It feels like just yesterday that The Cosmopolitan opened in Las Vegas. Nope, the luxury casino-resort opened in December of 2010. There’s a long history for this relatively young casino on the Vegas Strip. At first, The Cosmopolitan marketed themselves as a unique property.
Customer tastes change often. Sometimes preferences align with corporate business plans and other times they don’t. There’s a customer trend in Las Vegas that seems to make both recreational gamblers and casino corporations happy. Las Vegas casino guests have been playing games in search of big jackpot wins for a few years.
There were plenty of Las Vegas hotel room renovations last year. There will be more hotel room renovations this year but not as many. The two largest casino operators that account for the vast majority of hotels on the Vegas Strip are just about done upgrading their hotels.
The repeal of the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act ( PASPA) in 2018 opened the doors for states to legalize sports betting. It also opened the doors for mainstream sports media to embrace sports betting more than ever. Websites and podcasts were the first to act since those are the forms of media that are quickest to respond.
One of the best trends to emerge in Las Vegas restaurants in 2018 was special dining opportunities. Tasting and pairing menus for one night only isn’t exactly a new concept. However, it seemed as though more restaurants offered special menus than ever before. The pairings often feature adult beverages that complement the best dishes in a restaurant.
Toward the end of 2018, SuperBook USA, the national brand for the Las Vegas SuperBook at the Westgate, asked bettors what they look for when choosing a sportsbook. As the look and feel of sportsbooks change across the country, this is probably a good time to ask what was once a simple question.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) released their Executive Summary for November during the week. As you can see visitor volume was up 5.6%, convention attendance was up 15.6% and overall occupancy in hotels was up 3.6%. Hotel operators in Las Vegas saw that RevPAR (Revenue per available room) was up 13.5% from 2017 to $112.98.
Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, Florida recently expanded and added more gaming options. The new casino section at the Hard Rock is more than 33,000 square feet. The new casino area has 880 slot machines and 19 blackjack tables. There’s also a new L Bar that offers handcrafted cocktails and a specialized menu of premium …
The NFL recently announced that Las Vegas will host its first NFL Draft in 2020. The draft will precede the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas. The unnamed Las Vegas stadium is slated to open July 31 of that year – just in time for the Raiders to kick off national football season.