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Elvis has left the chapel

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the company that controls the image of Elvis Presley and which licenses all use of his image, Authentic Brands Group, has issued a cease-and-desist letter to chapels in Las Vegas performing wedding ceremonies with chaplains dressed as the King. Read the rest of this entry »

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Visitors to Las Vegas in 2021 were younger and spent more than in previous years, and devoted more of their time to gambling according to the Las Vegas Visitor Profile study 2021.

A study conducted by GLS Research for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority indicates some positive trends in an uncertain time for Vegas. The amount visitors spent on gambling jumped to 39% despite monetary difficulties among the general public caused by the pandemic.

At the same time, the amount of time tourists spent on gambling per day has shot up as well. An estimated 21% said they spent an average of 5 to 6 hours, while one quarter (26%) said they gambled an average of three to four hours. Both figures are higher compared to numbers recorded from 2016 to 2019.

However, only 75% of 3,917 visitors said they gambled,  down from 2019’s 81%. The downtrend is likely due to the travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, which hampered international travelers, particularly from Asia, where the biggest gamblers are, from traveling to Las Vegas. Per the data, only 3% are from other countries, while 97% of visitors came from the U.S.

Expenditures on other recreational and leisure activities also increased compared to pre-pandemic figures. For food and drink, for example, the average amount people spent was $462.37 compared to 2019 at $410.74. Money spent on shopping and local transport also climbed to $284.55 and $159.73, respectively. 

While all basic expenditures have seen an increase, a notable exception was money spent on shows and entertainment which hit its lowest figure since 2016, with an average of $32.55.

But apart from the positive trends, the report also revealed a few downward surprises, including satisfaction ratings.  70% of respondents said they were “very satisfied”, down from the 96% recorded in 2019. On the other hand, nearly half (48%) said that their experience in Las Vegas met their expectations.

In terms of demographic figures, the study revealed changing trends as well.

  • More than one-half or 54% of visitors are 40 years old and older, with an average visitor age of 43.2. An estimated 21% of the visitors are ages 21 to 29;
  • The number of visitors identifying as caucasian visiting Las Vegas dropped to 56% from 2019’s 77%. The number of African-American and Black visitors rose to 17% from the 9% recorded in 2019, followed by Hispanic/Latino visitors with 19%, up from 11%.
  • One out of four visitors (26%) came from Southern California followed by Arizona with 11%


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Palms Casino Resort on Tuesday announced April 27, 2022, as the official public re-opening date for the legendary Las Vegas property, with room and suite reservations now being accepted at for stays beginning on April 28, 2022. The new chapter in Palms history will be celebrated with a fireworks extravaganza on opening night.

“It’s an honor and a privilege for us to welcome everyone back to Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas,” notes San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority Chairwoman Latisha Casas. “We look forward to introducing our guests to our rich history, culture, and signature hospitality. We can’t wait to make history together.”

“From our locals to guests visiting from near and far, our goal is simple – to deliver a truly distinctive experience that makes you feel at home while you are in Las Vegas,” adds Cynthia Kiser Murphey, General Manager for Palms Casino Resort.

The Palms Casino Resort features two distinct towers with 766 hotel rooms and suites, a diverse mix of bars, restaurants, live entertainment venues, with a 95,000-square-foot  casino. The resort also includes over 190,000 square feet of meeting, convention, and event space; the Pearl, a 2,500-seat theater; an expansive pool and spa area; wedding chapel; the Brenden Theatres 14-screen cinema and nearly 600 units at Palms Place condominiums.

Having undergone more than a $600 million renovation in 2019, Palms Casino Resort is the first resort in Las Vegas fully owned and operated by a Native American Tribe, the San Manuel Indian Band of Mission Indians.

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It appears Nevada’s tourism economy is out of the woods now after several industry-related reports—from casinos to airlines—show increased earnings and plans to resume pre-pandemic services.

A press release from the Nevada Gaming Control Board released on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, shows a significant increase in casinos gaming win of over $1 billion for a 12th straight month, which is an essential indication of the state’s economic health.

Per the report, nonrestricted gaming licensees in Nevada earned total house winnings of $1,113,148,010 for February, a 44% increase compared to the same month last year. The state brought in almost $59 million in casino taxes, a 34% increase from last year’s numbers.

However, the total earnings of $1.1 billion for February from 433 casinos statewide was below the record of $1.36 billion in July last year.

The reports also show that sports pools won an estimated $31 million, with February setting a record number of sports bets. Sportsbooks logging in over $1 billion in bets four straight months has ended with $781 million wagered.

Meanwhile, Harry Reid International Airport disclosed that on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 16 airlines would start nonstop flights to several cities in international destinations such as Canada, Netherlands, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Panama.

The airport also detailed that passenger traffic in February has doubled compared to last year, with an estimated $3.3 million in arriving departing passengers. The number is 13.5% lower than the 3.8 million travelers in February 2020.

At the same time, a report from Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released on Wednesday stated that the number of tourists in the city has significantly climbed to 2.6 million from last year’s 1.54 million. Although the report noted that the increase is still low by more than 21% compared to the total number of travelers in February 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic started.

Moreover, unemployment figures, per the state’s Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, indicate the statewide jobless rate last month hit 5.1%, a positive development from 30.1% recorded two months after coronavirus closures.

Bellagio – Main Pool – Photo Credit Anthony Mair
Lounging by the pool is a quintessential Las Vegas experience. Daytime can get a bit hot, and pools become prime real estate in Las Vegas. In fact, many visitors to Vegas count pool time as important as casinos and shows! What follows is an exhaustive account of poolside venues in Las Vegas. Hang onto it for your next visit planning exercise.
With a wide variety of high-energy day life experiences and tranquil retreats, Las Vegas offers visitors abundant opportunities to soak up the sun poolside.

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Vegas’s Low-Grade Burn Is About to Pop

Las Vegas is hiring. The seismic rumble of a big comeback is roiling underfoot on The Strip.

Las Vegas’s KSNV TV recently reported that job fairs by the big casino operators are picking up steam in Las Vegas, signaling that the casinos are preparing for an abrupt turnaround as the vaccination rate reaches critical mass.

Casino owner Derek Stevens recently held a drive-through job fair, making offers to applicants in their cars. Caesar’s Entertainment recently held a job fair virtually. Now people are starting to worry about a possible labor shortage. Read the rest of this entry »