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MGM Resorts

  • Social Influence

    MGM Resorts Steps Up Its Corporate Social Responsibility With Food Bank Partnership

    By Michael Lyle

    The hotel conglomerate announced its Surplus Banquet Food Donation Program to benefit Three Square by collecting leftover food that has not been served by conventions and banquets.

  • al a carte

    Yardbird Chef Heads Downtown, a Hotdog Frenzy and MGM Wants Aspiring Chefs

    By Al Mancini

    Melvin Johnson officially becomes the executive chef for Natalie Young's Eat, Chow and the new Bite at the Bunkhouse.

  • Art

    Vegas Finds Its Bliss

    By Genevie Durano

    Marco Cochrane’s Burning Man sculpture 'Bliss Dance' makes itself at home on the Strip

  • Art

    A New Home for Hoto

    By Melinda Sheckells

    Tatsuo Miyajima’s 2008 piece "Hoto" (meaning treasure pagoda), an 18-foot tall structure covered in mirrors and 3,827 vibrantly colored LED displays, has found a home at the Shops at Crystals.

  • Night-lites

    A Peek Inside LAX’s Million-Dollar Remodel

    By Kat Boehrer

    The Luxor club’s million-dollar update features not only physical renovations, but also implements new programming and operations to better suit its clientele.

  • Monte Carlo Takes Operation of Brand From Light Group

    By Jason Scavone

    The Light Group-managed Brand Steakhouse at Monte Carlo is Light Group-managed no more. As of April 1, MGM Resorts took over operation of the steakhouse, but kept the name and vibe in place.

  • Green Felt Journal

    Casino Concentration and the Logic of Empire

    By David G. Schwartz

    For the Las Vegas casino industry, the past decade has been defined by two things: consolidation and disaster. From 2000 to 2008, Las Vegas Strip casino operators acquired each other until two companies—today they are known as MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corporation—controlled nearly two-thirds of the Strip corridor casino market. The following three years is where the disaster, in the form of the recession, comes in.

  • Green Felt Journal

    MGM’s Park, and Competition With Linq, Will Be Good for Vegas

    By David G. Schwartz

    It didn’t take a genius to figure out that the last thing MGM Resorts was going to build was more hotel rooms; it already had plenty of them. Condos, meanwhile, didn’t pan out at CityCenter (to put it mildly), so it’s no surprise that MGM shelved its plans to build a condo tower in front of Mandalay Bay. And room renovations and improvements at existing resorts—as necessary as they are—won’t give the company the wow factor it will need to compete. So what’s a casino mega-conglomerate to do for its next big move?

  • Spring is the Time for Rebirth on the Strip

    By David G. Schwartz

    What a difference a few weeks makes. When the December numbers came out in early February, Las Vegas gamers seemed uniformly grim. The Strip hadn’t suffered declines and was nowhere near the retreat of an Atlantic City or Lake Tahoe, but this was supposed to be the year that the money started pouring in again. Instead, the Strip’s gaming win edged up just more than 2 percent, and heavy debt loads seemed likely to handicap developments by the Strip’s biggest players for the foreseeable future.

  • Green Felt Journal

    The Strip in 2013: Recovery and Retrenchment

    By David G. Schwartz

    The New Year has its restorative elements—the celebrations, the resolutions, the fresh hopes. But, against the background of the Great Recession, it’s also another occasion to fret about what lies ahead for Las Vegas casinos.

  • MGM Sings Same Song on Earnings Call

    By David G. Schwartz

    MGM Resorts International released its third quarterly results today, and the relatively soft numbers from Las Vegas show that, despite brave talk otherwise, the Strip is still far from growth mode.

  • Lanni’s Innovations Make Him Worthy Sarno Winner

    By David G. Schwartz

    The American Gaming Association today announced that Terry Lanni, who passed away in 2011, will be receiving the Sarno Award for Lifetime Achievement in Casino Design at this year’s Global Gaming Expo.

  • Strip Tips

    Some bulk discounts are better than others

    By Heather Yuille

    Strip entertainment packages promise to save you money, but you must be a smart shopper to make the most of these offers. The “3 for $54” deal, which MGM Resorts International launched in 2009, was recently expanded to include Adventuredome and CSI: The Experience. If you plan on seeing Bodies ... the Exhibition, Adventuredome and CSI, the package will save you about $30, but if the Shark Reef, New York-New York roller coaster and Secret Garden are your choice, it’s cheaper to buy admission individually.

  • The People Issue

    Trisha Hall

    By Marvin Lucas

    As director of corporate media at MGM Resorts International, Trisha Hall oversees a department that plans and buys about 95 percent of the print, radio, TV and outdoor advertising for the company. That means handling a huge portfolio that includes 13 properties in Las Vegas, plus properties in Reno, Detroit and Beau Rivage, Miss., in addition to other corporate initiatives.