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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 24, 2000
Las Vegas -- Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian and his casino company, MGM Grand Inc., offered $5.5 billion yesterday for Mirage Resorts Inc., betting they can revive rival Stephen Wynn's faded gambling empire. MGM Grand, in a letter to Wynn, offered to pay $17 a share in cash, or $7 in cash and $10 in stock, for each Mirage share. That's 56 percent more than Mirage's closing price Tuesday. MGM Grand also would assume about $2.1 billion in Mirage debt. Mirage said it would consider the offer.
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By Tricia Bishop, Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Two more bidders emerged Friday — one a surprise — to compete against MGM Resorts International for the right to build a casino in Prince George's County, which stands with the state to reap millions of dollars from the project. Penn National Gaming, which operates the Hollywood Casino brand, and Greenwood Racing Inc., which owns Pennsylvania's most successful casino, submitted proposals to Maryland's gaming agency by the 2 p.m. deadline. The winner is expected to be chosen by the end of the year by the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, which will review the proposals.
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SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
The NFL labor fight has led Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski to put on his boxing gloves. As football's impending work stoppage draws nearer, Zbikowski has decided to fight in a professional boxing match on March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It will mark his second pro fight and first since 2006. Zbikowski said it's not about the money. He estimates that he'll make $100 profit. He isn't motivated by the notoriety, either. Zbikowski is fighting on the undercard against an undetermined opponent.
NEWS
October 25, 2012
Maryland voters should understand what they are getting with casinos Having recently relocated to Baltimore from Connecticut where I lived for 20 years within a 15-mile radius of the country's two largest casinos, I hope to give some insight into what Maryland can expect if Question 7 passes. Both the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino, which is owned by MGM Grand, are located in southeastern Connecticut. Prior to their arrival, the region was struggling to maintain a vibrant economic base.
NEWS
June 28, 2009
Christina Gochnour, daughter of John and Jean Gochnour, of Pasadena, Maryland, wed Daniel Stover, son of Jeff and Barbara Stover, of Sarver, Pennsylvania, on April 4, 2009. The couple was wed in an outdoor ceremony at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The wedding reception was also held at the MGM Grand Resort. The wedding party consisted of Maid of Honor, Amanda Hoffman, friend of the Bride, and Best Man, Bill Kress, friend of the Groom. The couple remained in Las Vegas for their honeymoon.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein | November 4, 1995
LAS VEGAS -- The manager of Buster Mathis Jr. said yesterday the MGM Grand has offered Dec. 16 as a possible date for the rescheduling of Mathis' nontitle bout with Mike Tyson, whose thumb injury forced postponement of tonight's fight."
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 15, 1994
Wayne Newton, showgirls and blackjack tables -- in China?MGM Grand Inc., the Las Vegas casino operator, announced plans last week to build two multimillion-dollar resort-casinos -- a first for the People's Republic -- on Hainan Island in the South China Sea, with its own unsavory reputation for bar girls, real-estate speculation and loose law enforcement.The official announcement declaring the proposed partnership between MGM Grand and Hainan province, China's largest free-trade zone, made no mention of the fact that gambling is officially illegal in China.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1990
CCAir Inc., a commuter airline that operates under the name USAir Express, announced yesterday that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved the appointment of Kenneth Gann, a former MGM Grand Air executive, as chief executive of Charlotte, N.C.-based CCAir. The appointment is effective tomorrow.CCAir filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in July, citing cash-flow difficulties it blamed on USAir Group Inc., the leading carrier at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1995
LAS VEGAS -- Countering rumors that there was more to the cancellation of the Mike Tyson-Buster Mathis fight scheduled for Saturday night than Tyson's broken right thumb, co-manager John Horne began negotiations with representatives of the MGM Grand and Fox television to reschedule the match for mid-December or January.But neither spokesmen for Fox nor the MGM Grand was prepared yesterday to announce a new fight date."We're currently reviewing the situation with everyone concerned, but nothing has been settled," said MGM Grand publicist Bill Doak.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2005
Hasim Rahman will get a chance to win a second heavyweight title when he steps into the ring against World Boxing Council champion Vitali Klitschko, likely in May at either New York's Madison Square Garden or Las Vegas' MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay hotel, promoter Don King said last night. King said the fight's date and general terms were agreed to Wednesday in meetings with Klitschko advisers Shelly Finkel and Bernd Boente. King also said HBO officials Ross Greenburg, Mark Taffett and Kery Davis "came on board" during a meeting in Las Vegas the weekend of Dec. 11 when Klitschko, 33, knocked out Danny Williams.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2012
The developers of National Harbor announced Friday they have reached an agreement with Las Vegas giant MGM Resorts International to develop a luxury casino at the proposed gambling site on the Potomac River. Under the agreement between the Peterson Cos. — the Virginia-based developer of National Harbor — and the gambling company, MGM would run any gambling facility the state might authorize at the sprawling Prince George's County complex, the two companies said Friday. "The opportunity to build a destination casino resort in the National Harbor complex was extremely compelling," James J. Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM, said in statement.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
The NFL labor fight has led Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski to put on his boxing gloves. As football's impending work stoppage draws nearer, Zbikowski has decided to fight in a professional boxing match on March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It will mark his second pro fight and first since 2006. Zbikowski said it's not about the money. He estimates that he'll make $100 profit. He isn't motivated by the notoriety, either. Zbikowski is fighting on the undercard against an undetermined opponent.
NEWS
June 28, 2009
Christina Gochnour, daughter of John and Jean Gochnour, of Pasadena, Maryland, wed Daniel Stover, son of Jeff and Barbara Stover, of Sarver, Pennsylvania, on April 4, 2009. The couple was wed in an outdoor ceremony at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The wedding reception was also held at the MGM Grand Resort. The wedding party consisted of Maid of Honor, Amanda Hoffman, friend of the Bride, and Best Man, Bill Kress, friend of the Groom. The couple remained in Las Vegas for their honeymoon.
TRAVEL
By Richard P. Carpenter and Richard P. Carpenter,Boston Globe | April 27, 2008
Most of us know a few things about Las Vegas. We know that the house always wins. We know that you can get good deals for hotel stays, meals and shows on the Strip, and even better ones for lodging downtown. We also know that a whole new layer of luxury has been added to the Strip area in recent years, giving you the opportunity to "pay through the nose," as Vegas authority Anthony Curtis put it. Let's see what's new in the capital of gambling, glamour and glitz. Test the depth of Curtis's expertise either by subscribing to his newsletter ($5 an issue or $37 a year, with a discount coupon book thrown in)
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | March 28, 2006
In the game of one-upsmanship, Las Vegas takes a back seat to no one. So while Sin City may still be a few years away from landing a pro sports team, it already offers one of the most select of sports experiences - a seat in a luxury box to watch your favorite team. Except in this case, there's an extra attraction, the opportunity to wager on the game. The MGM Grand casino has four so-called Skyboxes in its race and sports book, comfy perches that approximate those exclusive chi-chi suites at big-time stadiums and arenas.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2005
Hasim Rahman will get a chance to win a second heavyweight title when he steps into the ring against World Boxing Council champion Vitali Klitschko, likely in May at either New York's Madison Square Garden or Las Vegas' MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay hotel, promoter Don King said last night. King said the fight's date and general terms were agreed to Wednesday in meetings with Klitschko advisers Shelly Finkel and Bernd Boente. King also said HBO officials Ross Greenburg, Mark Taffett and Kery Davis "came on board" during a meeting in Las Vegas the weekend of Dec. 11 when Klitschko, 33, knocked out Danny Williams.
SPORTS
By ALAN GOLDSTEIN and ALAN GOLDSTEIN,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1995
The executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission has volunteered to serve as a peacemaker to head off another possible heavyweight boxing conflict March 16, between cable TV powers Time-Warner and Viacom, the parent of Showtime."
NEWS
By ANDREI CODRESCU | July 17, 1995
Las Vegas, Nevada -- A 7-year-old girl with a fat tear glistening in the corner of her eye held tight to her 14-year-old brother's hand. They were sitting on a ledge in the Arcade Mall at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, waiting for mom and dad.The time was midnight. The Arcades were closed. A sign overhead said: ''Youth Activities Center/Cash Machine.'' The Youth Activities Center was closed. But the Cash Machine blinked happily open. Straight ahead was the (closed) entrance to the MGM Grand Adventures Park, where they had spent the day going over the Grand Canyon Rapids, watching two pirate ships fight, going deep into the Haunted Mine and Going Over the Edge on a huge slide.
TRAVEL
By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,Sun Staff | August 10, 2003
When the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball made its debut in Las Vegas seven years ago, it was a fringe event attended by several hundred people in a vintage clothing store off the Las Vegas Strip. Since then, the ball's popularity has soared, and this year's party will be held at a hotel-casino where 6,000 guests are expected. More telling, the event that flaunts its eroticism has been imitated by nightclubs at other casinos, where the action is slightly more tame but the costumes are almost as racy.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 24, 2000
Las Vegas -- Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian and his casino company, MGM Grand Inc., offered $5.5 billion yesterday for Mirage Resorts Inc., betting they can revive rival Stephen Wynn's faded gambling empire. MGM Grand, in a letter to Wynn, offered to pay $17 a share in cash, or $7 in cash and $10 in stock, for each Mirage share. That's 56 percent more than Mirage's closing price Tuesday. MGM Grand also would assume about $2.1 billion in Mirage debt. Mirage said it would consider the offer.
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