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SOOPOO
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April 14th, 2020 at 5:57:27 PM permalink
In raw dollars NYC will far outpace Las Vegas. Per capita, I'd guess Las Vegas might be number one. Financial services are considered essential, and have been allowed to keep on working during this mess. New York is the home of such.

If you want to include some Caribbean countries, many get the majority of their money from now non-existent American tourists. They might be the worst hit per capita.
SanchoPanza
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April 14th, 2020 at 6:08:41 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Why were they closing the strip for three days? The NFL draft has been held at Radio City for years without disrupting the rest of the city.
One city has thousands of dead, the other lost the NFL draft. For every Las Vegas resident who lost their job, I imagine 10 New Yorkers did. The cruise industry brings more into NY each week than the NFL draft does.
I can't imagine anything that Las Vegas has lost that NY hasn't lose multiples of.

Not in New York for several years. And the figures look pretty large, like a combined CES and EDC:

"Approximately 600,000 fans attended the NFL Draft in Nashville, smashing the previous record for the event. The Nashville Convention and Visitor Corporation (NCVC) had hoped for around 300,000 visitors but the number far surpassed expectations.
Philadelphia held the previous mark of 250,000 over the three days of the 2017 draft."
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rxwine
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April 14th, 2020 at 6:21:37 PM permalink
Part of the equation involves how diverse the industry is and how much it can rely on other industries when the major industry fails. That's why Vegas got hit so hard the last recession.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
billryan
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April 14th, 2020 at 6:24:06 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Part of the equation involves how diverse the industry is and how much it can rely on other industries when the major industry fails. That's why Vegas got hit so hard the last recession.



Normally, but in this case the cities are shut down almost entirely.
rxwine
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April 14th, 2020 at 6:25:57 PM permalink
Well, the service industry of Vegas couldn't support the real estate collapse. The casinos were still making some money.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
billryan
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April 14th, 2020 at 6:30:19 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Well, the service industry of Vegas couldn't support the real estate collapse. The casinos were still making some money.



You ain't seen nothing yet!
SanchoPanza
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April 14th, 2020 at 7:19:18 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

NYC gets about twenty million more tourists than Vegas per year, and certainly attracts more foreigners. I don't know if you've ever been to Manhattan, but there are many more restaurants than Vegas, many more hotels(but not as many hotel rooms) and Broadway has more shows than the Strip. NYC, especially Brooklyn, has an amazingly vibrant live music scene. The UFC canceled a sold out show at Barclays, they lost two hockey teams, two basketball teams and two baseball teams.
I don't think it's close.

To quote an authority on the process: "I'm sure you have a source for this."
Vegasrider
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April 14th, 2020 at 9:35:57 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

NYC gets about twenty million more tourists than Vegas per year, and certainly attracts more foreigners. I don't know if you've ever been to Manhattan, but there are many more restaurants than Vegas, many more hotels(but not as many hotel rooms) and Broadway has more shows than the Strip. NYC, especially Brooklyn, has an amazingly vibrant live music scene. The UFC canceled a sold out show at Barclays, they lost two hockey teams, two basketball teams and two baseball teams.
I don't think it's close.



Iíve been to Manhattan about 50 times. In fact Iíve been to all 50 states and been to all of the major cities in each state, and small cities too. Iíve been everywhere. Part of the reason why I use to live in Vegas, it was a great home base in which I could fly non stop to just about everywhere.

Nevada has a little over 3 million people, around 2/3 living in or around Vegas. As of today , over 300k Nevadans has filed for unemployment in less than 30 days. Thatís a big percentage.
sevencard2003
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April 14th, 2020 at 10:13:19 PM permalink
i cant imagine anyone wanting to go to NYC. even the motel 6 there is like $150 a night if u need a room. only those in the top 1% of income and totally out of touch with the rest of the country would ever live there. rich liberals like u are completely out of touch with the working class and thats why u want to keep everyone locked down and why all those needing income to pay their bills want the casinos reopened immediately, virus be damned.

its hyprocritical to say the poorest of the poor should be the ones suffering for this virus by losing their income, to save the lives of maybe 100 people per day. yet u would never ban smoking, and driving cars, which kills more like 500 people a day total. they dont have a luxurious home to hole up in and take a few months vacation like u do.
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billryan
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April 15th, 2020 at 12:42:25 AM permalink
Quote: sevencard2003

i cant imagine anyone wanting to go to NYC. even the motel 6 there is like $150 a night if u need a room. only those in the top 1% of income and totally out of touch with the rest of the country would ever live there. rich liberals like u are completely out of touch with the working class and thats why u want to keep everyone locked down and why all those needing income to pay their bills want the casinos reopened immediately, virus be damned.

its hyprocritical to say the poorest of the poor should be the ones suffering for this virus by losing their income, to save the lives of maybe 100 people per day. yet u would never ban smoking, and driving cars, which kills more like 500 people a day total. they dont have a luxurious home to hole up in and take a few months vacation like u do.



Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.

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