Among the largest gaming and tourism tales of 2023 have been centered round file performances and Las Vegas’ latest points of interest. Here’s a sampling of a few of the finest.
File passenger counts at Reid Worldwide result in considerations of the necessity for a brand new airport
Information fell all year long at Harry Reid Worldwide Airport and by the tip of 2023, the biggest variety of passengers in historical past can have handed via the airport’s gates. File passenger counts have been anticipated so the Assessment-Journal enterprised a narrative on the standing of a brand new reliever airport south of Las Vegas. It doesn’t paint a really fairly image about what’s on the horizon for Southern Nevada air site visitors.
Native residents, businessmen weren’t proud of Method One site visitors and accessibility regardless of presumed file income
For months, the town’s tourism leaders have been telling us how nice the Method One Las Vegas Grand Prix was going to be financially. And, for probably the most half, they have been proper. Nevertheless it didn’t appear that they have been listening to the rising dissent locally and this column obtained extra electronic mail and phone name response than every other in 2023.
James Dolan talks about the way forward for Las Vegas’ largest new attraction, the Sphere
Southern Nevada’s most seen new characteristic is the Sphere, which confirmed what it might do on the Fourth of July and ultimately opened its doorways with a sequence of U2 concert events and the screening of the Darren Aronofsky movie “Postcard from Earth” within the fall. The Sphere was conceived by notoriously media-shy Madison Sq. Backyard government James Dolan. So it was particular the day he supplied a walk-and-talk of the Sphere Expertise in October.
MGM’s Hornbuckle talks about cyberattack that crippled his firm
Mid-September’s cyberattack in opposition to MGM Resorts Worldwide and Caesars Leisure Inc. was fascinating in how the 2 corporations took completely different approaches to disclosing what occurred. Ultimately, MGM CEO Invoice Hornbuckle’s dialogue on the International Gaming Expo and his “terrorism at its best” quote was a spotlight of the yr that contrasted with how Caesars dealt with the matter.
Ought to trespassers be allowed to gather slot machine jackpots?
One other story that generated electronic mail and reader response concerned an odd gaming coverage wherein the Nevada Gaming Management Board ordered a on line casino in Mesquite to pay a gambler a jackpot though he wasn’t alleged to be there as a result of authorities had trespassed him off the property.
The story has impressed regulators to have a look at and probably revise the coverage and whereas it hadn’t been resolved in 2023, it could possibly be thought-about subsequent yr.
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