Nevada is a state that formerly built up its entire economy on gambling market.
If players wanted to hit the big-stakes and take a shot at the biggest payouts, they headed off to Las Vegas for a weekend of fun.
That is something that state legislators banked on for decades. Their tax revenue dollars continued to rise due to the amount of players interested in the games.
They wanted to keep on building up the gambling market and did a great job. Not only did people come to visit the area, but high-profile stars loved the city.
What better way to showcase a new album than to do it in front of a sold-out crowd in Vegas?
What better way to make millions without having to travel from town to town than to play a series of Vegas shows?
The convenience of Las Vegas is something that entertainers have enjoyed working with over the years and with great results.
This is why there are so many different people who are clamoring for the area.
Different people in a wide range of markets believe that there are still millions of dollars available via the Nevada gambling market.
They want to continue to push it to its limits. There is a problem though…
The pandemic Covid-19 hit the Las Vegas market hard. Since the state was so intent on building up its economy via gambling for decades prior, it was in trouble.
Players no longer had the finances to wager in the general market nor casinos resorts were open during the peak of the coronavirus.
They were more intent on paying their bills and their other financial obligations!
Wagering had to be almost completely, cut out of their monthly activities, well in fact the casinos were not open until 2nd phase, as they were not consider essential to begin with.
This is something that hit Las Vegas hard. Casino operators never thought that they would have to find alternatives to grow their revenue.
The problem was that before the coronavirus though, state legislators in Nevada as well as casino operators did not spent much time developing secondary markets, such as online gambling market. Or at least to be fully prepared and ready for a pandemic. Well neither was the Theme Parks industry.
Sure there was tourism, but for the most part it was completely dependent on the quality of gambling the city had to offer.
Now, Las Vegas is on the rise. The city is once again trying to make a play for the number one gambling area in the US.
It has the basics, and only time will tell whether or not it truly is able to turn things around to return to its pre-pandemic state.
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Some of the casinos resorts are expected to open tomorrow August 27, 2020 as well as bars and restaurants, but not all will be re-open just yet as they are testing protocols in form of layers and phases to keep things under control.
Some poker rooms, sports betting and other gambling and gaming operation will not open just yet, due to concerns of compromise visitors of the coronavirus.
Surely, Las Vegas is more than welcoming visitors to help the intent on rebuilding its gambling market and tourism industry despite that is for about 50% capacity for now.