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Dec 11, 2017

Candy Cane Lane on the Laughlin, NV Riverwalk

Christmas In Laughlin, Nevada

Candy Cane Lane 
Laughlin Riverwalk behind the Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall

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Dec 7, 2017

Dinner at Claim Jumper - Golden Nugget Laughlin

Laughlin, Nevada 

Golden Nugget Laughlin - Claim Jumper

If you are looking for a spot for dinner in Laughlin, NV, Claim Jumper is worth considering.  

Recently, we debated between Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co. or Claim Jumper.  There was no wait so we went with CJ. 

On this visit the food was good, however, the service was lacking.  Usually if a place is busy we can overlook slowness or an occasional error.  This time it was early and only a few customers were in the entire restaurant. 

We were asked wanted to drink and if we wanted an appetizer before we had even opened the menus.  We ordered an app, and our drinks came, so we also ordered dinner. 

Before we knew it our soup and salad arrived.  Mid way through them we realized, no appetizer. At this point we figured it would never arrive and did not mind as we didn't really want it after all.  It never did show up, so she apparently forgot to put it in or bring it to the table.  That was odd considering how quickly she took the order for it.    

The clam chowder was very good and a big serving. However, it tasted better than it looked, it had almost been spilled or the bowl sloppily filled when it came to the table.  

The Shrimp and Tri-Tip was very good.  Almost as good as the Tri-Tip sandwich they serve for lunch.  

As the meals were served we asked the waitress for additional cocktail sauce and she said she would be right back with it. Over 20 minutes later she brought it and apologized for the delay.  We were not asked how everything was until then and were not offered a refill on drinks.  

Receiving, paying, and getting change from our bill also took far too long.  We don't recall having such bad service at Claim Jumper.  We will still visit again though. Every place or server can have an off night or circumstances happen.  

Claim Jumper is located just off the Casino floor right next to the Atrium.  

Had we known going in that the service was going to be bad and that we were going to end up ordering Shrimp and Clam Chowder, we should of chose Bubba Gump's. They did win Best Seafood in the 2017 Best of Laughlin Awards. Maybe next time!

Christmas Decorations are also up at the Golden Nugget.   

All pictures were taken by Laughlin Buzz and the review herein is based solely on our opinion from this particular visit.   

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Visitation in Laughlin UP again, October (2017)

Laughlin, Nevada 

Laughlin, NV Visitor Volume was up 3.8% with 166,881 visitors 
compared to 160,842 in October of 2016.

For year to date numbers for 2017 Laughlin is still up slightly by 0.8%  
with 1,646,606  visitors compared to 1,660,337 in the same period in 2016.

Gross Gaming Revenue in Laughlin was also up by 2.4% in October. Read more here

Las Vegas Visitor Volume was down -4.2% (3,604,306 visitors) compared to October of last year. 

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Dec 2, 2017

Laughlin Gaming Revenue Up, Vegas Strip Down for October 2017

Laughlin, Nevada

October Gaming Revenue Numbers released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show gaming revenue rose nearly everywhere in Nevada, except on the Vegas Strip.  These were the first set of numbers released since the tragic October 1st shooting. 

Gaming revenue for October 2017 on the Vegas Strip dropped by 6.05% compared to October 2016.  Outside of the Las Vegas Strip gaming revenue was up up in Southern Nevada 

Las Vegas Strip             -6.05%
Downtown Las Vegas   +9.96%
North Las Vegas            +11.59%
Laughlin                         +2.37%
Mesquite                        +0.54%
Boulder Strip                 +17.10% 

In Laughlin the gaming revenue totals for October was $41,948,137 compared to $40,978,189 in October of 2016.

In fiscal year to date numbers for Laughlin show a 4.66% gain.
This was $158,553,385 compared to $151,493,237 for the same period in the last fiscal year. 

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