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MGM Resorts debuts entertainment-focused corporate campaign

MGM Resorts International has launched a corporate campaign with a goal of showing its force within the entertainment industry, ending the notion that it is only a casino-operating company.

The campaign debuted during the Emmy Awards Sunday. It highlights the array of entertainment options offered by the Las Vegas-based company, including award-winning shows, top-rated restaurants, night and day clubs, retail and spas.

Chief experience and marketing officer Lilian Tomovich says tourists from all over the world nowadays travel to Las Vegas for its entertainment options and may not necessarily gamble. Ads will appear in print, on social media and national TV. It will also include an interactive emoji-driven sweepstakes on Twitter.

MGM on Monday revealed plans for a $675 million waterfront casino and entertainment complex in Connecticut's largest city... Read More

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Metro Police look for more victims in casino guard rape case

Authorities in Las Vegas say they're looking for more possible sexual assault victims after a 39-year-old casino security guard was arrested and charged with raping a woman in a Strip resort stairwell.

Officer Jacinto Rivera, a Las Vegas police spokesman, said Wednesday an investigation is continuing into Robert Ray Laws' activities at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

Laws was arrested Sept. 6 in an investigation of a woman's report that she was attacked Sept. 4. Rivera says police think there may be other victims.

Laws is being held at the Clark County jail on $150,000 bail pending an Oct. 12 preliminary hearing of evidence on sexual assault, kidnapping and burglary charges.

A public defender involved in Laws' case didn't immediately respond Wednesday to email messages... Read More

Light rail among options to ease traffic on Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is the center of the Las Vegas valley and the heart of its economy, but as we all know, that heart often gets clogged.

Transportation officials have looked at options to ease traffic problems in the resort corridor and now, they're taking a second look at an old idea -- light rail.

On a Friday night, traveling along the Strip can be a challenging whether it's in a car, on a bus on on your feet.

As the transportation leaders look for ways to get everyone around faster, the corridor is getting special attention.

In the Monday afternoon heat, Vance Primus waits for a ride that will take him from Planet Hollywood to Trump Tower.

"We don't like walking and it's like a few places we like to go," he said. "Not that far. So, we hop on the bus."

The bus, instead of Uber or a cab... Read More

How LVMPD are protecting people after high-profile crimes on LV Strip

Several high-profile crimes have taken place on the Las Vegas Strip within the past few months.

8 News Now takes a closer look at how police at the Convention Center Area Command are deterring crime and protecting both locals and tourists, reporter Shakala Alvaranga has the story. ... Read More

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Palazzo security guard stabbed, man arrested

A Palazzo security guard was transported to the hospital in critical condition after being stabbed in the chest Wednesday morning, Metro Police said.

The stabbing occurred inside the Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip around 7 a.m. The man who attacked the security guard left Palazzo and was found across Las Vegas Boulevard near the TI where he was taken into custody... Read More

Metro Police investigating shooting at Miracle Mile Shops

Metro Police are investigating a shooting at the Miracle Mile Shops on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Sources tell 8 News NOW that two security guards were shot and transported to Sunrise Hospital.

This is a developing story... Read More

MGM Resorts adding more conference space

MGM Grand held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to announce the expansion of the conference center.

Around 250,000 square feet will be added as part of the expansion.

Stay Well Meeting's will also expand its footprint. It launched three years ago and will now take over the conference center's entire second floor.

A famous doctor helped celebrate the occasion.

"Vegas is the conference capital of the world. Many people come here. They're all stressed and jet lagged and many are burnt out so conference space should be energizing and should give them the feeling of clarity. We're going to make that happen," said Dr. Deepak Chopra, integrative medicine pioneer.

MGM Resorts will offer more than 4-million square feet of meeting space on the Strip... Read More