Security teams ready for capacity crowds on fight weekend

Two Metro officers on horseback stand outside the Grand Garden Arena this morning. MGM Resorts Security teams are working closely with Metro and other law enforcement agencies to keep everyone safe this weekend.

Two Metro officers on horseback stand outside the Grand Garden Arena this morning. MGM Resorts Security teams are working closely with Metro and other law enforcement agencies to keep everyone safe this weekend.

MGM GRAND LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao aren’t the only ones intensely preparing for this Saturday’s fight. MGM Resorts Security teams are getting ready, too.

In many ways, Security teams are approaching Saturday’s highly anticipated match-up the same way they would New Year’s Eve, the annual Electric Daisy Carnival, or any other massive citywide event. Company Security leaders have been working closely with local and federal law enforcement agencies on plans, procedures and protocols to keep guests and employees alike safe throughout the weekend.

“This is an all-hands-on-deck event for our Security teams at every resort, not just MGM Grand, because of the number of events and expected influx of guests Companywide,” said MGM Resorts Security Executive Director Tom Lozich. “In addition to that increased presence at and around our resorts, we’ll be running a very robust central command center 24-7 through the weekend.” READ MORE

  • Fight week: day by day Fight week: day by day Here's the full schedule of events for the week leading up to Saturday's highly anticipated boxing match.
  • Boxing CCTV events added, selling out Boxing CCTV events added, selling out Closed-circuit events for the upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight on May 2 are selling out as fast a Company leaders can organize them.
  • Pride of Macau Pride of Macau A group of nearly 30 MGM Macau employees visited Vegas last week as part of an extensive leadership development program, PRIDE.
  • Onward and Upward Onward and Upward Introducing the Talent Report, a new weekly feature highlighting recently promoted or newly hired employees in key roles, Companywide.
  • Rock in Rio site tour Rock in Rio site tour Go behind the scenes at the construction site of the upcoming Rock in Rio USA music festival, to be held in May.



Week in Review for 5.1.15: Win tickets to Giselle


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LAS VEGAS – It’s fightin’ Friday here at Team Insider News World Headquarters!

This time, the Insider News team talks about the big buzz around the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao mega-fight, as well as a recent VIP tour of the Rock in Rio site. As always, we go over the weekend’s entertainment lineup (which promises to deliver a very 90s vibe), as well as new discounts and deals from our resident Insider Offers expert.

This week’s trivia contest will give listeners the chance to win two tickets to Giselle, a ballet being performed at The Smith Center on Sunday, May 10. Isn’t that Mother’s Day? Listen for the question and send your response to for your shot at the tickets. Make sure to get your responses in by Tuesday, May 5.

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Talent Report: Do you know who was promoted this week?

Talent-Report-(4.2-in)LAS VEGAS – Friday means another edition of Talent Report – you’re source for movement across the Company.

This week, girls rule in the world of the movers and shakers. Read below for welcome and promotion announcements from Corporate Entities and Circus Circus Reno. READ MORE

Visitation, revenues decline in March

LVCVA-FiguresLAS VEGAS – Streaks can’t last forever, and after 14 months of consecutive visitor volume increases, March saw the first year-over-year decline in citywide visitation.

The Nevada Gaming Commission and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) recently released their monthly reports showing gaming revenue, visitation and other key metrics for the city. There were declines nearly across the board, from gaming revenue to average room rates to visitation, much of them attributed to the absence this year of a huge tradeshow that meets in Las Vegas only once every three years – and this wasn’t one of them.

“While still one of the destination’s busier months, March visitation was down -1.7 percent with a tough comparison to last March when the triennial CONEXPO trade show was in town,” the LVCVA said in its monthly report. READ MORE