Laughlin Buzz

Jun 1, 2021

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and WAR coming to Laughlin


For Immediate Release


Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Special Guest for Lynyrd Skynyrd as Part of Star-Studded 2021 Concert Lineup at Laughlin Event Center 


Plus, Legendary American funk band WAR to take E Center stage at 

Edgewater Casino Resort on Saturday, Aug. 28 


Laughlin, Nevada – (June 1, 2021)  The Laughlin Event Center has announced iconic rock band and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett and The Blackhearts will be the special guest for fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd on Saturday, Oct. 2. Plus, Edgewater Casino Resort, located at 2020 S. Casino Drive, has added legendary rock band, WAR, to its summer entertainment lineup for a concert on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the E Center, one of Laughlin’s premier live entertainment and special event venues. 


“As we continue to announce more iconic performers to our fantastic lineup in Laughlin, we couldn’t be more excited to see the excitement of our residents and visitors who have been looking forward to this comeback of entertainment,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager of Aquarius Casino Resort and Edgewater Casino Resort Sean Hammond. 


Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” 


A majestic, 11,600-seat outdoor concert venue, the Laughlin Event Center will open its doors starting at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $55 and are available for purchase at 


WAR, a Grammy award-winning American funk band that hit the music scene in 1969, rocks on today with current band members Lonnie Jordan, Stuart Ziff, Scott Martin, Stanley Behrens, Sal Rodriguez, Rene Camacho, Marcos Reyes. With over 50 million albums sold and a catalog of hits including “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “Low Rider,” and “Spill the Wine,” the group’s popular hits remain universally loved as they continue to tour over 150 dates a year. 


Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, June 4. True Rewards Players Club members will have exclusive access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 3. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at The E Center will open its doors starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. 


The two bands add to Laughlin Event Center’s and E Center’s impressive lineup of recently announced entertainment, including: 

  • Little River Band on Saturday, July 31 at the E Center 
  • Scotty McCreery on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the E Center 
  • America on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the E Center 
  • Miranda Lambert on Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Laughlin Event Center 
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Laughlin Event Center 
  • Toby Keith on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Laughlin Event Center 
  • Darci Lynne on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the E Center  

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COVID-19 CASE Update for Laughlin, NV - May 2021

 Laughlin, NV

New Update.  - through May 31, 2021

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Laughlin township is now 410*  For the month of May (2021) there were 18 new cases.   The mask mandate for vaccinated guests in the Laughlin Casinos was removed on May 14th.   Since that time 10 new cases were reported, with 6 of them coming in the past three days. 

For the month of April (2021) there were 28 new cases.   

For information on where to get a vaccine visit:

*Does not include employees who work in Laughlin but reside out of state.  

Source of data and graphics:  SNHD  COVID-19 Dashboard

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May 24, 2021

Laughlin Concerts and Shows Announced at the E-Center

 Laughlin, NV

Edgewater Casino Resort - E Center

May 2021 - Several shows have already been announced in Laughlin at the E Center.   Stay tuned for more soon. 

Little River Band

July 31, 2021

Doors 5:30pm • Show 7:00pm

Scotty McCreery

August 7, 2021 Tickets on sale Friday, May 28th


August 21, 2021

Doors 5:30pm • Show 7:00pm

Darci Lynne Farmer

November 27, 2021

DOORS 5:30PM • SHOW 7:00PM

Ventriloquist, comedian and singer, and her friends Petunia, Oscar and Edna. Darci is one of the youngest contestant ever to win America's Got Talent, gathering over 21 million views on AGT's YouTube channel and the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show.

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Scotty McCreery Show Announced for Laughlin, NV

 Laughlin, NV

New show announcement:

Scotty McCreery
Edgewater E Center
August 7, 2021
Tickets on sale Friday, May 28th

As of May 24, 2021 there are three other shows scheduled at the E Center.   

See More Shows coming!

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May 12, 2021

Rockets Over The River - July 4, 2021

 Laughlin, Nevada 

The Fireworks Show, Rockets Over The River, is scheduled for July 4, 2021.

*According to the Laughlin Chamber and remarks made at the LTAB meeting. 

Stay tuned for more details 

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May 11, 2021

COVID-19 Cases in Laughlin - Latest Update

New Update.  - through May 10, 2021

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in  Laughlin township is now 396*  

For the first 10 days of May there have been 4 new cases.  

For the month of April (2021) there were 28 new cases.   

*Does not include employees who work in Laughlin but reside out of state.  

Source of data and graphics:  SNHD  COVID-19 Dashboard

Breakdown by Day for April and through May 10 2021 

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Apr 28, 2021

Laughlin Visitor Counts for March 2021

LVCVA statistics show March 2021 visitor counts to Laughlin rebound to 111,300 when compared to just 89,100 in February. 

With travel reduced last March due to the pandemic shutdown, year‐over‐year comparisons show a 40% increase while a comparison to pre‐COVID-19 2019 numbers shows visitation down ‐35.9% from March 2019.  

Hotel occupancy in March was up to 52%, from 46.1% in February.   

The Average Daily Room Rate (ADR) in March decreased -6.8% compared to February but the important metric, RevPAR increased 5.2% compared to February.  

When comparing to March 2021 visitor counts to the last pre-pandemic period in March of 2019 the numbers do not look as good.   The recovery is happening but visitor counts in March were still substantially below 2019 levels. 

Source:  LVCVA.Com 

Comparison of March Visitor Counts

March 2021         111,300 

March 2020*            79,500  +40.0%

March 2019            173,500 ‐35.9% 


Comparison of March Year to Date (Jan-Mar) visitor counts:

2021 283,000 

2020* 355,400   -20.4%

2019 457,300 ‐38.1%

*Casinos were closed in Mid-March of 2020

Laughlin/Bullhead City Airport Passengers 

March  2021    8,708   

March 2020*  14,584     ‐40.3% 

March 2019    26,819     -67.5% 

There was a 31.8% increase in passengers in March compared to February of 2021

March 8,708         February 6,609  

Comparison of Year to Date (Jan-Mar) Passengers

2020 YTD 21,452 

2020 YTD   64,832 ‐66.9%

2019  YTD  70,138  ‐69.4%

Gaming Revenue in March 2020 rebounded to be within 3.5% or the gaming revenue of March of 2019. Read more here.

With more pandemic restrictions being eased it will be interesting to see what the April Visitor Numbers look like.  

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Apr 27, 2021

Laughlin Casino Gaming Revenue (Win) Rebounds

 Laughlin, NV   

Laughlin Casino gaming revenue, as reported by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, was up 55.80% for the month of March 2021 compared to March of 2020.   

The statewide pandemic shutdown of Casinos in mid March of 2020 were part of the reason for the high positive increases shown this month.  

Laughlin gaming win in March 2021:  $47,749,935 
Laughlin gaming win in March 2020:  $30,648,628  (through March 17, midnight)

The March 2021 number is significant because despite still being under restrictions the gaming win of $47,749,935 is a significant rebound and is only ‐3.7% lower than March of 2019, $49,603,923, when there was no pandemic.    

Statewide gaming revenue crossed the billion dollar threshold for the first time since February of 2020, at $1,066,979,987

Laughlin Gaming Revenue by month. 

2021 Data:
January      -27.58%
February    -30.81%
March         +55.08%

2020 Data:
January     +0.88%
February    +5.84%
March        -38.2%      (Casinos Closed March 15th)
April          -100.03%  (Casinos Closed all month)
May           -100.03%   (Casinos Closed all month)
June           -14.61%     (Casinos opened June 4th)
July            -16.95%     
August       -9.44%
Sept.          -2.68%
October     -13.27%
November -18.97%
December  -19.59%

Source of data and graphic:  Nevada Gaming Control Board,

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Apr 20, 2021

Laughlin Casino-Hotel Resort Fee Guide


April 21, 2021

In 2018, several Laughlin Casino/Hotels started to add Resort Fees.   Since this time, all but fourof the properties in Laughlin now have resort fees.  

For those who haven't experienced resort fees these are a fixed fee usually charged per night.  Plus tax. They are not included in the quoted room rates.   

What does your nightly resort fee get you? 

It varies but usually amenities such as Wi-Fi, Fitness room, spa access, local phone calls, etc.  Pool or beach access you would expect to be part of staying at the hotel is now often bundled in the resort fee.  

This is a guide to resort fees you may encounter in Laughlin*.  The guide will be updated when new information is made public.  Keep in mind, many properties do waive the resort fee for certain player card levels or on comped rooms.  



The New Pioneer, Laughlin River Lodge, Avi Resort & Casino, and the Bayshore Inn currently do not have resort fees. 

Harrah's Laughlin   

Resort Fee  $17.00 + $2.13 tax per night  Total = $19.13 per night 

According to their website the Resort fee includes Wi-Fi for two devices, beach access, local calls, electric vehicle charging

The Resort Fee is waived for players card levels Diamond and higher. Comped rooms to players at lower card levels must pay the resort fee.

Harrah's Laughlin was the first to implement Resort Fees in Laughlin.    Their resort fee slowly increased from an initial fee of $8 to the current $17 plus tax   

Tropicana Laughlin

Resort Fee: $12.00 + $1.50 tax per night  Total = $13.50 per night) 

Tropicana Laughlin joined in charging resort fees as of July 2018 at around $5.99.  Now, since the merger with Caesars Entertainment*, their resort fee has jumped to $12. 

According to their website the resort fee includes:  In room WiFi, Pool access at Tropicana and Harrah's Laughlin, Harrah's fitness center, Self parking, Complimentary bottles of water In-Room

*Harrah's Laughlin and Tropicana Laughlin are under the same ownership. 


Aquarius Casino Resort 

Resort Fee:  $17.00 + $2.13 tax per night   Total = $19.13 per day 

According to their website the Resort Fee Includes:  Access to Fitness center; Access to Resort Pool; Unlimited Local and 800# calls; Self and Valet parking; Earn 300 base points and receive $15 in FREE slot play or $15 in FREE bet per stay.

Room rate includes Free Wi-Fi

Aquarius implemented Resort Fees as of May 2018.   As of January 2019, their resort fee increased from $10 to $15 per night.  Now, in 2021 the resort fee is $17.


Edgewater Hotel and Casino

$12.00 + $1.50 tax per night   Total = $13.50 per day

According to their website the Resort Fee includes:  Earn 200 base slot points and receive $10 in free slot play; Free Parking; Coffee makers and coffee pods in all rooms; Bottled water in all rooms; Pool and Spa access; Fitness Center access; Free local and toll free calls

Edgewater’s resort fee started at $4.99 and was called a service fee.  It is now $12.  The Edgewater and Aquarius are both owned by Golden Entertainment Inc. 

Colorado Belle

The Colorado Belle is also owned by Golden Entertainment and was closed "Indefinitely" in March of 2020.

Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino

$15.00 + $1.88 tax per night   Total = $16.88 per day

Resort Fee waived for guests who receive comped rooms and have a Silver or higher level King of Clubs Players Card.   

Resort Fee Includes:  Hair dryer; In-Room Basic Wi-Fi for two devices; In-Room Refrigerator; In-Room Coffee for two; Fitness Center Access; Business Center Access; South Tower Pool, Oasis Bar & Fire Pit Access (Adults Only); The North Tower Pool is open to all. Children must be accompanied by an adult for safety.  

The resort fee at the Riverside started at $10 and was raised to $15 in mid 2020.        

Golden Nugget Laughlin 

$7.99 per night + $0.99 tax = $8.98 Total 

According to their website the Resort Fee includes:  High Speed, In-room daily internet access for 2 devices daily, Two K-Cups of coffee per day (coffee located in the guest rooms), Two bottled waters, daily (Waters will be located in the guest rooms), Complimentary parking, Complimentary airline boarding passes printing via the front desk 24/7, Complimentary in room refrigerator, Pool access (Pool towels located in hotel rooms)

Important Notice (disclaimer): * Information on resort fees is based on the current information available at the time of publication and are subject to change by the property.  Always check or ask ahead of time to see exactly what the resort fee might be or if you are qualified for it to be waived. 

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