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Going Beyond Just Gambling

Photo by Jeffrey J. Coleman

Photo by Jeffrey J. Coleman

This is the year that Las Vegas really embraces being about more than just gambling, right? With retail and entertainment projects sprouting up everywhere, you’d get that impression. But Las Vegas casinos have been about more than gambling for a long time—back to the 1950s, at least—and Strip casinos started earning more from non-gaming than gambling back in 1999. Still, in an age of global casino proliferation, giving non-gaming its due can’t hurt.

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