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.
Figures show that 2012 saw a 4.8-percent increase in overall gaming revenue compared to 2011. In total, the gaming revue in 2012 amounted to an incredible $37,34 billion! The increase in visitors is a clear sign that the economy is picking up after the Great Recession struck the world economy in 2008. Another two contributors are the increase of commercial casinos and flights in the past 2 years.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal