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May 23, 2019

Rockets Over The River Fireworks in Laughlin 2019

Laughlin, NV
4th of July, Independence Day Fireworks


Rockets Over The River 


There will be two Rockets Over The River Fireworks Shows this year in Laughlin. 


Both shows will be choreographed to a mix of patriotic and summer fun music. 

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019   

Thursday, July 4, 2019 

 

Shows start at approximately 9:30pm, come get your spot early before the best ones fill up!




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Apr 29, 2019

Memorial Day Fireworks at the Avi Resort & Casino

  

Laughlin, NV

Vote in the 

Memorial Day Celebration


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Fireworks take place at dusk at the Beach Overlook

Food and drinks vendors will be on site (for purchase).


Photo/graphic from Avi Facebook page


Video clip of the Finale of a previous 
Memorial Day Fireworks Show at the Avi







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Apr 28, 2019

Laughlin Visitor Volume Down for 3rd Month in a Row

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) released their March 2019 visitor statistics. 





Laughlin Visitor Volume was 173,500 in March compared to 179,600 in March of last year.  This is a decrease of ‐3.4%Year to Date for 2019, visitor volume is down -4.7%


Source:  LVCVA.com



Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) was down ‐3.3%


Gaming revenue for February was also down, by -4.24%   Learn More

This marks the 3rd consecutive month with a decrease in visitor volume.

In January, Laughlin visitor numbers were also down   -4.2%  
In February, Laughlin visitor numbers were also down -6.7%  

With, what appeared to be a smaller Laughlin River Run just completed, it will be interesting to see what the visitor numbers are for April when they are released.    


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Laughlin and the Vegas Strip show a drop in gaming revenue for the month of March 2019.

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Nevada Gaming Revenue (Win) Reports



Only Laughlin and the Vegas Strip (in Clark County) 
showed a drop in gaming revenue for the month of March 2019.

Laughlin gaming revenue was $49,603,923 (March 2019) 
compared to $51,795,899 (March 2018) 

This is a decrease of -4.23% 

For Laughlin, so far in 2019 gaming revenue was:

January    +1.83% 
February   -0.68%
March       -4.23%


March Gaming Revenue Breakdowns by area:

Las Vegas Strip            down  -3.83% 
Downtown Las Vegas   up       8.66%
North Las Vegas           up       8.59% 
Boulder Strip                 up       8.92%  (includes Casinos in Henderson) 
Laughlin                        down  -4.23%  
Mesquite                       up       8.08%%


Source:
https://gaming.nv.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=14561



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Apr 18, 2019

Blues & Brews at the Colorado Belle


Laughlin, Nevada    
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21st Annual Blues and Brews Festival 

April 19-21, 2019
On the Laughlin Riverwalk near the Colorado Belle. 

Featuring free live blues on the outdoor Loading Dock Stage.  The line up includes the Chris Hiatt Band, John Earl & The BoogieMan Band with Chris Tofield, Mississippi Bill Magee & His San Diego Blues Band and the PS Band featuring Jonathan Ellison. 



Beer from Pints Microbrewery, including Pints Rehab Red Ale, Pints Golden Ale, Pints What the Puck IPA, Pints Wild Card Ale and Bodacious Blueberry Ale plus Blue Hawaiian Cocktails!    


Photo from Blues and Brews 2018
   

Festival hours:  
Friday & Saturday Noon-Midnight
Sunday Noon-8pm

  All details are subject to change by the property hosting the events. 

 


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Apr 5, 2019

How Tight are the Slots in Laughlin?

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The latest data shows slot hold percentages in Laughlin rank #2 just behind the Vegas Strip

In the past, Laughlin has been considered an inexpensive gambling destination.  Statistics are showing that slots are trending toward average higher holds (tighter). 

A recent publication on 3-28-2919 by the UNLV Center for Gaming Research reported slot hold percentages of the eleven largest (by revenue) reporting areas in Nevada.

The Las Vegas Strip has a significantly higher hold than other reporting areas.    Laughlin is ranked second. 

For the period 2004-2019 the Las Vegas Strip slot hold (average) was 7.35%.

Laughlin was just behind them at an average of 7.13%

For 2018 Laughlin had an average hold percentage of 7.82% 

So far, in 2019, Laughlin's hold percentage is up to 8.16%





Slot hold is the average slot hold percentage (or win percentage) for the period in question as released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board in its Gaming Revenue Reports.

This is basically the amount the Casino takes as their gaming revenue on the slots.   A higher hold percentage means less payout to players (over time).


The report from UNLV also shows the slot hold percentage by month.  





Again, Laughlin is just behind the Vegas Strip with the highest percentage. 



See all the percentages from the source document link below. 
All graphs included above are taken from this source: 
https://gaming.unlv.edu/reports/nv_slot_hold.pdf




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Apr 4, 2019

Laughlin Visitor Numbers Down for February


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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) released their February 2019 statistics. 




Laughlin Visitor Volume was 141,600 in February compared to 151,700 in February of last year.  This is a decrease of ‐6.7%

Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) was down ‐17.6%

Gaming revenue for February was also down, by -0.68%   More

In January, Laughlin visitor numbers were also down -4.2%  


Source:  LVCVA.com




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Laughlin Gaming Revenue Down for February (2019)

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Gaming Revenue (Win) Reports for February 2019 






Laughlin Casinos gaming revenue was down -0.68% in February 

(compared to February of 2018).  

Meanwhile, gaming revenue for the state as a whole was down -0.62%, 

as was gaming revenue for the Las Vegas Strip (down -1.95%)


Breakdowns by area:


Las Vegas Strip            down   1.95% 

Downtown Las Vegas up       9.00%
North Las Vegas           down   5.25%
Boulder Strip                 up       2.36%    (includes Casinos in Henderson) 
Laughlin                      down   0.68%  
Mesquite                       up       7.02%


Laughlin gaming revenue for Feb. 2019 $44,807,820 compared to Feb. 2018 $45,116,836


Source:  https://gaming.nv.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=14493


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Mar 28, 2019

Bumbleberry Flats at the New Pioneer

Laughlin, NV
Bumbleberry Flats 
The New Pioneer
(Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall)

Our last visit to Bumbleberry Flats was long before the new Owners took over in May of 2018.   For a long time, it was one of our favorite dining choices in Laughlin.   Just a couple of days ago we were invited out for dinner at Bumbleberry, so we were excited to try it again. 







The Staff in the entire Casino was very good, very friendly and prompt.  The two servers who helped out at our table in Bumbleberry were excellent.   One of them highly recommended the barbecue ribs.  *The menu had only changed slightly since our last visit, so it was hard to decide. 

They only had a couple orders of the Ribs left so we went with that choice.  It turned out to be a good one.  


The 1/2 rack of ribs was huge, cooked perfectly, with a good sauce (not too spicy, which we dislike).  The ribs were served with corn on the cob, 2 fritters, and baked beans.  Chicken and Waffles was another choice at our table (sorry no picture). This turned out to be another really good item.  

*We did notice the Brisket and Prime Rib was noted on the menu as only available on Friday and Saturday.  Both of which we may have had instead of the Ribs.  

We also all shared the Fried Pickles. Again, no picture, because everyone starting eating them right away!  They were very good.  

Before dinner we stopped in Sassy Sue's Bar.  The bartender was friendly and fast with bringing us an 805.    


Sassy Sues has a great river view, cold beer (many on tap), and (sometimes) a hot machine.  No luck this time but we only played for a short while.  






After dinner, we played a few machines on the Casino floor.  Drink service was fast and friendly.  

Even though some of the exterior of the Casino, mostly the lighting, needs some TLC, we enjoyed our visit to Bumbleberry Flats and the bar overlooking the River.  We will definitely be back sometime again. 

Finally, we can't say enough about the staff, who are doing their best to give guests an enjoyable experience.  Great job, thank you!






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