Laughlin Buzz

Sep 28, 2019

Laughlin Visitor Numbers for August up 0.9%, Stop 7 months of declining numbers.

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) released their August 2019 visitor statistics.  
Visitor Volume to Laughlin was up by 0.9% in August 2019 compared to the same period in August of 2018. 

As reported by the LVCVA, there were 160,400 visitors in July 2019 compared to 159,000 in July of 2018.  

Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) was up 10.9%

August numbers turned around 7 consecutive months of negative visitor counts for Laughlin. 

Laughlin's Visitor Volume Percentages (Increase or Decrease) thus far by month in 2019 are as follows:

January     -4.2%  
February   -6.7%  
March        -3.4%
April          -4.7%
May           -1.1%
June          -4.1%
July           -3.0%
August      +0.9%

For 2019 Year to Date, Laughlin visitation is still down -3.3%.  

Laughlin Gaming Revenue up for 4th Consecutive Month

Laughlin, NV

Nevada Gaming Revenue Report for Laughlin for August 2019. 

Laughlin gaming revenue as reported by the Nevada Gaming Control Board was $38,782,926  for August of 2019 compared to $38,210,355  in August of 2018.  

This is an increase of  1.5% and is the 4th consecutive month Laughlin Casinos have posted increases. 

Graphic and source:
August Gaming Revenue Breakdowns 
for other parts of Clark County:

Las Vegas Strip             up          8.95% 
Downtown Las Vegas   up          -1.94%
North Las Vegas           down     -16.5% 
Boulder Strip                 up         -12.03%  (includes Casinos in Henderson) 
Laughlin                         up          1.50%  
Mesquite                        up           4.80%

For Laughlin, 2019 gaming revenue by month thus far was:

January    +1.83% 
February   -0.68%
March       -4.23%
April          -2.67%
May          +3.22%
June         +8.41% 
July          +5.82%
August     +1.50%

August Visitor Volume to Laughlin was up slightly by 0.9% compared to the same period in August of 2018.  Read More

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Sep 27, 2019

Eldorado Resorts to sell Harrah's Laughlin

Laughlin, NV

Note:  This was previously announced, however, due to a SEC filing it has made the news again. 

Eldorado Resorts plans to sell Harrah's Laughlin, Harrah's Atlantic City, and Harrah's New Orleans for a total of $1.8 Billion dollars.

The buyer is VICI Properties and the agreement is dependent on Eldorado’s $17.8 billion acquisition of Caesars Entertainment, who currently own the three properties.  Under that acquisition, Caesars Entertainment will merge in 2020 with Eldorado and operate under the Casears name.

The breakdown by property of the $1.8 billion sale price is:

Harrah’s Laughlin       $434.75 million
Harrah’s New Orleans   $775.5 million
Harrah’s Atlantic City   $599.25 million,

VICI will purchase the land and property and lease the properties back to Caesars.

VICI also owns several other Casino/Hotels such as Harrah's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Harrah's Tahoe, and others.  See the list of VICI holdings.

Eldorado’s announcement of the sale of the three properties comes just days after Caesars announced the pending sale of the Rio in Las Vegas to Imperial Companies (another real estate firm out of  New York) for $516.3 million. Caesars will also lease back the Rio for at least two years.

Eldorado also owns Tropicana Laughlin, in Laughlin, Nevada.  

View the details in the SEC report/filing:

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Sep 12, 2019

Fall Events in Laughlin, Nevada

Fall Events in Laughlin, Nevada

National Public Lands Day 
Pyramid Canyon Park and Trails
Saturday, September 28th  10am-1pm
Free Admission 

Laughlin Fall Fest
Hosted by the Laughlin Elks 2872
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time:        10am-6pm
Location:  American Legion Post 60 in Laughlin

Laughlin Elks #2872 
Garage Sale
October 25th-27th (2019)
Open 24 Hours
They are accepting donations, see the flyer below for information

Laughlin Elks #2872 
Charity Bowling for Veterans
November 10, 2019  

Pumpkin Patch   October 4th-20th 

Carving & Painting Contest  October 19th 

Laughlin Park After Dark
October 29, 2019   6pm-8pm
Free Event 

See our listing of other Halloween 
related activities in the Laughlin area here.

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