Latest MGM Resorts International News

Britney Spears returns to Vegas with new residency in 2019

Oct. 19, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year. MGM Resorts International on Friday said the pop superstar in February will kick off a series of regularly scheduled shows at Park Theater inside the Park MGM casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Spears in a statement...

Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys

Oct. 18, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the New Jersey gambling resort wants to become a...

Email: Political appointee tapped to lead Interior watchdog

Oct. 17, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to reassign a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to lead an internal watchdog agency at the Interior Department. An email sent by HUD Secretary Ben Carson to staff says assistant HUD secretary Suzanne Israel Tufts will...

Column: A glimpse of the NBA's future in Las Vegas

Oct. 11, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable future. Playing each other Wednesday night in a game that meant...

Panel rejects MGM's request to centralize shooting lawsuits

Oct. 3, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A panel of federal judges on Wednesday denied a request from casino operator MGM Resorts International to centralize 13 lawsuits stemming from last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in a written order said centralizing the cases would not be...

WNBA President Lisa Borders is latest executive to leave

Oct. 2, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lisa Borders stepped down as WNBA president on Tuesday, the third executive to leave the league in six months. She will become the first president and CEO of Time's Up — an organization dedicated to safe, fair and dignified work for women. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will...

Dimmed lights, somber tributes on Vegas shooting anniversary

Oct. 2, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history. The names of the slain were recited before a silent...

Somber tributes, dimmed lights on Vegas shooting anniversary

Oct. 2, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history. The names of the slain were recited before a silent...

The Latest: Vegas shooting survivors form human chain

Oct. 2, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting have formed a human chain around the shuttered site of a country...

AP Explains: Where things stand in Vegas shooting aftermath

Oct. 1, 2018 1:28 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is marking the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Fifty-eight people died, 413 were wounded and police say at least 456 were injured fleeing bullets that a gambler-turned-gunman rained down late Oct. 1, 2017, from the Mandalay Bay casino-resort...