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Let the experiment begin.
Yesterday, the ownership group behind a push to bring the NHL to Vegas put up a webpage to gauge interest in the idea. lasvegas-hockey.com doesn't give any information, but it does take it. Interested parties are asked to leave their name, phone number, email address, and address. In return, they'll keep you updated on efforts (as long as you promise you're not a ticket broker).
Vegas News / NHL / MGM Resorts / Hockey / → All Tags
Look, guys. The NHL coming to Vegas is purely speculation, mm'kay? Now, who's in for season tickets?
As the pendulum continues to swing from (dis)interest to denial when it comes to a professional hockey franchise in Vegas, the NHL's Board of Governors have approved "a season-ticket drive" to see if visitors and locals will actually support the idea.
Resort Fees / MGM Resorts / Bellagio / Aria / Mandalay Bay / MGM Grand / The Mirage / Vdara / The Signature at MGM Grand / New York-New York / Monte Carlo / Luxor / Excalibur / Circus Circus / → All Tags
Effective this week, the properties of MGM Resorts will see resort fee increases ranging from an extra two to five dollars a night. Here's how it will all break down:
What should you get that Vegas lover on your holiday shopping list? They probably already have a bathrobe from their favorite hotel and itís tough to ship an awkwardly shaped souvenir cup. Luckily, MGM Resorts has a convenient gift idea thatís easy to ship. All you have to do is click.
MGM Resorts eGift Cards are now available for purchase. Theyíll be delivered instantly to the recipientís in-box and are good wherever the physical MGM Resorts gift cards are accepted, including Bellagio, Aria, Crystals, Vdara, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, and Circus Circus. The virtual currency also is valid for MGM Resorts properties outside of Las Vegas, including Circus Circus Reno, Beau Rivage, Gold Strike and MGM Grand Detroit.
Vegas Rumors / NHL / Hockey / MGM Resorts / AEG / ESPN / Vegas On TV / → All Tags
All sides are denying it's anything close to being official (or are just avoiding comment altogether), but we're hearing that the possibility of an NHL team for Vegas is legit enough that ESPN is capturing the journey for posterity.
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Aria has started using the boutique coffee brand, Wolfgang Puck single-use pouch in their room (oddly enough, no hotels in Vegas that have Wolfy's restaurants have his coffee), it's an uncommon thing for anyone to go whole hog in their coffee. There's even very few places in town one could get a Kopi Lewak coffee, the beans famous for making a detour to your cup through a southeast Asian tree weasel's digestive tract.
Green Vegas / Luxor / Mandalay Bay / Vdara / MGM Resorts / → All Tags
It's hard sometimes to look beyond the surface of Las Vegas what with the shiny, bright lights and all. Most view our neon-laden hotels as beacons of excitement and possibility, but don't realize many of those glimmering lights have an energy efficient shine these days and that some of those buildings are so green they're among the most eco-responsible in the country. (See: Aria, Vdara, Crystals, Mandarin Oriental, Veer, Venetian and Palazzo.) Heck, even the famed Welcome to Las Vegas sign went solar if you hadn't noticed yet.
While those are the most prominent, the greening of the Strip also takes place in numerous other small ways, from turning used cooking oil into biodiesel to converting old linens into cleaning rags. There's more happening on the Strip than meets the eye and it's enough to swell a certain heart three sizes this day.
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Everyone is starting to put their cards on the table about a bid for a NHL team in Vegas.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports today that National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed that he has "met again with a potential ownership group that has expressed an interest in owning a franchise" and even toured the construction site for MGM Resort's forthcoming arena. Recently, MGM officials acknowledged interest in using the arena (due to open early 2016) for a hockey franchise during a company earnings call. As the Star Tribune states:
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First, let us just say we're not complaining. We fully appreciate that our comp cup has overfloweth thanks to MyVEGAS rewards. We also know nothing good lasts forever. That's why we weren't all that shocked to see the subject of an email sent in by VegasChatter fan Mr. CDN Vegas.
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Whether you scoff or are the eternal optimist, rumors of a NHL team for Las Vegas continue to capture everyone's attention.
On Friday, VegasChatter fan Joe C. pointed us to new rumblings on Facebook that billionaire William Foley is in "advanced talks with the NHL about bringing a team to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season." The trigger behind the new rumors was an article in the New York Post that day which stated one scenario would be for "Foley to buy the money-losing Arizona Coyotes and move them to Las Vegas." An idea that both an NHL spokesman and a Coyotes co-owner denied when asked by the Post. Foley remained silent on the topic.
MGM Resorts and AEG have announced they've sorted out $200 million in funding needed to realize a 20,000-seat arena behind New York-New York. With a total cost of $375 million private dollars, the project -- dubbed Las Vegas Arena (until, perhaps, a better, sponsored name comes along) -- is expected to host more than 100 events a year. (And, possibly, an NHL team?)
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Yowza, MyVEGAS sure is popular. Any time we have news, there's a flood of comments, both good and bad. MyVEGAS is obviously polarizing and the freemium (free to play, but you can also buy chips to play more) social game by PlayStudios only continues to grow.
Often as a company expands, some moves are meant to attract more customers. Simultaneously, those moves may sometimes alienate the existing base. This happens with music†all the time (i.e., "I used to like that band until they sold out/changed their sound/got all popular.") Right now, MyVEGAS is the big dog. Between MyVEGAS on Facebook and the MyVEGAS Slots mobile app, it's one of the top grossing social games. MyVEGAS isnít just popular, however. Itís addictive. The average MyVEGAS player logs onto the game three times a day for somewhere between 45 to 90 minutes.