The gambling mecca of the world might see another visitor record this year as 24.4 million visitors already have flown there this year - almost the same 7-month span as last year. Close to 40 million people flew into Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport in 2012 and broke the previous record of 39.2 million, which was set in 2007.
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Joined: Jul '13
Age: 46 (M)
I wander if there are bets on breaking the record. I would bet it does break. There seems to be no real correlation between the world and US economic situation and the prosperity of Vegas. One would think there should be.
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Southern Nevada is nearing a third year of “modest recovery,” and is set for more significant improvement in late 2013, said Steve Brown, director of UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The local economy should shake off its meager expansion rate and post noticeable gains between mid-2013 and mid-2014, as the U.S. economy picks up and conditions improve out West. Local unemployment should retreat to 9.9 percent in late 2013 and 9 percent by the end of 2014. Personal income should tick up from $74.4 billion in 2012 to $76.8 billion in 2013, and $79.5 billion in 2014. Tourism indicators are pointing up as well. Visitor volume will jump from 42.7 million in 2012 to 43.6 million in 2013 and 44.6 million in 2014. Gross gaming revenue will go from $9.4 billion to $10 billion through 2014.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 38 (M)
they should add to this stats the hotels capacity % used until this date to have a more accurate number of the real visitors of the sin city (not only just how many people flew there). for instance, i've once benn to vegas and traveled there by land, so they should consider other variabilities in this measurements.
finally, 37.34 billions!! just wow, it's an unimaginable number for anybody, imo
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Currently, 37 U.S. states allow online betting on games that require at least a moderate degree of "skill." Only three states -- Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey -- have legalized gambling on games of "chance," which, under the law, includes poker.
"The game-of-skill space has not been very well understood," said Andrew Paradise, the CEO and founder of Skillz, which launched a U.S. betting platform for skill-based mobile games in April and partnered with Glu Mobile (GLUU) in May. "The determination can be confusing between games and between states, both for players and companies. But the business opportunity is big."
Globally, it's huge: Analysis firm Juniper Research estimates that gambling on mobile devices will hit $100 billion worldwide by 2017.