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Gaming Management Questions

1.) Have you ever visited or considered visiting a casino for a specific purpose other than gaming? What common types of nongaming activities draw customers to casinos? Explain why nongaming entertainment options might help or hurt a casino's business.

2.) Stage shows have been a part of the gaming industry for several decades. How have these shows changed over the last few decades? Do you think competition from other types of nongaming entertainment may affect interest in stage shows?

3.) Las Vegas frequently runs television commercials that state "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." What does this statement suggest about the patrons and activities in Las Vegas? Is this an effective way for Las Vegas to advertise? Is it ethical? Explain your answers.

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1.) Have you ever visited or considered visiting a casino for a specific purpose other than gaming? What common types of nongaming activities draw customers to casinos? Explain why nongaming entertainment options might help or hurt a casino's business.

I have visited a casino before for several reasons other than gaming. Most frequently, industries tend to hold trade shows in the Las Vegas area. One often must walk through a casino in order to get to the trade show. Another reason casinos draw in customers are for entertainment: the musical shows, boxing matches, and variety acts. Casinos have also, in many cases, worked on having superior hotels. These hotels are often available at extremely reasonable prices, and often offer added amenities like spas, museums, shops, and pools. Some even offer amusement rides, fake beaches, and are decorated with themes to further attract visitors. These hotel-casinos try to appeal not only to gamblers but also entire families and groups to encourage a wider audience and increase appeal. In some areas, casinos are built near golf ...

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This solution addresses the gaming industry: what nongaming entertainment options are available at casinos, why this is helpful to casinos, the changes in stage shows, and the importance of the statement "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". It includes examples and links.

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