Expect to See More Security Inside Las Vegas Casinos

Las Vegas Sign and the Paris Las Vegas Casino Hotel

Over the past few months, the city of Las Vegas has seen a significant increase in crime around popular tourist destinations. It’s a troubling development for the casino companies here working hard to boost tourism and revenue. As a result of this activity, we’re now beginning to see more security in Las Vegas casinos.

Many analysts felt this would happen. Hope is that these new measures help to lower crime again. Today, we’re going to take a look at what casinos have planned, and how this might affect Las Vegas moving forward.

Let’s get into it!

Casino Revenue is Slowly Increasing in Las Vegas

The United States’ casino industry completely shut down back in March. In some states, this shutdown wasn’t even noticed. Others immediately took a massive hit. Nevada certainly falls into the latter category.

This state is home to a number of major gambling destinations. None is bigger than Las Vegas. Over the past century, this city has grown to become one of the most-visited casino destinations on the planet. Several multi-billion-dollar properties are based here.

The casino shutdowns back in March took a serious toll on Las Vegas. Finally, in June, Governor Steve Sisolak gave permission for the casinos here to reopen. Most of the major casino-resorts in the city are now open again.

Revenue remains far lower than what was being made in 2019. That’s certainly no surprise when considering the state of the world. Fortunately, reports show that revenue earnings here are increasing each month.

Not everything is improving here, though. There seems to be a large increase in violent incidents happening in the city’s major tourist destinations including the Las Vegas Strip. As a result, several of the biggest casino-resorts here are taking new steps to increase their security measures.

Will this help things?

There Will Soon be More Security Inside Las Vegas Casinos

Crime has always taken place in and around the city of Las Vegas. It’s a big city, and historically speaking, most serious crimes occurred away from areas like the Strip. In more recent months, however, there seems to be a large increase in these incidents occurring in these tourist areas.

It’s become a serious issue for major casinos here. These venues are doing everything they can to boost tourism and attract new players. The last thing the owners of these properties want is visitors fearing about crime.

Some of these casinos are now taking things into their own hands. News has just surfaced that we’ll soon see a major increase in security inside Las Vegas casinos. That includes the Las Vegas Wynn and Encore Casino-Resorts.

Officials within these venues claim this has been planned for weeks. Moving forward, guests will be screened for weapons and other metal objects. Hotel key cards will also need to be verified in order to ensure only hotel guests are being admitted into the towers.

They released a statement explaining some of the new measures being set in place.

“The additional screening at the resort entrances complements existing security measures that are in place, including scanning hotel room keys at elevator entrances to ensure only current registered guests are admitted to the hotel towers,” the statement says. 

Hopefully, this helps these casinos to lower crime rates in the city. It will certainly be interesting to see. Make sure to stay tuned for updates over the next few months!

Tourism Rates in Nevada Continue to Fluctuate

2020 has likely been the toughest year in history for Nevada’s casino industry. It’s also been extremely difficult for the huge number of businesses here that rely on tourism to operate. Much like casino revenue, tourism is slowly increasing in Nevada, yet this seems to be fluctuating over the past couple of months.

It’s clear that more individuals are now choosing to drive into Las Vegas, rather than fly. There are also more Nevada residents choosing to gamble, rather than tourists from outside states. Prior to this past week, many hoped Las Vegas would see a large influx of international visitors.

That did not turn out to be the case. Even during China’s “Golden Week,” which traditionally brings a huge number of Chinese gamblers into the city, international visitation rates were extremely low. Travel restrictions remain in place around the world and may remain in place for months to come.

A boost in tourism will result in a boost in revenue. With winter approaching, it may be quite some time before things return to normal in Las Vegas, though. The next few months will tell a lot about what to expect.

You can expect to see more security inside Las Vegas casinos soon. The other properties in this city are likely to take similar measures soon. Stay tuned for more updates on how this will affect the city over the next few months!

Are you happy to see security measures increase in Nevada? Do you plan on visiting Las Vegas anytime soon? Let us know in the comments section below!

There’s Been Another Shooting in Las Vegas This Week

Magnifying Glass With Las Vegas Strip in BackgroundCasinos around Las Vegas are working extremely hard to boost tourism rates. Unfortunately, there’s been a rise in violent crimes taking place around the city’s most popular areas. This week, another shooting in Las Vegas was recorded on the Strip.

It’s concerning news for tourists and residents here. It’s also difficult for casinos here, all of which are still struggling to bring in new players. Today, we’re going to talk about what this rise in crime means for the city moving forward.

Let’s get into it!

Gambling Revenue is Still Fluctuating Throughout Nevada

It’s been fascinating to watch the gambling revenue figures being released in Nevada. For months, casinos here were earning almost nothing. All gambling venues in the state were shut down for months and the only money coming in was from online operations.

In June, Governor Sisolak finally gave permission to the casinos here to reopen. Some of them opened their doors as quickly as possible. Others took their time and only recently decided to open their doors.

Park MGM falls into the latter category. This is one of the most popular hotel-casinos in Las Vegas, yet its owners wanted to wait to reopen. It wasn’t until this week that this property opened its doors as the first non-smoking hotel-casino on the Strip.

Revenue figures continue to come out each month. All casinos here are seeing significantly lower revenue earnings than they experienced the same months last year. Fortunately, revenue is increasing as the months go on. That wasn’t the case in August, though.

News recently broke that Nevada’s gambling revenue dropped by 22% this August when compared to August of 2019. The revenue also dipped slightly when compared to July. Many credit a rise in Covid-19 cases for this drop in earnings.

The fact that violent incidents in major tourist destinations seem to be increasing won’t help anything.

Here’s What We Know About the Recent Shooting in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, like all big cities, sees crime pop up now and again. Historically speaking, most of the serious violent incidents take place away from the Las Vegas Strip. For the past couple of months, however, we’ve seen a significant rise in these incidents occurring near the city’s most luxurious area.

News has just surfaced that another shooting in Las Vegas took place early Friday morning. It appears to have stemmed from an argument between two individuals. Fortunately, no one was injured in the shooting.

This latest incident occurred in the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino, one of the most popular venues in the city. Casino officials have not yet commented on this latest incident. Security officials are reviewing footage of the shooting to try to identify those involved.

This is just one of many recent shootings around the Strip. Last weekend, a man was shot and paralyzed on while walking near The Linq and Flamingo. The suspects have been identified and arrested.

Casino companies are obviously disappointed to see this rise in crime. Some analysts feel that it will result in a significant dip in tourism. With the crime and increasing rates of Covid-19 in certain parts of the country, Las Vegas may have a difficult next few months.

Not every major US gambling destination is hurting right now, though.

Sports Betting Revenue is Still Increasing in New Jersey

New Jersey was one of the first states to legalize and regulate sports betting after PASPA was struck down in 2018. It’s now the largest sports betting market in the country. A huge amount of revenue was being earned here every month since this industry opened up.

Not long ago, New Jersey set a new all-time record for sports betting revenue. The sports gambling platforms here managed to bring in an astounding $667 million over the month of August. Many feel this will be surpassed in September.

Casino revenue is also increasing here. Atlantic City was given permission to reopen casinos back in July. Today, all of the casino-resorts in this city have reopened and tourism rates are slowly increasing.

It’s great news for other casino companies around the country. Many state leaders are now interested in legalizing this industry, as well. The potential for massive revenue earnings is now clear.

Hopefully, things begin to improve around Nevada. It’s certainly disappointing to hear about another shooting in Las Vegas. It will be interesting to see how this affects the city moving forward.

Do you plan to visit Las Vegas this year? Which hotel are you staying at? Let us know in the comments section below!