The Super Bowl in Las Vegas set to be ‘perfect storm’ for gambling industry, businesses

The Super Bowl in Las Vegas set to be ‘perfect storm’ for gambling industry, businesses

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  • Tashan Reed, The Athletic
February 10, 2024 1:41 PM

When legendary boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally met in a super-fight in 2015, it became one of the biggest events ever in Las Vegas. Hundreds of thousands of spectators flocked to the desert. Not all of them could attend the fight, but they filled price-surged hotels, gambled and found thousands of other ways to spend their money. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the estimated economic impact on Las Vegas was well over $150 million.

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The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was the most star-studded, high-end event Jason Strauss has experienced in 19 years working in the hospitality industry in Las Vegas.