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The Merge - December 2018 #1


NFR Begins 34th run in Las Vegas
George Taylor takes a moment to speak with Las Vegas Events and shares what he’s looking forward to during his first
National Finals Rodeo as PRCA’s new CEO.



NFR’s 10-day run begins Thursday in Las Vegas
It happens at the time of year around the holidays when Southern Nevada resorts once performed annual maintenance projects, closed showrooms and gave employees time off. Now, for some properties, it’s the busiest time of the year....Read More
Viewing parties, gift shows happening around NFR in Las Vegas
When rodeo fans arrive at the Thomas & Mack Center for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, they will have multiple entertainment options to enjoy prior to and following each rodeo performance....Read More
New Video Boards to Enhance Fan Experience
The multi-level center hung board includes the top video board that is just over 20’ wide by nearly 12’ tall. The lower section of the board is 13.5’ wide and just over 8’ tall. The projection quality on both boards is 6mm resolution, providing stunning clarity for video replay and fan interaction elements....Read More
Trevor Brazile Says Goodbye to Full-Time Rodeo
An unparalleled era of rodeo excellence ends at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, as King of the Cowboys Trevor Brazile, the winningest cowboy of all time and 23-time PRCA world champion closes the book on full-time professional rodeo competition....Read More
Bowl mania starts here!
There are 39 bowl games scheduled for the 2018-19 college postseason during the course of three weeks, and it all starts in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Bowl on December 15 will be one of five bowls kicking off the postseason. Here’s what you should know about this long-standing Valley tradition....Read More
New spring football league AAF gets an early start in Vegas
“Every other league that has tried this before talked as if they were competitive with the NFL, which is an act of insanity,” Ebersol, 35, said. “To have a healthy relationship with the NFL is extremely important.”....Read More
Rich Rose helps form Alliance with Las Vegas
“One of my first calls was to Rich,” Ebersol said. “We’ve known each other approaching 20 years and he knows the Las Vegas market. And his relationship with Las Vegas Events and the MGM made it an easy call.”....Read More
Cliff Keen wrestling tournament marks 37th year in Las Vegas
Ohio State topped a 43-team field at the Las Vegas Convention Center to win the 2018 installment of the college wrestling extravaganza, which marked its 37th year, making it one of the city’s longest-standing annual sporting events....Read More


The SNSEC was formed on April 17, 2018 to evaluate the potential costs and benefits associated with major special events in Southern Nevada.

Next meeting on Wednesday, December 12th at 1:00pm.
Watch it live HERE!
The Top 7 Digital Marketing Trends To Watch In 2019
Technologies released within the past few years are already strongly affecting the market. Companies providing innovations are appearing at a faster pace than ever, disrupting the advertising world as we know it. By 2020, half of all search queries will be voice-based....Read More
Like other sports and entertainment venues, T-Mobile has embraced technology to inform decisions to improve visitors’ experience. The arena uses visitor data to forecast staffing needs and shorten the amount of time it takes for attendees to get from their cars to the arena....Read More
MGM, Caesars Lead Formation of Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association
MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren said the new group will both monitor integrity issues and responsibly support problem gaming. He noted that the appointment of his company’s chief compliance officer shows how seriously they are taking the matter....Read More
Major League Baseball Taps MGM as First Sports-Gambling Partner
The deal is similar to ones the casino company has already inked with the NBA and the NHL, giving MGM the right to use baseball’s logo and trademarks in states that have legalized sports gambling. That leaves the NFL as the only major U.S. league without a sports-gambling partnership....Read More
MGM Eyes Sports Betting Kiosks at Vegas Golden Knights’ Arena
MGM Resorts International, the casino company that has been feverishly striking sports betting deals with major leagues and teams, is reportedly eyeing plans to test sports betting kiosks at Vegas Golden Knights games at T-Mobile Arena....Read More
Wrangler NFR
December 6-15
Thomas & Mack Center
Downtown Hoedown
December 5
Fremont Street Experience
Cowboy Christmas
December 6-15
Las Vegas Convention Center,
South Halls
World Series of Team Roping
December 8-16
South Point Arena & Equestrian Center
America's Party
December 31
Las Vegas Strip
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