Nevada’s casino industry lost $662 million last year, and has been in the red consistently for six years. “But gaming is lagging. That’s why we’re losing money.”
It’s a trend that began with the Great Recession in 2008.
The problem: Visitors are spending plenty on restaurants, booze and glitzy shows featuring Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and magician Criss Angel. “Basically, gaming (revenue) hasn’t quite caught up and non-gaming is leading.”
The good news is that the industry’s losses have been narrowing every year, and Lawton is optimistic that the Nevada casino industry will start making money again this year. But spending on actual gambling is way down, according to Mike Lawton, senior research analyst for the Gaming Control Board.
CNNMoney (New York) First published January 8, 2016: 5:12 PM ET
. That’s up from $21 billion in revenue for 2010.
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“More people are coming to Vegas, but they’re spending differently,” said Lawton.
It’s not that casinos don’t bring in plenty of cash. Things hit bottom in 2009 when the industry posted a staggering loss of $6.8 billion. And if people aren’t gambling as much, that means they’re not losing as much.
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“The Strip is at an all-time high in revenue,” he said, driven by hotel rooms, the second biggest spending category behind gambling, as well as retail and entertainment. He said that Vegas expect to have 42 million visit in 2016, which would be a record. Nevada’s 271 casinos collected a hefty $24.6 billion in fiscal year 2015 (which ended June 30,) according to the state’s Gaming Control Board
STEP 7: REMIND YOURSELF WHY YOU’RE STOPPING, & FOR WHO.
Make a list of the people you love & love you back. Know what to do & who to call if a thought or urges to gamble hits you….(and unfortunately they will).. If needed, list them out. Carry only a very small budget for food each day and thats it.( absolutely no more than $5). Put up pictures of them & when you see it, remember that’s who you’re stopping for.
Recognize that if you gamble, you’re letting them down.
Remind yourself of all the bad things that have been caused by your obsession to gamble. In the moment, you’ll want a plan of action to take when the urge to gamble attempts to overwhelm you.
There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away. He is an author, life coach, sponsor, & former GA chapter president, husband, & stepfather.
STEP 5: CARRY RESOURCES WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES
Get or print off pro gambling recovery literature & carry it with you at all times.
Read it daily, especially in first months. You trust that the program will solve your gambling problem, as long as you never give up on it.
STEP 1: GET RID OF YOUR MONEY
If you want to stop gambling right now, the first step begins by stopping to carry money.
STEP 8: STAY HOPEFUL
Only those who never give up on themselves & their program of recovery beat gambling. (Email the author at email@example.com for online communities you can join today). The only time casinos won’t let you gamble, is when you don’t have what they want……money.
STEP 3: JOIN A COMMUNITY OF RECOVERING GAMBLERS
Recovering in numbers is key. Have phone numbers listed for people to call who support you in your recovery. This includes credit cards, debit cards, access to bank accounts, checks, loans, etc. A gambling problem is very strong, plays many tricks on on our minds, & tries to convince us of many lies. Good help seems to come from ex-gamblers themselves because they’ve been there, & they understand. You help yourself and others triumph over a common enemy. If you gamble online, get gamblock today.
When you absolutely must stop gambling right now, here are 10 steps you can take today.
STEP 10: GET 1 ON 1 SUPPORT.
Stopping Gambling isn’t easy. It may sound funny, but joining a group of fellow recovering gamblers gives you strength & power over your gambling. If you want to stop starting right now, block all access to money. Its best to find someone who’s been in your shoes, but hasn’t gambled in quite some time.
Make sure you like them, they have your best interest in mind, & truly do help you. Know that if they can do it, you can too. You make lifelong friends who will always understand and care.
This step can be done by attending Gamblers Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, & finding online support and help. Combat this with the previous 9 steps & a one on one coach, sponsor, or therapist. -Author Unknown.
STEP 2: GET HELP TODAY
To overcome something as powerful as a gambling problem or addiction, we must get help from others.
Help is out there in many forms. Gamblers Anonymous is one. Know that there are 1000′s of recovering gamblers. (because it is the truth).
These 10 steps are an excellent start to stopping gambling today.
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STEP 6: BAN YOURSELF FROM GAMBLING (ONLINE AND OFF)
If you go to a local casino, take a caring friend and ban yourself for life.
If you play online, contact the online casino and have your account closed permanently, & demand to be banned from their site. Call them ANYTIME you need to. Connect your gambling with the the negative consequences its brought into your life.
STEP 9: HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE FOR YOUR NEXT URGE
When your next urge comes, what will you do? You’ll need to know the answer to this. Carrying recovery reading & phone numbers help. There are therapists, counselors, & life coaches out there trained to help you stop. Inpatient Treatment is another. There are 1000′s of people who once were severely addicted to gambling, haven’t gambled for months and even years. He’s overcome his own addiction to gambling & has helped many others do the same.
STEP 4: SUBMIT YOURSELF TO A PROGRAM OF RECOVERY
What does this mean exactly? It means you must submit,commit, & trust in the program of recovery you choose. Don’t know where to turn to for help? Email email@example.com
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Jason is a recovered compulsive gambler of over 5 years and a certified professional life coach. In the beginning the constant thoughts and urges to gamble can be intense
No doubt, the best available online games are the ones that allow minimal personal input from the user and allow free play, unless more participation is accepted and wanted by the user.
“Battle Forge” is a card based strategy and MMOG game. Real online gambling can be fun too, however that is another topic that needs its own precautions and safeties.
2. First-person Shooter – Battle Forge
Almost all games that are extremely popular have moved from the two dimensional side scrolling action to full 3D, allowing the player to take full advantage of their hardware and play in amazingly rendered environments.
There are various resources for finding and playing an assortment of online games available to the web crawler today. Games like “Battle forge” and “Battlefield Heroes” for example, allow the players to join and play for free, with “perks” being the addition of customizations purchased from the developers for points, in exchange for money; much like Microsoft’s point system. “Battlefield Heroes” is a first person / MMOG game that has evolved to incorporate role-playing and customization to enhance the online experience of the players as well as provide them with a unique online presence.
An example of an interesting 3d adult online games are hentai games
MMOG or (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) are extremely popular and you can now join for free and play many of them. The 5 basic game types available online to the web crawler to enjoy are;
Adult/gambling/erotic games are also gaining ground online, as most things in this genre live on the web these days. Any gambling game that allows you to play for an imaginary amount of money is a great site to rid yourself of those gambling urges.
Gambling games are self explanatory. Some developers realized that there are adults who surf the web and may need a fifteen minute break here and there. These hybrid games are evolving because the niches for a specific brand is small and many players look for as many facets of gaming in one source to enjoy. A great example of a quick and fun online game in many of the above genres including racing and simulation are the games provided to Facebook by Zynga games. Companies are growing ever more aware of the increasing popularity of online gaming seeing that many web users are taking full advantage, playing and entertaining themselves online.
Racing/simulation games are often one and the same as a hybrid racing game and most online games allow you to customize your vehicle, race, earn cash, gas, and other strategic factors to play their game. However not all adult games have to be raunchy and distasteful. Games like strip poker, date games and other 3D anime/hentai like games are very popular for the 18+ crowd. These online games are quick and fun to play and are simple yet addicting.
In the multi-billion dollar industry of gaming, online games have a real small place in which to grow, however their presence remains ever expanding and there are always going to be new and fancier games almost daily to locate and play on the expanse known to the world as the “web”