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Gaming Outlook For 2014

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File photo of the Las Vegas strip. (photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

File photo of the Las Vegas strip. (photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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(Las Vegas, NV) —  “The Strip is going to become a lot more like downtown,” according to David Schwartz , Director of the Center for Gaming at UNLV.

Schwartz tells the KXNT Morning News, downtown has been successful in luring people with more than just casinos, such as nightlife and bars. He believes more sites like the new LINQ project may be created on the Strip.

The gaming expert says before the recession, the focus was on luring people to Las Vegas to gamble. But since the recession, people have less to spend on gaming. They will still enjoy restaurants and other entertainment.

Schwartz says there will still be “high rollers”, but most of the 40-million visitors to Las Vegas this year just won’t have as much disposable income as they had had before.

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