Saturday, February 6, 2016

Las Vegas Boulevard vs "The Strip!" There is a difference! Hint? North and South

Everybody in the World has heard of or has some knowledge of the Las Vegas "Strip!"

It is one of those topics that every so often gets tossed around every now and then and everyone who has ever visited Las Vegas knows everything about Las Vegas -- especially "The Strip!"

Well, did you know there is a good "Strip" and a bad "Strip?"

If you didn't, you are NOT alone.

Many, many people will read something about Las Vegas -- either because they are planning a visit; or, they are searching for a property -- and run into the phrase: 'located on the world famous Las Vegas "Strip!"'

In most cases, that might be true.  But, just because they have a Las Vegas Boulevard address doesn't mean that they are actually located on the "Strip!" And, if the property is located on Las Vegas Boulevard between Spring Mountain and Downtown Las Vegas, that "technically" is NOT "The Strip!"

Unfortunately, that is simply Las Vegas Boulevard.

"The Strip" is actually the part of Las Vegas Boulevard that runs from the 'Welcome to Las Vegas Sign' up to and might even include Wynn Resort and the Fashion Show Mall.  This is where Spring Mountain Road and it's cross street partner intersects Las Vegas Boulevard.  You know this intersection because this is where the Venetian is on the SEC; and TI is on the SWC.  And, Wynn is on the NEC.

So, nothing north of this location is truly "On the Strip," even though the casino owners of the properties north of this intersection will beg to differ.  You see, the Fontainebleau, Resort World, and that proposed new development Alon are all close to this intersection.  But, even though they claim they are on "The Strip," they truly are NOT.

SLS, Circus Circus, and even the Stratosphere advertise that they are on "The Strip" when in fact, they are merely on Las Vegas Boulevard.  Of course, they justify this by saying they are located on "The North Strip."  But, that's just semantics, right?

So, do most of you understand what I am saying?

"The Strip" has +100,000 people on average in foot traffic just about daily.  Las Vegas Boulevard to the north of Spring Mountain doesn't.

So, if you are a resort buyer, please beware of any property that is being advertised as: "On The Strip."  It is probably not.

If you have any questions about this topic, please click on the Las Vegas Casino Information button to the right, print the form, sign and email it back to me.  Once this is agreed to, I will be most happy to help you understand the difference.

Contacting David Howes is easy -- either by: davidATdavidhowesDOTnet OR call him at: 70 25 01 93 88 AND Follow David on Twitter: @DavidAHowes

Monday, February 1, 2016

Is China trying to force Macau Casino Owners Out Of Business?

For a long while now, I have had several discussions with Las Vegas Gaming executives, some still employed and others retired, about how China is treating the current casino owners in the gaming hot spot known as Macau.

I believe that China (recently) closed their borders to Macau in an effort to force the casinos owners out of business.

Of course, their standard PR line is/was: ...to stop corruption.

But, I think that China saw just how much money the casino owners were actually making and decided that they should be in charge of the properties -- thus, they would be raking in the billions that China's citizens were gambling away every month in order to become rich so that they could improve their lives.

Now, I have absolutely no proof of this at all.  It is just a gut feeling I get from reading various news reported stories about the Macau enclave.

The latest is this article from re-known gaming reporter Howard Stutz of the Las Vegas Review Journal.  (You may have to copy and past in your browser to read.)

http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/macau-casino-revenue-falls-214-percent-january-20th-straight-monthly-decline

In his article, Howard outlines that Macau revenue has fallen for 20 straight months; and, it fell 21.4% this recent January, 2016.

To me, the fact that it is only down in the hundreds of millions, is not as bad as the fact that the casinos are still earning Billions in US dollars per month.

I believe that that amount of money being earned there by Las Vegas casino operators is too tempting to the Chinese officials to allow to be continued to leave their country.  Thus, I believe that China will in the foreseeable future take over the properties as a means to control how their citizens are spending their hard earned money.

If I am wrong, I will apologize right here, right now.  But, my gut says otherwise.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Update! Resorts, Hospitality, Gaming and Restaurant Properties!

Are you interested in owning a Las Vegas Resort, Hospitality, Gaming or Restaurant Property?

If so, I can help!  Since the economic meltdown, the few that remain means they are pretty good investments.

And, if a 'major' Las Vegas Resort is within your acquisition criteria and financial capability, please click on the Las Vegas Casino Information button in the right hand column. There you will find an Agreement.  Please have your company's CEO or Authorized Signature fill this out completely, sign, scan and email back to me for further details on those properties that are available.

For less expensive Hotel-Motel, Gaming, Restaurants and Bars, please email me your contact information and acquisition criteria.  Once I have received this, I will be able to forward those opportunities as they arise.

I would also appreciate being able to add you -- if you qualify, to my investor client list. That way, when a specific property that I know you are interested in comes available, I would like to be able to send it to you quickly so you can better judge the property information and gauge the extent of your interest in acquiring it.  If not interested, just simply delete and wait for the next property to become available.

Lastly, if truly interested in becoming a gaming proprietor, you will need to apply for and be approved by the State of Nevada Gaming Control Board.  I can refer an attorney to you.

Please understand, that this will be required whether you are trying to acquire a resort casino or a small tavern/supper club property.  Being approved prior to making an offer, will speed up the purchase process since most Sellers will NOT have a close of escrow contingent upon you receiving gaming approval.

I appreciate your patience in this and hope to be able to bring you other Las Vegas Properties to you for your review in the next few months.

Contacting David Howes is easy -- either by: davidATdavidhowesDOTnet OR call him at: 70 25 01 93 88 AND Follow David on Twitter: @DavidAHowes