Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Will Rock One Last Time During “The Las Great Party Weekend,” Jan. 30 – Feb. 2

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Press release: LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas’ off-Strip playground, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, will offer free entertainment, food and beverage specials and more during the property’s The Last Great Party Weekend, Jan. 30 – Feb. 2. The weekend will commemorate Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s 25 years of rocking Las Vegas.

Below is the schedule for live entertainment (ticketed and free) and radio broadcasts for “The Last Great Party Weekend:”

Thursday, Jan. 30:

• DJ MoBlvd, 4 – 6 p.m. and 9 – 10 p.m. at Center Bar
• JT “The Brick” of Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM, 4 – 6 p.m. on the casino floor
• Melissa Allen, 4 – 7 p.m. at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen
• Shawn Eiferman, 6 – 9 p.m. at Peacock Lounge
• Foxx and Mackenzie of 97.1 FM, 6 – 8 p.m. on the casino floor
• Peter Love, 8 – 11 p.m. at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen
• The Growlers, 9 p.m. at Vinyl

• Tickets can be purchased for $45 and can be purchased online at www.hardrockhotel.com

• All Request Live, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Peacock Lounge
• Arrow, midnight – 2 a.m. at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen

Friday, Jan. 31:

• Dayna Roselli and Sean McAllister of “Vegas Revealed” podcast, 11 a.m. – noon on the casino floor
• JT “The Brick” of Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM, 1 – 4 p.m. on the casino floor
• DJ MoBlvd, 4 – 7 p.m. at Center Bar
• Melissa Allen, 4 – 7 p.m. at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen
• Mike O’Brien and Carla Rae of 96.3 FM, 6 – 8 p.m. on the casino floor
• The Rhyolite Sound, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Peacock Lounge
• Peter Love, 8 – 11 p.m. at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen
• The Growlers, 9 p.m. at Vinyl

• Tickets can be purchased for $45 and can be purchased online at www.hardrockhotel.com

• All Request Live, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Peacock Lounge

Saturday, Feb. 1:

• DJ Divina, 4 – 5 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Center Bar
• Shawn Eiferman, 4 – 7 p.m. at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen
• The English Beat, 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Peacock Lounge
• Mercedes and JC of 94.1 FM, 5 -7 p.m. on the casino floor
• All Request Live, 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. at Peacock Lounge

• Final toast will begin at 8 p.m.

• Otherwise, 8 – 9 p.m. at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen
• Ekoh, 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen
• The Growlers, 9 p.m. at Vinyl

• Tickets can be purchased for $45 and can be purchased online at www.hardrockhotel.com

• DJ Eric Snow, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Center Bar
• Arrow, midnight – 2 a.m. at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen

Sunday, Feb. 2:

• JT “The Brick” of Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM and Pilar Lastra, noon – 3 p.m. on the casino floor
• Sin City Sinners, 7 – 9:30 p.m., following the Big Game at Peacock Lounge
• Moksha, 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. at Peacock Lounge
• Arrow, midnight – 2 a.m.  at the stage near Fu Asian Kitchen

The final toast will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Peacock Lounge, led by property President and CEO Richard “Boz” Bosworth and local personality and announcer Mark Shunock. Guests can expect unforgettable surprises and appearances throughout the evening.

On Sunday, Feb. 2, guests can cheer on their favorite team during the Big Game, which will be aired on televisions throughout the property.

Guests will enjoy special pricing on select food and beverage items available throughout the weekend. $7 cocktails will be available at all casino bars. Cocktails include 90s favorites, Hard Rock Cosmos, Appletinis and Woo Woo, made with vodka, peach schnapps and cranberry juice. Shots will also be available for $7, including the Surfer on Acid shot made with Jager, Malibu Rum and pineapple juice and the Purple Hooter shot, made with vodka, triple sec and raspberry liquor.   Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s will be offering $19.95 specials available all weekend long. At Pink Taco, guests can sip on a Mi Casa margarita with a choice of three street tacos. Mr. Lucky’s will be serving a breakfast and all-day deal, both available 24/7. The breakfast deal features three eggs prepared any style, two bacon strips, two sausage links and toast, plus a classic bloody Mary. The all-day deal includes choice of a burger and a domestic beer.

Guests will have the chance to win iconic memorabilia pieces, including signed guitars, gold records, collector’s posters and more. Giveaways will be held daily.

Opening in 1995, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has been a premier destination entertainment resort for 25 years. The property will shut its doors at 3 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3.

NFL Announces Locations of 2020 NFL Draft Events in Las Vegas

NFL Draft Las Vegas
NFL Draft Las Vegas

Press release: LAS VEGAS – Bringing fans and players together, the 85th NFL Draft will host various free events at iconic Las Vegas locations, April 23-25, 2020, the NFL announced today. The Draft comes to Las Vegas as the Raiders prepare to embark on their first season in the city and at Allegiant Stadium. The celebration – at the NFL Draft Red Carpet, NFL Draft Main Stage and NFL Draft Experience – will include free immersive activities and live entertainment and performances, bringing a new level of excitement to the NFL Draft that only Las Vegas could provide.

“Embracing Las Vegas’s unique energy and iconic locations as the backdrop for the 2020 NFL Draft will further elevate this growing event,” said PETER O’REILLY, NFL EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CLUB BUSINESS & LEAGUE EVENTS. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Raiders, Las Vegas officials and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to create an unforgettable week-long celebration for our fans, the incoming prospects and our partners, as we kick off the NFL’s next 100 years.”

Set against the iconic backdrop of the Strip, the NFL Draft Main Stage will be constructed next to the CAESARS FORUM. Free and open to the public, fans are invited to gather at the Draft Main Stage viewing zone to watch the first round selections on Night 1 (Thursday), Rounds 2-3 on Night 2 (Friday), and Rounds 4-7 on Day 3 (Saturday). The Main Stage will also host daily performances by headlining acts throughout the Draft.

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All three days of the NFL Draft will be broadcast on NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ABC – including two nights of primetime coverage on Thursday and Friday.

“The Raiders are thrilled to join the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the resort corridor, and the local community in welcoming fans to Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL Draft,” said RAIDERS PRESIDENT, MARC BADAIN. “Just as the NFL journey begins on Draft weekend for many young players, the Silver and Black’s journey in the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World is also just beginning. There is no better place to showcase this special event than on the famous Las Vegas Boulevard, and fans will be treated to a truly unique experience in an iconic location.”

Located adjacent to the NFL Draft Main Stage, the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos® Triple Zero will be a free, three-day football festival highlighted by interactive games, the Vince Lombardi Trophy, autograph sessions with NFL players and Legends, brand activations, giveaways and the NFL Shop presented by Visa. At the center of the action will be the NFL Draft Experience Stage, which will feature special performances by Las Vegas talent as well as interactive NFL-themed experiences.

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NFL Draft Las Vegas

The NFL Draft Experience will be free and open to fans at the following times:
Thursday, April 23: Noon – 9 PM PT or the end of round one
Friday, April 24: Noon – 9 PM PT or the end of round three
Saturday, April 25: 9 AM. – 6 PM PT or the end of round seven

“We are excited to partner with the NFL and the Raiders for our first major event together in Las Vegas,” said STEVE HILL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRESIDENT, LAS VEGAS CONVENTION AND VISITORS AUTHORITY. “Our destination prides itself on creating unforgettable and epic events and experiences and we believe the 2020 Draft will be among the most thrilling events Las Vegas has ever hosted. We look forward to welcoming hundreds of thousands of NFL fans to our world-class destination on April 23.

CAESARS FORUM, the newest state-of-the-art conference center, located adjacent to the High Roller observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip, will be host to Selection Square. This exclusive area will feature the team tables where representatives from each club will make their draft selections.

The 2020 NFL Draft will open on Thursday, April 23 with the official NFL Draft Red Carpet, which will be constructed on the famed Fountains of Bellagio. Starting at 2:30 PM PT, attending prospects will make their debut on the carpet. New this year, the red carpet will feature the Draft Red Carpet Stage, an exciting new addition to the opening event.
NFL Draft Main Stage, NFL Draft Experience Stage and Red Carpet Stage performers and schedules will be announced at a later date.

Fans interested in receiving NFL Draft updates can register at NFL.com/2020Draft/Interest.
Visit NFL.com/2020Draft for all the latest NFL Draft updates and announcements.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Announces The Ninth-Annual Hoops & Hops College Basketball Viewing Experience, March 19-21

Hoops & Hops
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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.

South Point Hosts Big Game Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 2

South Point Las Vegas
South Point Las Vegas

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 reservations@southpointcasino.com using the code BIG2020.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend the viewing parties.

Big Game Watch Party to Touch Down at HyperX Esports Arena, Feb. 2

Press release: LAS VEGAS – Guests can cheer on their favorite team by celebrating the Big Game at a special watch party at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas on Sunday, February 2, 2020. From 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., the gaming hotspot will offer an unforgettable game day experience with an all-you-can-eat buffet, up close football action on the arena’s 50-foot LED screen, VIP rooms, giveaways, and more. Tickets will start at $50 per person.

• All-You-Can-Eat Game Day Package – Fans can bring their game face and appetite with HyperX Esports Arena’s all-you-can-eat game day buffet. The feast comes complete with a nacho and chili bar, pulled pork sliders, pretzel bites with beer cheese sauce, Carolina BBQ rib tips and much more. Access to the buffet is included with every ticket purchase.
• Up Close Screen Action – To catch every touchdown, visitors can watch the Big Game from HyperX Esports Arena’s massive 50-foot LED screen. With 30,000 feet of venue space that includes banquet-style and high-top seating options, there will not be a bad view in the house.
• Private Big Game VIP Rooms – For an elevated experience, the venue will offer VIP private rooms, featuring TVs and luxury seating. Each room can accommodate up to 15 guests, with easy access to the arena’s second-level bar for custom cocktails.

To reserve a spot, visit the event site or email Karen Carlough at karen.carlough@alliedesports.com for VIP room rental.

Bleacher Report Debuts Live Interactive Betting Game Show at B/R Studio in Caesars Palace Las Vegas Sports Book

Caesars Palace Sportsbook
Caesars Palace Sportsbook

Press release: Weekly B/R Betting Game Show to Premier with Guest Host Chad Ochocinco on Thursday, Dec. 12

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Bleacher Report is continuing its mission to deliver premium sports betting content for its B/R Betting brand with the debut of a new live interactive game show from the B/R Studio at the Caesars Palace Las Vegas Sports Book. The weekly B/R Betting Game Show will be shot in front of a live audience with content distributed across the B/R app and B/R Betting social handles throughout the week. It will feature a rotation of guest hosts starting with former NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco, who will lead the audience in games and contests immediately following the NFL’s Thursday Night Football broadcast for its debut.

The B/R Betting Game Show puts fans at the center of the action by inviting them to participate in a series of fun, interactive games with the chance to win cash and prizes. The repeatable segments include ‘Win or Destroy’ where fans have to show how well they know a celebrity guest for a chance to win valuable memorabilia or watch it be destroyed by an industrial shredder, ‘Champ or Chump’ betting challenges where participants try to predict outcomes of celebrity challenges and athletic contests, and regular on-the-spot challenges within the Caesars Palace Sports Book like ‘Get the Picture’ or ‘Over/Under.’

The addition of a new show to the B/R Betting portfolio comes as video views have increased by four times over the past two months, averaging 13.3 million views per month across all platforms. It will join other series’ including Your Fantasy Fire Drill and the B/R Betting Show, and will be hosted by Kelly Stewart and Cabbie Richards.

“When we launched our partnership with Caesars Entertainment almost a year ago, it was with this type of content in mind. Something that can engage fans at the most iconic sports book in the world, while providing B/R Betting compelling programming that can be distributed to our hyper-engaged fanbase,” said Sam Toles, chief content officer of Bleacher Report. “The B/R Betting Game Show reflects the B/R voice in a unique format that we know audiences will love.”

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Guests can also experience Bleacher Report on Sunday mornings with live shows from 8:30-10 a.m. from the B/R Studio at the Caesars Palace Las Vegas Sports Book.

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) Partners With Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Virgin Las Vegas
Virgin Las Vegas

Press release: UNCASVILLE, Conn., September 17, 2019 — Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, master developer of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas rendering courtesy of Virgin Hotels and Rockwell Group.jpg awe-inspiring integrated entertainment resorts (IER) worldwide will enter into one of the most exciting casino markets in the world through a venture with JC Hospitality. MGE has entered into a multi-year agreement with JC Hospitality to operate the 60,000-square foot gaming space at the soon to be Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, contingent on the successful completion of construction and pending MGE’s regulatory approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

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“Aligning the MGE brand with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas extends our growing reach into yet another legendary global entertainment capital. Together with Virgin Hotels, experience seekers all over the world will have the opportunity to partake in an extraordinary guest journey that only our strategic alliance can deliver,” said Mario Kontomerkos, MGE’s Chief Executive Officer.

MGE is currently in the midst of an exciting chapter of growth to become the world’s leading integrated entertainment resort (IER) developer. MGE’s brand presence in the world’s most exciting entertainment environment establishes the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, MGE’s owner, as the first Native American Tribe to operate in the Las Vegas resort corridor.

“This new and exciting relationship brings together two ‘Best in Class’ organizations and continues the Mohegan Tribe’s tradition of blazing new trails for others to follow,” said James Gessner Jr., Interim Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe.

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“Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, as an extension of the Mohegan Tribe, pride themselves on traditional principles, in sync with modern values. We are excited that Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be their first entry in the Las Vegas market,” said Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and chief executive officer of JC Hospitality LLC, owner of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “MGE further expands on our commitment to partner with best-in-class operators for the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas transformation.”

The property recently announced an agreement with AEG Presents to assume the management, operations and booking for The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas beginning fall 2020 once the property is rebranded as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The eight-month renovation is slated to begin in early February 2020 and the re-imagined Las Vegas lifestyle casino resort is slated to open at the end of 2020.

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Vegas News | Resorts World and The Drew Pushed Back, 18 Fremont Getting A Name

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The news this week started out slowly but escalated each day. On Tuesday I tagged a blog post that said Resorts World was pushed back from 2019 to 2020. That information was already out of date by the time the post was published.