New Airline Set To Connect New York Gamblers To Las Vegas
Las Vegas casinos need as much help as they can get these days when it comes to bringing gamblers back to Sin City. With expansion at an all-time high throughout the country, the Las Vegas casinos need innovative and economical ways to bring gamblers back.
LV Air believes they have one of the answers for casinos in Nevada. The new charter airline is planning on running four flights daily from New York's John FF. Kennedy International Airport to McCarran International Airport in Nevada.
The flights would make it easy for New York gamblers to hop on a plane and go visit the gaming capital of the US. This comes at a time when the state of New York is considering widespread casino expansion. If that expansion occurs, it would become more difficult to lure gamblers to other states.
The airline is banking on the idea that the casinos in Las Vegas would buy many of the seats on the flights. The casinos would then offer those seats to their best customers from New York for free. It is a system that casinos have been using for decades to bring high rollers into Sin City.
Another advantage for Las Vegas casinos if they agreed to purchase seats on the flights is the airline would share their database of customers flying on the flights from New York to Las Vegas. This would allow casinos to target the people who have used the airline before, and possibly offer them deals on future flights.
"This is just the latest example of how Las Vegas casinos need to be innovative in their business model moving forward," said Gaming Analyst Steve Schwartz. "Although it is the airline that came up with the idea, it is likely that many of the casinos in Las Vegas will take the airline up on its offer."
The company is hoping to begin the flights by August, which is bad news for poker players who would have liked to use the service during the World Series of Poker. The WSOP starts in May, and runs through July. The main event at the WSOP begins in early July and concludes with the final table in November.
February 21, 2011
Posted By Terry Goodwin
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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