Tag Archives: Jim Murren
- MGM National Harbor to open Dec. 8; MGM pitches Atlanta on casino benefits
October 3, 2016
Casino operator MGM Resorts has set a Dec. 8 opening date for its new National Harbor property in Maryland. On Monday, MGM announced that it was officially accepting room reservations for its new $1.4b National Harbor, Maryland’s sixth and final casino. Nightly rates for the 308-room property start at the...
- MGM boss switches sides, gives landmark endorsement to Hillary Clinton
August 16, 2016
MGM chairman and CEO Jim Murren is crossing the aisle for his country. A lifelong registered Republican, Murren is known for not making public endorsements in the past elections, especially at the presidential level. But the Vegas executive is putting his party aside—for now—and announces he’s making his first ever...
- House committee backs casino gambling in Georgia
February 26, 2016
The Georgia legislatures' Regulated Industries Committee has unanimously approved a bill and accompanying constitutional amendment that would allow up to four casinos around the state. The constitutional amendment, House Resolution 807, would ask voters in a statewide ballot this fall whether to allow casinos in the state. If it’s approved,...
- State of Georgia casino gambling: Rep pushes for constitutional amendment, senator wants lobbyists to ‘declare every red cent’
January 13, 2016
A representative in Georgia is asking his fellow lawmakers to help him kill his casino gambling bill. Last year, Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) introduced a legislation that aims to regulate how casinos would operate in the state. Specifically, the state would limit the number of casinos in Georgia to just...
- Casino lobby seeks “rational alternative” to US sports betting prohibition
November 11, 2015
The US casino industry’s main lobby group plans to pursue a "rational alternative” to the country’s current sports betting prohibition. On Wednesday, the board of directors of the American Gaming Association (AGA) announced that its board of directors had undertaken “a major shift in the industry’s approach to sports betting.”...
- MGM wants more tourists, casual gamblers for Cotai casino
October 5, 2015
MGM Resorts is going on a tourist-friendly route to get more people through the doors of its second casino in Macau. MGM Chairman and CEO Jim Murren told Bloomberg they are devoting more space for mass-market gamblers in the $3-billion MGM Cotai, which is scheduled to open in the latter...
Parisian Macao battling Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak
April 25, 2017