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“PICTURES: All the style from the Punchestown Virtual Fillies - Leinster Leader” plus 1 more

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“PICTURES: All the style from the Punchestown Virtual Fillies - Leinster Leader” plus 1 morePICTURES: All the style from the Punchestown Virtual Fillies - Leinster LeaderPosted: 06 May 2020 12:00 AM PDTFashionistas missing all the style and fun of Punchestown Races swapped the racetrack for their kitchen, garden, sitting room, bedroom and garden sheds for the Punchestown Virtual Fillies Day which was held on Friday last, May 1.Leggings, tracksuits and loungewear were replaced with dresses, suits and stunning hats in a bid to create a virtual fashion competition for racegoers at home while also raising much needed funds for the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation.The concept for the day was the brainchild of Kim Kelleher who owns Jingles, a hat shop and boutique in Naas."I just wanted to do something fun and positive and to help the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation at the same time. So, I asked a few other friends who love fashion and style if they would help me put it …

MGM Resorts gains $700M from deal with landlord - Las Vegas Review-Journal

MGM Resorts gains $700M from deal with landlord - Las Vegas Review-JournalMGM Resorts gains $700M from deal with landlord - Las Vegas Review-JournalPosted: 18 May 2020 12:00 AM PDTMGM Resorts International has cashed in on $700 million worth of operating partnership units with its affiliated real estate investment trust, MGM Growth Properties.The move gives MGM Resorts more liquidity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Acting CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle said he's optimistic that future redemptions will occur at higher prices; MGM Resorts has until February 2022 cash out on another $700 million worth of units through its agreement with the REIT."As we gear up to reopen and safely welcome our guests once again at our properties across the U.S., maintaining a strong balance sheet and preserving our financial flexibility remain critical pillars of long-term success," Hornbuckle said in a Monday news release.As of March 31, MGM Resorts had roughly $5.3 billion in cash and cash …

MGM Resorts Unveils Reopening Plan for Las Vegas Casinos, Hotels - Hollywood Reporter

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MGM Resorts Unveils Reopening Plan for Las Vegas Casinos, Hotels - Hollywood ReporterMGM Resorts Unveils Reopening Plan for Las Vegas Casinos, Hotels - Hollywood ReporterPosted: 12 May 2020 12:00 AM PDT10:40 AM PDT 5/12/2020 by Etan Vlessing No buffet-style meals, more handwashing, protective masks: The days of gambling like James Bond are numbered in pandemic-era Sin City.MGM Resorts International on Tuesday unveiled a "seven-point safety plan" to reopen its Las Vegas casinos and hotels.Expect no more buffet-style meals, plexiglass barriers and handwashing stations on the casino floor, physical distancing at slot machines and fewer players at card tables and digital room keys in hotels. The bottom line: The days of gambling like James Bond in a heated game while people crowd the card table to admire your winnings are a thing of a past."Employees will discourage players from standing (except Craps) and guests will be asked not to stand beside or behind players,&q…

Sources: MGM submits proposal to NHL showcasing Vegas' ability to be a hub city - The Athletic

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Sources: MGM submits proposal to NHL showcasing Vegas' ability to be a hub city - The AthleticSources: MGM submits proposal to NHL showcasing Vegas' ability to be a hub city - The AthleticPosted: 29 May 2020 04:41 PM PDT As the NHL continues its process to resume the 2019-20 season, one of the next big decisions it must make is where the games will be played.On Tuesday the league announced its 24-team Return to Play format and with it a list of 10 potential cities to serve as hubs for the games. he league hopes to choose two cities – one for each conference – in about three weeks, according to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. With conditions and climates of the COVID-19 pandemic changing daily, Bettman hopes to gain as much information as possible before choosing a city.Las Vegas was listed among the cities being considered, which makes sense for a number of reasons. The city is built to host large events and has ample hotel rooms in the direct vicinity of T-Mobile Aren…

Killashee House Hotel Records Operating Profits Of €1.99m - Hospitality Ireland

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Killashee House Hotel Records Operating Profits Of €1.99m - Hospitality IrelandKillashee House Hotel Records Operating Profits Of €1.99m - Hospitality IrelandPosted: 16 Oct 2018 12:00 AM PDT Operating profits at Co. Kildare's four-star Killashee House hotel rose to €1.99 million last year following a rise in revenues from €12.03 million to €12.12 million at hotel firm Craigfort Taverns Ltd.Pre-Tax Profit And Staff CostsThe Irish Independent reports that the firm recorded a pre-tax profit of €1.49 million in 2017 after paying bank interest charges of €499,178 while the number of people employed at Killashee House rose from 143 to 158 last year with staff costs increasing from €4.51 million to €4.59 million.Located close to Naas, the 141-bedroom Killashee House hotel is one of several hotels owned by Tetrarch Capital, with other venues including The Marker of Dublin, Mount Juliet of Kilkenny and the Powerscourt hotel of Co. Wicklow.© 2018 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the lat…

“Report: MGM submits pitch to NHL touting Vegas as potential hub city - theScore” plus 1 more

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“Report: MGM submits pitch to NHL touting Vegas as potential hub city - theScore” plus 1 moreReport: MGM submits pitch to NHL touting Vegas as potential hub city - theScorePosted: 30 May 2020 04:34 PM PDT Find out the latest on COVID-19's impact on the sports world and when sports are returning by subscribing to Breaking News push notifications in the Sports and COVID-19 section.MGM Resorts International has submitted a bid to the NHL showcasing Las Vegas' ability to serve as a hub city for the expanded postseason, sources told The Athletic's Jesse Granger.Exact details of the proposal are currently unknown, but it reportedly highlights the surplus of MGM-owned hotels located near T-Mobile Arena - home of the Golden Knights - which could make Sin City a viable spot to host players, staff, and potentially family members for 12 NHL teams. MGM also has a 42.5% ownership stake in T-Mobile Arena, Granger notes.Las Vegas has been connected to the league's plan to use hub citi…

New Live! Casino pandemic plans: plexiglass slot dividers, sanitized chips, plastic forks - WTOP

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New Live! Casino pandemic plans: plexiglass slot dividers, sanitized chips, plastic forks - WTOPNew Live! Casino pandemic plans: plexiglass slot dividers, sanitized chips, plastic forks - WTOPPosted: 29 May 2020 01:22 PM PDTMaryland's Live! Casino & Hotel in Anne Arundel Mills plans to adapt to the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy Live! Casino & Hotel/Cordish Companies)Maryland casinos have been closed since mid-March, but all six are formulating their reopening plans, and Live! Casino & Hotel has released some details of how it plans to reopen.Live! will initially limit casino capacity to 25% to 50%, disable some slot machines and place plexiglass barriers between others, as well as frequently sanitize everything from chairs to poker chips.Its restaurants will also use single-use menus, utensils and plates, and give hand sanitizer to restaurant guests as soon as they are seated.All employees, as well as all guests, will be subject to temperature screening, and anyone wit…

“Itching to visit Las Vegas again? MGM Resorts says these Strip hotels will reopen first - USA TODAY” plus 3 more

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“Itching to visit Las Vegas again? MGM Resorts says these Strip hotels will reopen first - USA TODAY” plus 3 moreItching to visit Las Vegas again? MGM Resorts says these Strip hotels will reopen first - USA TODAYUpdating: Which Las Vegas casinos, restaurants will reopen and when - Las Vegas Review-JournalMGM, Caesars plan reopening of 6 Las Vegas resorts - Hotel ManagementA Socially Distanced Las Vegas? What Are the Odds? - The New York TimesItching to visit Las Vegas again? MGM Resorts says these Strip hotels will reopen first - USA TODAYPosted: 30 Apr 2020 06:46 PM PDTCLOSE Slot machines are powered down, casinos boarded up and barricaded. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, instead of hosting throngs of visitors for one of the busiest seasons of the year, Las Vegas is trying to survive. (April 26) AP Domestic When will travelers be able to slide $20 bills into a slot machine, feast at a celebrity restaurant or see a show in Las Vegas again?MGM Resorts, operator of a dozen properties in th…