MGM Resorts International – James J. Murren, Chairman & CEO International Travel VISA Reform

January 19, 2012





January 19, 2012


Las Vegas, NV -- MGM Resorts International is pleased with the announced action by the Obama Administration to increase the ability to process applications for international travel VISAs including from Brazil and China.


“While security and prudence should always come first, the United States continues to be a place where people from around the world want to visit,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.


“For every 35 international travelers, one U.S. job is created and a smarter VISA policy could create more than one million jobs by 2020, while International travel to US would also increase exports through business to business activity,” Murren said.


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MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.  In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts' unmatched amenities, the M life rewards program delivers exclusive access, one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges, personalized rewards and partnership offers for both gaming and non-gaming members at the Company's renowned resorts nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company’s commitment to sustainable development and operations. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at


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Alan Feldman

MGM Resorts International