Super weekend for Las Vegas
February 16, 2011
The combination of the Super Bowl and Chinese New Year drew an estimated 275,000 people to Las Vegas, in increase of 8,000 people from last year, according to the city’s Convention and Visitors Authority.
The crowd pushed citywide occupancy rates up to 84 percent, compared to 82 percent for last year’s Super Bowl weekend.
The Super Bowl remains the state’s primary yearly sports wagering event, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The NGCB believes $82.7 million was wagered on this year’s game, an increase of 8.3 percent bet on the game in 2010.
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