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AEW Teases Big News at Vegas Ticket Party For Double or Nothing - Bleeding Cool News

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All Elite Wrestling, the upstart pro wrestling company started by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks along with billionaire money mark Tony Kahn, will hold a part in Las Vegas to announce the on-sale date for its upcoming Double or Nothing event. Without putting on a single match, AEW has sent shockwaves throughout the pro wrestling industry, signing talent such as Chris Jericho to big money deals that has apparently raised eyebrows amongst wrestlers at WWE, in turn resulting in WWE attempting to lock down its talent with multi-year deals. With the (possibly worked) announcement that Dean Ambrose will leave WWE after April’s WrestleMania, speculation is running wild that Ambrose could end up AEW as the atmosphere of excitement over wrestlers switching companies reaches levels not seen since the Monday Night Wars.Of course, for all of the hype, All Elite Wrestling has still not announced a TV deal and is months away from their first show, Double or Nothing, which will be held at the MGM G…

Vegas Rolls the Dice on Chinese New Year Events - Jing Travel

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The U.S. gaming and entertainment mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been a popular destination for Chinese tourists over the years, and city professionals and travel industry players alike have taken notice of this by rolling out a variety of special services and promotions to help sweeten the Las Vegas experience for Chinese guests traveling to the city this Lunar New Year.While the ongoing U.S.-China trade war is weighing on casino revenues, Las Vegas is still expecting to see significant Chinese tourist arrivals during the Chinese New Year holiday — despite new statistics that show Chinese tourist spending on international shopping has declined over the past year. Fortunately, Las Vegas offers a wide range of activities that the city hopes will encourage more “experiential” consumption instead.There are numerous shows set to entertain visitors throughout the Lunar New Year travel period this year, including the much-hyped Michael Jackson ONE performance by Cirque du Soleil. Meanwhile…

Dine with your Valentine at one of these Connecticut restaurants - Hartford Courant - Hartford Courant

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Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill in Fairfield and New Haven offer special cocktails, appetizers, entrees and desserts for Valentine’s Day, including roasted red snapper, chorizo, shrimp and mussels ($28) and mixed grilled molcajete for two (grilled steak, chorizo, chicken, Maine lobster, black beans, grilled red onions, Oaxaca cheese, nopales cactus, scalli

Vegas Rolls the Dice on Chinese New Year Events - Jing Travel

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The U.S. gaming and entertainment mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been a popular destination for Chinese tourists over the years, and city professionals and travel industry players alike have taken notice of this by rolling out a variety of special services and promotions to help sweeten the Las Vegas experience for Chinese guests traveling to the city this Lunar New Year.While the ongoing U.S.-China trade war is weighing on casino revenues, Las Vegas is still expecting to see significant Chinese tourist arrivals during the Chinese New Year holiday — despite new statistics that show Chinese tourist spending on international shopping has declined over the past year. Fortunately, Las Vegas offers a wide range of activities that the city hopes will encourage more “experiential” consumption instead.There are numerous shows set to entertain visitors throughout the Lunar New Year travel period this year, including the much-hyped Michael Jackson ONE performance by Cirque du Soleil. Meanwhile…

WV Travel Team: National Harbor a DC-area attraction you don't want to miss - Charleston Gazette-Mail

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The Wheel at the National Harbor alone made me want to plan a visit. But when you added in a chance to tour the replica of Air Force One, well that was the clincher. This 350-acre development — located a 15-minute drive south of Washington, D.C. — is the work of a single developer, Peterson Companies (one of D.C.’s oldest, family-owned real estate firms). Just as much an experience as a destination, the National Harbor has it all — two of Maryland’s four-diamond-rated hotels; more than 40 restaurants; 160-plus shops, including 85 designer stores at Tanger Outlets; gambling in one of the largest casinos outside Las Vegas; $22 million of public art scattered about the site; a state-of-the-art, 3,000-seat theater; water sports, such as paddle boarding, pedal boats and kayaking; a Top Golf franchise; water taxi service to D.C. and Old Town Alexandria; free outdoor movies; and year-round special events. Let’s start with the Capital Wheel, a 180-foot tall Ferris whe…

Trump 'disappointed' FBI can't find motive in Vegas shooting - WOWT

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is "disappointed" the FBI couldn't figure out what specifically motivated a gunman to carry out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.Trump's comments Wednesday to The Daily Caller came a day after the FBI released its final report on the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead.After 16 months, the FBI couldn't find any "single or clear motivating factor" to explain why gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at a country music concert. They suspect he may have been seeking infamy.Nearly 900 people were injured in the shooting.Trump said FBI agents worked very hard on the case but "just were unable to find anything."He said he was surprised the agency released a report less than three pages long.

All Elite Wrestling Slamming Into Las Vegas For ‘Double Or Nothing’ Ticket Announcement Party; Cody Comments - Mandatory

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All Elite Wrestling issued the following release to Wrestlezone, detailing plans for next Thursday’s ticket announcement party in Las Vegas:ALL ELITE WRESTLING SLAMMING INTO VEGAS NEXT WEEK FOR ‘DOUBLE OR NOTHING’ TICKET ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY — The Elite to Reveal On-Sale Date, New Talent and Partnerships on Thursday, Feb. 7 —LAS VEGAS (January 31, 2019) – All Elite Wrestling, the new wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite, today unveiled plans for the highly anticipated DOUBLE OR NOTHING ticket announcement party next week in Las Vegas.On the heels of their riotous launch rally in Jacksonville, The Elite are looking to raise the bar even higher as they aim to astound and exhilarate fans at the DOUBLE OR NOTHING party on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. PST at the Splash Pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  The event is open to fans on a limited capacity, first come first served basis.Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and Brandi Rhodes will reveal spectacular new signi…

Kenny Omega looks set turn down WWE and join All Elite Wrestling on February 7 - talkSPORT.com

MGM Resorts International And MGM Growth Properties Complete Transaction To Acquire Empire City Casino In Yonkers, New York - PRNewswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International ("MGM Resorts") (NYSE: MGM) and MGM Growth Properties LLC ("MGP") (NYSE: MGP) announced today that they have completed the transactions for the acquisition of Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York ("Empire City"). Following MGM Resorts' acquisition of Empire City for approximately $850 million, MGP acquired the developed real property from MGM Resorts for approximately $625 million and leased it back to a subsidiary of MGM Resorts that will operate the property."We are pleased to welcome the 1,200 employees at Empire City Casino to the MGM Resorts family," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts. "Over the past three years, we have established a meaningful presence in the northeast with Borgata in Atlantic City, MGM National Harbor in Maryland, and MGM Springfield in Western Massachusetts. With this new addition to the MGM Resorts portfolio, we have now gained…

REPORT: Infamy, zeal for carnage inspired Vegas shooter - KOLO

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A high-stakes gambler who rained down a hail of gunfire, killing 58 people from his high-rise casino suite in Las Vegas wanted infamy and mass destruction, the FBI told the Associated Press Tuesday, but took whatever motive might stretch beyond that to his grave. MGM Resorts International is suing more than 1,000 victims and other survivors of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas, claiming it has no liability for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The lawsuits outraged the victims and their lawyers. "I've never seen such callous, reprehensible behavior," Robert Eglet, a Las Vegas attorney who said he represents about 1,000 survivors, told CBS News. "They're victimizing these poor people twice." Muhammad Aziz, a Houston attorney who said he represents about 1,400 survivors, called the lawsuits "unprecedented" and said his clients were "surprised, shocked, angered." MGM filed federal complaints in Nev…

Chef Jaimee Pepe: “If a child is denied lunch because of money, this can cause a number of problems in that child’s world” - Thrive Global

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If I could inspire a movement it would be free lunch for school kids no matter their age or family income. I believe kids have no real concept of money. I don’t think they should be put in that situation. If a child is denied lunch because of money they usually do not understand why they are being denied lunch. This can cause a number of problems in that child’s world. He could be made fun of by his peers, punished by his parents for trying to get food because he was hungry and not getting the nutrients that child needs to learn is essential. My mom works in the school district and knows for certain that the meal she provides is most often the only guaranteed meal in that child’s day and life. School lunch should be free. Expecting children to have this responsibility is not a fair situation to put them in.I had the pleasure to interview Chef Jaimee Pepe. Originally from New Jersey, Chef Pepe always loved being in the kitchen and even took some cooking classes in high school. She rece…

Johnny Hart: Magician who made it from the variety circuit to Vegas - The Independent

All Elite Wrestling Reveals 'Double Or Nothing' Ticket Announcement Party - Mandatory

The dust of All Elite Wrestling is starting to settle in and the anticipation for the company’s debut show Double Or Nothing is hitting a fever pitch. Moments after the behind-the-scenes video was unveiled, AEW revealed the ticket announcement party for Double Or Nothing. The talent-laden pool party will commence at Feb. 7 at the MGM Grand Hotel with an accompanying Livestream 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST.#AEW#DoubleOrNothing Ticket Announcement Party – Feb 7th #LasVegas 6pm PT / 9pm ET … Watch the stream online! pic.twitter.com/zCDCKWSHjO— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 25, 2019AEW’s Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes teased the possibility of bringing new female talent over to the party as well:Maybe I’ll bring a couple of newly signed women with me…🎲 pic.twitter.com/i7Kd1YFJ4s— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) January 25, 2019All Elite Wrestling’s Double Or Nothing will take place in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, May 25th at the MGM Grand Arena.RELATED: Go Behind The Scenes Of Al…

NoMad Bar Redefines the Las Vegas Dining Scene - Eater Vegas

Pleasant Holidays and Journese expand Las Vegas Vacations with MGM Resorts International Destinations - Travel Daily News International

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, announced the expansion of their Las Vegas vacation program with the addition of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas hotels. All the company’s resorts are located on The Strip in the heart of the city’s most popular attractions, and travel advisors can book FIT and Groups with dynamic rates, real-time inventory, instant confirmations and last-room availability.“We are thrilled to partner with MGM Resorts, the leading hospitality and entertainment company in Las Vegas with best-in-class resorts, entertainment experiences, fine dining, shopping, spas, nightlife and more,” said Jack E. Richards, President and CEO.MGM Resorts’ destinations in Las Vegas include:ARIA Resort & CasinoBellagioCircus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme ParkDelano Las VegasExcalibur Hotel & CasinoLuxor Hotel and CasinoMandalay Bay Resort and CasinoMGM Grand Hotel & CasinoThe Mirage Hotel & CasinoNew York-New York Hotel & CasinoNoMad Las…

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Las Vegas Massacre mock juries rule against MGM Resorts International - Los Angeles Post-Examiner

LAS VEGAS — Three independent mock civil juries all ruled against MGM Resorts International and returned verdicts in favor of the victims of the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, according to a senior level source close to law enforcement.MGM Resorts International claim our source is wrong and added that “100 percent” or our stories have been false. However, MGMRI could not specify what is wrong since our stories have been based on public records and law enforcement officials and officers.Our source insists the mock civil trials took place.The mock jury trials were convened by lawyers representing MGM Resorts International, the owners of the Mandalay Bay Hotel where gunman Stephen Paddock killed 58 Route 91 Harvest music festival attendees and wounded nearly 500 more, as he fired down from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay Hotel suite, the source said.The mock jury trials which were conducted last year were comprised of jurors who were paid to serve on the panel and who were carefully sel…

MGM’s casino hopes to up the ante in Springfield - The Boston Globe

NoMad Bar Redefines the Las Vegas Dining Scene - Eater Vegas

Pleasant Holidays and Journese Expand Las Vegas Offerings - TravelPulse

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WHY IT RATES: Travel agents can increase commissions by booking complete travel packages to Las Vegas. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior WriterPleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, announced the expansion of their Las Vegas vacation program with the addition of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas hotels. All the company’s resorts are located on The Strip in the heart of the city’s most popular attractions, and travel advisors can book FIT and Groups with dynamic rates, real-time inventory, instant confirmations and last-room availability.MORE Tour Operator “We are thrilled to partner with MGM Resorts, the leading hospitality and entertainment company in Las Vegas with best-in-class resorts, entertainment experiences, fine dining, shopping, spas, nightlife and more,” said Jack E. Richards, president and CEO.MGM Resorts’ destinations in Las Vegas include:ARIA Resort & CasinoBellagioCircus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme ParkDelano Las VegasExcalibur Hotel & CasinoLuxor Hotel …

All Elite Wrestling Reveals 'Double Or Nothing' Ticket Announcement Party - Mandatory

The dust of All Elite Wrestling is starting to settle in and the anticipation for the company’s debut show Double Or Nothing is hitting a fever pitch. Moments after the behind-the-scenes video was unveiled, AEW revealed the ticket announcement party for Double Or Nothing. The talent-laden pool party will commence at Feb. 7 at the MGM Grand Hotel with an accompanying Livestream 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST.#AEW#DoubleOrNothing Ticket Announcement Party – Feb 7th #LasVegas 6pm PT / 9pm ET … Watch the stream online! pic.twitter.com/zCDCKWSHjO— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 25, 2019AEW’s Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes teased the possibility of bringing new female talent over to the party as well:Maybe I’ll bring a couple of newly signed women with me…🎲 pic.twitter.com/i7Kd1YFJ4s— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) January 25, 2019All Elite Wrestling’s Double Or Nothing will take place in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, May 25th at the MGM Grand Arena.RELATED: Go Behind The Scenes Of Al…

Jungle Boy Is The Latest Official Member Of The All Elite Wrestling Roster - UPROXX

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AEW All Elite Wrestling announced the latest official member of their roster, Jungle Boy, on the evening of January 24. The son of 90210 and Riverdale actor Luke Perry, the new AEW performer started wrestling under the name Nate Coy in 2015. As Jungle Boy, he broke out as an independent wrestling star in late 2018 when he appeared at GCW’s Joey Janela‘s LA Confidential. (Janela is now AEW affiliated.) Since then, Boy had has had high profile matches for GCW and Bar Wrestling, and made his PWG debut last week against Brody King.AEW teased Jungle Boy’s signing, the news of which was leaked to Wrestling News World earlier this month, in the first episode of their AEW – The Road To Double Or Nothing series, in which Cody and the Young Bucks will document their journey to AEW’s first show on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The video also announced, in true AEW fashion, the date of another announcement that will be made at an event and streamed online. The Double Or Nothin…

Brandi Rhodes Teases Revealing More Female Talent For AEW - ProWrestling.com

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AEW will be hosting a pool party at the MGM Grand Hotel to reveal more details about Double Or Nothing and Brandi Rhodes teased some more signings.The event will be taking place on February 7th at 6PM PT/ 9PM ET where fans will have a chance to meet the talent and more information will be released regarding tickets for the event.Brandi Rhodes then commented on the announcement, adding her own teaser to the situation. Brandi posted on Twitter to tease that she might bring a couple of newly signed women to the event with her.Maybe I’ll bring a couple of newly signed women with me…🎲 pic.twitter.com/i7Kd1YFJ4s— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) January 25, 2019

Wrestling News Update - January 25th, 2019 - TWM News

MGM Resorts considers alternatives outside of merger with Caesars - New York Post

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MGM Resorts announced Thursday that it is considering options for its real estate portfolio that sources say will not include merging it with Caesars Entertainment’s real estate owner, Vici Properties.On Thursday, MGM, which added shareholder activist Keith Meister to its board Jan. 18, said it formed a committee to evaluate its real estate options.Corvex Management founder Meister has been pushing MGM to consider an “asset-lite” model in which the casino owner controlled less of its real estate, sources said.MGM still owns real estate including the Bellagio and Circus Circus in Las Vegas and MGM’s new Springfield, Mass., casinos. The separately traded MGM Growth Properties entity could raise money to buy that real estate.Hotel chains including Marriott International and Hilton have asset-lite models and trade at much higher multiples.There is a theory that core MGM trades at only a seven-times Ebitda multiple, and could get closer to Marriott and Hilton’s 13- to 14-times range by she…

Is Broadcast TV Done With NATPE? - Radio & Television Business Report

MGM Resorts Named One Of 'World's Most Admired Companies' By FORTUNE Magazine - PRNewswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, MGM Resorts International has been named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE Magazine in its annual survey of business leaders and analysts.The survey, regarded as a definitive analysis of corporate reputation, ranked MGM Resorts among the best in the world in the category of Hotels, Casinos and Resorts. The list is a ranking of the world's most respected and reputable companies, as ranked by peers in their industry.MGM Resorts, a leading global hospitality and entertainment company, offers some of the most recognizable resort brands in the world.The Company creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of 28 unique Las Vegas-inspired offerings throughout the United States and worldwide. Over the past year, the Company took a leadership role in expanding sports betting throughout the United States and debuted MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau and …