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Old 01-18-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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It's still not like it was during the boom time, but will it ever be? Lots of folks still suffering, but maybe we're heading in the right direction




Las Vegas economy inching up from bottom rankings

Las Vegas economy inching up from bottom rankings - Business - ReviewJournal.com



Gaming Numbers Show Some Signs of Life

Gaming Numbers Show Some Signs of Life



Las Vegas visitor count, gambling up in November

Las Vegas visitor count, gambling up in November - Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 | 10:57 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jan/11/nv-vegas-visitors/ - broken link)
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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Let the Good Times Roll
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: NV
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It's still not like it was during the boom time, but will it ever be? Lots of folks still suffering, but maybe we're heading in the right direction




Las Vegas economy inching up from bottom rankings

Las Vegas economy inching up from bottom rankings - Business - ReviewJournal.com



Gaming Numbers Show Some Signs of Life

Gaming Numbers Show Some Signs of Life



Las Vegas visitor count, gambling up in November

Las Vegas visitor count, gambling up in November - Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 | 10:57 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jan/11/nv-vegas-visitors/ - broken link)
We made 3 trips to Vegas in the past month or so, 12 days in total. Have no idea where these "facts" are gathered, but the strip is dead, restaurants and shops are emptier than empty. Spago uses that front patio of theirs to create a vision of being busy and yet half of it is still empty and main dining room (barely visible from outside) is literally empty. Same with others. Those that do not have visible patios to create "fake" facades of being busy are in even worse situation. Shops are just as dead despite incredible sales (60% off with additional 30% off making it a 75% off total). Bud is the drink of choice for 90%+ of the visitors, many walk into strip bars/lounges, take a look at drinks menu and after seeing prices walk out. Shows are mostly empty (save for Celine, it seems).

Saturday nights are more or less busy with that LA crowds driving in. Come Sundays, the strip empties out big time and come Mondays it is just a ghost town. So, if only Saturdays are used to "gauge" success, then sure, the place is busy. Although still no where near the busy levels of yesteryear...
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Undisclosed location in the American desert Southwest
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Yes I agree. The people in this town need to realize it's not 1998-2006 anymore. This is the new normal. People are tired of being gouged and treated with apathy and disrespect. This goes for all businesses in the valley. People were used to getting opportunity dropped in their lap. Well, not anymore. This whole attitude needs to change.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Yes I agree. The people in this town need to realize it's not 1998-2006 anymore. This is the new normal. People are tired of being gouged and treated with apathy and disrespect. This goes for all businesses in the valley. People were used to getting opportunity dropped in their lap. Well, not anymore. This whole attitude needs to change.
It's too late to go back to "old school", nobody remembers how to be hospitable these days, just grab the moohla and kick'em in the pants. I agree that things are really slow. This past long weekend I was in the sportsbooks all day and it was totally empty, no lines, nothing. You would expect the place to be overflowing, it kinda shocked me in a way. On a positive note, Las Vegas gun sales this past year are booming according to the retailers at Shot. Lock N' Load.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Yes I agree. The people in this town need to realize it's not 1998-2006 anymore. This is the new normal. People are tired of being gouged and treated with apathy and disrespect. This goes for all businesses in the valley. People were used to getting opportunity dropped in their lap. Well, not anymore. This whole attitude needs to change.
Exactly! People are not coming to Vegas with their home's refinanced equity in their pocket ready to spend. Those days are done. Most people are coming with moderate savings of the previous couple of months for the most part.

A friend of mine from Utah used to spend $3,000+ on VIP in the clubs on the strip back in the mid/late 2000s. Now the most he will spend is $50-100 on front of the line passes.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Undisclosed location in the American desert Southwest
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The **** poor attitude of service/retail workers has permeated all of the hotels/casinos in this town. I would never vacation in Las Vegas unless I wanted to gamble. I just have no desire to deal with these unpleasant people. I'd rather go somewhere else where people are happy to be working and have good attitudes.

These corporations that run this town have no idea about customer service. How hard is it to train the staff to smile, be courteous, professional, and helpful? I don't want to be treated like crap when I'm on vacation, I can get that at home.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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We made 3 trips to Vegas in the past month or so, 12 days in total. Have no idea where these "facts" are gathered, but the strip is dead, restaurants and shops are emptier than empty. Spago uses that front patio of theirs to create a vision of being busy and yet half of it is still empty and main dining room (barely visible from outside) is literally empty. Same with others. Those that do not have visible patios to create "fake" facades of being busy are in even worse situation. Shops are just as dead despite incredible sales (60% off with additional 30% off making it a 75% off total). Bud is the drink of choice for 90%+ of the visitors, many walk into strip bars/lounges, take a look at drinks menu and after seeing prices walk out. Shows are mostly empty (save for Celine, it seems).

Saturday nights are more or less busy with that LA crowds driving in. Come Sundays, the strip empties out big time and come Mondays it is just a ghost town. So, if only Saturdays are used to "gauge" success, then sure, the place is busy. Although still no where near the busy levels of yesteryear...
Are we going to go through this again? You haven't a clue what you're talking about and I'm still waiting to hear about the $45 strip hotel on New Years.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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The **** poor attitude of service/retail workers has permeated all of the hotels/casinos in this town. I would never vacation in Las Vegas unless I wanted to gamble. I just have no desire to deal with these unpleasant people. I'd rather go somewhere else where people are happy to be working and have good attitudes.

These corporations that run this town have no idea about customer service. How hard is it to train the staff to smile, be courteous, professional, and helpful? I don't want to be treated like crap when I'm on vacation, I can get that at home.

Actually, That's how I feel when I go to California. I always appreciate Las Vegas more when I come home. Our service is much better than a lot of places.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: NV
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Are we going to go through this again? You haven't a clue what you're talking about and I'm still waiting to hear about the $45 strip hotel on New Years.
I am still waiting to see YOUR proof, BTW. Works both ways, you know...

I spend the past 3 weekends and additional weekdays on the strip, I am more than willing to bet that you haven't. So, yeah, if you feel like going though this again, I am game. Restaurant and shop sales receipts in hand, gong back to mid December. Would LOVE to see yours.
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