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Report: Vegas Gambling Down

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A study by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says fewer Sin City visitors gambled in 2010 than in 2009, and they each spent less wagering on games like craps, slots and blackjack.

The agency that promotes tourism in Las Vegas says 80 percent of visitors spent an average of just over $466 gambling during their trips last year, compared with 83 percent gambling nearly $482 each in 2009.

The study says visitors also spent a little less time gambling — just under 3 hours per day in 2010 compared with 3.2 hours per day in 2009.

The gambling spending bucked trends for other spending in 2010. Visitors spent slightly more last year on hotel rooms, food and drink, transportation, shopping, shows and sightseeing than in 2009.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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