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Old 09-12-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Default Las vegas ghost town

Simple and sweet unless our local and state politicians stop sleeping in bed with the casios and do not try to get other businesses to move here this city and state is doom. We cannot depend on gambing and consrtruction to keep us going anymore.
As more and more states adopt gambing less and less people will be coming here.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Yes, gambling is popping up in many places, but those other casinos cannot match what we have here. People come here for the entire Vegas experience IMO - the shows, bright lights on The Strip, booze 24/7, restaurants, etc - not just gambling. There's no other place like it anywhere in the world.

That said, I totally agree that we need to diversify our economy. It's never a good idea to put all of your eggs in one basket, as we are now witnessing.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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Simple and sweet unless our local and state politicians stop sleeping in bed with the casios and do not try to get other businesses to move here this city and state is doom. We cannot depend on gambing and consrtruction to keep us going anymore.
As more and more states adopt gambing less and less people will be coming here.
Part of your conclusion is correct which is more cities are adopting gambling; however, Vegas still offers the best value in terms of cheap flights, hotels and year round things to do. People will always come here because it is a warm weather venue.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Home!
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True. But, IMO, I just don't see the other casinos as competition. Went to one this weekend and while it was very busy, I hated paying for my drinks and the tables were very high and the slots were very tight. Nowhere to go from there, except to walk around Greektown. Boring.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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Its called marketing. Most folks who go to local casinos in other parts of the country have never been to Vegas or ever will. So do not worry to much about that market those people because it is very small. Las Vegas needs to market to the folks who have been there and the potiential ones who want to go. Word of mouth does the best marketing. Being on the east coast most folks who go to Atlantic city or Foxwoods say neither compare to Vegas. The one thing that makes people hesitate going to Vegas is the cost and extra fees to Fly. Vegas needs to come up with a good marketing idea to get people to want to fly to Vegas. Believe me the other Indian or state run casinos in the country do not measure up to Vegas.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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This article in the RJ this morning gave a break down on what our large casino's are doing to keep viable now and in the future.

Array of economic variables paints uncertain picture of gaming's health

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Old 09-12-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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not a pretty article.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Macao
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To me, gambling in other states, just makes those gamblers want to get to Vegas even more....so they can 'talk about it' with their friends back home. (Of course that means Vegas needs to continue to 'deliver' as well, since people do talk about it).

As far as diversification...yeah, I think pretty much everyone is in agreement about that for Vegas.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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Simple and sweet unless our local and state politicians stop sleeping in bed with the casios and do not try to get other businesses to move here this city and state is doom. We cannot depend on gambing and consrtruction to keep us going anymore.
As more and more states adopt gambing less and less people will be coming here.
This forum is not like CNN. It's not the place for politics.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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There are amusement parks all over the world but people still go to Disneyland.

Vegas will come back bigger!!!
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