Nevada was once the only face on the Mount Rushmore of US sports betting. When the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was in 2018, some thought this stature could change as more sports betting markets launched around the US.
Press release: LAS VEGAS (January 14, 2020) – Station Casinos antes up for the new year with an array of wide-ranging room renovations at its Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa and Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort & Spa locations. Guests checking into the AAA Four Diamond-rated Las Vegas and Henderson destinations will now be able to enjoy the all-new look and feel of the newly refreshed hotel rooms and enhanced suites, respectively, making for the ultimate off-strip visit to Southern Nevada.
Guests visiting the Las Vegas and Henderson resorts are invited to experience the new rooms, including:
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
Just more than 700 deluxe king and deluxe double queen rooms and 55 Signature Suites on the property are newly renovated and have been transformed into modern, desert oasis-inspired getaways ranging up to 1,030 square feet. Each offers stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon, and the Sandbar Pool area.
The new hotel rooms and Signature Suites located inside the Red Rock Tower take on a contemporary approach to its established desert modern-inspired décor. Upon entry into the tower, guests will be wowed by the cloud-like chandeliers found in the corridors, each offering reflections and colors resembling the orange and red tones of the desert morning sun. In addition, the common areas are rounded out by a rich red carpet and an ivory textural wallcovering, welcoming every guest upon arrival.
Each room features a bright and airy ambiance with a loft-like feel, complete with a fresh palette, sleek lines and polished materials that each pay tribute to the existing surroundings, from the Las Vegas Valley to Red Rock Canyon. Guests will be able to enjoy the picturesque views and the room’s refreshing textural palette complete with subtle patterns on fabrics, cream wallcovering and champagne draperies grounded by a rich chocolate brown carpet and light-colored ombre accents. Plus, guests will be able to experience new amenities such as a 65-inch high definition TV, RFID room key technology, and expanded WIFI coverage, as well as a pull-out sleeper sofa available in its Signature Suites.
Red Rock Resort opened in April 2006 and has earned numerous local and national accolades including being named to Conde Nast magazine’s Hot List of the world’s top new hotels; annual recognition by AAA as a four-diamond rated resort; ranked annually among the “Best Hotels In Las Vegas” by U.S. News & World Report, named “Best Locals Hotel” by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and named “Casino of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music.
In honor of its all-new experience, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa will kick off the new year with its “New Year, New Room” package. Guests can redeem the special offer, featuring $50 food and beverage credit per stay, by using the code NEW YEAR NEW ROOM (phone) or NYNEWROOM (online).
Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort & Spa
Both The Strip and Presidential Suites have been recently renovated and now feature a unique sensory experience for the premier guest, ranging up to 2,750 square feet. Each offers spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip, eight-acre Backyard pool area, and the 35,000-square-foot spa and salon.
Boasting 2,000 square feet, The Strip Suite brings forth the elegant sensation of a well-tailored gown on a night out. Featuring one bedroom and one-and-a-half-bathrooms (with optional one-bedroom and one-bathroom petite suite connector available), guests will enjoy the soft yet classic color palette that has transformed the suite into the sensation of chic elegance. The living space features a light and airy open concept and embodies neutral tones throughout the space including a comfortable white sofa accompanied by coffee and sofa tables. In addition, guests can enjoy the suite’s butler kitchen, bar, six-person dining table, a 50-inch high definition TV, and an outdoor terrace that overlooks both the Backyard pool area and Las Vegas Strip. Whether the guest is looking for a romantic night for two or an elegant cocktail party location with friends, The Strip Suite offers the ultimate experience for any occasion, complete with an amazing view of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Presidential Suite features over 2,500 square feet and derives its experiential aesthetic from the creative and colorful emotion of a well-procured art gallery. Showcasing one-bedroom and one-and-a-half-bathrooms (with optional one-bedroom and one-bathroom mini suite connector available), guests will be able to enjoy a sensory experience through the suite’s impressive artwork found throughout the room. Upon entry into the room, guests will be wowed by its gallery-like feel complete with neutral tones, allowing the art to speak for itself. In addition, guests can enjoy the suite’s spacious entertainment area featuring a sophisticated glass foosball table, three televisions including a 65-inch high definition TV and two 50-inch high definition TVs with an integrated music system and upgraded surround sound, bar, and a large outdoor terrace that overlooks the Backyard pool area. The Presidential Suite offers the perfect array of luxury, allowing guests to relax in style during any escape to the Henderson-based resort.
Green Valley Ranch Resort opened in December 2001 and is the first boutique luxury resort built off the Las Vegas Strip with nearly 500 rooms and suites, a 35,000-square-foot spa and salon, a full array of gaming and entertainment and several restaurants and bars. It’s a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning escape that combines exciting casino action and the pampering and relaxation of a luxury resort and spa. As the “star” of the popular Discovery Channel reality program “American Casino” for three years, millions of viewers had the opportunity to experience everything Green Valley Ranch Resort has to offer as they followed executives from the property to catch a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a luxury resort.
For more information about Station Casinos’ Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa and Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort & Spa locations, visit http://bit.ly/new2020rooms.
Press release: LAS VEGAS and NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MGM Growth Properties LLC (“MGP”) (NYSE: MGP) and Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“BREIT”) today announced that MGP and BREIT have entered into a definitive agreement to form a new joint venture to acquire the Las Vegas real estate assets of the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay for $4.6 billion. In addition, BREIT will purchase $150 million in MGP Class A shares. MGP will own 50.1% of the joint venture, and BREIT will own 49.9%.
At closing, MGM Resorts International (“MGM Resorts”) (NYSE: MGM) will enter into a long-term triple net master lease for both properties and provide a full corporate guarantee of rent payments. MGM Resorts will continue to manage, operate and be responsible for all aspects of the properties on a day-to-day basis, with the joint venture owning the properties and receiving rent payments.
“We are pleased to announce this partnership with BREIT, which illustrates the numerous opportunities available to grow our business and emphasizes the strong institutional demand for gaming real estate assets,” said James Stewart, CEO of MGP. “Along with the contemplated cash redemption of $1.4 billion of MGM’s operating partnership units as announced by MGM, we expect this transaction to be accretive to AFFO while allowing us to maintain pro rata net leverage of 5.6x.”
Jon Gray, Blackstone President & COO, said, “This transaction reflects our continuing strong conviction in Las Vegas. We are pleased to once again partner with MGM Resorts, a world-class operator, as well as MGM Growth Properties.”
Tyler Henritze, Head of U.S. Acquisitions for Blackstone Real Estate, said, “Similar to the Bellagio, owning these two premier Las Vegas assets under a long-term lease with MGM provides stable cash flow and excellent downside protection for our BREIT investors. We look forward to growing our partnership with MGM Resorts and MGM Growth Properties, a best-in-class company.”
Together, the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay comprise 9,743 rooms, approximately three million square feet of meeting space and approximately 300,000 square feet of casino space across 226 acres on the Las Vegas Strip. MGM Resorts’ initial annual rent will be $292 million. MGP currently owns the Mandalay Bay real estate, and MGM Resorts currently owns the MGM Grand real estate.
MGP is a REIT focused on the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. Blackstone Real Estate has a deep history and expertise in the Las Vegas real estate market across office, hospitality and residential asset classes, including BREIT’s recent acquisition of the Bellagio for $4.25 billion.
This transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020, subject to certain customary closing conditions.
I was told about the legendary Happy Hour in Las Vegas at when I first moved to town. This classic cocktail lounge features half-priced steak during its twice daily Happy Hour from 5-8 p.m. and again from midnight-3 a.m. Great cocktails and half-priced steak?! HOOK ME UP!
Some people hate technology. Others, like me, embrace technology. I love new electronic toys inside and outside of a casino. The technology inside of a casino can be hit or miss. Some advancements are great while others are less than spectacular. This mixed response is the case with technologically advanced blackjack games.
Resorts World Las Vegas is now scheduled to open in the summer of 2021. The project built on the land once home to the Stardust across the street from Wynn Las Vegas was once intended to be a major complex called Echelon Place.
Sometimes the calendar (and Vegas News) moves so quickly and it takes some time to adjust to. It feels like we were just saying goodbye to 2019. Now we’re just weeks away from the Super Bowl and the year is almost over! After “The Big Game” we’ll be saying goodbye to Hard Rock casino.
Press Release: LAS VEGAS (Jan. 13, 2020) – Tournament Madness takes over The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with the return of Hoops & Hops, a three-day college basketball luxury viewing experience March 19-21. Doors will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The extensive 40,000 square foot Belmont Ballroom, located on the fourth level of the Chelsea Tower, will transform into a wall-to-wall basketball mecca featuring multiple stadium-style high-definition projection screens and 10 betting stations within an on-site dedicated sports book. The interactive lounge will also include complimentary bar games, such as Golden Tee and Super Shot as well as a hardwood basketball court with a regulation hoop where fans can practice their skills in between the action. For breakfast and lunch, a collection of crave-able bites and courtside-inspired snacks are available for purchase on the cash and carry menu.
Hoops & Hops offers three distinct experiences:
• Thursday and Friday Single Day Open Bar Pass | $250 per pass, per day (+ Ticketmaster processing fees)
Enjoy open bar (includes well liquor, beer, wine, soda, and water) Interactive games, roundtable and bar seating are available on a first come, first serve basis. À la carte menu items will be available for purchase.
• Saturday Single Day Open Bar Pass | $150 per pass (+ Ticketmaster processing fees)
Enjoy open bar (includes well liquors, beer, wine, soda, and water – shots and Red Bull not included). Interactive games, roundtable and bar seating are available on a first come, first serve basis. À la carte menu items will be available for purchase.
• Reserved Seating – Guests looking to level up can reserve plush sofa seating, which includes premium access to VIP waitressed beverage service and an unlimited buffet of game-time favorites. Reservations can be made by emailing EntertainmentCabanaSales@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com, or calling (702) 698-6797 for day-of reservations.
Tickets for Hoops & Hops can be purchased at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. All guests must be 21 and over. Guests will also receive complimentary entry into Marquee Nightclub with a valid Hoops & Hops wristband. Reservations and open bar packages will be available for Identity-member presale on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. PT and purchase on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. PST.
LAS VEGAS – South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, home to Las Vegas’ premier sports book and the VSiN broadcast studio, will host their annual Big Game watch parties on Sunday, Feb. 2. With no admission fee, five watch parties, food and drink specials, on-site wager stations and more, South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa offers football fanatics the perfect location to watch the most anticipated professional football game of the year.
Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2. Seating the Showroom, Exhibit Hall and Grand Ballroom are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests will cheer loud as they catch all the action on large-screen televisions. In addition, sports fans can catch the Big Game action in the Grandview Lounge and Sports Book.
Guests will be able to enjoy food specials available for purchase in the Showroom, Exhibit Hall and Grand Ballroom. Specialties include game day favorites such as chicken wings, hot dogs, popcorn, pulled pork nachos and more. Drink specials will be available for purchase, including buckets of six Budweiser or Bud Light aluminum bottles for $25 and $5 cocktails with SKYY Vodka, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal and Don Julio.
Guests can be involved in the action at South Point’s spacious sports book, featuring wall-sized big screen televisions, plasma televisions and more. For those looking for the quickest and easiest way to place bets, guests can log onto the Nevada Sports Books app from anywhere in the casino. South Point will offer additional on-site wagering stations inside or near each of the viewing parties to offer a convenient location for guests to place bets.
Room packages are available starting at $239 plus resort fees and taxes and include a two-night stay in a premium room and up to four (4) seats in the viewing party. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.866.791.7626 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org using the code BIG2020.
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend the viewing parties.
The award-winning club will invite guests to enjoy all the pro-football action on dozens of high-definition televisions with surround sound, located just steps away from the city’s new professional football stadium.
Fans will be invited to enjoy VIP access to the Big Game viewing party, including VIP transportation to the club, priority entry, an open bar, a spread of unlimited tailgate fare, VIP seating and two raffle tickets for a chance to win $5,000 in prizes, starting at $129 per person. A general admission package is also available and will include complimentary transportation and entry, one plate of tailgate-style fare, first-come-first-serve seating and one ticket to the raffle, starting at $49 per person. Crazy Horse 3 will also offer $20 beer buckets with five bottles of Bud Light for all guests throughout the day. Tickets are available at https://crazyhorse3.com/sports-and-events/ch3-super-sunday-2020
Guests are encouraged to take advantage of Crazy Horse 3’s complimentary transportation service, pending availability, using the club’s signature app or by calling 702-673-1700. The easy-to-use app, available for download on all mobile platforms, allows users to personalize their experience with features including table reservations, bottle service packages and dancer profiles.