Corporate event organizers are not letting Sunday’s mass shooting halt plans to host large-scale group meetings at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center this month.
MGM Resorts International has shelved marketing pitches as it grapples with the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history – a massacre launched from, and against, its properties.
Stephen Paddock’s casino game of choice — video poker — was a perfect means to win money in a way that he could get complimentary rooms, like the Mandalay Bay suite where he died Sunday night, without raising suspicion.
In the shadow of the worst mass shooting in modern history, Las Vegas is hosting the world’s largest gaming convention with nearly 150 panels. But of the handful of speakers slated to address security concerns at the Global Gaming Expo this week, nearly all are focused on protecting casinos from dangers such as cyber threats, frivolous lawsuits and scams.
The casino industry is in the midst of figuring out how to keep its traditional consumer and attract and retain new ones, crossing generational divides.
The state Gaming Control Board on Wednesday recommended approval of Sartini’s company’s acquisition of American Casino Entertainment Properties, which includes the Stratosphere for $850 million.
The state Gaming Control Board is pitching in on the investigation of the person who shot hundreds of people from his hotel suite at Mandalay Bay and will deploy plainclothes officers at Strip casinos as a safety measure.
Edward Davis, the former commissioner that led the Boston Police Department during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, was a last-minute surprise speaker at the Tuesday opening of the 17th annual Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have begun checking bags with handheld metals detectors as casinos try new security strategies following the mass shooting in Las Vegas late Sunday.
The head of the American Gaming Association used a sports metaphor — “Let’s play offense” — to unveil the organization’s strategic plan, which includes a bid to expand sports betting nationwide.