What is Mandalay Bay Casino?

All you need to know about Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2017 4:46 pm
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Over 50 people were killed while 200 others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a sold-out country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday. The shooting occurred on the last night of the 3-day Route 91 Harvest Festival music event, which was attended by thousands of people and featured performances from top artistes including Eric Church, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean.

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According to eyewitnesses cited by media reports, the shooting broke out during Aldean’s performance at around 10:45 pm (local time) on Sunday at the event outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The lone suspect has been neutralised by the police.

Here is everything you need to know about Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino:

What is Mandalay Bay Casino?
The official website of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino describes itself as a “unique destination resort” which features an 11-acre ‘pool paradise.’ It is a 43-storey luxury resort and casino, which is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. It was launched 18 years ago. There are around 3,309 rooms in the hotel.

Where is it located?
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is located in the South End of the Las Vegas Strip about 2 miles from the McCarran International Airport.

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What are the special attractions at the resort?
The special attractions at the luxury include a world-famous aquatic playground which features 2,700 tons of real sand along with a 1.6 million gallon wave pool. It also houses a casino. The Mandalay Bay Events Centre hosts several rock concerts, sports events including basketball, boxing, WWE and mixed martial arts events. On May 14, 2017, the arena hosted Miss USA 2017 pageant.

It also houses 24 restaurants for diners. Five floors of the main resort building are occupied by the famous Four Seasons Hotel, which works independently inside Mandalay Bay.  The second tower, with 45 stories operates as Delano Las Vegas.

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