Archive for October, 2011

Legalized Online Gambling Could Boost Las Vegas’ Economy

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

A recent report in the Las Vegas Sun makes a case for the legalization of online poker in the state of Nevada. It is becoming popular opinion that legalizing online gambling is beneficial to the overall economy of the United States, and a journalist at the Las Vegas Sun has adopted this stance.

According to Brian Greenspun, online gambling is the way forward for Las Vegas’ gambling market. He states that it is unlikely that new casinos and hotels will be built over the course of the next few years, as operators are opting to renovate and add amenities instead. As such, there are few ways that the Las Vegas gambling market can expand and generate much-needed revenue to keep the city going. Greenspun believes that online gambling presents a solution to this issue.

Should the federal government legalize online gambling, it seems that Las Vegas would be the go-to choice to regulatory advice. Being the biggest gambling capital in the country, Las Vegas has a unique expertise on the gambling market and would be of valuable assistance to the government. As such, more jobs would be created in the administrative sector of Las Vegas’ gambling industry, boosting the overall economy of the city and the state at large.

It seems that more and more people are supporting the option of legalizing online poker. Hopefully, the government will catch wind of this and look into legislation.

Electric Daisy Carnival Back In 2012

Friday, October 7th, 2011

The Electric Daisy Carnival will be back in 2012, but tickets are set to starting selling next month. Known as a three day dance extravaganza, the Electric Daisy Carnival is a popular event that many look forward to. The 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The dates have been set for the event, and will be held the weekend of June 8, 2012. Tickets go on sale next month, and three day passes will also be available for purchase on November 1st. Those three day passes will start at $215, and a VIP option will also be made available for $500. As for single day tickets, they will go on sale later on.

Insomniac Events promotes Electric Daisy Carnival, and previously worked with the L.A. Memorial Coliseum for 13 years. Electric Daisy Carnival headed to Las Vegas for their 2011 event, and by the looks of it, they really enjoy coming to Las Vegas and having their event here.

Chris Powell, President of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway commented that the Electric Daisy Carnival held this year gave a big boost to the local economy, and that Insomniac Events demonstrated that they operate an outstanding event that is organized, safe, and secure.

Global Gaming Expo In Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) just finished it’s 2011 expo yesterday. The Global Gaming Expo is known as the nation’s biggest event for the gaming and gambling industry, and this year, it kicked off on Saturday, on October 1st, finishing up it’s four day run yesterday on October 4th.

It was held earlier than normal this year, as it was always held mid November, but the change was made by organizers for two important reasons; first, to allow buyers more time to check out new products before the close of the annual budgets, and second, to give enough space between other big gaming related events.

Besides the new date, there was also a new location. The previous events had been held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and changed this year to the Sands Expo and Convention Center. It’s actually the perfect location to hold a gaming expo, especially because the whole expo can be held in one hall, instead of two, like it was previously.

More than 25,000 attended the Global Gaming Expo, and there were over 400 companies and 40 international exhibitors. The newest software, hardware, and gaming related products were all out on display, and the best of the best in the gaming industry were also present.