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Offline Blonde4ever

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25 Surprising Facts About Las Vegas Visitors, 2016 Visitor Profile Study Edition
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http://vitalvegas.com/surprising-facts-las-vegas-visitors/


Offline bardolator

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Interesting read. Either most of us are far from being average Vegas visitors or something is fishy about the survey. Possibly both.
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Interesting read. Either most of us are far from being average Vegas visitors or something is fishy about the survey. Possibly both.

Agreed. For example, they've been saying for over a decade that the "average" gambling budget is in the neighborhood of $500-$600, but from where I sit, most people who do gamble have a lot more than that. I think that they either include all those people who don't gamble as zero dollars in the average or more likely, that the people lie about how much they're prepared to lose or have lost.

Blonde is right about downtown. There is no way that visitation has increased that much in one year.
If you place a statistician's head in dry ice and his feet in boiling water, then on the average he is fairly comfortable but his comfort has a large variance.

Most people have more than the average number of legs.

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I thought this was interesting:

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Of those visiting Las Vegas in 2016, 27% were first-time visitors, up from just 16% in 2015

I suspect most of us read various blogs/forums/articles and have seen lots of people fed up with increased costs and decreasing gambling opportunities who swear to never return.  To me, this statistic seems to back that up.

Unlike how it used to be, my guess is that most of the 27% of newbies will not have a winning trip and therefor will be less likely to return.
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Offline thermonuclear

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I thought this was interesting:

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Of those visiting Las Vegas in 2016, 27% were first-time visitors, up from just 16% in 2015

I suspect most of us read various blogs/forums/articles and have seen lots of people fed up with increased costs and decreasing gambling opportunities who swear to never return.  To me, this statistic seems to back that up.

Commentary from the Convention Authority:



Their take on the situation is that the new visitors were attracted by improvements at the megaresorts. They note that new visitor volume was similarly heavy in the mid 1990s during a decade with many new resort openings. I'd like to see those numbers because I only found data back to 2003. Since 2003, I didn't see anything above 20%, so the reported figure for 2016 seems implausible.

 
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