The UFC 264 Location is Confirmed to be Las Vegas!

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Conor McGregor’s return to the UFC is now set! After months of anxiously waiting, MMA fans around the world have finally received word of where the Irish superstar will be making his comeback. UFC President Dana White has announced that Las Vegas is officially set as the UFC 264 location.

To make things even more exciting, McGregor vs. Poirier 3 will be taking place inside the T-Mobile Arena in front of a sold-out crowd! Now is a great time to talk about what has led to the UFC booking this mega-fight in Las Vegas.

Here’s what you need to know!

More Restrictions are Being Lifted in Las Vegas

Many individuals in the city of Las Vegas are celebrating right now. For more than a year, intense health regulations have been set in place here. These have ended up taking a devastating toll on many of the city’s businesses.

The global health crisis that unfolded last year impacted Las Vegas more than any other US city. The tourism industry was completely shut down here for months. As a result, a massive number of individuals here lost their jobs and gaming revenue in the city reached new lows.

Nevada’s health situation has improved in recent months and tourism numbers are up considerably. As a result, Governor Steve Sisolak has begun slowly lifting many of the restrictions set in place here. This week, he made a huge announcement that has many individuals excited.

Sisolak claims that by June 1, he believes each of the state’s counties will be able to operate at 100% capacity.

“It’s what we do now that will allow us to return to more normal Nevada on June 1 and focus on a strong economic recovery — remaining vigilant, wearing a mask, and most importantly, getting vaccinated as soon as possible,” Sisolak said. “I’m not interested in who gets credit. This is the first piece of good news that I’m able to deliver in a long time.”

Some have expressed concern that this could end up reversing much of the progress the state has made here. Others believe Las Vegas needs to fully open in order to survive. It’s a complicated issue and one that continues to be debated.

This news has clearly reached officials within the UFC. We’re now hearing more about the promotion’s big plans to hold events here this summer.

Las Vegas is Set as the UFC 264 Location

The UFC was the first major sports league to resume its operations after the mass shutdowns back in March of 2020. Initially, the promotion faced a huge amount of criticism for holding events. As time went on, many of the country’s biggest sports leagues followed their model.

The UFC hasn’t slowed since. Over the past year, it’s held events throughout the US and in Abu Dhabi. There have been some major hiccups along the way. Overall, however, the UFC has succeeded and is more popular now than ever before.

Many fans have been eagerly waiting on news of Conor McGregor’s return. The Irish star was knocked out by Dustin Poirier in January and has been preparing for another fight against him. This week, UFC President Dana White revealed the UFC 264 location to his followers on social media. The big fight will be taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 10.

Check out the big announcement below!

 

This news comes shortly after Governor Sisolak’s reveal that Las Vegas will soon be fully reopening. Dana White has been asserting that he would begin holding events again as soon as possible. It now appears he is finally ready to pull the trigger here.

UFC 264 is likely to be the biggest MMA event of 2021. It’s set to be headlined by the trilogy between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. The undercard is likely stacked as well with exciting matchups.

Tickets for this event are set to go on sale this week. Most expect them to completely sell out within just a few days. We’ll be sure to offer more information on this massive bout over the next few weeks!

Atlantic City is Set to Host MMA Events Soon

Las Vegas is far from the only city to struggle economically since last year. This major casino hub saw record-low revenue figures over the course of 2020. Like Las Vegas, it also seemed to be recovering right now.

Tourism numbers here are beginning to increase. The casinos here are expanding their operating hours and capacity limits are expanding. Many expect a successful summer for the East Coast’s biggest gaming hub.

In July, Atlantic City will be the host city for the upcoming PFL season. The Professional Fighters League has grown to become one of the biggest MMA promotions in the US. Its 2021 season is shaping up to be its biggest in history.

This entire season will be held at the Ocean Casino Resort. This is one of the biggest and most popular gaming venues in the city. Not long ago, news broke that the Ilitch family had agreed to purchase a major stake in this property.

There is a lot happening in Atlantic City right now. It wouldn’t be a shock to see similar measures here to what is being implemented in Las Vegas. We’ll be sure to offer more information on the revenue figures here as the year goes on.

Are you excited to hear about the UFC 264 location? Do you plan on seeing this fight card live? Let us know in the comments section below!

The Tropicana Las Vegas is Being Sold for $308 Million

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Las Vegas is doing everything it can to promote its tourism industry right now. It seems to be working, yet many of the casino companies here are still making deals to cut down on costs. Reports have surfaced today that claim the Tropicana Las Vegas is now being sold for an astounding $308 million.

This property has gone through some major changes over the years. Some are surprised to see it once again being sold. Now is the perfect time to talk about which company has bought this venue and why.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas is Expecting a Successful Summer

Summer tends to be a successful season for many of the country’s biggest tourism destinations. It’s a time for vacations for millions of people around the US. That certainly wasn’t the case in 2020, though.

Last summer ended up being the worst in history for the city of Las Vegas. A staggering low number of visitors made the trip to the city. It wasn’t a surprise when considering the health crisis the country was facing, yet it showed how vulnerable many of the businesses in the city are.

There are many reasons to be optimistic about the summer of this year for Las Vegas, though. Tourism rates in the city are gradually increasing right now. Many of the casino-resorts here are seeing huge surges of revenue, too.

One of the most impressive gambling properties ever built in Las Vegas will also be opening its doors this year. This is called Resorts World Las Vegas, set to open its doors in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip. It cost an incredible $4.2 billion to build and is expected to be one of the most incredible gaming venues ever opened.

This new casino-resort should help to draw in tourism to the city. Many gambling proponents are excited to see what this venue has to offer. If all goes according to plan, Las Vegas will experience a major comeback over the next six months.

There have been some major property sales in Las Vegas over the next few months. We’re now beginning to hear about another sale taking place in the city.

Bally’s Corporation Agrees to Buy the Tropicana Las Vegas

Las Vegas has been home to many of the world’s biggest and best casino-resorts for decades. One of the first major gaming venues to open its doors on the Strip was the Tropicana Casino-Resort. For a long period of time, this was a premier gaming venue in the city.

Time has caught up with this property in recent years. It’s still a popular option for many visitors to the city, yet it’s not nearly as revered as other, newer casinos in the city. As a result, it has gone through several major sales over the years.

Today, news broke that Bally’s Corporation had agreed to pay $308 million for the Tropicana Las Vegas. The Rhode Island-based gaming company has worked hard to expand recently. It now sees some major potential in the recovery city of Las Vegas.

George Papanier, president and CEO of Bally’s Corp, released a statement on this new deal shortly after the news broke.

“Landing a preeminent spot on the Las Vegas Strip is a key step for us,” he said. “The Strip is visited by over 40 million players and guests per year, which we believe will significantly enhance Bally’s customer base and player database, as well as unlock marketing opportunities to leverage the iconic Bally’s brand. This expansion will also support the growth and development of our online and interactive business. We look forward to exploring significant redevelopment of the property, which we believe will enhance its financial profile.”

Bally’s has also entered into a sale-and-leaseback deal for several of its properties in Colorado and Illinois. It’s a huge move for the company and will hopefully pay off in the near future. Stay tuned for updates!

Is Atlantic City Poised for a Comeback This Year?

There has been a huge amount of attention placed on Las Vegas over the past year. This major casino hub was the worst-affected city from an economic standpoint in the country due to the events that unfolded last year. Many have also been paying attention to the economic situation over in Atlantic City.

This city has struggled immensely over the past year, too. Gaming revenue dropped by an astounding 80% here in 2020. Fortunately, there are online gaming options set in place here to make up for some of the land-based revenue lost.

Things seem to be improving. Restrictions are slowly being lifted and tourism numbers are increasing. Many analysts are expecting this summer to also be very successful for the casinos in Atlantic City.

Several major companies are now making a push here. News recently broke that the Icahn family had purchased a major stake in the Ocean Casino Resort. The corporation clearly sees some upside in the future here.

It wouldn’t be a shock to see several casino sales take place in Atlantic City soon, too. Things are constantly changing in this industry. Sales like these are proving to be extremely valuable.

Are you surprised to hear that the Tropicana Las Vegas has been sold? Let us know in the comments section below!

The Economy of Las Vegas is Recovering Quicker than Most Expected

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For more than a year, Las Vegas has been doing everything it can to boost tourism and gaming revenue. It seems that these efforts are finally beginning to pay off. New reports claim that the economy of Las Vegas is recovering faster than many analysts initially expected.

It’s exciting news for many of the individuals and businesses here. Las Vegas has faced some serious adversity over the past year. Today, we’ll discuss how things are improving in the city.

Let’s get into it!

Casino Companies are Reporting Big Revenue Increases

There have been countless reports documenting the struggle that the US casino industry has faced over the past year. As most are aware, casinos were forced to be shut down for months in 2020. Even after reopening, the majority of them saw very little revenue coming in throughout the year.

Gaming analysts were torn on how long this situation would last. Some feared that the major casino-resorts in Las Vegas would be forced to file for bankruptcy. Without players, these venues simply cannot survive.

2021 is already proving to be a far more successful year for this industry. Vaccine distribution is ramping up around the United States. As a result, more individuals are making the trip to major gambling hubs such as Las Vegas.

Casino companies are now reporting large increases in their revenue figures. That includes companies like MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts. Based on the current trend, these revenue figures will continue to increase as the year goes on.

Las Vegas Sands may be somewhat disappointed at the surge of gaming revenue in Las Vegas. Not long ago, the company sold several major properties in this city to focus more on operations in Macau. That may have been a mistake.

All eyes are now on Las Vegas and the tourism situation here. Fortunately, it seems that things are improving here much faster than most anticipated.

Here’s an Update on the Economy of Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas remains the biggest gambling hub in the world. It’s here that many multi-billion-dollar gaming venues are up and running. It was also the worst-affected city in the country from an economic standpoint due to the events that unfolded last year.

There have been serious debates raging over how the economy of Las Vegas will fare throughout 2021. There is good news on that front. The city’s tourism and gaming industry are bouncing back quicker than just about everyone anticipated.

Reports are now indicating that resort foot traffic and occupancy levels are quickly reaching pre-pandemic levels. In fact, hotel occupancy is at about 95% during most weekends. That is a staggering increase from just one month ago.

Even midweek visits to Las Vegas are surging right now. It’s becoming clear that many people around the country are taking long-overdue vacations to the city. Special deals and discounted entertainment options are helping to fuel this recovery.

Prominent gaming analyst John DeCree spoke with the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week about the economic boom here.

“There is a significant pent-up demand for entertainment from the US consumer, and Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the US,” he said. “With limited entertainment options over the past year, and national savings levels at record highs, coupled with robust stimulus from the federal government, we believe consumer entertainment such as Las Vegas will be the recovery ladder.”

This has to be the most exciting news for casino companies to hear in quite some time. Las Vegas is recovering in a big way. We’ll be sure to continue offering updates on the economic situation here over the next few weeks.

Will More US Casino Companies Focus on Macau This Year?

The country’s gambling industry has been through a lot over the past year. For a time, it seemed as if Macau would end up being a saving grace for the country’s biggest gaming hubs. That didn’t necessarily end up being the case.

In fact, Macau’s recovery has been significantly slower than many expected. Many intense travel restrictions have been set in place to and from Mainland China. As a result, tourism and gaming revenue here has remained low.

Some of the biggest US casino companies own and operate many casino-resorts in Macau. MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts, and Las Vegas Sands all own gaming venues here. Some are now wondering whether or not these venues will end up out-performing the ones in Las Vegas.

Based on the current trends, that doesn’t appear to be the case. The economy of Las Vegas is improving in a big way recently. Macau may end up taking longer to see the same type of recovery.

Things are still changing at the drop of a hat, though. No one really knows how the world’s land-based gambling industry will be looking in just a few months. Stay tuned for more information on how this industry is faring as the months go on.

Are you surprised to see how quickly Las Vegas is recovering? Do you think we’ll see pre-pandemic revenue figures this year? Let us know in the comments section below.

Tourism Figures in Las Vegas are Increasing Once Again

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Las Vegas is slowly but surely returning to a sense of normalcy. Lately, the city has been experiencing a steady increase in visitors. New reports on the tourism figures in Las Vegas are now coming out and point to some major improvements.

There are some interesting trends that Las Vegas is beginning to experience. Now is a great time to talk about how things are changing here. We’ll also look at how the city may fare for the rest of 2021.

Let’s check it out!

Casino Destinations Prepare for a Successful Summer

Casino hubs have been struggling tremendously over the past few months. Prior to 2020, places like Atlantic City and Las Vegas were thriving. Since March of last year, however, the entire casino industry has been hurting.

Over the summer of 2020, US casino hubs began to experience a rebound. Travel started to increase and gaming revenue began to ramp up. This didn’t last for long, though, and by August these cities were hurting badly once again.

Fortunately, it appears that this summer will be a good one for US casino companies. Vaccine distribution continues to ramp up around the country. As a result, travel is beginning to surge around the United States, as well.

Many analysts now believe that this summer will be a special one for places like Las Vegas. There are several new casino-resorts opening here that are expected to boost tourism rates. That includes Resorts World Las Vegas, the most expensive gambling property ever built here.

It now seems that the tourism situation in Las Vegas is already beginning to improve in a big way. We’re seeing major boosts in the number of people coming here and casinos are seeing revenue increases, as a result. More reports on tourism here are now coming out every week.

There are some interesting things that we are beginning to see in Las Vegas. Here’s what you need to know about the evolving tourism situation in the city.

Tourism Figures in Las Vegas are Jumping Once Again

No city in the United States relies on tourism quite like Las Vegas does. A massive number of the businesses here need tourists to survive. The events that unfolded last year took a massive toll on these businesses.

Just about everyone has been wondering when tourism figures in Las Vegas will reach pre-pandemic levels. It’s clear that this could take years. It is also clear that things are improving here and this summer should be a successful one for the city.

New reports show that older Americans are now making the journey to Las Vegas. Casino companies in the city have been reporting major increases in older visitors lately. This seems due to the increase in vaccine distribution around the country.

Gaming consultant Josh Swissman spoke about this situation to the media this week. He directly credits the increase in vaccines for the recovery of Las Vegas.

“As more of the older end of the customer spectrum receives vaccines and becomes more comfortable with leaving their houses… That for sure means they’ll start to step out and go back to their favorite casinos again,” he said. 

An increase in older visitors is proof that Las Vegas is slowly returning to normal. The tourism numbers here are expected to continue surging over the next few months. If all goes according to plan, this summer will be one of the most successful months for the gaming industry here in years. Stay tuned for updates on this situation!

Gaming Revenue is Still Fluctuating Around the US

Las Vegas is far from the only city in the country to experience dips in its gambling revenue lately. All of the country’s major gambling destinations have seen massive revenue declines since March of 2020. Even today, there are major fluctuations in revenue figures from different casino hubs.

New Jersey has been expanding its gambling industry for years. This past February, revenue here from the land-based casino industry dropped by 32%. It’s a significant drop from what the state was seeing a little more than a year ago.

Louisiana is home to one of the largest casino industries in the southern United States. Interestingly, this state experienced a 28.9% dip in gaming revenue when compared to February of 2020. Most expect this trend will change as the warmer months approach.

Even the US sports betting industry experienced a slowdown in February. States around the country reported significant drops in their sports gambling revenue figures. Much of that is due to players winning their Super Bowl wagers.

It’s an interesting time for the country’s gaming industry. There seem to be some major improvements with casino hubs around the country. We’ll continue offering updates here as the months go on.

When do you expect tourism figures in Las Vegas to reach pre-pandemic levels? Let us know in the comments section below!

Casino Jobs in Las Vegas are Still Difficult to Find

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Las Vegas is slowly beginning to see a surge of new visitors and casino openings. It seems as if the city is recovering, yet things are still far from normal in this city. According to new reports, casino jobs in Las Vegas are still hard to come across.

Many of the long-time workers in this city are still struggling to find jobs right now. It’s an unfortunate situation and one that will take time to fix. Today, we’re going to talk about what will lead to more of these gaming jobs coming available here.

Let’s get into it!

Gaming Revenue in Las Vegas Dropped in February

It has now been more than a year since the mass casino shutdowns throughout Nevada. This was one of the most impactful moments in the history of the state. Major gaming hubs here such as Las Vegas immediately saw their tourism industries come to a screeching halt.

This took a devastating toll on these cities. Las Vegas relies heavily on tourism. A massive amount of the jobs here also need tourists. Back in March, no one seemed to know how long these casino shutdowns would remain in place for.

It wasn’t until the summer that Governor Sisolak gave permission for the casinos in Las Vegas to open again. Over the course of a few months, most of the major casino-resorts in the city opened their doors. Unfortunately, this did not lead to an immediate surge in tourism here.

As infection rates increased, tourism rates in the city dropped. Lately, however, the city has seen a surge of new visitors. The increase in vaccinations around the country seems to have resulted in a major surge of travel to entertainment destinations such as Las Vegas.

Things are still far from normal here. Gaming revenue in Nevada dropped by 25% in February when compared to the same month in 2020. Casinos throughout the state reported winnings of $772 million last month overall.

Many of the jobs here prior to 2020 are not around anymore. We’re now beginning to hear more about the large number of workers in the city still trying to find employment in the gaming industry.

Workers Complain About the Lack of Casino Jobs in Las Vegas

Not long after the casinos shut down in March of 2020, casino workers were furloughed from their positions. It was a tough blow for these employees and hope was that it wouldn’t last long. Many of these furloughs eventually turned into real layoffs.

Many of these positions still have not yet become available. That includes Analia Ayala’s position as a corporate employee at MGM Resorts International. She spoke to the media this week and revealed some of the difficulties in trying to find new casino jobs in Las Vegas right now.

“It’s been a nightmare having to deal with unemployment,” she said. “I have friends in similar situations where it’s been difficult for them to find a job. “The job market it’s, it’s just not there. I’ve applied to hundreds of jobs every day. I finally got so exhausted I said I’m done, I need a break and then I did, I think I took, I think a month to just collect my thoughts, see what I’m going to do next.”

This isn’t completely new to Las Vegas. The competition for jobs in the casino industry here is high. The situation the city now finds itself in makes this prospect even more difficult. Many are still searching for a similar position to what they had earlier last year.

There are signs that Las Vegas is improving and that will certainly help. Tourism is up and casino-resorts are expanding their hours. Hope is that this leads to a major increase in open jobs by the time summer rolls around.

The opening of brand-new casinos should also help with this. One new venue just opened its doors and another plans to do so in just a few months!

New Casinos Will Bring More Las Vegas Casino Jobs

The events that unfolded last year were unprecedented. No one could have predicted that the city of Las Vegas would need to shut down for months. As a result, many of the gaming companies here were unprepared.

Several new casino-resorts are coming to this city this year. That includes the Virgin Hotel-Casino located where the former Hard Rock Hotel-Casino used to stand. It’s Virgin’s first foray into the casino game and has already been a hit with many visitors and locals.

This summer, Resorts World Las Vegas will finally open its doors. This property cost an astounding $4.2 billion to construct and is expected to be one of the most impressive venues ever opened in the city. It’s expected to bring even more visitors to the northern area of the Strip.

Resorts World is already helping to bring more jobs into Las Vegas. Not long ago, reports surfaced claiming that tens of thousands of job applications were flowing into this venue. Many have been eager to secure a position at the coolest new property in the city.

New entertainment options are also coming to Las Vegas. This will help to bring more visitors and hopefully allow more venues to open here in the future. Stay tuned for updates on the employment situation here over the next few months.

Have you found it difficult to find casino jobs in Las Vegas? Let us know in the comments section below!

The Virgin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas Opens This Week!

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Las Vegas is in the middle of a comeback right now. Fortunately, some exciting new properties are set to open their doors in this city over the next few months. This week, the Virgin Hotel-Casino will finally open its doors to the public!

The opening of this venue has been highly-anticipated for years. Many gambling fans are excited about what Virgin has to offer with its first casino. Now is the perfect time to talk about what is becoming available here.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas Casinos See a Boost in Visitors and Revenue

No city relies on tourism quite as much as Las Vegas. The casino shutdowns in March of 2020 took a devastating toll on the city’s economy. Even today, the effects of those shutdowns are being felt throughout Las Vegas.

Fortunately, there are some improvements being seen here lately. As infection rates drop, casinos are seeing their visitation rates increase. There have been large jumps in tourism numbers here over the past few months.

This, in turn, leads to boosts in gaming revenue. This is exactly what the casino companies operating in Las Vegas need. Many have seen record-low revenue figures for more than a year due to the events that have unfolded around the world.

Of course, some companies were forced to take drastic actions. Las Vegas Sands recently sold The Venetian and plans to focus most of its efforts on Macau. This comes shortly after the death of LVS founder and CEO Sheldon Adelson.

Most of the casinos in Las Vegas have now resumed their 24-hour operations. It’s clear that the city is beginning to recover. Hope is that by the time summer rolls around, tourism rates and revenue will reach pre-pandemic levels.

The opening of brand new casinos in the city are helping to boost tourism rates. This week, one exciting new hotel-casino will finally open its doors here.

Thursday Marks the Opening of the Virgin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas

There are more world-class casinos in Las Vegas than in any other city in the country. Many of them are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Lately, many popular gambling venues have also opened their doors outside of the Strip, too.

Back in 1995, the Hard Rock Hotel opened to the public. It was a major hit for years but began seeing revenue declines due to the rise in competition around the city. As a result, this venue was forced to permanently close its doors.

The Virgin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas is now scheduled to take its place. This new property has been under construction for years. On Thursday, this new property will finally open to the public. From what is being said, this should be an incredible venue for guests in the city.

The grand opening of this venue will feature live entertainment such as DJ’s, street performers, etc… Dining reservations can now be booked beginning on March 25. Rooms inside the hotel are quickly filling up, reports indicate.

Venues like this one are expected to help boost the tourism industry in Las Vegas. Many people around the country are excited to see what it has to offer. It is Virgin’s first gambling venue and a huge amount of money was invested to ensure it becomes a hit.

We’ll be sure to offer more updates on this property after it opens its doors. Now, many are looking ahead to the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas.

Resorts World Las Vegas is Only a Few Months From Opening

The Virgin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas isn’t the only incredible venue scheduled to open its doors in Las Vegas. For years, Resorts World Las Vegas has been under construction. This massive casino-resort is expected to be truly one-of-a-kind.

Resorts World Las Vegas cost an incredible $4.2 billion to construct. That makes it the most expensive gambling property ever built in Las Vegas. It is modern and should help to bring many visitors in Las Vegas to the northern area of the Strip.

An official opening date for this venue still has not yet been established. It is expected to open its doors this summer, though. Rumors point toward an opening in July.

More details about this venue are beginning to come out. Several new restaurants have been revealed to begin operating here. A food hall and hidden speakeasy will also be opening inside Resorts World.

Reports are also surfacing that claim Katy Perry will be performing a residency inside this casino-resort. This will be taking place inside The Theatre, Resorts World’s 5,000-seat entertainment venue.

Are you excited to see the Virgin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas open its doors? Let us know in the comment section below!

The Rio Las Vegas is Set for a Major Upgrade

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Las Vegas is slowly beginning to see a new surge of visitors. As a result, many of the casinos here are updating their operating hours and undergoing renovations. New reports claim the Rio Las Vegas is now set for a major upgrade this year.

The Rio has never been the flashiest property in Las Vegas. That could soon change with the renovations being planned. Today, we’ll talk about some of the changes set to come here.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas Tourism is Starting to Increase Once Again

Throughout 2020, we learned that Las Vegas relies on tourism in a way no other US city does. The events that unfolded last year took a devastating toll on the city’s economy. No other city was as economically impacted as Las Vegas.

There was no easy fix for this situation. Casinos were eventually given permission to reopen, yet tourism rates remained extremely low here. It was a complicated issue that plagued the city throughout the entirety of 2020.

Things finally seem to be improving, though. Infection rates have been dropping in Nevada lately. As a result, state leaders are allowing the casinos in Las Vegas to increase their occupancy limits and open more amenities.

This, in turn, leads to more visitors in the city. It’s an exciting time for the casino companies here that have seen major drops in their monthly revenue figures due to these tourism slumps. We’re already beginning to see increases in gaming revenue throughout Las Vegas.

A number of major casino renovations have taken place throughout the past year. More are expected to take place over the next nine months. We’re now beginning to hear about some of the major ones being planned to take place in 2021.

The Rio Las Vegas has been a popular venue in Las Vegas for years. Here’s what we know about the new plans for this casino-resort.

A Massive Renovation is Being Planned for the Rio Las Vegas

Las Vegas is an area used to see casino renovations. Some of the biggest gambling venues here have been around for decades. It takes a tremendous amount of work to keep these properties in top shape.

The Rio Las Vegas was opened to the public in 1990. In 2019, Caesars Entertainment sold this property to developer Eric Birnbaum. It now appears that this venue will soon go under new leadership once again.

Reports have confirmed that this venue will soon become part of the Hyatt brand. A major renovation is in the works, as well. It’s a huge piece of news and one that will permanently affect this casino-resort moving forward.

“We are thrilled that Dreamscape will help us bring multiple Hyatt full-service brands to Las Vegas, starting with a Hyatt Regency hotel, which we believe will deliver on the Hyatt Regency brand promise of creating meaningful connections in modern spaces designed for sharing, socializing, and collaborating,” said Kimo Bertram, VP of Hyatt’s real estate division. “We know Las Vegas is an important destination for our guests, World of Hyatt members, and customers, and this project is a significant step for Hyatt as we continue to grow our brands in markets that matter most to our loyal travelers.”

It’s clear that Hyatt expects a major recovery to take place in Las Vegas. Taking control of this property may have been the best-possible option right now. An official date for the renovation of this venue has not yet come out.

This isn’t the only major casino sale to take place in Las Vegas recently. In fact, we may see more of these property sales taking place soon.

Will More Casino Sales Happen in Las Vegas This Year?

Most industries were affected by the global health crisis that began last year. Some, of course, were hit harder than others. It became clear early on that the country’s land-based casino industry was wholly unprepared for the situation it found itself in.

Many of the casinos around the country that shut down in March are still closed to this day. That includes several of Station Casinos’ biggest properties. The owners claim they will keep these venues closed until a clear profit margin can be established with opening.

Some companies chose to part ways with their major Las Vegas casino-resorts. That includes Las Vegas Sands. Not long ago, news broke that LVS had officially sold The Venetian and its major Las Vegas Convention Center. It was one of the largest sales in Las Vegas history.

MGM Resorts flirted with the idea of putting some of its properties for sale, as well. None of the company’s casinos have officially hit the market. With the improvements seen in revenue, that is now unlikely to take place.

Some of the smaller casinos in Las Vegas are still likely to be sold over the next nine months. That’s particularly true with the off-Strip venues struggling to bring in players. We’ll be sure to offer updates on these sales as the year goes on.

Are you surprised to hear about the Rio Las Vegas? Do you think this will help this property? Let us know in the comments section below.

Casino Capacity Limits in Las Vegas are Increasing Once Again!

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Las Vegas is still working hard to bring in tourists. The city seems to be on the path to doing so, with more venues opening up every month. This week, reports came out claiming that casino capacity limits in Las Vegas are increasing once again.

This is fantastic news for the owners of these casinos. Allowing more players is a crucial step in getting revenue figures back to 2019-levels. Today, we’ll talk about how this new rule could impact Las Vegas moving forward.

Let’s get into it!

Analysts Predict a Successful Summer for Las Vegas Casinos

The past year was certainly one that most US casino companies would like to forget. For months, the country’s gambling industry was completely shut down. Places like Las Vegas immediately started seeing unprecedented drops in tourism and gaming revenue.

Over the summer of 2020, things began to improve. The warmer weather seemed to attract more people into the city. Restrictions began dropping and many casinos started seeing an increase in their revenue figures.

As the winter approached, infection rates began to increase around the country and tourism rates in Las Vegas dropped once again. This was an extremely difficult time for the gaming operators here. Fortunately, it seems that things are improving.

Tourism rates are once again beginning to increase in Las Vegas. As a result, many casino companies here are choosing to resume 24-hour operations. Several prominent analysts believe this city will see a major surge of tourism and revenue by the time summer rolls around.

There are some clear signs that things are improving. Vaccine distribution is increasing around the country and travel is starting to ramp up once again.

Things are still far from normal in Las Vegas. Fortunately, state leaders are choosing to remove even more restrictions for the casinos in this city.

Gov. Sisolak Gives Green Light to Increase Casino Capacity Limits in Las Vegas

There are many things necessary for Las Vegas to return to normal. One is the removal of the heavy restrictions for the businesses here. These rules are keeping many people around the country from visiting Las Vegas.

There have been some major restrictions lifted in recent weeks. As infection rates in the city drop, casinos are given more leniency. This is already helping to bring in more visitors from around the US.

This week, news broke that casino capacity limits in Las Vegas are increasing once again. Moving forward, the casinos here are able to operate at 50% capacity. That is a major increase from the 35% allowed previously.

More casinos are now choosing to increase their operating hours. Caesars Entertainment recently announced that two more of its properties are deciding to resume 24-hour operations. Alexandria Dazlich, a member of the Nevada Restaurant Association, believes it won’t be long before full capacity is allowed inside casinos again.

“With more and more people getting vaccinated, restaurant employees, we hopefully are working towards something that is looking more to full capacity or 100% so I think that is important for both casino properties as well as properties off strip as well,” she said. 

The casino companies in Las Vegas clearly have reason to get excited. Stay tuned for updates on the tourism and revenue figures here.

Resorts World Las Vegas is Just a Few Months Away From Opening

The casinos in Las Vegas are known for being the biggest and best in the world. Soon, one of the coolest new gambling venues will officially open its doors here. Many have been looking to see Resorts World Las Vegas finally open for years.

There has been a tremendous amount of hype surrounding this venue. At $4.2 billion, it is the most expensive casino-resort ever built in this city. It is currently being built in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip.

An official opening date has not yet been revealed. It has been confirmed, however, that this property will be opening its doors sometime this summer. This property’s opening will likely help to bring in even more visitors to Las Vegas.

Resorts World Las Vegas is still looking for employees. Tens of thousands of individuals have already applied for a position here. Many are hoping to secure a job at one of the most exciting new gambling venues in the city.

The timing could world out well. Resorts World may be opening its doors for the first time in the middle of a major tourism boom. Hopefully, this venue ends up being a huge success.

Are you happy to see casino capacity limits in Las Vegas increasing? Let us know in the comments section below!

Circa Sports Expands at Off-Strip Tuscany Suites

Circa Sportsbook
Circa Sports is expanding outside its properties by opening a physical sportsbook at the off-strip Tuscany Suites located at Flamingo Road, just east of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Tuscany sportsbook had a soft opening on Monday before a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. It is located at the same space that housed the William Hill book, across Pub 365, near the casino’s entrance. It was closed earlier this month for remodeling.

Said Circa owner Derek Stevens:

“We’re excited to open up (at Tuscany) right before March Madness. The Tuscany is a great property with great ease of access, and I like what we’re doing in Henderson on Water Street.”

Tuscany Suites Expansion

The Tuscany Suites expansion is much smaller than the sportsbook at Circa Las Vegas, which is one of the largest in the world with a multi-level 1,000 seat facility with a 78-million pixel TV screen that can show two dozen sporting events at once. The Tuscany book is also the first Stevens sportsbook to open outside his casino lineup. However, it won’t be the last one.

Stevens is also planning to open a Circa Sports shop at the Pass, the new property set to open at the former Eldorado property in downtown Henderson. That sportsbook is expected to start taking bets on May 1st, pending regulatory approvals. The Pass, also subject to final regulatory approval, is slated to open on April 1st.

Circa Sports Takes Big NCAA Bets Right Away

Circa Sports had set its eyes on the NCAA men’s basketball Tournament and it wasn’t a surprise why it was the first sportsbook to post the opening odds for all of the 32 opening games of the tournament, scheduled on March 18th.

Circa Sports released its NCAA betting lines concurrent to the Selection Sunday show.
It took bets even before the full bracket was revealed and there was no such thing as a soft opening. The Derek Stevens brand sportsbook took big bets right away, with $10,000 limits on sides in each of the 32 opening games.

The Security at Wynn Las Vegas is Ramping Up Right Now

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Resorts owns some of the biggest and best casino-resorts on the planet. That includes several in the city of Las Vegas. New reports claim that the security at Wynn Las Vegas is beginning to ramp up due to recent events.

The Las Vegas Strip is generally a safe area. Occasionally, however, bad things happen at the biggest casino-resorts in the city. Now is a great time to talk about what is changing over at Wynn Las Vegas.

Let’s get into it!

Many Restrictions are Being Lifted in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has been under intense restrictions for almost an entire year. That’s made things tough for many of the businesses here. Tourism rates have been low and casino companies were left with small revenue figures for months.

Many felt that the heavy restrictions set in place were leading to these drops in tourism. Very few people around the country were interested in making the trip to Las Vegas with the rules set in place. There has been serious pressure on Governor Sisolak to begin lifting these restrictions.

Sisolak now feels things are safe enough to start getting back to normal. Recently, Las Vegas has been seeing major restrictions being lifted. Most venues in the city are now able to operate at 35%.

Soon, even more restrictions will be lifted. Nightclubs and similar venues will be given permission to open their doors to the public. This will likely help to significantly boost tourism rates in the city, particularly as the warmer weather approaches.

Casinos in Las Vegas here have reason to celebrate. Finally, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for the city of Las Vegas. Many experts expect to see a major increase in visitors here over the next few months.

Crime is always an issue in major cities such as Las Vegas. Some of the gambling venues here are now choosing to ramp up their security measures.

Reports Confirm the Security at Wynn Las Vegas is Increasing

There are a huge number of world-class casino-resorts operating in Las Vegas. Most agree that the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas are two of the best. These two venues are located in the northern area of the Strip and are known for their opulence.

Unfortunately, crime rates have been slightly higher in Las Vegas over the past year than they have been in the past. As a result, many casinos here have been forced to implement more intense safety regulations.

Earlier this week, news broke that a shooting of a security officer occurred at the Wynn Las Vegas Casino-Resort. This latest incident seems to have been enough for the owners of this venue to make a change. We’re now beginning to hear more about the increase in security at Wynn Las Vegas.

Reports have confirmed that this popular casino-resort is choosing to add armed officers with body armor to its security team. This comes as a direct result of the security officer shooting this week. Wynn wants to ensure its employees stay as safe as possible.

Some might be concerned about these increases in security lately. The vast majority of visitors to Las Vegas still have nothing to worry about. Violent crime is very rare in Las Vegas and these new types of security measures will help to make things even safer in the country.

Wynn Resorts has reason to be optimistic right now. A new influx of visitors is expected over the next few months. How are other major casino hubs faring right now?

Atlantic City is Preparing for a Surge of Tourism

Las Vegas is far from the only major casino hub in the United States. The entire US gambling industry has been expanding over the past few years. There are now many cities around the country home to fantastic casino-resorts.

Atlantic City is without a doubt the biggest gaming hub on the East Coast. This city has grown tremendously over the past decade. Prior to 2020, this city was seeing steady increases in its gambling revenue.

The events that unfolded in 2020 put a halt to much of the progress in this city. Fortunately, this city is beginning to see increases in its tourism and revenue. Much of that also has to do with the lifting of intense regulations in the city.

A recent poll showed that the majority of travelers are willing to visit Atlantic City this year. It’s exactly the kind of news that the casino companies here hoped to hear. Some are now preparing their hotels for an increase in visitors.

There are some big things happening in the country’s casino industry. If all goes according to plan, this could result in a fantastic year for the companies operating these gambling venues. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on these cities over the next few months.

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