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  • Green Felt Journal

    The Past Is Still With Us

    By David G. Schwartz

    Monte Carlo’s transition to Park MGM speaks to new Las Vegas identity.

  • Green Felt Journal

    June Numbers Show a Strip Limping Along

    By David G. Schwartz

    It would be nice to believe that the Las Vegas Strip is back. The Nevada casino industry suffered a few bad years (2008 and 2009) and posted modest growth in 2010 and 2011, with some deceleration in 2012. Right now, there are two possibilities: that the 2012 slowdown is just a speed bump on the way to a more prosperous future, or that 2013 will be another year in which Las Vegas just limps along.

  • Las Vegas Strip Shooting: What You Need to Know

    By Nicole Ely

    When gunfire on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday morning left three people dead, it was the fifth violent incident in the area since December, according to USA Today and the Las Vegas Review Journal. The spate of confrontations has some wondering if the tourism industry, the city's lifeblood, will take a hit. But authorities as well as a few Vegas Seven Facebook fans say not likely.

  • Let’s Not Get Too Excited About the July Numbers

    By David G. Schwartz

    July looks like an outstanding month for Nevada gaming. After several months of growth (and decline) in fits and starts, total overall casino revenues jumped by almost 17 percent. In the Valley, the Strip posted an impressive 28 percent gain, while Downtown and the Boulder Strip also saw their monthly win increase. So why aren’t I celebrating? Because, when you look more closely at the numbers, they aren’t that great. 

  • Springtime Blues for Gaming

    By David G. Schwartz

    On May 10, the Gaming Control Board released the Nevada gaming numbers for March. They contained a bit of a surprise. The previous five months had seen gains for the entire state, driven by a slowly recovering Las Vegas Strip. But March saw a dramatic fall-off in gaming win for both the Strip and the state, which declined 15 percent and 11 percent, respectively. What gives? There are three issues behind the Strip’s sudden fall off the recovery wagon:

  • Nightlife

    Barefoot Bonanza

    By Deanna Rilling

    There seemed to be a severe case of what I call “Cinderella Syndrome” up and down the Las Vegas Strip on New Year’s Eve. A lone Louboutin here, a solitary Steve Madden there. No, not a pair of abandoned pumps, just one.

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