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HRIM Notes October 27

HRIM Notes October 27 - o Modern Riverboat Gambling 2006...

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HRIM Notes October 27, 2008 Chapter 14 - Destinations: Tourism Generators Recreation – revivification, new vigor, refreshment, and reanimation, as well as amusement of balance in our lives. Destination Generators Primary destinations (touring) – have a wide market and draw travelers o Ex – from a great distance – Disney, Las Vegas Secondary destinations (stop over) o Ex – Hoover Dam Theme Parks 600 Major theme parks 335 Million visitors in 2005 $10 Billion revenue in U.S. $19 Billion worldwide o Disney World 47 square miles Four theme parks Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, etc. Disney smaller parks Pleasure island, rock n roll beach club Casinos and Gaming 25% of Adults visited a casino in 2005 $30 Billion gross
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o Growth factor pg. 465 Example: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT, Foxwoods
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Unformatted text preview: o Modern Riverboat Gambling 2006 – 83 Riverboats = $10 billion Convenience (proximity to population) Intense need for state and local government for tax dollars Las Vegas • 133,00 hotel and motel rooms • Annual occupancy rates average over 80% • Casinos take in roughly $11 Billion in Nevada • Tourist spend about $400 each visit • Visitors contributed $36.7 Billion a year Atlantic City • 1976 gambling approved; 1978 first casino approved • Required to reinvest 1.25% into community • 35 million visitors/year • 30,000 hotel rooms • Located within 1/3 of US population in 300-mile range – NYC, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., all in 150 mi. o Mostly day trippers – less impact • New “breed of gamblers” (poker)...
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