Convention and Visitors Authority’s projection for an all-time high of 40 million visitors was not high enough. The agency revealed this month that the final number is expected to be 41.1 million visitors for 2014, a big jump from 2013. The strong visitor numbers are another sign of the post-recession recovery for Las Vegas and Nevada, which are starting to feel the ripple effect of the improving economy across the United States. The rising tide of visitors is apparent in the money flowing to resort properties throughout the state, especially those in southern Nevada.

According to the recently released Nevada Gaming Abstract, total revenue for the state’s casinos grew 3.6 percent to $23.9 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. Much of that growth was fueled by hotel room revenue climbing $357.5 million statewide, a 7.5 percent improvement thanks in part to an uptick in occupancy rate. Gaming revenue rose by $245.5 million, or 2.4 percent, but lost ground in its share of overall revenue compared to non-gaming revenue, dropping slightly from 45.1 percent to 44.5 percent.

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