The number of visitors who came to Mesquite in August rose by just 600 compared to August 2018. That kept the number below the hundred thousand mark at 97,700 people.
As has been the normal, the bright spot in the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority report for the month was a 4.8 percent gain in gross gaming revenues for Mesquite coming in at $9.723 million.
Laughlin’s gaming revenues rose 1.5 percent and the Las Vegas Strip was up 8.9 percent. Downtown Las Vegas revenues fell 1.9 percent and the Boulder Strip suffered a 12.0 percent fall in gross gaming revenues.
Overall, Clark County was up a combined 4.7 percent in gross gaming revenues for August.
Total occupancy in Mesquite hotels rose 1.9 percent to 68.3 percent. Total room nights occupied also increased a slight 0.5 to 39,400.
Mesquite’s average daily room rates (ADR) declined 3.6 percent to $50.40 while revenue per available room (RevPAR) fell 0.8 percent to $34.42.
Average daily auto traffic on I-15 at the Nevada Arizona border stayed relatively flat at 29,838 vehicles a day.
Visitor volumes for Mesquite’s sister city on the river, Laughlin, increased a slight 0.9 percent year-to-year. Total occupancy was up 0.5 percent to 64.8 percent along with total room nights occupied that increased 0.3 percent.
Laughlin’s ADR increased 10.1 percent to $58.01 over last August. RevPAR also increase 10.9 percent to $37.59 from last year.
Airplane passengers in Laughlin increased 11.3 percent while average daily auto traffic on Highway 163 from Arizona fell 1.5 percent.
Auto traffic on all major highways into Las Vegas dropped 1.5 percent with traffic on the I-15 at the Nevada California border declining 0.6 percent.