was injured in an incident that took place last week at the MGM...

6/29/2018

press release MGM Resorts: Delivering Innovation at Unimaginable Scale
(Las Vegas) -- With more than 40,000 hotel rooms on the Las Vegas Strip alone, MGM Resorts International is fully aware of the need for innovation to meet the ever-...

6/27/2018

article 6-year-old girl critically injured, man hurt by electric shock at MGM National Harbor
(Maryland) -- Authorities said Wednesday a 6-year-old girl apparently suffered a severe electric shock and a man who tried to help her was also hurt in an incident at...

6/26/2018

article More than 40 tenant signs at MGM Springfield casino get council OK
(Massachusetts) -- With the grand opening of the $960 million MGM Springfield casino just two months away, the City Council on Monday unanimously approved site plans for...

6/22/2018

article MGM Gets Extended Last Call At Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The first resort casino in Massachusetts, scheduled to open later this summer in Springfield, will be able to serve alcohol into the wee hours of the...

6/21/2018

press release Southeast Student Serving up Hospitality at MGM Resort
(Missouri) -- Southeast Missouri State University senior Heather Keesee says being a Libra a natural people pleaser makes hospitality management a great career fit for...

6/7/2018

article Massachusetts Restaurateurs Voice Concerns over Extended Drink Serving Hours at New MGM Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts restaurant industry has called on regulators to prevent the state’s new casino resort from serving alcohol well into the early hours...
article MGM CEO saw casino as help to ravaged Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren knew he wanted to build his next casino in Springfield as soon as he glimpsed the destruction caused by the...

6/2/2018

article St. Clair Shores Man Charged In Murder of Girlfriend at MGM Casino
(Detroit) -- Daniel S. Michalak, 33, of St. Clair Shores, has been charged in Tuesday's death of his girlfriend at the MGM Grand Casino hotel in Detroit.

6/1/2018

article MGM is requesting extension of alcohol hours to 4 a.m.
(Massachusetts) -- What do you think about extending the time to serve alcohol from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. at MGM Springfield? The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) wants...
article MGM acquires Empire City Casino
(New York) -- In a move indicative of the changing times, as major casino operators look to acquire market share across the globe, MGM Resorts International has sought...
article Why MGM Resorts is buying Empire City and Yonkers Raceway
(New York) -- When the Rooney family last year sought the advice of JP Morgan on whether to sell Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway, it was unclear where the effort...

5/31/2018

article MGM Resorts New York Casino Acquisition Not a Factor in Ongoing Bridgeport, Connecticut Push
(New York) -- MGM Resorts says its $850 million purchase of Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York will not impact its intention to build an integrated resort in...

5/30/2018

article What we know and what we don't: Yonkers Raceway, Empire City Casino sold to MGM
(New York) -- Tuesday was a big day for Empire City and Yonkers Raceway. Entertainment and hospitality giant MGM Resorts International announced a deal to buy the 119-...
article Number Crunching - MGM, GVC and problem gambling programmes
(UK) -- $850 million - The overall amount paid by MGM Resorts when purchasing the Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway in NY state. £1 million - The cost of the...

5/29/2018

article Empire City Casino, Yonkers Raceway sold to MGM
(New York) -- Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway were sold Monday to MGM Resorts for $850 million, ending the 46-year ownership by the Rooney family and giving the...
article MGM Buys Empire City Casino, With Potential For New York Sports Betting
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International announced on Tuesday that it had entered into an agreement to buy Empire City Casino in New York.That move would appear to be at...
article MGM makes big bet with purchase of Empire City Casino, Yonkers Raceway
(New York) -- MGM Resorts made a major move into the New York City area market on Tuesday when it announced it will purchase Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway for $...
article MGM Resorts and MGM Growth Properties to acquire Empire City Casino for $850 million
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International MGM, and MGM Growth Properties LLC MGP, said Tuesday they have reached an agreement to acquire Empire City Casino's race...
article MGM Resorts International buys Empire City Casino in New York, bolstering East Coast presence ahead of Springfield opening
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International will buy the Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway, a move aimed at solidifying the company's gaming presence on the East...
article MGM Resorts to Buy New York Casino for About $605 Million
(New York) -- MGM Resorts MGM International is buying a harness-racing track and casino outside New York City for about $605 million, helping the gambling-venue owner...

5/22/2018

article Is This Proof an MGM-Wynn Resorts Merger Is Off the Table?
(New York) -- Although the idea MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) might step in to buy troubled Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) was always more speculative than based on any concrete...

5/19/2018

article MGM Resorts phasing out plastic straws at all hotels
(Las Vegas) -- My Twitter and Facebook followers caught this note Friday night: MGM Resorts International is phasing out plastic straws at all of its hotels. The Straw...

5/14/2018

article MGM Resorts: Company 'extremely well positioned' for legalized sports betting
(Massachusetts) -- Companies with gambling licenses in Massachusetts, including MGM Resorts International, are applauding the US Supreme Court ruling that strikes down a...

5/13/2018

article Las Vegas Strip casino changes names
(Nevada) -- Finally, the transition from Monte Carlo to Park MGM is official. The change in identity for the 22-year-old, 3,000-room Strip resort includes new...

5/11/2018

article MGM Resorts Announces $2B Stock Repurchase, Hints Potential Wynn Acquisition is No More
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts says it plans to repurchase $2 billion worth of its own shares over an unspecified period of time, a motion that shows company executives are...

5/10/2018

article Monte Carlo Casino Resort Rebranding Brings Park MGM to Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is known as the city of sin and the one where entertainment never seems to end, but it is also in a constant state of change and development as...
press release MGM Resorts Named One of America's Best Employers by Forbes
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) was ranked No. 76 on Forbes' list of America's Best Employers for 2018, a significant jump from the previous...

5/9/2018

article Bye-Bye Monte Carlo, Welcome MGM Park, 3,000-Room Boutique Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip officially rebranded as Park MGM today, Wednesday, May 9. The building’s $550 million...
article Monte Carlo becomes the Park MGM
(Las Vegas) -- With the lighting of its new marquee and hotel tower signs, Monte Carlo officially sheds its name this week for a new identity – Park MGM –...
article Monte Carlo officially transitions to new brand — Park MGM
(Las Vegas) -- For MGM Resorts International, converting the brand on a 3,000-room hotel was a walk in the Park. Most signs are in place and the brand switch from Monte...
article Park MGM is MGM Resorts’ only rebranding effort — for now
(Las Vegas) -- Park MGM has officially supplanted Monte Carlo on the Strip. The formal renaming happened this morning, and the switch of titles reminded me of MGM...
article MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren issues sharp rebuke toward investors
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren issued a sharp rebuke toward investors during Tuesday’s Bloomberg’s Business of Equality Summit in...

5/8/2018

article Monte Carlo to be renamed Park MGM Wednesday
(Las Vegas) -- The Monte Carlo is officially no more. The 3,000-room property on the Strip will be rebranded Park MGM on Wednesday. MGM Resorts International is...
article So long Monte Carlo. Vegas' new Park MGM to make its debut Wednesday
(Las Vegas) -- The Park MGM, Las Vegas' newest resort, is to open Wednesday, offering good value for money on the often-pricey Strip. The Park MGM, in the works for...
article Springfield's Chestnut Towers owners pay for residents to attend MGM gaming school
(Massachusetts) -- Luis Sanchez says he fled Puerto Rico four months ago because the aftermath of Hurricane Maria made it impossible for him to resume his career as a...
article MGM chief executive rips 'hypocritical' investors on diversity
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International has increased the number of women in management and invested in solar panels to power its casinos. Chief Executive Officer James...

5/7/2018

article Cotai opening boosts MGM results
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts International has increased its net revenues by four per cent in the opening three months of the year, with the opening of MGM Cotai offsetting...
article MGM Resorts rules Maryland, Detroit casino markets in April
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s casino market enjoyed a solid performance in April, with only one of its six operators in negative territory. Figures released Monday by...

5/2/2018

article Las Vegas' Ever-Changing Beat
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is transformational; constantly reinventing itself -- a fact that this writer experienced firsthand while visiting the city while commemorating...

4/29/2018

article MGM partnership will pay for employees to go to college
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada’s higher education system will unveil a new program on Friday to make college more accessible and affordable for more of the state’s...
article Park MGM project puts strain on MGM Resorts’ earnings
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International’s first quarter earnings were below last year’s marks during the same quarter as the company deals with the...

4/26/2018

article MGM Resorts to sell Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- CityCenter Holdings, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, agreed to sell the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas and adjacent retail properties for...
article MGM chief says Wynn Boston Harbor acquisition not likely
(Massachusetts) -- Despite reports that MGM Resorts International may acquire the $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino in Everett, the CEO of MGM said Thursday that it...
article No Dice for MGM Resorts International
(Las Vegas) -- Some casino stocks aren't very lucky this earnings season. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) took a beating Wednesday after reporting a first-quarter loss on...
article The Latest: MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
(Massachusetts) -- The Latest on MGM’s plans to open a casino in Massachusetts (all times local): 1 p.m. Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation...
article MGM chief says Wynn Boston Harbor acquisition not likely
(Massachusetts) -- Despite reports that MGM Resorts International may acquire the $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino in Everett, the CEO of MGM said Thursday that it...
article MGM Resorts International (MGM) Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
(Las Vegas) -- Good morning and welcome to the MGM Resorts International First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call.

4/25/2018

article Woman Goes Missing At MGM Casino: Police
(Maryland) -- Police are searching for a woman who disappeared from the MGM National Harbor casino early Monday morning. Police say 23-year-old Carolina Williamson-Logan...

4/21/2018

article What is Elgin getting in new owner of the Grand Victoria Casino?
(Illinois) -- What is Elgin getting with the impending new owner of the Grand Victoria Casino? And should the community be concerned that casino behemoth MGM Resorts...
article MGM’s new problem gambling program sees big response
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming industry researchers will complete their first comprehensive report this summer on a problem gambling awareness program launched by MGM Resorts...

4/20/2018

article MGM Resorts Readies Its 13 Las Vegas Locations for Solar Array Power
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is known as the gambling capital of the United States and also as a place where the action never stops and neon lights are shining brightly at...

4/19/2018

article Officials react cautiously to casino sale story
(Massachusetts) -- The registration of two domain names – MGMBostonHarbor.com and Mohegansunspringfield.com adds more fuel to the speculation that a sale of the...
article MGM Resorts will use solar array to power Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International plans to power its sizable share of the Strip with a dedicated solar array capable of supplying up to 90 percent of daytime...

4/11/2018

article Detroit firefighters respond to fire inside MGM Grand casino
(Michigan) -- Firefighters responded to a fire Wednesday morning inside the MGM Grand casino in Detroit. The building was evacuated. Firefighters were able to extinguish...

4/10/2018

article BLOG: Why MGM Resorts Would Be the Perfect Buyer for Wynn Resorts
(USA) -- Rumors began swirling late last week that MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) was interested in buying the embattled Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) in a deal that would be the...

4/6/2018

article MGM to buy Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield for $1.06B
(Ohio) -- In a news release Thursday afternoon the Vegas casino giant MGM Growth Properties (MGP) announced it will buy the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield for $1.06...

4/5/2018

article MGM Growth Properties acquires Hard Rock property for $1.06bn
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming real estate investment company, MGM Growth Properties LLC has announced the agreement of a deal to purchase the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park...
article MGM Growth Properties buying Ohio casino
(Ohio) -- MGM Growth Properties of Las Vegas said Thursday morning it plans to buy the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield for about $1.06 billion. MGM said in a news...
article MGM Growth Properties to buy Hard Rock gaming resort for $1.06 bln
(Ohio) -- U.S. resorts owner MGM Growth Properties LLC (MGP.N) said on Thursday it would buy Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, a gaming facility in Northfield, Ohio,...
article MGM REIT To Pay $1B For Hard Rock’s Ohio Rocksino [sub req]
(Ohio) -- Hospitality real estate investment trust MGM Growth Properties LLC said Thursday it will pay Ohio-based Milstein Entertainment LLC $1.06 billion for the Hard...
article MGM Resorts may roll the dice and buy Wynn Resorts
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts has expressed recent interest in buying Wynn Resorts, The Post has learned. The interest has come in the form of back-channel approaches,...

4/2/2018

press release MGM Resorts hits milestone with GameSense
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International is hitting a major, unprecedented milestone during this year's Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Since launching nationwide...

3/30/2018

article Inside Gaming: Open at Last, MGM Cotai Looks Ahead After First Month
(Macau) -- In this week's Inside Gaming, a quick look at Macau's latest property to open, the MGM Cotai, a ruling in Washington state with potential implications...

3/20/2018

article MGM Resorts adds fourth woman to board of directors
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International appointed travel industry executive Jan Swartz to its board of directors amid growing scrutiny about board diversity in the...

3/19/2018

article MGM Resorts decides it's time to go on with 'the show'
(Las Vegas) -- "Mankind was not born to be bored," starts the video spot for MGM Resorts' first corporate brand campaign. The scene jumps between...

3/7/2018

article LETTER: Enough, MGM
(Connecticut) -- As a casino employee, I was thrilled to see the East Windsor casino project get underway [courant.com, March 5, "Demolition On East Windsor Casino...

2/28/2018

article MGM Resorts ready to increase resort fees
(Las Vegas) -- Executives at MGM Resorts International, emboldened by recent increases in Caesars’ resorts fees, plan to raise their resort fees at some properties...

2/24/2018

article MGM China Q4 GGR Up Year-on-Year, as Newly Opened MGM Cotai Promises Greater Profits for 2018
(Macau) -- MGM China, the Asian arm of the mega-conglomerate that dominates the global gaming industry, saw a strong Q4 wrap-up to 2017, and the year ahead looks even...

2/20/2018

article BLOG: MGM’s CFO Has, Well, a Wealth of Experience
(Las Vegas) -- Courtney Wenleder was working in Las Vegas, as financial controller for the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, in the summer of 2005 when she was asked to step in...
article MGM south Strip properties saw revenues drop after Oct. 1 shooting
(Las Vegas) -- MGM properties on the south Strip endured sharp revenue declines after the Oct. 1 shooting, including a 6.7 percent drop at Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas-...
article Tax break helps MGM Resorts offset quarterly profit drop
(Las Vegas) -- A massive one-time income tax break enabled MGM Resorts International to escape a fourth-quarter decline in earnings, the Las Vegas-based casino company...
article MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) (“MGM Resorts” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the quarter and year...
article MGM Resorts Misses Profit Forecasts; Boyd Gaming Due Late
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts (MGM) reported bottom line numbers early Tuesday that came up short of expectations, with Boyd Gaming (BYD) reporting after the close.

2/19/2018

article MGM Resorts on deck for earnings
(Las Vegas) -- All eyes in the casino sector will be on MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) tomorrow morning when the company reports Q4 earnings.

2/17/2018

article MGM Resorts reports Q4 numbers February 20
(Wall Street) -- Casino and resort operator MGM Resorts ( MGM ) is expected to report its fourth-quarter numbers before the market open on February 20.

2/15/2018

article After Several Delays MGM Cotai Is Finally Open
(Macau) -- MGM Cotai has finally opened its doors! The $3.4 billion casino resort in Macau opened this week after several opening delays. MGM placed a high stake on...

2/14/2018

article MGM Cotai vows more non-gaming options
(Macau) -- MGM China Co-Chairperson and Executive Director Pansy Ho Chiu-king said yesterday that the gaming operator was prepared for the nation’s new development...

2/13/2018

article MGM Cotai opens after months of delays
(Macau) -- After months of delays, MGM Cotai, the 1,390-room hotel-casino just off Macau’s Cotai Strip, has opened its doors and is expecting massive crowds for...
article MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts is launching a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau in the latest big bet by foreign gaming companies on the southern Chinese...
article MGM Opens Macau Casino Resort Even As License Renewal Looms
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts is opening a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau, in the latest big bet by foreign gambling companies on the southern Chinese...
article MGM Resorts opens $3.4bn MGM Cotai resort
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts will officially open its $3.4bn MGM Cotai resort in Macau today, just days ahead of the Chinese New Year and with the hopes of encouraging Chinese...
article No commitment on MGM Cotai ramp-up: CEO
(Macau) -- MGM Cotai, the second property developed by Macau casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd, opened its casino and some other facilities to the public on Tuesday...

2/12/2018

article MGM opens Macau casino resort even as license renewal looms
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts is opening a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau, in the latest big bet by foreign gambling companies on the southern Chinese...
article MGM Opens New $3.3 Billion Resort in Macau
(Macau) -- MGM Resorts International’s debut of its $3.4 billion property Tuesday is the latest bet on the world’s biggest casino hub, as licensing bids and...

2/7/2018

article Connecticut Casino Union Unsurprisingly Endorses MGM Bridgeport Proposal
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s Unite Here casino union is speaking out in support of MGM Bridgeport, a proposed $675 million waterfront resort that would employ...
article Labor Bets On MGM Casino
(Connecticut) -- New Haven’s labor unions flexed their political muscle to back MGM Resorts’s proposed casino in Bridgeport, as a showdown begins over tribal...

2/3/2018

article MGM Cotai Could Miss Chinese New Year Tourism Influx, Resort Licensing Delays Continue
(Macau) -- There’s no guarantee that MGM Cotai will be open for business ahead of the busy February 16 Chinese New Year. That’s according to the Macau...

2/2/2018

article MGM Cotai delay poses little impact on its performance in longer terms - Fitch Ratings
(Macau) -- The delay of MGM Cotai’s opening might impact the company's eventual gaming revenue for 2018, but the impact will be less significant when...

1/24/2018

article Led By MGM Casino, Businesses Pledge To Combat Human Trafficking
(Massachusetts) -- With a casino about to open, a group of businesses in western Massachusetts have announced a formal effort to combat human trafficking. Led by MGM...
article MGM China delays opening of US$3.4 billion Cotai casino resort for fourth time
(Macau) -- MGM China Holdings, one of Macau’s six major casino operators, has delayed for a fourth time the opening of its much anticipated US$3.4 billion new...

1/19/2018

article MGM Springfield Starts Training Courses for Future Casino Employees in Late February
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield, the $950-plus-million integrated resort currently under construction in Springfield, Massachusetts, will begin training prospective...

1/16/2018

article MGM Moves Into Corporate Offices In Springfield Casino Complex
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International is moving into its corporate offices in Springfield, another sign that the gambling giant’s $960 million casino and...
article Merger proposed between MGM, Caesars real estate investment trusts
(USA) -- MGM Growth Properties, the real estate investment trust controlled by MGM Resorts International, has offered to purchase the REIT that covers a large chunk of...
article MGM Growth Properties LLC Announces Proposal To Combine With VICI Properties Inc.
(USA) -- MGM Growth Properties LLC today announced that it sent a letter to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of VICI Properties Inc...

1/12/2018

article Hotel Review: MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- My stay at MGM Grand, through the Crown & Anchor Society, was an interesting experience. Their ridiculous $30+tax per night resort fee was paired with...

12/27/2017

article Arm wrestling at MGM lands gamers in sizzling water with league
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL is investigating an arm wrestling event held at the that featured more than 30 current and former players. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the...

12/26/2017

article With 5 projects coming to completion, MGM to see cash flow jump
(Las Vegas) -- As guests pulled up in a taxi to the Monte Carlo’s main entrance on a recent December morning, an orange Bobcat shoveled dirt and rubble into a pile...

12/23/2017

article With 5 projects coming to completion, MGM to see cash flow jump
(Las Vegas) -- As guests pulled up in a taxi to the Monte Carlo’s main entrance on a recent December morning, an orange Bobcat shoveled dirt and rubble into a pile...

12/20/2017

article While Other Casinos Struggle MGM National Harbor Thrives In MD
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor beat out the other states’ casinos in November, securing $50 million in monthly revenue. According to The Baltimore Sun, this is...
article MGM CEO bets big on sports, public spaces and community spirit in Las Vegas in the aftermath of a massacre
(Las Vegas) -- In a town made famous by its glittering lights and clanging coins, the raucous cheer of rabid fans is becoming more familiar and important. In their...

12/19/2017

article Lady Gaga confirms Las Vegas residency: This is 'a new era'
(Las Vegas) -- Girl, where do you think you’re going? Las Vegas, apparently. Lady Gaga put ongoing speculation about a rumored Vegas residency to rest Tuesday...
article Lady Gaga Las Vegas Residency a Done Deal at $100 Million
(Las Vegas) -- Lady Gaga is set to kick off a residency in Las Vegas at the MGM Park Theater. The deal closed over the weekend and will bring the pop star to the city...
article Lady Gaga Nearing Las Vegas Residency Deal With MGM Resorts
(Las Vegas) -- Superstar Lady Gaga is reportedly ready to sign with MGM Resorts for a 36-show Las Vegas residency at the company’s rebranded Monte Carlo. According...

12/18/2017

article MGM Growth Properties: A Growing Casino REIT
(Las Vegas) -- This REIT owns casino properties, where results can be very volatile, leased to a single tenant: MGM Resorts International (MGM).

12/12/2017

article MGM Cotai is waiting for a license approval
(Macau) -- Casino operator MGM China said that it is currently waiting for the government to approve its license for MGM Cotai, even though the opening date for the...
article MGM Resorts International Unveils New Name, Logo For Its WNBA Team, Las Vegas Aces
(Las Vegas) -- The owner of Las Vegas’ new WNBA team emerged from its corporate cocoon of silence this afternoon and MGM Resorts International threw quite the...

12/10/2017

article Las Vegas' overhauled Monte Carlo transforming into Park MGM
(Las Vegas) -- A lifelike network of twisting tree roots emerges from the ceiling and branches out into the lobby featuring green, earthy accents, crystal chandeliers...

12/9/2017

article Analysts collectively favor MGM stock after Las Vegas shooting
(New York) -- While analysts who cover MGM Resorts International are reluctant to talk about the company’s financial prospects two months after the 1 October...

12/8/2017

article UBS Buys 10 Million MGM Resorts Shares From Founder Kirk Kerkorian’s Estate
(UK) -- UBS Securities has acquired 10 million shares of MGM Resorts International from the Tracinda Corporation, a private investment trust that was set up by Las Vegas...

12/6/2017

article After Spending $7 Billion, MGM Resorts Says It Has Enough Casinos
(Wall Street) -- At some point, you really need to know when to say enough is enough. For casino operator MGM Resorts, eighteen is the magic number. That's how many...

11/28/2017

article The Modest Lion / Kirk Kerkorian, the MGM Grand and the impact on strategic thinking
(Las Vegas) -- On December 18, 1993, MGM Grand opened as the largest hotel not just in Las Vegas, but in the world. It wasn’t the first time Kirk Kerkorian’s...

11/26/2017

article MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report...

11/21/2017

article MGM launches program to ensure players don’t get in too deep
(Las Vegas) -- “The longer you play, the more money you’re likely to lose. Chasing losses almost always leads to bigger losses.” This sage gambling...

11/19/2017

article MGM Mandalay Bay Elevator Access Now Requires Guests to Show Room Keys, But Will It Matter?
(Las Vegas) -- MGM’s Mandalay Bay is now stationing security officers at guest elevator banks, and the guards are requiring patrons to produce their room keys...

11/16/2017

article MGM Springfield’s Career Center is now officially open
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield’s Career Center is now officially open for business, with MGM Springfield President, Mike Mathis, describing it to local media...

11/14/2017

article Insurance professionals don’t expect MGM’s rates to rise after shooting
(Las Vegas) -- Should MGM Resorts lose in lawsuits filed against the company following the Oct. 1 Strip shooting, executives believe their company’s insurance will...

11/11/2017

article Mandalay Bay employees see schedules cut in Las Vegas shooting’s aftermath
(Las Vegas) -- When Serena Talledo walked in to work at Mandalay Bay on Wednesday afternoon, she was immediately escorted into a meeting with managers. Within minutes,...
article MGM CEO praises bravery after shooting, sees small dip in Strip revenue
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International’s top executive on Wednesday told investors he was proud of his company’s team reacting to “an evil individual...

11/9/2017

article MGM China operating profit down almost 60pct in 3Q
(Hong Kong) -- Hong Kong-listed MGM China Holdings Ltd recorded operating profit of US$35 million for the third quarter of 2017, in accordance with U.S. Generally...

10/21/2017

article MGM postponed other news, events after Las Vegas shooting
(Las Vegas) -- One of the highlights of the annual Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas is the ability of local companies to show a few things to their international...
article MGM sticks to modified ad campaign despite some criticism
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International will continue to use a modified advertising campaign with a #VegasStrong hashtag despite social media criticism that it is...

10/17/2017

article MGM Resorts buys WNBA’s San Antonio Stars, moving to Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Casino operator MGM Resorts has purchased the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars and is moving the team to Las Vegas. On Tuesday, Women’s National...
article MGM Resorts Buys Women's Pro Basketball Team for Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International acquired the San Antonio Stars of the Women’s National Basketball Association and will move the team to Las Vegas, the...

10/16/2017

article MGM goes live with Japan website
(Japan) -- Japan keeps moving forward with its recently approved casino industry and companies from all over the world are interested in investing in the territory.

10/13/2017

article MGM CEO Murren says veterans tributes are among best days of his life
(Las Vegas) -- For Jim Murren, the road back to normal includes a tribute he says is annually one of the best days of his life. The chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts...

10/12/2017

article MGM Cotai to open with mass tables, VIP play later: CEO
(Macau) -- The casino resort MGM Cotai – promoted by Macau-based gaming operator MGM China Holdings Ltd – is set to open only with mass gaming tables, but...

10/4/2017

press release MGM Resorts donates $3 million to aid Las Vegas shooting victims
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International, the global entertainment organization, announced today that it will provide donations through the MGM Resorts Foundation in the...

10/1/2017

article MGM Ups The Ante For Poker In Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts told Massachusetts gaming regulators Thursday that its upcoming poker room will be larger than originally planned. The casino operator,...
article The entertaining side of MGM’s Bridgeport proposal
(Connecticut) -- Set aside the debate over whether Connecticut needs another casino — and in this city. There is another major component of MGM’s gaming...

9/28/2017

article Gaming commission approves mitigation funds for Northampton
(Massachusetts) -- The Mass. Gaming Commission met Thursday morning for another update on the highly anticipated MGM casino in downtown Springfield. With the casino...
article MGM Springfield reveals Kringle Candle coming to casino complex, announces partnership with Springfield Museums
(Massachusetts) -- As the MGM Springfield presented to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday, it revealed two key partnerships that will bring local landmarks...

9/27/2017

article Rumors fly about MGM Resorts and Kaaboo festival relationship
(Las Vegas) -- Word is seeping out about a stronger link between MGM Resorts and the three-day Kaaboo “mixexperience” festival held Sept. 14-16 at Del Mar...

9/23/2017

article ‘Show’ time: MGM Resorts’ new ad campaign impresses the experts
(Las Vegas) -- The first ad in MGM Resorts International’s massive new “Welcome to the Show” campaign featured cinema-like video of the company’s...

9/22/2017

article MGM continues Macau recovery efforts long after Typhoon Hato
(Macau) -- MGM China says it is continuing to aid relief efforts across Macau in the wake of Typhoon Hato, including making donations and offering volunteer support for...

9/21/2017

article Cops: High teacher stole homecoming money, spent $90K+ at Detroit casino
(Michigan) -- Lydia Johnson was trusted to coordinate student events for Dakota High School, including homecoming and a student-parent trip. Instead, she was stealing...

9/20/2017

article Ganim welcomes MGM but says city has options
(Massachusetts) -- Not too long ago returned Mayor Joe Ganim was wary of embroiling himself and this city in another casino war. “The city’s been through...

9/19/2017

article MGM Resorts Promises To Make Bridgeport A 'Destination' With Casino
(Connecticut) -- MGM unveiled plans Monday to invest $675 million in building a new casino and resort on the harbor in Bridgeport. To make the announcement, officials...
article MGM Resorts Launches ‘Welcome to the Show’ Spot, Clear Focus is on Nongaming Millenials
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts wants to make it very clear in its latest over-the-top marketing ploy that it’s not merely in the casino or hotel business, but rather...

9/18/2017

article Plans For Bridgeport Casino To Be Unveiled Monday: Reports
(Connecticut) -- MGM officials are due to unveil plans for a new casino at Steelepoint Harbor in Bridgeport, according to multiple media reports. Promising at least 2,...
article MGM Resorts ad campaign markets company to be global entertainment brand
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International has launched a new marketing campaign that showcases the company shifting its focus away from solely gaming and hospitality. The...

9/12/2017

article MGM to acquire 10 million shares from Kerkorian holding company
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International said Tuesday it would acquire 10 million shares of its stock from Tracinda Corp., the holding company of the casino giant’...

9/8/2017

article MGM Resorts Aims to Launch Japanese Casino Location by 2025
(Japan) -- MGM Resorts International is currently going through an interesting period related to a lot of development and changes. During a presentation in Tokyo, Japan...

9/6/2017

article MGM Grand Hotel and Casino introduces new multiplayer virtual reality arena game
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas will have its very first virtual reality multiplayer game when the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino opens its new free roam experience later this...
article MGM National Harbor is changing hands — sort of — for nearly $1.2B
(Maryland) -- MGM National Harbor is getting a new owner. MGM Growth Properties (NYSE: MGP), the casino operator's real estate investment trust spinoff, has agreed...

9/5/2017

article MGM Resorts announces National Harbor casino real estate deal, stock buyback
(Maryland) -- MGM Resorts International, the company that is developing the $950 million MGM Springfield resort and casino in the South End, announced Tuesday that it...
article MGM Resorts announces share buy-back, chief digital officer
(Las Vegas) -- U.S.-based casino operator MGM Resorts International has adopted a US$1.0 billion stock repurchase initiative, it announced in a Tuesday press release.

9/1/2017

article MGM Grand Las Vegas continuing efforts to attract younger patrons
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Grand in Las Vegas is continuing its efforts to attract younger patrons by introducing Las Vegas’ first multiplayer free-roam VR experience...

8/31/2017

article MGM Grand Hotel & Casino debuts free-roam virtual reality arena
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Zero Latency will introduce Las Vegas’ first multiplayer free-roam VR experience inside Level Up gaming lounge in...
article MGM Resorts Rides on Solid Domestic Business, Risks Prevail
(New York) -- On Aug 31, we issued an updated research report on global hospitality company MGM Resorts International MGM . Though the company has solid long-term growth...

8/26/2017

article MGM Grand to Debut First Free-Roam Virtual Reality Arena in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ first multi-player free-roam virtual reality experience will debut September 8 inside LEVEL UP, the tech-savvy gaming lounge at the MGM...

8/25/2017

article New zombie themed virtual reality experience coming to MGM Grand
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming venues located in Las Vegas are opting for new variants of gambling in order to attract millennials. Skill-based games have taken the forefront as...

8/24/2017

article Casino employees to walk 'tightrope' with responsible gambling program: report
(Louisiana) -- A huge casino company will soon begin training its employees on a responsible gambling program it plans to begin at all its casinos, the Las Vegas Review-...

8/20/2017

article MGM Resorts chief denounces bigotry in letter to employees
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren sent a letter to employees Friday that denounced equality-threatening violence and bigotry, and said the casino...
article MGM creates loyalty card to recognize military, spouses
(Las Vegas) -- The nation’s casinos have built success over the years by attracting customers with loyalty cards that assure customers return instead of going to...

8/19/2017

article MGM to match employee donations to civil rights groups
(Las Vegas) -- One of the largest employers in Nevada is launching a donation match program benefiting civil rights organizations in light of the deadly Charlottesville...

8/17/2017

article MGM and GameSense team up to tackle problem gambling in casino properties
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International has made its strongest indication yet that it is getting tough on problem gambling by announcing that MGM staff will be trained...

8/16/2017

article MGM Resorts Won’t Make the Fun Stop for Those Using GameSense
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts will soon offer guests access to GameSense, a program that purports to put the power back into players’ hands when it comes to how much...
article MGM Resorts takes on problem gambling with new program
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International will begin training its 77,000 employees nationwide next month on the basics of a responsible gambling program it will roll out...

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