MGM Gives Jim Murren a $32M Handshake

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

CEO Jim Murren has officially resigned from his position at the head of the table at casino giant Resorts, thereby effectively prematurely ending his tenure by months. Murren’s $32 million-dollar handshake awarded by MGM Resorts In...Read More

MGM Suspends Buffets Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

A global coronavirus panic is in full swing. Markets are struggling to keep head above water and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing for a worst-case scenario, firm in the belief that what with there being no therapy nor immunity...Read More

Aria Sued By Former Employee Over Tip-Pool

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

March 2018 saw the Fair Labour Standards Act (FLSA) amended to the extent that casino operators were no longer permitted to pool the tips earned by general employees with tips earned by senior staff, i.e. managers and supervisors. This wa...Read More

MGM Ramps Up Security Following Massive Hack

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

The personal data of more than 10.6 million people to have stayed at resorts during the period leading up to the summer of 2019, is confirmed as having been breached. Even though no credit card information was successfully accessed by th...Read More

MGM’s Flagship Grand Casino Is Sold

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

When first announced its intentions of including the real estate on which its flagship Grand Casino proudly stands tall on the Las Vegas Strip in a slew of sales aimed at lightening fixed assets load, it all seemed almost too drastic a m...Read More

Blackstone Sews Up Bellagio Deal

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2019

It’s by now no secret that MGM Resorts International has sold its famous Bellagio Casino property to Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust. The $4.25 billion deal was announced as recently as October 25 and is offi...Read More

Unlikely Vandal Arrested At MGM Springfield

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

When reports of a vandal having caused what appeared to be malicious damage to MGM Springfield’s restaurant were telephoned through to the offices of local state troopers, the last person law enforcement officials wo...Read More

MGM To Sell Off Flagship Grand Property

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2019

MGM is fully committed to the cause of becoming a whole lot less real estate and a great deal more casino operations. CEO Jim Murren some days ago confirmed that the casino and entertainment giant is now officially act...Read More

MGM Finds A Successful Bellagio Buyer In Blackstone

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2019

MGM Resorts International has officially off-loaded its flagship Bellagio casino to Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust. The $4.25 billion deal will establish a joint operation and property venture between MGM and ...Read More

New Details Emerge About Bellagio And Grand Sale

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Speculations have been rife following the industry’s first whiff of MGM’s plans involving the selling off of its flagship Bellagio and MGM Grand casino and entertainment venues some months ago. A recent Bloomberg r...Read More

American Sports Gambler The Most Influential Person Of 2018

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2019

In a turn of events that is nothing short of astounding, mind-blowing even, the collective representative the “American Sports Gambler” has been named the most influential person of the year by top media publicatio...Read More

US Sports Leagues Embrace A New World

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

A gold rush. This is how Sharon Otterman, Chief Marketing Officer for major bookmaker William Hill, describes the scramble by professional sports leagues to get a spot on the sports betting bus. These are the very same...Read More

NHL Signs Exclusive Betting Deal with MGM

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has recently extended a warm welcome to the National Hockey League after the latter organization announced its first-ever sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International ...Read More