Vegas strip to add park
April 18, 2013 10:20 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is trying to beat its reputation as a shut-in.

MGM Resorts International announced today that it’s building a park and public promenade outside of its New York-New York and Monte Carlo casinos.

The $100 million project runs counter to casinos’ long-held strategy of trying to keep people inside, losing track of time as they buy more chips. MGM CEO Jim Murren said modern patrons want to move freely around casinos and have spontaneous experiences.

The park will feature trees, benches, food trucks and shops. Construction is expected to begi

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