Las Vegas needs hotels rooms filled or Nevadans will have top start paying for Allegiant Stadium themselves.
Las Vegas has multiple personalities. There is the Las Vegas Strip we know that has glitz, lights, girls, casinos, tourists and Nightclubs. Then there are the locals.
The locals have changed Las Vegas over the past 10 years. Las Vegas has grown from a small town into a metropolitan city with 3 professional sports teams. That's fast growth by any measurement. The locals are mostly transplants from California looking from more house their money and lower tax rates. They move to Vegas because they can have more cars, more money, more house, and more everything.
People who move their family to a desert with the worst schools in the nation can be described in many ways:
This tweet from Dr. D exposes how most people in Clark Country feel about the Raiders Stadium: "It's fine as long as Nevadans never have to pay into this stadium ourselves".
Las Vegas has transformed into a large population of greedy hockey moms and their kids. They do not like casinos, sex workers, night clubs or bars. They love money. That is the dilemma facing Las Vegas today.
If Las Vegas is booming, the why did MGM & the Las Vegas Sands bail out of Vegas but stayed in other cities?
What everyone forget is that Las Vegas' downturn began in 2017 after the Mandalay Bay shooting. MGM Resorts International was forced to sell the Bellagio, the Mandalay Bay, The Delano, Circus Circus and even their flagship casino, The MGM Grand. They sold those properties in 2020 before the pandemic. Then, the pandemic shut down Las Vegas for 3 months in 2020. MGM sold Aria and Vdara in 2021. The Las Vegas Sands sold Venetian & Palazzo in 2021.