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Josh Swissman Quoted on GGB News

Durango Casino & Resort Hosts Grand Opening

At 10 a.m. local time December 5, the $780 million Durango Casino & Resort opened its doors for the first time after 19 months of planning and development.

The off-Strip resort, located along the I-215 Beltway, will cater primarily to the locals market, as is usually the case for properties operated by parent company Red Rock Resorts. The company has vowed to double its Las Vegas portfolio by 2030, with Durango being a key piece of that plan.

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Josh Swissman Quoted on CDC Gaming

Newest Las Vegas locals’ property Durango Casino & Resort opens Tuesday morning

Red Rock Resorts on Monday unveiled its $780 million Durango Casino & Resort that serves local residents in the southwest Las Vegas valley and regional guests looking to stay off the Strip as part of its aggressive strategy of expansion into Las Vegas neighborhoods.

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Josh Swissman Quoted on Sports Business Journal

F1 delivers on Las Vegas expectations after issues in lead-up to race

The Las Vegas Grand Prix delivered “one of the most spirited events of the season” as it was “critical for F1 to deliver a good race Saturday,” according to Jenn Fryer of the AP. F1’s third stop in the U.S. had been “lambasted” for its “emphasis on becoming a neon extravaganza.” Tickets were “expensive, hotels along the famed Strip hiked their prices” and the sporting element was “overshadowed by everything from celebrities, musical acts and a myriad of Elvis impersonators roaming the paddock.”

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GMA Quoted on Las Vegas Review Journal

Resort leaders concur: F1 was best Las Vegas event in history

As the Strip got back to its usual bumper-to-bumper traffic Sunday, hours after cars were racing on it at 200 mph, resort executives affirmed what they had predicted all along — that Southern Nevada appears to have had the best week financially in its history, thanks to the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Executives among the estimated 315,000 people who attended the Saturday night spectacle said the event went better than they had hoped, that hotels and casinos were filled on a week that traditionally is one of the worst on the calendar and that they can’t wait to do it all again next year.

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Josh Swissman Quoted on CDC Gaming

Las Vegas welcomes international high rollers for F1

Las Vegas is prepared to welcome international high rollers and the jet set when it hosts the Formula One circuit this week, and operators and analysts are excited about what it will mean for the bottom line on a traditionally slow weekend before Thanksgiving and for years to come.

Local residents and employees on and around the Strip, on the other hand, have had to endure unending disruptions from construction and interminable traffic over the last several months that have soured them on the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which is scheduled in Las Vegas through 2032.

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Josh Swissman Quoted on Las Vegas Review Journal

Music festivals bring crowds, higher weekend room rates

Two major music festivals in Las Vegas are driving up hotel room prices for the remaining inventory as the industry addresses any lingering effects of the MGM Resorts International’s cybersecurity breach that took nine days to resolve.

Some hotel rooms are still available at 44 resort properties around the Las Vegas Valley with an average price of $343, according to a survey of Hotels.com on Thursday morning. That’s higher than the average daily room rate of roughly $187 for September 2022, according to data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

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Josh Swissman Quoted on The Times

New ball, please: the $2.3bn mega sphere that’s lighting up Las Vegas

Visitors to Las Vegas, with its mini Eiffel Tower, fake Statue of Liberty and imitation Egyptian pyramid, expect the city’s skyline to be memorable.

Yet even veterans of the Strip will be struck by its latest attraction, which is eye-catching even by Sin City’s extravagant standards.

The $2.3 billion Sphere — a globe-shaped venue whose exterior is in effect a giant video billboard — looms over the Venetian hotel and the golf course of Wynn Las Vegas.

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Josh Swissman Quoted on Las Vegas Review Journal

‘Losing money every minute’: MGM, FBI look into possibility of cyberattack

Tuesday marked another frustrating day for guests at MGM Resorts International properties, after a cybersecurity issue that began Sunday continued to wreak havoc, forcing customers to wait hours to check in, sidelining slot machines, and shutting down paid parking systems, ATMs, the company website and its mobile app.

MGM has not commented on what systems were affected or how the incident happened, but has contacted law enforcement, and the FBI confirmed on Tuesday that it is investigating the matter.

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Josh Swissman Quoted on Las Vegas Review Journal

SEC rule ‘changes the game,’ could shed light on MGM cybersecurity issues

A recently implemented rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission could soon provide insight into MGM Resorts International’s cybersecurity incident that is causing problems at its properties nationwide.

The SEC now requires publicly traded companies to disclose a cybersecurity incident that they determine “to be material” — meaning a shareholder would consider it important in making an investment decision — in a special filing, according to a rule adopted on July 26. The rule became effective Sept. 5 and most companies must comply with the disclosure requirements on Dec. 18.
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John English Quoted on WTNH News

The Gaming Industry is under attack

In today’s internet-driven world, the gaming industry stands at the forefront of an escalating cyber crisis. With cyber threats reaching unprecedented levels, Maxxsure will be present to educate gaming operators on how to implement their crucial solutions at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas from October 9th – 11th.

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