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Two Nevada revenue reports for December 2013

By David G. Schwartz on January 31, 2014 4:19 PM | Permalink

Here are the updated reports for Nevada, with December 2013 data:

Nevada Gaming Statistics: The Last Six Months 
Recent Trends for Casino Revenues, July 2013 to December 2013

Nevada Gaming Statistics: December Comparison
Statewide, Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and Washoe County figures for the month of December, 2004-2013

Numbers are up, though slot handle continues to lag, as does game win outside of baccarat (with some exceptions).

Event Announcement: Jay Sarno Roundtable

By David G. Schwartz on January 21, 2014 2:20 PM | Permalink

March 2, 4PM
Roundtable Discussion: Jay Sarno: His Life and Legacy

Jay Sarno did more than build two of the most iconic casinos in the world, Caesars Palace and Circus Circus. He created the mold for modern Las Vegas. In this panel discussion, those who knew him best will talk about his contributions and his quirks.

Panelists include

  • Oscar Goodman, former Las Vegas mayor and Sarno’s attorney
  • Burton Cohen, casino president
  • Mel Larson, former Circus Circus vice president of marketing
  • Jay C. Sarno, September Sarno, Freddie Sarno, and Heidi Sarno Straus, Jay Sarno’s children

The panel will be moderated by David G. Schwartz, author of Sarno biography Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the discussion.

View invitation (pdf)

Event Announcement: 2/23 Larry Gragg Author Talk

By David G. Schwartz on January 21, 2014 2:18 PM | Permalink

February 23, 4 PM
Author Event: Larry Gragg

Introduced by Nevada Historian Dr. Michael Green

In his book Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture Larry Gragg invites readers to view Las Vegas in an entirely new way. Gragg considers how popular culture has depicted the city and its allure over its first century. He draws on hundreds of films, television programs, novels and articles and identifies changing trends in how the city is presented. In its earliest days, Las Vegas was promoted by boosters as the last frontier town where cowboys and prospectors enjoyed liquor, women and gambling. In the 1950s it was largely characterized as a sophisticated resort town. More recently, Las Vegas has been depicted as controlled by organized crime, offering non-stop entertainment and luxury. Gragg introduces readers to gangsters like Bugsy Siegel and Tony Spilotro and entertainers like Elvis and Frank Sinatra. His book is an eclectic blend of stories, people sights and sounds that make up Las Vegas’ appeal.

View invitation (pdf)

New Report: Average Reno Casino, 2013

By David G. Schwartz on January 15, 2014 12:14 PM | Permalink

Reno has had an interesting year. While these numbers don't look enormously encouraging, recently things seem to have turned around. Here's how Reno casinos performed in fiscal 2013:

Average Reno Casino, 2013 
A statistical summary of the average Reno/Sparks casino (with annual gaming revenues of over $1 million) with both gaming and non-gaming revenues and information on employment, taxes, and expenses

New Report: Average Laughlin Casino, 2013

By David G. Schwartz on January 15, 2014 12:10 PM | Permalink

We don't post much material about Laughlin, so this is of real interest. Very different model from Las Vegas in some ways. See the report here:

Average Laughlin Casino, 2013 
A statistical summary of the average Laughlin casino (with annual gaming revenues of over $1 million) with both gaming and non-gaming revenues and information on employment, taxes, and expenses


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