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Old 07-19-2009, 08:03 PM
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Originally Posted by nancyinvegas View Post
Having lived in Las Vegas for over 30 years I will not feel sorry for the hotel/casino industry. This is the first time the economy has hurt Las Vegas. In the past, people still came here to get away from their problems. The hotels overbuilt and ridiculously increased the room rates, the cost of food, the cost of entertainment. In addition, we lost sight of providing good customer service. Also, we have people moving into to Vegas at the rate of 5000-7000 people a month because they think the jobs will be better here than in other parts of the country. Too bad we can't go back to the good old days when "the boys" ran the city. We had decent room rates, comp'd food and shows and we didn't have gangs. We also didn't have casinos in the neighborhoods...people went to the strip or downtown. Also, we can thank our new government for their increased spending and not living up to their promises of providing more jobs. It's very scarey!
The days of Bugsy and the KC Mafia are long over! And you would not have all those shiny new hotels of the boys were still running the show! Vegas is the only place I know of that will blow up a perfectly good 30 floor hotel so they can build an even better 60 floor hotel!
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by KevK View Post
You are not including what we spend there on meals, shows, amusement and other things. It can add up quite a bit. I have never spent less than $1000 on a trip there and that is staying in a cheaper hotel. And I don't even gamble. A gambling man is going to spend a whole lot more. It is just that, since my wife has lost her job (they always fire PT employees first which is understandable) and I now have to make that up and make her car payment, we do not have the money to go there at any price this year. I wish we could.
There will always be exceptions. The numbers I quoted are averages and are accurate. They are published by the LVCVA and the local hotel properties. "Spending" is all encompassing.
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