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Every year, the American Gaming Association (AGA) surveys the country to learn about casino visitors. Any time there is major research surrounding casinos and gaming, we like to dig through it and pull out certain bits of information that strike us as interesting, or strange. This AGA survey didn't reveal much data that wasn't already assumable from current casino trends, but it did help confirm what we see.
The AGA survey is a general outlook on casino visitors across the United States and not just Las Vegas so it gives us a little understanding as to why things are happening at your local casino in addition to Las Vegas. The results of this survey show that 39% of casino visitors across the country are between 21 and 35 years old and that 42% of that group have finished college. This is the most of any age group that was surveyed.
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Hotels.com put out a bit of a head-scratching report today, well at least to us anyways. The booking site surveyed
cities where they have the most amount of hotel rooms to sell several cities around the world and declared Las Vegas to be the best place in the U.S. to hail a taxi.
Las Vegas taxis were top rated in four of the seven categories surveyed including the cleanest taxis and the best quality of driving along with best value and friendliest drivers, each of which received 16 percent of the vote.
Hmm. Yes, it is quite easy to hail a taxi in Vegas. That we certainly agree with. Just step outside the casino and head to the taxi queue. Also, that taxi line at the airport can move pretty fast considering how many people are in it at times. (Friday nights excluded.)
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One of our favorite parts of traveling is checking out the local news broadcasts. If in Los Angeles, we hope to see the next Soup clip from Good Day LA. On the east coast, we might catch a Boston weatherman talking in inches. Elsewhere, we’re probably trying to figure out how our middle school news team secured a bigger budget.
Which Vegas newscast is your fav? Here are just a few of ours:
Travel and Leisure magazine just put out their "America's Favorite Cities" list where they polled readers for their thoughts on 30 U.S. cities using a variety of topics and there is no good news for Las Vegas here. Sin City was ranked #30, dead last, in the poll for "Most Intelligent People."
We were also ranked #30 for "Classical Music" under the Culture section. We scored poorly (either #29 or #30) in terms of farmer's markets, noteworthy neigborhoods, peace and quiet, historical sites, family getaways, cultural getaways, antique and vintage shops, and environmental friendliness.
The only good ranking we did get was for big-name luxury hotels probably thanks to the Wynn, Encore, Palazzo, et.al. And while we did place #2 for best place for a wild getaway, we were beaten out by New Orleans. If we can't win for a wild getaway weekend, then what are we doing here? Someone call Mayor Goodman to blast these results ASAP!