According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority (LVCVA) report of visitor volumes for November, Mesquite was the only gaming location in Clark County that showed a positive gain in gross gaming revenues.
Mesquite had a 2.1 percent increase in gaming revenues with $11.867 million versus $11.625 million a year ago.
The Las Vegas strip had a 3.1 percent decline in gross gaming revenues, downtown Las Vegas dropped 6.0 percent, the Boulder Strip fell 9.3 percent, and Laughlin fell 2.3 percent. In Clark County overall, gaming revenues were down 3.4 percent for November.
The LVCVA reported that the number of visitors to Mesquite fell 1.4 percent from a year ago with 104,700 people coming to town. Last year’s number was 106,200 people visiting in November.
Total occupancy increased a slight 0.6 percent to 75.6 percent. Total room nights occupied fell 1.5 percent to 42,300, down from last year’s 42,900.
The average daily room rate (ADR) increased 4.8 percent to $64.80. Last year it was $61.84.
Revenue per available room (RevPAR) rose a healthy 5.6 percent to $48.99. That compares to $46.38 last year.
RevPAR is calculated by taking the total revenue for the month and dividing by the number of rooms rented for the month. It measures revenue from hotel room rates only and does not include other sources of revenue like alcohol or gaming. It’s commonly used in the hospitality industry to measure the financial performance of and health among hotel operators.
Average daily auto traffic on I-15 at the Nevada Arizona border decreased 4.5 percent to 27,243 vehicles compared to 28,525 per day last November. That compares to a 5.6 percent decrease on I-15 at the Nevada California border and a 4.5 percent drop on all major highways leading into southern Nevada.
Mesquite’s sister city on the river, Laughlin, saw its visitor volume decrease 2.3 percent. With that, total occupancy fell 1.5 percent to 57.4 percent. The ADR rose a slight 0.7 percent to $45.45 while RevPAR fell 1.9 percent to $26.09. Total room nights occupied dropped 3.4 percent.
Airplane passengers in Laughlin decreased 0.6 percent while the average daily auto traffic on Highway 163 increased 0.2 percent to 4,630 vehicles.