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MGM Resorts International Supports Mission Of The Gay And Lesbian Community Center Of Southern Nevada's New Building With $000,000 Donation


MGM Resorts International
will further support the mission of The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) with a $200,000 donation for the construction of a new building. The donation contributes to the capital campaign for The Center’s new building that will provide increased space and new amenities including a dedicated clinic, café, library and computer lounge, outdoor plaza and meditation garden. Currently located near East Sahara Avenue and Market Street, The Center will construct its new building near South Maryland Parkway and Lewis Avenue. The new building is scheduled to open in 2012.

“We share the commitment of The Gay and Lesbian Community Center to support human equality through mutual respect, and the value and contributions of all people,” said Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “Having served 30,000 people in last year alone, The Center has proven itself as a valuable resource to the greater Las Vegas community and MGM Resorts is proud to help The Center expand and serve more people with the construction of this new building.”

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization which supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, and its allies in Southern Nevada. MGM Resorts is a longstanding partner of the LGBT community. In addition to being an active supporter of The Center since 2002, the Company is a committed member of the Local and National chapters of the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy organization for the LGBT community. To better serve the needs of its LGBT employees, MGM Resorts recently expanded the benefits of its health care program to cover counseling and hormone therapy services for transgender persons.

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 loyalty program delivers one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges and personalized rewards for guests at the Company’s renowned properties 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 www.mgmresorts.com.
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