Good News for Vegas Casinos, Gamblers Coming Back (and That Includes Me)

Look, I never have stopped going to Vegas (when I can).

So the news that business was down never really affected me personally.

But I am glad to see the comeback by casinos in Nevada, as reported by the state Gaming Control Board, which reported that casinos won $10.4 billion last year, a 0.1 percent increase compared with the year before.

By all accounts, 2009 sucked for casinos.

Well duh. Who had money?

In ‘o9 Nevada saw the largest drop in history — 10.4 percent — from 2008.

There were still low points in 2010, notably the gaming revenue drop of 4.3 percent in Washoe County and less than 1 percent in Clark County.

The Strip, however, saw an increase of 4.1 percent for the year. That estimate comes on the heels of a Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority report that showed more than 37 million visitors came to the city last year, a 2.7 percent increase from 2009.

So we’re all happy, right?

Now if I can just win a little bit more at Bellagio

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