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Las Vegas Gears Up For Visitor Spike For Super Bowl Weekend

Excerpt from NBC News

Jan 20, 2014 12:02 pm

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Lots of football fans, gamblers and party animals are heading to Las Vegas for the big game. Everyone wants to get in on the action for the unofficial national holiday.

— Dennis Schaal

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While not its busiest weekend of the year, Las Vegas does get a spike in visitors the first weekend in February — no matter where the Super Bowl is played.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority estimated that the 2013 Super Bowl weekend attracted more than 311,000 visitors — up 3 percent from the event weekend in 2012 — for a hotel occupancy rate of 91.5 percent. (The city has 150,000 hotel rooms.) Those visitors also generated a nongaming economic impact of $106.8 million.

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