According to a survey conducted Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) in 2016, the number of tourists coming to Las Vegas to play in the casino decreased by 4% compared to 2015. In 2016, only 69% of Las Vegas tourists who took part in the LVCVA survey said they played or were going to play in the casino. The decrease in interest in visiting a casino is attributed to an increase in the percentage of young people among visitors to the city.
According to recent studies, young people between 18 and 30 (millenials) spend much less money on gambling than players of other age groups, or generally prefer not to visit the casino.
According to Covers, 1/3 of the tourists who visited Las Vegas last year were related exactly to the generation of millenials. This is 24% more than in 2015. Approximately 71% of young people who visited the casino spent no more than two hours there. For comparison, in 2015, the number of millenials that came in the casino for a couple of hours was 50%.