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Unread 07-25-2008, 08:56 AM
 
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What meltdown? State Nears Top Of U.S. In Revenue Declines - Las Vegas News Story - KVVU Las Vegas

 
Unread 07-25-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I've heard some friends of mine, in the casino business, saying that this current climate here in town, is WORSE than after 9/11...
 
Unread 07-25-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Thats actually pretty true Momx2.....mainly because 9/11 had an affect on air travel more then auto travel....this time it's affecting both.

BUT....weekends are still giving us survivability....we are sold out on most weekends....it's just that we sell out LATER then we usually do.....and we ARE having to do a LOT of promotion to hold on.
 
Unread 07-25-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I tend to agree with you, restaurants are still crowded, even in the burbs on weekends. Weekdays, everything seems more quiet than usual. But then again, it's off season. I'm interested to see if things pick up in the fall.

I think more and more of the tourists are opting to stay off Strip to save some money, and I think they are doing more sightseeing and less gambling.

I just read in the paper yesterday that the 4th building of the Furniture Market has been put on hold. Smart move I say.
 
Unread 07-25-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I agree....they were moving too fast and attendance is way down.....PARTIALLY do to the management company I think.....they seem to be a bunch of 'fast buckers' from the comments made by people booking for the show.
 
Unread 07-25-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Honestly though, I really think that this "downturn" will come to pass eventually and Las Vegas will be just fine.

We are quite the resilient city...and we just happen to have what everybody wants and needs...
 
Unread 07-25-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Interesting article from today's paper

Wynn Resorts Ltd. says its second-quarter earnings more than tripled due to a hefty tax benefit and strong revenue growth at the Las Vegas-based casino operator's Macau property.

Wynn Resorts 2Q profit more than triples - Las Vegas - MSNBC.com (broken link)
 
Unread 07-25-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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Interesting article from today's paper

Wynn Resorts Ltd. says its second-quarter earnings more than tripled due to a hefty tax benefit and strong revenue growth at the Las Vegas-based casino operator's Macau property.

Wynn Resorts 2Q profit more than triples - Las Vegas - MSNBC.com (broken link)
Right, and LV figures were down a MERE 24%.
 
Unread 07-25-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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Right, and LV figures were down a MERE 24%.
Drop was down only 1%, but hold was down about 20%. RevPar was down 3% and slot handle was down @ 4.5%. But the big driver was a decrease in the hold percentage which, naturally, varies. Basically, Wynn's Las Vegas business is down about 3% ignoring the variance in win. Hardly catastrophic. Other operators, however, have not faired as well.
 
Unread 07-25-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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After years of record profits, now the casinos are back to reality.
If they did not rip off people so much during these last "good" years, perhaps more would consider to make it out here once again.
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