Company co-sponsors second conference against human trafficking

Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Phyllis James speaks at the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force conference.

Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Phyllis James speaks at the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force conference.

MONTE CARLO – It’s a topic rarely talked about, but MGM Resorts has been working to change that.

Last week the Company hosted the second annual Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force (SNHTTF) Conference at Monte Carlo. The event brought together forces from around the valley, including federal and local law agencies, prosecutors, non-profits and community advocates, among others, to work collaboratively to expose and reduce human trafficking in southern Nevada and beyond.

“This is an issue that is still not well known, but through our work and collaboration with our partners, we have made great strides toward working toward a solution,” said Gwendolyn “Lou” Pascoe, Director of SNHTTF. “Thank you to Monte Carlo and MGM Resorts International for hosting this conference again, their gracious hospitality and their partnership.” READ MORE

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Popular DJ puts a new spin on Strip-side water show

BELLAGIO – Your grandfather’s fountain show this certainly is not.

World-renowned DJ (and Hakkasan headliner) Tiësto unveiled the newest Fountains of Bellagio show last night, the first-ever Fountains performance set to electronic dance music. The number is a compilation of three tracks from Tiësto’s new album, A Town Called Paradise. This is the first time WET, the original creator of the Fountains, has collaborated with a song’s composer on the program.

“Las Vegas is like my second home and I’m excited to leave a permanent mark on the city I love,” said Tiësto. “The Fountains of Bellagio bring my songs to life in a new and dynamic way that I can’t wait for my fans to experience.”

The show will be frequently featured throughout the first few days, then slotted into a regular spot in the Fountains of Bellagio lineup alongside fan favorites Luck Be A Lady, Viva Las Vegas, Billie Jean, and Singin’ in the Rain.

The World Plays Here


MGM Resorts delivers the best entertainment in the industry. Every week, Insider Company News delivers to you the names of the headliners who will perform on our resort stages this weekend. With this information at your fingertips, you’re always ready to answer when a guest asks, “Anyone big playing in town this week?” This weekend, the iHeartMusic Festival and Village bring your favorite artists back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the MGM Resorts Festival Lot, and catch Ace of Comedy staple Ray Romano at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage.


Yeah Buddy! Mandalay Bay repeats as softball champs

LAS VEGAS – Can you say “Yeah Buddy?”


The team from Mandalay Bay with the friendliest name in sports won its second consecutive MGM Resorts Foundation Softball Tournament on Tuesday night, routing Monte Carlo Team #1, 13-4, in the finals.

One of the Yeah Buddy! team’s many heroes was Mandalay Bay Cabana Host Teddy Eftemeou, who erased a 3-2 deficit in the third inning with a two-run homer that soared high over the left-field fence. The designated hitter’s round-tripper highlighted an eight-run outburst for Yeah Buddy!, turning a one-run deficit into a seven-run lead which the team wouldn’t relinquish en route to another title.

“I was struggling earlier in the day, but knew I had to buckle down and make something happen if we wanted to repeat as champs,” said Mr. Eftemeou, one ofmany pool employees on the team. “I got a good swing on it and the ball just kept carrying. I’m glad I could help our team win and also support such a great cause this week.” READ MORE