Las Vegas police are investigating a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian on the Las Vegas Strip near Wynn Main Gate Drive on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
MGM Resorts International is selling the Bellagio property and leasing it back. This move gives the casino operator a cash infusion of more than $4 billion.MGM announced Tuesday that it reached a deal with New York financial giant The Blackstone Group.
MGM announces the sale of Circus Circus for $825 million to TI owner Phil Ruffin on Tuesday, October 15. The 3,767-room property sits on a plot of about 60 acres near Sahara Avenue on the north side of the Strip.
Construction crews recently completed its 80,000-square-foot basement as well as Level 1 of the MSG Sphere. Review-Journal studio host Aaron Drawhorn and business reporter Rick Velotta go over the latest construction updates and video of the Sphere.
The interactive attraction offers several new selfie opportunities. (Museum of Selfies)
Oct. 1 was the second day on the job for Officer Brandon Engstrom who saved a critically injured woman amid the chaos of the Route 91 shooting. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The city of Las Vegas will welcome the NFL with open arms in 2020, with the draft set for April 23-25 and the new Raiders stadium opening in July. Nashville hosted the 2019 NFL Draft and broke multiple records including total direct spending and attendance and the pressure is on Las Vegas to top those figures.
A woman accused of trafficking an 11-year-old girl on the Strip agreed to plead guilty to a child abuse charge, her attorney said. Gigi Mitchell, 40, faces several counts of child abuse and one count of child sex trafficking. The 11-year-old girl told social worker Felicia Tucker that she was a “hustler” and entered nightclubs where she drank and flirted with men.
More than 500 fans of Hello Kitty lined up for the grand opening of the Hello Kitty Cafe on the strip. The first 50 customers received a Hello Kitty themed keychain with their purchase. Hello Kitty appeared as a special guest to greet all of the fans in line and gave out hugs. By 7 p.m., the cafe sold more than 1000 pastries and beverages with 150 people still in line waiting for their treats.
The Hello Kitty Cafe opens Friday, July 12th, 2019, between New York, New York and Park MGM on the Las Vegas Strip. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)