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Enjoy the Summer Games in Las Vegas

1 August 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Celebrate the highly anticipated Rio Summer Games in Las Vegas with a tour of the iconic Strip. In addition to being able to place legal wagers on the games, visitors can witness Cirque du Soleil shows and indulge in international eats.

Summer Games-centric festivities include:
Win Big at the Sports Book: MGM Resorts International Race & Sports Books will give sports fans the opportunity to place wagers for select events including track & field, swimming, boxing and soccer. Guests also will have the ability to bet on a variety of props including the country to win the most gold medals, individual country victory totals and more.

Witness Jaw-Dropping Performances: The games may be in Brazil, but Vegas visitors will still have the opportunity to witness former Olympian stars in action. Many of these talented individuals have represented their home countries on the world's stage, including "O" by Cirque du Soleil performers Miho Kono, a Japanese synchronized swimmer; and Belarusian diver Sergei Kudrevich. Both athletes competed in their respective events in the 1996 Atlanta games, where Kono received a bronze medal.

Sink into Superior Accommodations: The USA Men's and Women's Basketball teams will snooze on cruise ships during the games, but they aren't the only ones who can relax in luxury. With lavish furnishing and extravagant décor. Guests in Las Vegas will feel like gold medalists at The Villas at The Mirage. The intimate retreats come with personal staff and private outdoor patios, complete with a pool fit for entertaining. ARIA Resort & Casino's Sky Suites range in size from 1,050 – 7,000 square feet, including stunning views of the city. The suites also feature interactive Crave tablets, providing a hyper-tailored experience with one-touch access to spa appointments, housekeeping, in-room controls for lighting, electronics, dining and more.

Go 'Round the World with International Bites and Sips: Every four years, athletes and supporters come together to create a cultural phenomenon at the Summer Games. Guests can celebrate in Las Vegas by stopping by Beerhaus at The Park to receive their first beer free if sporting attire from their favorite Summer Games' team. For a taste of authentic cuisine from around the world, Las Vegas offers a one-stop shop for international dishes such as Brazilian beef churrasco at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas' Hecho En Vegas, authentic Spanish paellas at Julian Serrano at ARIA, Japanese pan-seared scallops at Sake Rok at The Park, and French and Italian marinated sea bass crudo at Delano's Rivea. Furthermore, several bars and lounges will feature themed cocktails such as Rio Relay and Gold Medalist at Centrifuge in MGM Grand and the Miracle on Spice cocktail at The Mirage's Parlor Lounge.

Party like a Pro: Las Vegas guests can keep the celebrations going at the city's hottest nightclubs. World-famous DJs such as Tiësto and Calvin Harris will take over Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand, featuring five levels of opulence to suit any music preference. New to the fist-pumping nightlife scene, ARIA's JEWEL Nightclub made its debut in May and boasts a luxurious, modern and intimate atmosphere. This dual-level nightclub welcomes more than 2,000 guests to discover the artfully designed 24,000-square-foot space while enjoying a diverse music roster including Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and Jamie Foxx. Sports fans can keep the fun going at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. During the Summer Games, the venue will host UFC 202 on August 20 while delivering a non-stop party on its top-floor nightlife venue, Hyde Lounge.

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