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Rock In Rio Now Offering Single-Day Tickets

April 10, 2015 at 5:38 PM | by | Comments (4)

Rock in Rio wristbands being shipped out now.

With less than a month to go, organizers for Rock in Rio seem to be looking to ramp up ticket sales with the release of single-day admissions.

Until now, only single-day VIP entry had been on offer for the mega-concert event which will span two weekends in May (8-9, 15-16). General admission had been set at a mandatory two-day spend. Both options were pricey at $498 and $298, respectively. Yesterday, however, single-day admissions were made an option at a price point of $169. Fans on the event's Facebook page expressed their displeasure at the late release, and enquired about exchanges. (The answer was no.) Reps are hoping to sell at least 50,000 to upwards of 85,000 admissions each day.

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MGM Resorts Tightens MyVEGAS Hotel Redemptions

March 31, 2015 at 7:40 PM | by | Comments (29)

It's no secret MyVEGAS isn't what it once was. While popularity remains high, players of the online loyalty game that deals out real-world comps keep finding new asterisks here and there. Today, they're discovering one of the biggest changes yet is set to kick in tomorrow:

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The Strip To Go Dark For Earth Hour Once Again

March 24, 2015 at 12:58 PM | by | Comments (7)

Las Vegas will dim its lights on Saturday for the second time this year.

After going dark for Tark in February to mark the passing of iconic UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, resorts and business both on and off the Strip will turn off the lights this weekend as part of a now annual Earth Hour tradition.

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On The North Strip, A City Of Rock Is Springing To Life

Where: 89109
March 20, 2015 at 5:57 PM | by | Comments (2)

With less than two months to go to its debut, MGM Resorts' City of Rock continues to take shape across from the SLS on the north Strip. The outdoor festival grounds will launch in May with the two-weekend, mega-concert event, Rock in Rio, set to take place May 8-9 and 15-16.

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No More Cash On The Poker Table For MGM Resorts

Where: 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 16, 2015 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (3)

It looks like the days of poker players being able to have stacks of cash on the table alongside their chips may be coming to a close, at least at some casinos along the Strip.

Chris Grove of Online Poker Report broke the news last week that MGM Resorts has made the decision to no longer allow cash to play on poker tables at any of their casinos as of April 1. MGM currently operates nine poker rooms in Las Vegas. Among them are two of the most prominent rooms on the Strip at Bellagio and Aria.

There was a time in Las Vegas when cash was king. Although, chips have long been the preferred currency when it comes to table games, it was once quite common to see bets placed in the form of $100 bills. Gamblers used to be able to throw a stack of bills down on the felt, the dealer would announce "money plays," and the bet would be considered live. There is a legendary story of a player walking into Binion's Horseshoe back in the 80s with a suitcase containing $777,000 in cash, which he promptly bet on the don't pass line. He won the bet and walked out onto Fremont Street with his winnings, no questions asked.

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MyVEGAS Giveth And Taketh Away Rewards

March 4, 2015 at 2:29 PM | by | Comments (10)

MyVEGAS recently added a new partner and some pretty great rewards while removing other player perks.

If you haven't heard yet, MyVEGAS has partnered with Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air and is now offering a slew of rewards that will save some money to and from Las Vegas.

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Shake Shack Is Money And Other Interesting Notes From MGM Resorts

February 19, 2015 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (10)

In our book, MGM Resorts' quarterly earnings call is a must listen. Beyond a reciting of dollars and cents, it's always filled with fascinating insight into what's really popping for the gaming company, and what's on the horizon. Here's what we learned from the latest call that took place earlier this week:

Shake Shack is so money: Everybody knows cult burger fave Shack Shack opened at New York-New York late December. You may have even stopped in by now. What you probably don't know is the Las Vegas location is "already the highest-grossing Shack Shack in the portfolio's history, second only to Times Square."

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Flagship Topgolf Location Coming To MGM Grand

February 18, 2015 at 6:47 PM | by | Comments (2)

MGM Resorts and Topgolf have announced a pretty awesome partnership to bring a location to Las Vegas. Topgolf Las Vegas will be located on the MGM Grand compound near Signature condo-hotel towers and Wet Republic. It will open spring 2016 with construction beginning shortly. Even though Topgolf Las Vegas will be located at MGM Grand, it will be a bit of a hike from the main hotel towers (maybe a 10-15 minute walk) so executives are looking into a way to get you there quickly. Golf carts are being considered, but the specific mode of transportation is still up for discussion.

Topgolf Las Vegas will be the company's flagship location. The space will be 105,000 square feet and will be the largest Topgolf location in the country by about 33%. This location is expected to host 2-3 times as many guests as any other location. While most elements of Topgolf Las Vegas will keep with the model they’ve developed in other locations there will be some special touches to make this one more Vegas-y.

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Will MGM Resort's Arena Bring Parking Fees?

February 16, 2015 at 4:35 PM | by | Comments (13)

A 20,000-seat arena continues to take shape just behind the New York-New York on the Vegas Strip and when it arrives, so might event-based parking fees.

While the plan has always been for arena visitors to either walk in from off the Strip (hence the slew of new restaurants and bars planned for the land between Monte Carlo and New York-New York) or to utilize the parking garages of surrounding resorts (including NY-NY, MC, MGM Grand, Excalibur and Aria), the latter choice might come at a cost.

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Vegas' NHL Push Halfway To Goal

February 12, 2015 at 1:03 PM | by | Comments (3)

The under-construction arena behind New York-New York that an NHL team for Vegas would call home.

It hasn't reached the net yet, but it's headed in the right direction, for now.

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Rock In Rio Sells Out VIP Tickets For Second Date

February 10, 2015 at 2:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

Almost three weeks after VIP tickets for Rock in Rio's Metallica date sold out, another swath of upgraded passes are gone. Organizers now say all the single-day, $498-per-person tickets for its Bruno Mars date have been spoken for as well (4,000 in all).

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More Things You Should Know About Vegas' NHL Test

February 5, 2015 at 2:53 PM | by | Comments (6)

A time-lapse video showing construction of the targeted home for a NHL team in Vegas.

After filling you in on the cost breakdown for the NHL season ticket test set to begin February 10, we have more details to share. A new e-blast by the group behind the movement to bring professional hockey to Vegas went out this morning with "pertinent information."

It reveals that 43 home games are planned... if Vegas lands a team. As we've already informed you, season ticket deposits will begin at $150 and climb to $900 a seat. If a team is realized, you'd have to come up with the rest of the costs. If not, you'll get your money back. Also, no changing your mind and wanting your deposit back if a team lands on the Strip. Instead, you'll need to consider a transfer of ownership, find a party who is interested, fill out a form, pay a $250 admin fee, and wait for approval.

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