Award Date

5-2009

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science in Hotel Administration

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Clark Kincaid, Chair

Number of Pages

41

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the non-gaming nightlife entertainment sector of Las Vegas resort-casinos. Three qualitative interviews with executives of The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, The Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort and Casino, and The Mirage Las Vegas were conducted to examine their perceptions and needs in the industry. This paper examines the impact the current economic recession is having on the Las Vegas nightlife and also reveals what types of questions resort-casino operators want to know about their customer. This exploratory research is a useful preliminary step that helps ensure that a more rigorous, more conclusive future study will not begin with an inadequate understanding of the nature of the problem.

Keywords

Nevada – Las Vegas; Nightclubs; Nightlife – Economic aspects; Recessions; Resorts

Disciplines

Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Hospitality Administration and Management | Leisure Studies

Language

English


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