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The Changing Las Vegas Visitor
The Changing Las Vegas Visitor

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AIR DATE: April 9, 2012

Visitors to Las Vegas have changed their habits a little bit over the past few years. Tourists are spending less on gambling and more on things like entertainment and restaurants. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's Visitor Profile Study gamblers budgeted $447.63 for gaming in 2011, down from $466.20 the previous year. Meantime tourists spent $274.69 on restaurants and beverages in 2011 compared to $256.82 in 2010, a seven percent increase. We discuss how the Las Vegas visitor is changing and what casinos are doing to adjust.
 
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Marybel Batjer, VP of Public Policy and Communications, Caesars Entertainment
Alexandra Epstein, Exec Mgr, El Cortez
John Restrepo, principal, RCG Economics
Scott Russell, LVCVA
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