MGM pitches plan for NBA to finish season in Vegas: report
Los Angeles (AFP) - MGM Resorts International has pitched a proposal to the NBA to complete the coronavirus-halted 2019-20 season on courts in Las Vegas convention centers, the New York Times reported.The plan, according to the newspaper, would have players and their families, plus other essential personnel, stay in a quarantined area in MGM hotels along the Las Vegas Strip while practicing and competing on courts in the same facilities.Players and broadcasters would have access to the usual resort facilities while in the protected area under the plan by MGM, which has 13 Vegas resort properti...
The Boring Company approved to start underground tunnel in Vegas
Elon Musk has announced that The Boring Company will begin its first commercial project in two months; the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Board of Directors approved a Boring Company contract to create an underground transport tunnel to hasten trips across the LVCC campus for convention and trade show visitors.Earlier this week, The Boring Company won their first commercial contract to build a high-speed underground transport tunnel. According to the Guardian, the Las Vegas Convention Center will be paying the company $44 million to create a loop system that connects all the LVCC halls, red...
As Vegas eyes millennials, concert residency industry booms
Las Vegas (AFP) - Six months ago, Sahar Mohammadrabie up and moved to Las Vegas, the city synonymous with sin, but she couldn't care less about gambling or parties: the Midwesterner is here for the music.The 25-year-old is emblematic of a new generation uninspired by the lure of vice but seeking a wealth of entertainment -- and giving the Vegas concert residency, once considered an artist pit stop before the pearly gates, a cultural relevancy it hasn't seen in decades.The residency -- a series of shows performed in a single location -- has long been a staple of the Las Vegas Strip, pioneered b...
The Mavericks Will Likely Hold Luka Doncic Out of the NBA Summer League
The Dallas Mavericks made a big time move in trading away the rights to Trae Young and a 2019 first round pick in order to snag Slovenian guard Luka Doncic in Thursday night’s first round of the 2018 NBA Draft, and it looks like the team doesn’t plan on taking any chances when it comes to their future superstar. The team has announced that they will likely keep Doncic out of the NBA summer league in order to rest him, as he is just coming off the end of an MVP season in Euroleague basketball.The Mavs still plan for Doncic to appear in Vegas while the summer league is in session in order to bec...
Vietnam couple stabbed to death in Vegas hotel: police
Los Angeles (AFP) - A Vietnamese tourist couple has been found stabbed to death in their room at the Circus Circus hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, police in the US gambling center said."As a result of our initial processing of the room, we are able to confirm that it is definitely a double homicide," Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant Ray Spencer told reporters late Friday.The killings happened overnight Thursday-Friday, he said.The couple were part of a tour group from Vietnam and did not speak English, which complicates the investigation, Spencer said.There was no information ...