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Dec 7, 2018

Proposed new bridge on the Laughlin Town Advisory Board Agenda for December 11th

Laughlin, NV

The next Laughlin Town Advisory Board (LTAB) meeting is December 11, 2018.

Come out to the meeting. Get involved and learn what is going on in YOUR community.   The public is welcome and there is also time set aside for public comment.  

One of the items on the agenda is:

Discuss status, cost/benefit, and feasibility of third Laughlin bridge project in relation to other Laughlin capital project needs, and recommend possible reallocation of existing project design and construction funds. 

See and Download the entire agenda for December 11

Laughlin Town Advisory Board Members are: 

Stephanie Bethards
Kathy Ochs - Vice Chair 
James Maniaci - Chair 
Gina Mackey
(one seat vacant)

Secretary: Tammy Harris, (702) 298-0828,

County Liaison: Brian Paulson, 
(702) 298-0828,

Nov 29, 2018

Laughlin Visitor Numbers Down 6.5% in October, while Gaming Revenue is up 12.2%

Laughlin, NV

Laughlin visitor volume was down ‐6.5% for the month of October (2018), compared to October of 2017. 

The year to date numbers for Laughlin show visitor volume down -1.7% through October compared to the same period in 2017. 

Source:  LVCVA.Com

Even though visitor numbers were down, gaming revenue for Laughlin was up 12.2% in October. 

The year to date numbers for Laughlin show visitor volume down -1.7% through October compared to the same period last year.

The percentage increase or decrease of visitors for each month in 2018 compared to the same month in 2017:

January          3.8%
February        -0.2%
March             0.7%
April -1.5%
May               -2.2%
June              1.8%
July              -4.4%
August -1.2%
September -6.3%
October    -6.5%
Year to Date    -1.7%


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Source:  LVCVA.Com

Laughlin October (2018) Gaming Revenue Up 12.13%

Laughlin, NV

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported a Nevada gaming win of $1.06 Billion for October of 2018 (compared to the same period in 2017)

Laughlin was up 12.13% to $47.03 Million 

A closer look at the three-month totals for August, September, and October show Laughlin gaming revenue is up 4.19% at $122.79 Million,

For the period from Nov.1, 2017 through October 31, 2018 Laughlin gaming revenue is up 4.04% at $507.4 Million.

The Laughlin Event Center held two big concerts in October, Keith Urban and Rod Stewart.

Elsewhere in Clark County:

The Las Vegas Strip gaming revenue was up 12.24% at $593.4 Million compared to October of 2017, the same month of the mass shooting at Mandalay Bay on October 1st.   Although October was a strong month for the Las Vegas Strip, the 3-month gaming revenue for August, September and October was still down 1.6%

Downtown Las Vegas was up slightly at 0.29%
North Las Vegas was up 0.73%
Boulder Strip was down -0.6%
Mesquite was up 6.04%

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Sources of the data:

Nov 9, 2018

Golden Entertainment reports 3.1 Million Quarterly Loss

Golden Entertainment reported a 3.1 million quarterly loss for the three months ending September 30, 2018.  In the same period last year, they had recorded approximately 8.5 million in profit. 

Golden Entertainment acquired the Stratosphere, two Arizona Charlie’s properties, and the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin in 2017 for $850 million.    They have announced plans to buy the Edgewater and the Colorado Belle located in Laughlin for an estimated $190 million, in early 2019.   The company also operates Casinos, PT's Pub local taverns, and a network of slot machines in bars, stores, etc.

Blake L. Sartini, Chairman and CEO of Golden Entertainment, commented, “Despite strong performance from our Laughlin and Las Vegas Locals properties, we experienced a challenging third quarter primarily due to weaker than expected results at the Stratosphere and at chain store locations in our Nevada distributed gaming business. We remain confident in the Company’s long-term prospects given the overall health of the Las Vegas economy, the expected benefits from our investments in the Stratosphere, anticipated near-term improvements with our Nevada distributed business and our pending acquisition of two additional casino resorts in Laughlin.”

11/8/2018 See the news release 
Golden Entertainment Reports 2018 Third Quarter Results 

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Laughlin Town Advisory Board - November Meeting

Laughlin Town Advisory Board
Laughlin Regional Government Center
101 Civic Way Laughlin, NV 89029
November 13, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Nov 2, 2018

Laughlin visitors down -6.3%, Gaming Revenue still up

Laughlin, NV 

Laughlin visitor volume was down -6.3% for the month of September (2018), compared to a year ago.

The year to date numbers for Laughlin show visitor volume down -1.2% through September compared to the same period in 2017. 

Source:  LVCVA.Com

Total Occupancy, Average Daily Room Rates, Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR), Total Room Nights Occupied percentages for September all declined as well. 

Gross Gaming Revenue was still up by 2.5%   See the statistics here.

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Nov 1, 2018

Laughlin, and Nevada gaming revenue up, Las Vegas Strip down - September 2018

Laughlin, NV

Nevada Gaming Control Board reports show that gaming revenues in Nevada increased 1.26 percent to $991.2 million in September compared to the same month a year ago. 

The increase was in spite of another decline on the Las Vegas Strip, down 3.71 percent to $546 million. 

Laughlin September gaming revenue was $37,746,156 compared to $36,867,134 in the same month a year ago, an increase of 2.38%   

Downtown Las Vegas was up 11.64 percent
North Las Vegas was up 22.44 percent
The Boulder Strip was up 27.45 percent
Mesquite was up 5.72 percent.   

Source, Nevada Gaming Control Board:

All data is from the Nevada Gaming Control Board

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Oct 25, 2018

Laughlin Restaurant Inspections for October 2018

Laughlin, NV

Southern Nevada Health District inspections performed thus far in Laughlin for October of 2018  showed only one establishment receiving a grade less than an "A". 

The Red Mango / Cinnabon located at Harrah's Laughlin received a B grade with 20 demerits on October 19, 2018.   Violations are shown in the graphic from the SNHD site below:


*See important information about the inspection process and timeliness of posting of results by SNHD.  

A restaurant may have been inspected or re-inspected (in the case of a low grade) since the data was posted.  When a re-inspection is done the list of violations/demerits from the prior low grade is no longer viewable. 

All restaurants are required to have their latest grade certificate displayed for the public to see.  If you don't see one, ask.

The following shows the other Laughlin restaurants inspected thus far in October of 2018.

*About the inspection process: 
An "A" grade is the top grade an establishment can receive. Demerits over 40 usually result in temporary closure.  Generally, if any grade less than an A is received the restaurant can and does have a re-inspection shortly thereafter. There is a short lag time between when the inspections are performed and when they appear on the Southern Nevada Health District Website. 

You can visit the  SNHD  website or download their App to look up restaurants in Laughlin or anywhere in Southern Nevada. There is a search feature.  For Laughlin use Zipcode 89029.   

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Southern Nevada Fishing Report Oct. 24, 2018

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Southern Nevada Fishing Report

Oct. 24, 2018
Source: Nevada Dept. of Wildlife

Anglers are catching stocked rainbow trout in the 12-inch class. The fish are taking PowerBait and spinners from below Davis Dam to the Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. Stripers weighing from 1 to 3 pounds are picking up anchovies fished off the bottom, but stripers pushing 5 to 8 pounds are hitting top-water lures and jerkbaits.     

Lake Mohave
With the return of warm temperatures, catfish and black bass are active and biting. Look for both largemouth and smallmouth bass in the back of coves around Cottonwood Basin. They are hitting crawdads and plastic worms. Colors vary depending on water clarity. Willow Beach has been sluggish, but 3-pound stripers are taking anchovies.

Lake Mead
Water temperatures are hovering near 65 and that has all our warm water species biting. Black bass are biting out of Callville Bay on silver colored crankbaits. Outside of Government Wash, anglers are catching striped bass with trout imitation swimbaits. Government Wash has been good for threadfin and gizzard shad. Catfish have been active and biting on anchovies fished off of shelves from shore in the evening.

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Community Input Wanted for New Laughlin Lagoon Park

Laughlin, NV



Wednesday, November 7th  2018   6pm

American Legion Laughlin Post 60 
510 Bruce Woodbury Dr. Laughlin NV 89029.

This is going to be a community “BRAINSTORMING SESSION” for ideas and thoughts of how to best utilize this land for a Community Park that will be used by all of the Laughlin Community for generations to come.

This is your chance to be part of an amazing project for our Community, come out and have a voice. PLEASE LAUGHLIN RESIDENTS ONLY.

Robert Bilbray will be giving an update on the dredging project of the Lagoon, a little history of the Lagoon and answer any questions regarding the Lagoon you may have.

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