For a long time Las Vegas and Atlantic City were the only places in the United States where you could legally gamble.
Then a shipload of churches opened up casinos across the country and suddenly you could only drive and gamble for a few hours.
But Vegas was always right from the start that gambling alone wouldn’t attract tourists. It is now safe to say that as many visitors go to Las Vegas for top-notch entertainment as they do to gamble.
And nobody likes entertainment like MGM resorts Las Vegas properties including the iconic MGM Mirage Hotel and Casino, Park MGM, Mandalay Bay, and Luxor.
With Vegas hotels going to 100 percent capacity starting June 1st, this is what MGM has to offer.
This upcoming season, slated to begin in September, marks the second year for the Las Vegas Raiders. Since the first year is marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and there are no fans present, MGM is planning several events around the football season. This includes the MGM Resorts Stadium Walk. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Luxor Hotel & Casino offer special room packages, sporting festivities and live entertainment options that are programmed throughout the season. Mandalay Bay and Luxor offer Strip to Stadium hotel packages for guests who want to cheer on their favorite teams. Packages include a two-night stay at Mandalay Bay or Luxor, plus up to $ 150 food and drink credit per stay that can be used at the Bud Light Beer Garden or at venues across the hotel. Looking ahead, the 2022 NFL Draft is expected to take place in Las Vegas this April.
Bud Light beer garden
The hotel is located on the Strip on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and on Hacienda Ave. Bud Light Beer Garden will be the ultimate outdoor game day when fans from across the country come to sit down with their home team at the new state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. On every game day in Las Vegas, the Bud Light Beer Garden becomes an electrically interactive environment from four hours before kick-off. Professional sports legends perform throughout the season to talk about sports and gain insight into the soccer team of the week’s matchups.
UFC 264 will take place on July 10th at the T-Mobile Arena. When the tickets went on sale last month, they sold out in just 45 minutes. This is the first full capacity event planned for the T-Mobile Arena with 20,000 seats. The main event will likely be one of the greatest fights in the history of the sport and the third matchup between the popular Conor McGregor and his opponent Dustin Poirier.
The hugely talented and hugely popular singer is returning to the Park Theater in Park MGM for six performances in July. He quickly sold all six – two shows on the weekend of July 4th, followed by four more dates in July.
Cirque de Soleil
First Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack owned Las Vegas entertainment, then Elvis Presley, then Celine Dion. Now it is Cirque du soleilwho is planning to resume some of their shows. The group has already announced that “O” will open on July 1st, while the Blue Man Group will return in Luxor on June 24th. “O” is the city’s most successful stage production and has been sold out every evening for two decades.
In the showrooms of various MGM hotels you will find headliners like the Australian Bee Gees, Brad Garrett and his eponymous Brad Garrett Comedy Club, Carrot Top, David Copperfield, FANTASY, Jabbawockeez, Terry Fator and Thunder from Down Under. They have all returned on stage and perform with limited capacity.
(Top LR) Shin Lim, Bill Maher, Carrot Top, David Copperfield, Boyz II Men, David Spade. (Middle LR) Kathleen Madigan, Jabbawockeez, Brad Garrett, Fantasy, Jay Leno. (Bottom LR) Australian bee gees, Ray Romano, Hans Klok, Terry Fator, Donner from Down Under. (Courtesy photo of MGM Resorts)
Aces of Comedy at the Mirage
The popular series returns in July with some of comedy’s biggest names, including Chelsea Handler, Gabriel Iglesias, Jim Jefferies, Bill Maher and Tom Segura.