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Old 12-09-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Some interesting numbers came out today in two separate articles (linked below)

The bottom line:
Visitor numbers up 2.7% year-over-year
Room rates up 12.2% y-o-y with occupancy rate up 1.9%
Convention attendance up 9.2% y-o-y
Overall visitors year to date is up 4.5% over 2010 (first 10 months of the year)
Air arrivals up 4.4%
Taxi counts up 9%
Casino winnings up 13.2% y-o-y

These are the best numbers since March of 2007

Money quote:
"The city has now experienced 20 straight months of visitor volume and average daily room rate increases."

Visitor numbers continue climbing, report says - VEGAS INC
Casino winnings rebound in October - VEGAS INC
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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RJ is reporting the same: Las Vegas visitation up slightly in October - Business - ReviewJournal.com

Nevada gaming revenues increase 8.1 percent in October - Business - ReviewJournal.com

Now if only I could hit the megabucks machine all would be well.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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Dollar for dollar, Vegas still represents the best destination choice for travelers even coming from the east coast. Flights are cheaper, rooms are a steal and there are enough deals on entertainment that people can have a great time coming here.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Well at least the tourists are starting to spend a little bit more on the gaming, so that's good news!


And I'm with you Buzz, Megabucks..oh what a dream that would be! Still trying after 32 years, I won't give up either. In fact, I'm going to Harrah's later this evening, so I'll just have to try again, lol
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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I was playing MegasBucks one time and I had fed a bunch of Dollars into it when suddenly, all the right symbols rolled on the line.. I couldn't belive it.. The machine starting whistling and screaming.. The lady next too me was having coniption and then one of the Managers came over to me and said Congratulations on winning 4.5 million dollars.. Now please come with me to do the paperwork.. As we were walking toward the cage area, I felt a sharp stab in my ribcage and realized I was now WIDE AWAKE as my wife had kicked me and woke up....
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I was playing MegasBucks one time and I had fed a bunch of Dollars into it when suddenly, all the right symbols rolled on the line.. I couldn't belive it.. The machine starting whistling and screaming.. The lady next too me was having coniption and then one of the Managers came over to me and said Congratulations on winning 4.5 million dollars.. Now please come with me to do the paperwork.. As we were walking toward the cage area, I felt a sharp stab in my ribcage and realized I was now WIDE AWAKE as my wife had kicked me and woke up....
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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Well everyone always said that the rest of the country would have to recover before LV would, so this is a good sign.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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http://gaming.unlv.edu/reports/NV_oct.pdf

That is October gaming revenue vs the last few years. It was a good month after a couple of down ones due to lower holds and slightly lower handle.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:46 AM
 
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"Sports betting on the Strip fell 13.7 percent..."

I am pleased to report that I personally helped contribute to this decline.

(Geaux TIGERS!!!)

Some GOOD news for Las Vegas economy (for a change)-wjus.jpg

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Originally Posted by logline View Post
Some interesting numbers came out today in two separate articles (linked below)

The bottom line:
Visitor numbers up 2.7% year-over-year
Room rates up 12.2% y-o-y with occupancy rate up 1.9%
Convention attendance up 9.2% y-o-y
Overall visitors year to date is up 4.5% over 2010 (first 10 months of the year)
Air arrivals up 4.4%
Taxi counts up 9%
Casino winnings up 13.2% y-o-y

These are the best numbers since March of 2007

Money quote:
"The city has now experienced 20 straight months of visitor volume and average daily room rate increases."

Visitor numbers continue climbing, report says - VEGAS INC
Casino winnings rebound in October - VEGAS INC
Good news, indeed!
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