Saturday, April 04, 2009

Nevada bill hopes to reverse tens of millions of dollars in revenue losses due to smoking bans

....ban has cost the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority $41 million in business, Senior Vice President Terry Jicinsky testified...

Here is a look at the decline in statewide gaming revenues in Nevada over the past 13 months since the beginning of 2008. These figures represent percent decreases year over year:

January, 2009: (-14.62%)
December, 2008: (-18.94%)
November, 2008: (-14.80%)
October, 2008: (-22.33%)
September, 2008: (-5.44%)
August, 2008: (-8.10%)
July, 2008: (-12.97%)
June, 2008: (-1.11%)
May, 2008: (-15.17%)
April, 2008: (-5.05%)
March, 2008: (-1.52%)
February, 2008: (-3.93%)
January, 2008: (-4.75%)

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