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November 26, 2006

Is Laughlin Ready For A Comeback?

Posted by detroit1051

The Las Vegas Review Journal has a story on the changes in Laughlin resulting from new owners and operators in town, including Marnell, Landry's, Columbia Sussex and Icahn. Visitor counts and revenues have trended down for years, but as Vegas keeps going further upscale, maybe it's a new day in Laughlin. I think many people agree with the quote in the article by a visitor, "What I always enjoyed about Laughlin is that it wasn't Las Vegas."

"Rolling On The River: Deals Giving Laughlin A New Look And Perhaps A New Life"


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November 26, 2006 5:41 PM Posted by Mike E

Laughlin is definitely in need of some changes and I look forward to a "come back". Having been three times (though it's been a while), I can best equate it to downtown Las Vegas on the river. There's something charming about taking a boat from one casino to the next or renting a jet ski with the money you've won. However, if neither gambling nor watersports interests you, there really is nothing else to do in my opinion. These renovations are definitely a step forward. If they throw in a couple high quality restaurants and pride themselves on good service, they'll have a winner. I'm sure this will ultimately mean slightly higher room rates and poorer gambling conditions (especially blackjack and full-pay VP), but that's a price I'm willing to pay.