According to LVCVA statistics and information, city authorities are expecting a total of 291,000 visitors flocking to Sin City for Labor Day weekend, which represents a 3.6 % increase from last year. Visitation numbers in the gaming capital of the U.S during the 2010 Labor Day Weekend closed with 281,000 people, 9,000 less than what LVCVA projected for the weekend.
Additionally, visitors are expected to generate $178.7 million in non gaming revenue during the weekend, up 3.9% from last year. Gaming experts are also expecting Las Vegas casinos to close the weekend with pretty solid numbers. With college football beginning last Thursday, and the coming NFL season starting next week, experts say Las Vegas casinos and sportsboks could generate record numbers over the three-day long weekend.
For LVCVA spokesman Jeremy Handel, visitation and hotel occupation during Labor Day weekend could be better than projected considering the figures reported this year. Handel said visitation in the first half of 2011 was up 5.1%, ahead of projections for the year, which indicates that general demand and interest for Las Vegas remains strong, Handel said.