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Dec 31, 2016

Laughlin In Photos - Dec. 26 -31 2016

Laughlin In Photos
Weekly Recap of pictures in and around Laughlin, Nevada








Alan Jackson performs at the Laughlin Event Center on February 25, 2017

The New Aquarius Resort Pool is just about ready.


Last Sunrise of 2016 
December 31, 2016




Even though Free Parking at Casinos in Las Vegas is becoming a thing of the past, Laughlin has escaped the trend of Pay to Park.  Resort Fees are also a non-issue in Laughlin except at one Casino.   More on Resort Fees and Free Wi-Fi in Laughlin here.




Laughlin Gaming Revenue was up for the month of November (2016) even though Visitation dropped slightly.   More Details.





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Dec 29, 2016

Laughlin Visitor Numbers down in November, still up for the year 2016


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Laughlin, NV Visitor Volume down 1.6% in November (2016)




According to the LVCVA, Visitor volume in Laughlin fell for the month of November (2016) 
compared to the same period (November 2015)

2016: 140,006 visitors
2015: 142,330 visitors 

Down -1.6%








In spite of the small decline in Visitors, the Gaming Revenue for November in Laughlin was up 5.77% for the month of November 2016.  Read more here









The Year to Date statistics for 2016 still shows Laughlin Visitor numbers up slightly at 1.2%

For 2016 thus far, by month, the number of visitors were:
      
November  140,006    -1.6%    

October      160,842    -0.7%

September  156,511    +3.4%

August       165,200    -2.2%      

July            188,537    +2.1%      

June           165,670     6.0%      

May           162,466    -0.2%      

April          171,516    +5.9%      

March        176,338    +1.3%    

February    157,426     +3.4%    

January      139,869    -5.5%

Total visitors so far the year is up 1.2%

2015:  1,764,795   visitors
2016:  1,786,612   visitors









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All content is presented for informational purposes and are based on data from the  and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority    We are not affiliated with, nor receive any compensation from any of the properties or entities mentioned herein.    
Source: http://www.lvcva.com/stats-and-facts/visitor-statistics/

Laughlin, Nevada Gaming Win up for November 2016


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Recent win at the Old Town Saloon in Laughlin 

Gaming win statewide in Nevada Casinos was down 1.47% for November 2016 (compared to the same period last year).

Meanwhile, Laughlin showed a 5.77% increase with a gaming win of $40.2 million. 




Gaming revenue breakdowns by area:

Vegas Strip                        - 3.48%
Laughlin                             + 5.77% 
Downtown Las Vegas       - 5.34% 
North Las Vegas                - 9.17%
Boulder Strip                     + 3.25%
Mesquite                             + 1.86%
Clark County                     -  2.05%



 












All numbers are comparisons to the same period in 2015 and data is sourced from the Nevada Gaming Board publication at:  http://gaming.nv.gov/index.aspx?page=172 




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Dec 28, 2016

Resort Fees, WiFi and Parking in Laughlin

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While Casinos and Hotels on the Las Vegas strip are adding parking fees, limiting comped drinks, and increasing Resort Fees, Laughlin has so far escaped this trend.    
As of today*, just ONE Laughlin Casino/Hotel property has a Resort Fee.   Guess which one?
Parking is free at all Casinos in Laughlin.

This includes Valet parking, which you should be tipping to use anyway.  

Free In Room WiFi is available in four of the Laughlin Casino-Hotels.  These are:
Aquarius, Golden Nugget, Avi, and Laughlin River Lodge 
At the Edgewater and Colorado Belle, In Room WiFi is $9.99 per 24 hour period.
At the Riverside Resort, In Room WiFi is $8.99 per night, but waived for Players Club levels Platinum or higher.
At the Pioneer, In Room WiFi is $4.95 per night.

At the Tropicana Laughlin In Room WiFi is $7.99 per night. 
And finally, at Harrah's Laughlin, WiFi is included in the resort fee of $13.44.  The resort fee is waived for Players Club levels Diamond and above.   Harrah's Laughlin, who is part of Caesars Entertainment, is the only property with a Resort Fee in Laughlin.   Oddly enough, in the low rate season this can be more than half of the cost of a room rate.   So far they still have not implemented the timed drink system at their Casino bars.  We would not be surprised to see that happen in 2017.  
How long will it be before the other Laughlin Casinos join the Aquarius, Golden Nugget, Avi, and Laughlin River Lodge and offer Free In Room WiFi?   

Given a choice, with all other things being equal, we would not choose to stay where we were required to pay a Resort Fee.   If In Room WiFi access is important we would also stay away from those who charge.  Over the course of a few days these fees can add up.  A few of the Casinos listed who do charge a In Room WiFi fee have it available in the common/public areas of their Casino.


If you have stayed at a Laughlin, NV. Hotel recently and found differences in the availablity or charges for WIFI or Resort Fees please contact us with details.  We would love to here them.  
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 * All information, including dollar amounts quoted were were accurate as of this posting and are subject to change by the property itself.  You may want to check with them prior to booking.  

Dec 25, 2016

Laughlin In Photos - Weekly Recap 12-25-16

Laughlin In Photos
Weekly Recap of pictures in and around Laughlin, Nevada for the week ending December 25, 2016

Don Laughlin's Riverside Hotel and Casino features The Gourmet Room as their Fine Dining Restaurant 



Tropicana Laughlin 

Bumbleberry Flats and Carve are inside the Pioneer Casino 









The Old Town Saloon on Casino Drive recently updated their LED sign.   Blaze N Blues BBQ is located inside the Old Town Saloon.  

Blaze N Blues won the Best BBQ and Best Ribs in the 2016 Best of Laughlin survey. 












Rain, wind, clouds finally cleared for the most part on Christmas Day in Laughlin, NV 
Christmas Morning - December 25, 2016







Joy to the World the Lord is Come--A Christmas day twilight panorama over the Colorado River.



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Dec 22, 2016

Laughlin In Photos - Weekly Recap 12-18-16

Laughlin In Photos
Weekly Recap of pictures in and around Laughlin, Nevada for the week ending December 18, 2016

Super Moon on December 13th 



New Starbucks Store coming to Bullhead City - with a Drive Thru 



In addition to the other actions, it is nice to see that The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board of directors approved funding of $100,000 to sponsor the Kiss concert at the Laughlin Event Center that is scheduled for April 22, 2017.  Read the Article  


Laughlin Chamber Announces Name Change for Cancer Walk Event
To be renamed in honor of the late Connie Davis 
Press Release: http://ow.ly/Htf53077VUP


Candy Cane Lane on the Laughlin Riverwalk behind the Pioneer Casino 

See more pictures of Candy Cane Lane here.


Tropicana Laughlin lit up in green at night on Casino Drive in Laughlin
















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